galaxy s8 plus

Samsung Galaxy s8 plus was released alongside Galaxy s8 and the two smartphones remain the phones to beat in the market this year. Samsung Galaxy phones are widely accepted as they are synonymous with quality and sleekness. There are lots of smartphones available, but Samsung Galaxy phones have carved a niche in the industry for phone users.

We have several Samsung Galaxy phones and models, and in this post, we shall focus on Samsung Galaxy s8 plus which was launched in the US on the 21st of April, 2017. The Samsung Galaxy s8 plus specs will also be examined, not excluding the unique features and cost of buying the smartphone. There are already talks pertaining the Samsung Galaxy s8 plus price, as people refer to it as an extremely expensive phone.

Samsung galaxy s8 plus is an Android smartphone with a big size and it’s aptly referred to as “the next big thing” by Samsung itself in its marketing campaign. It has a beautiful frame and horsepower. The s8 plus is in a class of its own with a solid battery life.

Samsung Galaxy s8 plus design

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The smartphone has an ‘infinity display’ bezel-less screen, and it has a dust and water resistant with a prima IP68 rating. The Samsung logo is on the back of the phone unlike other Samsung Galaxy smartphones, and the camera bump at the back has been removed. It has a great camera for pictures, and video recording and the camera lens are flat with a tiny lip outline.

galaxy s8 plus review

The s8 has a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone next to the camera, and you may occasionally assume the camera to be the sensor. This results to lots of smudges, and it affects the quality of your pictures making them look blurry due to fingerprint marks on the camera lens. You’ll need to clean the lens regularly and thoroughly especially when taking pictures.

The Samsung Galaxy s8 plus smartphones have an IP68 rating for water and dust resistant and can survive 1.5m under water for about 30 minutes without developing any faults.

The smartphone still maintains the 3.5mm headphone jack, and it comes with the AKG- branded earbuds for clearer audio. The s8 also has a USB-C port on the phone’s bottom next to the headphone jack. The Samsung Galaxy s8 plus measures 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm, and weighs 173g.

Samsung Galaxy s8 plus display

galaxy s8 plus review

The Samsung Galaxy s8 plus comes in a big size which is 6.2 inches screen display and perfect for watching choice channels, movies, and musical videos on the go. The smartphone also comes in s8 phones which are smaller 5.8 inches size, that’s if you prefer smaller phones.

The Samsung Galaxy s8 plus may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with small hands as it may become cumbersome to handle and use the s8 plus phone easily.

Samsung Galaxy s8 plus cost and warranty

We already know that the Samsung Galaxy s9 plus price is pretty high, so it makes sense to take the necessary precautions and to guide against screen breaks and depreciation if it mistakenly falls on the hard floor. The smartphone has official cases as well as one year warranty for customers. You can check the

You can also subscribe for the Samsung premium care which is a US insurance policy that costs $11.99 per month.

Samsung Galaxy s8 plus specifications

galaxy s8 plus review

The Samsung Galaxy s8 plus specs include the followings:

Fingerprint scanner sensor: The smartphone has a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone which you can use to access the phone especially if you’re not comfortable with pin codes. Apart from the finger scanner, the s8 plus phone also has the iris sensor which will also increase the security of your phone.

Camera: The s8 plus has an 8-megapixel camera f/1.7 front facing and 12 megapixels rear f/1.7 dual pixel OIS camera.

Bixby: The s8 plus Bixby voice intelligence interface is not responding for now. The app is limited in its functionality but we heard it will be available by spring. Bixby serves as the Samsung Galaxy s8 plus Virtual Assistant, and there are some third party apps that are linked to Bixby home menu. You can either make use of the Bixby Home, Bixby Vision, and Bixby Reminder.

Processor: The processor is fast, and US users have Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 2.35 GHz quad-core. But for other users from the other parts of the world, the processor is 64-bit octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad) Samsung Exynos 8895, 10 nm process.

Display: The screen display for s8 smartphone is 6.2 inch 18.5:9 aspect ratio 2960 x 1440 pixels resolution Dual-Edge, 529 PPI.

Operating system: The operating system for the s8 plus smartphone is Android 7.0 Nougat


Storage: The storage capacity for the s8 plus phone is 64GB internal with microSD/ SIM card tray and expansion card slot for external use.

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, ANT+, GPS, NFC

Dimensions: The Samsung Galaxy s8 plus has 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm and 173 grams.

Battery life: The Samsung Galaxy s8 plus has a battery with the capacity of 3,500 mAh which is about 30 hours, and that’s a major plus.

These are some of the specifications for the s8 plus phone, and they come in different colors of Black, Blue, Grey, Silver, and Gold. The s8 phones make use of nano SIM cards.


The Samsung Galaxy s8 plus price

The s8 price is around $850. To enable everybody an access to this wonderful smartphone, there is a 24 months contract where you can gradually offset payment for $35 per month.  The contracts and payment options give you the privilege to own a powerful phone with a convenient payment plan. This contract is available only in the US. Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy s8 plus has different carriers like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint with different payment options.


The s8 plus phone is altogether a great smartphone. It’s still open to modifications by the manufacturers especially with the Bixby voice intelligence interface not functioning as designed. You may need to check on the features of the Samsung Galaxy s8+ first before you make a purchase. If you are a fan of big phone and you fancy the Samsung Galaxy s8 plus specs, you can go for it. After all, it is currently the leading phone in the market.

You can grab your Galaxy S8 Plus now on Amazon

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