Specs summary


The Samsung Galaxy S8+'s screen is 6.2 inches with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.35 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS).

12+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 258 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 14.3 days standby time, 1440 minutes (3G), 900 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

The Galaxy S8+ masterfully combines function and form in a way no other phone company has yet been able to achieve.

- Eric M. Zeman , Phone Scoop 

Reviews summary

Based on 19 reviews

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is the larger version of Samsung’s latest release. However, apart from size, it shares many similarities with it’s smaller sibling.

Key differences include:

  • A larger 6.2-inch 1440-by-2960 display
  • A larger 3500mAh battery

Reviewers found that the display still looks sharp and vibrant even though the resolution is still the same. Engadget says, “For the people in search of buying advice, here's all you need to know about the S8 and S8 Plus's screens: They're awesome.”

Battery life for the S8 is stellar. Stuff TV notes, “It managed over 12 hours of streaming video playback, and easily lasted a full day of heavy use - including wireless music streaming to a pair of Bluetooth headphones, snapping photos and far too much time spent scrolling through Facebook.”

For what to expect on design, performance, cameras and other factors, check out our review summary for the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Reviews (9/10 Avg. rating)

Canadian Reviewer

Offers a generational leap in design, fit and finish

from Canadian Reviewer
In terms of design and display technology, Samsung’s twin-towers hit the ball right out of the park. These are the most impressive and desirable handsets Samsung has ever made, and they are the flagship smartphones to beat right now with no challenger on the horizon until the next iPhone hits the market... Full review

Dazzles on the outside, but beauty is only skin deep

from Digit
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus brings flagship class design and is finally a phone that doesn't look like all others. If that piques your interest, then this is the phone you should buy. It's one of the best smartphones out there today, but an incremental update in everything except design... Full review

The best Android phone, bar none

from Pocket-lint

Samsung waited a little later in 2017 to unleash its flagship phone - but it was well worth the wait. Exquisite design, a high-quality waterproof build, great camera, plus 3.5mm headphone socket for those decent AKG headphones just to kick off to list of positives. But it's the refined software experience - which offers you choices and functions - and top-class performance where the S8+ outstrips other flagships.  And then there's that display. At first glance it looks big, but in the hand it feels just fine. Some might think the near-2:1 aspect ratio to be odd, but once it's been put... Full review


Makes most other flagship smartphones feel dated

from V3
What you end up with is a fantastic smartphone in the Samsung Galaxy S8+, which has only a couple of flaws. The ultimate irony is that the area it excels in the most - that incredible design - is the area that it falls the shortest, owing to the awful placement of the fingerprint scanner. In saying that, if you can get over that flaw and the lack of stereo speakers, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is the most fully-featured smartphone on the market and is, in many ways, the best... Full review

Offers many high-end features

from Notebookcheck
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Plus is an excellent smartphone, which does not reveal any serious weaknesses. The new and almost bezel-less design already looks great on pictures, but it is even more impressive when you hold it in the hand. The Infinity display convinces in all respects: color accuracy, luminance and reflectiveness. However, the performance of the new Samsung Exynos 8895 is also excellent and can even keep up with Apple's A10 chip... Full review
The Inquirer

Big-screened flagship makes most other flagships feel nothing short of dated

from The Inquirer
What you end up with is a clearly flawed, fantastic smartphone in the Samsung Galaxy S8+. The ultimate irony is that the area it excels the most, that incredible design, is the area that it falls the shortest, owing to the terrible placement of the fingerprint scanner. In saying that, if you can get over that potentially fatal flaw and the lack of stereo speakers, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is the most fully-featured smartphone on the market, and is, in many ways, the best... Full review
PC Magazine

Basically a bigger S8

from PC Magazine
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is a larger version of the excellent Galaxy S8, trading a slightly bigger battery for a form factor that isn't as easy to use in one hand... Full review

Truly changes the smartphone conversation

from PCWorld
If you want the very best Android has to offer, go get a Galaxy S8+. It’s not perfect, but it’s as close as you can get. And it’s hard to imagine another phone coming close anytime soon, except maybe the iPhone 8... Full review

The comeback phone

from Mashable
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is an excellent smartphone. The large, curved screen is mesmerizing. You won’t miss the physical home button. The missteps, like a misplaced fingerprint sensor and the fact that Samsung has no response for the iPhone 7 Plus 2x optical zoom or cutting-edge Portrait Mode, do not hobble the device... Full review
The Verge

Ahead of the curve

from The Verge
Luckily for Samsung, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are excellent devices to begin the work of rehabilitating its image. They are the best Android phones you can buy right now, with stunning displays, beautiful design, and great performance... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date April 21, 2017
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, India
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
1900/700/2100/800 /850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.35 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
64 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.46 W/kg
Body: 1.01 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headphones, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time 1080 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 900 minutes
3G Surfing Time 780 minutes
4G Surfing Time 900 minutes
Talk Time Up to:
1440 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 14.3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Midnight Black, Orchid Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.9 x 7.3 x 0.8 cm
(6.3 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 173 grams
(6.1 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged Design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel Density 529 pixels
Size 6.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Infinity Display
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 258 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture ƒ/1.7
Resolution 12+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 8x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Sel, HDR, Voice activation, Exposure compensation, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info Auto focus, Wide angle lens
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, FLV, AVI, MKV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, SM-G955

Also available in dual SIM variant.

Additional Sensors: Heart Rate Sensor, Barometer, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
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