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Release Date: Mar 2017
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is Samsung largest flagship handset, measuring in with a whopping 6.2 inch edge to edge touch screen display! Featuring a large 1440 x 2990 range of pixels, this Super AMOLED display will offer amazing clarity and colour!
The screen has been protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, this protects the phone from the daily knocks, bumps and scratches. The Galaxy S8+’s screen features always on technology this allows the display to always show the latest notifications, date and time without waking the phone up and there for saving battery!
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ has been IP68 certified this means that the phone is water/dust resistant to a depth of up to 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes. Coupled with the aluminum build of the handset makes for one sturdy smartphone!
Under the hood of the Galaxy S8+ is a powerful octacore processor with 4GB of RAM allowing the Android operating system to run all it’s built in applications without any fuss. There is a decent 64GB of internal memory to allow you to store your images, videos and music, this can also be expanded by a further 256GB with the use of a microSD memory card.
Samsung have taken the security of the Galaxy S8+ to the next level by not only giving it a fingerprint reader, which unlocks the phone to your fingerprint but also a Retina and face detection scanner making the phone even more secure for those security conscious or those that just like the cool new gadgets.
Samsung Pay is on hand to allow you to pay for goods and services up to the value of £30 just by waving your phone at a compatible chip & pin device. You can also use it to tap in and out of the London underground!
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes in a range of colours such as Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Artic Silver, Coral Blue or Maple Gold.
A large 3500 mAh battery is on hand to give even the most heaviest of users a full day of usage. Keep in mind though that the large screen will need a lot of power so if you do find yourself running through this battery in a short period of time, then there is a fast battery charging function on hand to get your going as soon as possible. You can also utilize the wireless charging mode, allowing you to place your phone on a charging plate to start the charging process without plugging in any wires.
There is a decent 12 Megapixel camera on hand, the same 12 Megapixel camera that can be found in the Samsung Galaxy S7
and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
, with a slight tweak to the lens that allows more light in for a more vibrant photo. There is a built in LED flash, geo-tagging, 4K video recording, touch focus, face/smile detection and a panorama mode, all working together to ensure you get the best possible result from your photos! There is also a secondary 8 Megapixel camera located on the front of the phone this is great for video calling and taking selfies.