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Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review

A Korean multinational company named Samsung which has been manufacturing smartphones; both budget oriented and high end, again released its flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ on April, 2017 along with younger sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S8. And just like, the S8+ is the successor of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ too is made up of a glass and looks similar to its younger brother Galaxy S8. The device features the protection of corning gorilla glass 5 on both front and rear part which reflects its level. And unlike the Galaxy S7, both Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy S8 receive curved edges on both sides as Samsung has removed the word “Edge” from its name. The bezels too are removed from sides to give better experience to the users. Moreover, the Galaxy S8+ is slightly taller than the Galaxy S8.

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ features an earpiece above the screen along by various sensors like Iris scanner, proximity and so on and also a notification LED light. And Samsung has replaced the traditional physical home button with capacitive home button which can be noticed in the screen.

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ acquires secondary microphone and SIM cards tray at the top. Similarly, a 3.5 mm earphone socket is placed at the bottom followed by USB Type-C port, a primary microphone and a speaker. The left side of the device features volume alteration button and a power button below it. Further, the rear part of the device features main camera along with the fingerprint scanner, a LED flashlight and a heart rate sensor. However, Samsung could have placed fingerprint scanner below the camera rather than next to it.

Besides, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is featured with bigger 6.2 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen having the resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 ppi pixels density). The screen just like that of S8, possesses various features like edge UX and always-on display which has also been in new upper-mid range devices like Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). The screen produces vibrant and saturated color than older devices of Samsung. The display also features 3D touch on the home button.

Furthermore, Samsung ships the Galaxy S8+ running with Android 7.0 Nougat and Samsung’s custom UI. Besides, the device is powered with Samsung’s own processor Exynos 8895 Octa chipset, Octa-Core (4 x 2.3 GHz & 4 x 1.7 GHz) CPU and Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. Also, the device is stocked with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage which can later be expanded to 256 GB using a microSD card.

Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ acquires 12 MP, f/1.7, 26 mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS camera supported by a single LED flashlight. The camera too possesses various features like 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama. The camera is capable of shooting videos at 3840 x [email protected] and 1920 x [email protected] The rear camera does it job very well on both day time and lowlight condition.

The Galaxy S8+ also features 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus front facing camera which is capable of taking good self-portraits. The front facing camera also helps to shoot video at QHD resolution of 2960 x [email protected] The front camera also helps to do dual video call.

Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is equipped with Li-Ion 3500 mAh users’ non-removable battery. And, likely to flagship smartphones like Galaxy S7 Edge, the device supports both fast charging and wireless charging. The device, besides, is featured with powerful battery which gives backup for more than 7 hours by charging it once. Also, the device is available in five color variants; midnight black, orchid gray, arctic silver, coral blue, maple gold.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Price in Nepal : Rs. 98,900 (Around)

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Specification

Display

 Size  6.2 inches
 Resolution  1440 x 2960 pixels
 Color Depth  16M

Processor

 CPU Speed  2.3 GHz, 1.7 GHz
 CPU Type  Octa-Core

Camera

 Video Recording Resolution  3840 x [email protected], 1920 x [email protected]
 Main Camera Resolution  12.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  8.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes

Memory

 RAM  4 GB
 ROM  64 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up To 256 GB (Uses SIM 2 Slot)

Network/Bearer^

 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Nano-SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim  NA
 2G CDMA  NA
 3G CDMA  NA
 3G TD-CDMA  NA
 4G TDD LTE  NA

Connectivity

 ANT+  Yes
 USB Version  3.1, USB Type-C
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth 5.0
 MHL  NA
 PC Sync  Yes
 Location  GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
  NFC  Yes

Software

 Operating Software  Android 7.0 Nougat

Physical Information

 Color+  Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm
 Weight  173 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  IP68, Dust and Water Resistant

Sensors

 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Barometer  Yes
 Temperature Sensor  NA

Battery

 Standard Battery Capacity  3500 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  NA
 Video Playing Resolution  NA
 Audio Playing Format  NA

 

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