Should You Skip Galaxy S9 and Buy Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Instead?

Overview along with Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus was launched in India on 9th March 2017. This much-awaited device has its own voice-based virtual assistant and it will be integrated with the applications that Samsung provides. The phone comes without the bezel and offers a display of 6.2” Gorilla glass and a screen of “1440 x 2960” pixels resolution. It functions on operating system Android v7.0.


The device is engineered by Octa-core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, M2 Mongoose + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) processor paired with RAM 4GB. It has a battery of 3500 mAh and a rear camera of 12 MP which supports dual pixel technology, optical image stabilization and f/1.7 aperture.It provides HDR or high dynamic ranging images of fantastic quality. The front camera is 8 MP.

The phone is both dust and water resistant.  Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus flaunts its Iris recognition and the phone carries the option of facial recognition and fingerprint scanning. Other host of connectivity options like 3G, 4G, GPS, Wifi and NFC Bluetooth are of course there.

The additional sensors include that of accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 sensors. The feature of Samsung Pass which is incorporated allows users to enter different apps and services through biometrics.  Through the added benefit of Samsung DeX, the user can use his smartphones as a desktop too by fixing it to a monitor, keyboard and a mouse.

The high performing earphones by Harman comes along with the device. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus comes in two choices. One provides 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory and the other with 64GB RAM and 128GB internal memory.

The Smartphone is powered by 2.3 GHz Octa-core Exynos 8895 Processor. A 4 GB of RAM & Adreno 540 graphics processor ensures phone runs smoothly. The design is one of the most important factors when it comes to mobiles. This phone is 8.1 mm slim and weighs 173 grams. This Smartphone is available in unique colours like Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold, Coral Blue and Orchid Gray.

The price range in India of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is available at a starting price of Rs. 64,900/- as on Flipkart which is 8% less than the price on Amazon at Rs. 69,999/-.


The critics have rated this smartphone a 4.5 out of 5 stars and have stated that it is a ‘beauty with brains.’ It is a stunning smartphone that will impress both gadget lovers and even newbies of gizmos. It is one of the slimmest smartphones in the market. It is ergonomically designed for the comfort and simplicity of usage. It undoubtedly offers the best camera and display matters. The users have shown equal satisfaction for Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. However, the cons are the battery life which can be improved and the fingerprint sensor is tough to reach.