Samsung Galaxy S8+ Smart Phone review


After an agonising 5 day wait for my phone, I found myself questioning whether an early upgrade was worth it. The last few phones I owned had been anticlimaxes, to say the least. The Samsung S7 Edge was fun but only for as long as the curved screen was a novelty. The Iphone7 and the 6 did nothing for me after getting over the fingerprint scanner. With the S8+ I have been simply blown out the water.


The technical stuff

I don’t understand any of this but I will post it because you guys might.

  • 5.8-inch quad-HD Infinity Display (AMOLED)
  • Samsung Exynos 8895 (Europe and Asia) or Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (USA)
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB storage (microSD up to 256GB)
  • 3000mAh battery with wireless and fast charging
  • Iris and fingerprint scanner
  • Samsung Bixby personal assistant
  • Android 7 Nougat with Google Assistant

The stuff I do understand


  • Rear camera: 12 megapixels, f/1.7 aperture and Dual Pixel sensor
  • Front camera: 8 megapixels, f/1.7 and autofocus
  • Screen size:
  • A new charger socket but don’t despair you get a handy adapter so the S7 chargers still fit
  • Waterproof for up to 30 mins in water up to 1.5meters deep
  • 6.2 inch display
  • 64GB of internal storage.

What is in the box

  • Handset
  • Charger Lead and Plug socket
  • wired Harman AKG headphones (£79.99 on Ebay)
  • mini USB to USB adapter
  • Charger adapter so you can use all Samsung chargers
  • The papers for the guarantee
  • other paperwork no one reads

Things I have seen on the phone

Looking at the display it is sharp clear and really bright. The phone boasts 4 different screen modes

  • Adaptive display – Automatically optimise the colour range, saturation and sharpness of your display
  • ALOLED cinema- has no descriptions
  • AMOLED Photo – again no description
  • Basic – no description but sounds basic

So obviously out of the four I have selected adaptive display simply because it sounds cool you also get to chose from four different performance modes now too

  • Optimised – Balance battery life and screen resolution for everyday use. You can select another option depending on your usage.
  • Game – Enhance your gaming experience by making games run more smoothly. Game launcher will be turned on, and the game tools button will appear on most apps. This may reduce your battery life. (FHD+)
  • Entertainment – Enjoy music and videos with ultra high-quality sound and enhanced images, and maximum display settings. This may reduce your battery life. (Screen resolution WQHD+ whatever that means)
  • High performance – Experience the highest quality display with maximum brightness and screen resolution. this may reduce battery life. (Screen resolution WQHD+)


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