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If you’re looking for a massive smartphone at a reasonable price, then the Galaxy S8 Plus is the one for you. With an innovative display, fantastic camera, great performance and good software, this is a real crowd pleaser at an amazing price.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Specs

Size: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm

Weight: 173 grams

Screen: Super AMOLED

Display: 6.2 inches

Resolution: 1440 x 2960 (592ppi)

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

RAM: 6GB

Storage: 128GB expandable

Operating System: Android 8.0

Cameras: (front) Wide-angle 8MP lens; (rear) Wide-angle 12MP lens

Battery: 3500mAh

Colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Grey

Design and screen

While the Galaxy S8 Plus is a large phone, it fits comfortably into your hand. It’s been designed with an infinity display so that the screen flows seamlessly into the rest of the phone, giving you an immersive experience in the palm of your hand. The phone is designed to free you from the confines of the bezel, creating an experience where you get a more screen without having to get a larger phone.

The phone gives you a sleek experience, giving you a uniform performance all the way around. The home button is hidden under the screen, while the rear facing camera is perfectly flush with the surface so you don’t get the wobble on the back that you often find with other smartphones.

Performance and processor

The Galaxy S8+ was the first phone to use a 10nm processor on a smartphone. Sounds confusing, right? That just means it has enough power to make tasks simpler, switch between apps quicker and makes browsing an absolute breeze. It also helps the handset charge at speed.

The phone can also take some spills and splashes and keep going so you don’t have to worry about getting caught out in the rain. It’s dust resistant, as well as water resistant up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.

Camera

The cameras on the Galaxy 8 Plus are some of the best on the market. Whether it’s day or night, the phone is designed to make your photos come out bright and clear regardless of the light conditions.

The front-facing selfie camera gives you photos you’ll want to share. It comes with Smart Auto Focus which tracks the faces of every face in the shot. It also enhances the image during processing to keep everything looking crisp.

On the rear, the powerful 12MP sensor ensures that it's ready for any action. It's quick enough to capture any moment, so whether you're at a gig or at a sports game, you'll get the perfect shot.

Charging

Because of its processor, you'll be able to use your Galaxy S8 Plus for longer after each charge. The processor has smart charging, giving you more efficient use of battery life, while it also comes with wireless and fast charging for extra ease and convenience.

The fast charging ability means that if you run out of battery, your phone won’t be off for long. Its fast charge ability gives you up to 70% battery power with just half an hour of charge.

Unlike other phones on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus isn’t QI compatible so you’ll need to purchase a Samsung wireless charger if you want to wirelessly charge. This is a slight annoyance but very convenient if you need to keep your phone charged throughout the day.

Price & release date: The Samsung Galaxy 8 Plus is out now and is available from as little as £389 depending on where you buy it.

Conclusion

Although it’s a few years old now, the Galaxy S8 Plus is still up there in the top tier of smartphones. You’ll get a phone that’s more than capable for the vast majority of users, and it’s going for a great price! If you’re in the market for a new phone, take a look at our partners for the best offers.

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