Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
The S8+ takes smartphone screens to another level with its so-called infinity display, again taking on the rounded edges and edge apps of the Galaxy S7 edge. The display is significantly bigger than the 5.1-inch S7, 5.5-inch S7 Edge and iPhone 7 Plus.
It’s also 0.4-inches bigger than its sister, the Galaxy S8 and even outsizes the display on last year’s Galaxy Note 7 by 0.1-inches as well as Huawei’s recent whopper phone, the 5.9-inch Mate 9. By default, the S8+ is set to FHD+ resolution, but you can easily switch it to WQHD+ in settings.
Where the screen excels is in terms of apps, where scrolling through tweets, Facebook posts or webpages is a pleasure. You can snap windows to the top and bottom of the screen as with older Samsung handsets.
Because of the balance between body and display, there is no way this phone feels like it has a 6.2-inch display. In fact, it’s only a little taller than the iPhone 7 Plus and Huawei P10 Plus that we took to our session with the S8+ yet has a significantly bigger display than both. It feels and looks fantastic and there’s no doubt it’s an impressive device to look at, even if the rear isn’t exactly distinctive.
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
Fast battery charging
Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
Talk time up to 20Hrs
Height: 159.5 mm
Width: 73.4 mm
Depth: 8.1 mm
Weight: 173 g