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Review galaxy S8 +

Updated on January 11, 2019

After checking all the details of the Galaxy S8, it's time to pay attention to the Galaxy S8 Plus. Both handsets share the same specifications, changing only the dimensions, screen size and battery.
All of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus color options feature the black front, which helps hide the various sensors in the iris reader. However, the black model is the only one with lateral in the same color, since the silver and amethyst versions have mirrored chrome edges, different from the frosted chrome of the Galaxy S7.

The Galaxy S8 Plus package is virtually identical to the smaller model, changing only the "+" symbol next to the S8. On the back we have some information such as: screen size and resolution, camera resolutions, IP68 certification, iris player, amount of memory, charger with accelerated charging technology and headset from AKG.

These are the same information present on the Galaxy S8's packaging, with the difference to the screen size being 6.2 inches here and 5.8 inches on the other. The accessories are also the same: 2A charger, USB-C cable, AKG headset with three tip sizes, drawer wrench, adapters, and user guide.

The Galaxy S8 Plus blends metal with glass. Both front and back, the Samsung flagship features a curved glass plate at the edges that features Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Despite several promises of protection against scratches and falls, the Samsung smartphone still presents a troubling fragility.

It is undeniable that the device is highly stylish with its screen and curved edges, but it ends up accumulating many fingerprints, especially in this black color analyzed. For those who are obsessed with keeping the cell phone always clean, the best thing to do here would be to get a protective cap.

The Galaxy S8 Plus features a 6.2-inch screen with QuadHD + resolution, meaning we have here 1,440 pixels horizontally with 2,960 pixels vertically, resulting in 529 pixels per inch. The screen has a ratio of 18.5: 9, different from the traditional 16: 9, which helped reduce the upper and lower edges without going much further than what we see on the S7 Edge with 5.5-inch screen.

The new Samsung screen is capable of reaching 780 lux of brightness (measurement made with luximeter in white image), but going from 1,000 lux with the brightness in the automatic in external environment, being the highest in AMOLED screen

The Galaxy S8 Plus was released in two versions: with Snapdragon 835 for the United States and China, as well as the global version, sold in Brazil with Exynos 8895. Both chipsets have 10 nm lithography, which guarantees low consumption and heating .

Here we have a processor consisting of eight cores divided into two blocks, the first with four working at the maximum speed of 2.3 GHz and four with a speed limited to 1.7 GHz. The first is responsible for the heavy tasks, while the second takes care of simpler processes, reducing energy expenditure.

Results in benchmarks:
AnTuTu: 172,950
GeekBench: 2,021 (single-core) and 6,638 (multi-core)
GFX Bench: Car Chase (13/25 FPS), Manhattan (41/56 FPS) and T-Rex (57/103 FPS)
3D Mark: 3,208

The GPU present in the Exynos 8895 is the Mali-G71 MP20 with a maximum speed of 546 MHz. It may seem like a low speed for a high-end smartphone, but since we have 20 graphics cores, it has enough strength to handle any 3D application and play on the native screen resolution.

In memory, the device has 4 GB for RAM and 64 GB for storage, where these 54 GB are available to the user. If it is still too small for you, you can expand the memory with the use of microSD cards up to 256 GB.

On paper, the main camera of the Galaxy S8 Plus did not show a remarkable evolution compared to the previous generation. Here we have a 12 megapixel sensor with Dual Pixel technology, f / 1.7 aperture and the ability to record videos in Ultra HD at 30 frames per second.

The biggest difference between the Galaxy S8 Plus and the standard S8 is the battery capacity. At the lowest we have 3.000 mAh, while in the largest we have 3,500 mAh. It may not seem like a big deal in theory, since the larger screen should end up with those extra mAh's, but what we've seen is that the S8 Plus offers a significant difference in battery life.

The Galaxy S8 Plus came on the market with Android 7.0 Nougat but has already received the update for the android Oreo and it is confirmed that you will receive the update for the android pie where it could be your last update

"With everything analyzed and opinion of who has the Brazilian cell phone I can say that it is a great cost benefit both for the hardware and the camera, only the battery leaves something to be desired."

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