If you’re lucky enough to have no limitation to your budget for a new smartphone, what do you buy? The options are fairly limited, since not a lot of devices can truly claim to be the complete package. If you’re a power user and want the pure Android experience, you’ll probably want the Google Pixel or Pixel XL. If you’re looking at simple sophistication, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are for you. But if it’s a feature-packed all-round Android experience you seek, that’s where the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come in.
Today, we’re reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S8+, the larger and more expensive of the two devices, with a price tag of Rs 64,900. This is a phone that comes fully-loaded, from a state-of-the-art SoC to a screen ratio and resolution that is cutting edge, with everything from water resistance to face recognition in between. We’ve put the Samsung Galaxy S8+ through the paces, and here’s our full video review.
When it comes to specifications, few phones can match up to the Samsung Galaxy S8+. This is a powerhouse device, with top-end hardware under the hood. At the heart of the system is the Exynos 8895 SoC, fabricated on the 10nm process and, alongside the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, is currently the most powerhouse smartphone chipset in the world.
There’s also 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a 3500mAh battery. Samsung’s fast charging is present, although it isn’t quite as fast to charge the phone as Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 or OnePlus’ Dash Charge. You also get 3.5mm audio connectivity, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C for data transfers and charging and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top of the screen.