Samsung announced its best ever Galaxy flagship smartphones this March at an event in New York. After the debacle of Note 7, the company has made a strong comeback into the premium smartphone segment. We are talking about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Today, we will give our top 5 reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. We have chosen the elder brother among the two because of its bigger display and battery capacity. If you are not comfortable with large display smartphones, then you can also go for the Galaxy S8 since it has almost the same specifications and features as compared to the Galaxy S8+. Also, it does not come with 6GB RAM but a 6GB RAM smartphone‘s variant is rumored to come out in the near future.
The Galaxy S8 Plus along with the S8 were recently launched in India for Rs. 64,900 and Rs. 57,900, respectively. They can now be pre-booked and will go on sale starting from May 5. However, if you pre-book the S8 or S8+ before May 5, you’ll get a free convertible wireless charger. Thus, if you’re on sitting on the fence on whether to pre-book the Galaxy S8+ or not, then check out our top 5 reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8+ to make up your mind. So without any further ado, let’s get started.
Reasons to Buy Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
1. Infinity bezel-less display
The display found on the Galaxy S8+ looks stunning. It looks amazing even when it is turned off. There is a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display onboard and according to us it is the best display on a smartphone ever. It is an always-on display with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels and pixel density of 529 PPI. The S8+ has an almost bezel-less display and hence it boasts of 84% screen-to-body ratio. The display is practical for prolonged usage and watching your favorite videos on it will be a treat for your eyes. It has an aspect ratio of 18:9 and to protect that gorgeous display, Samsung has covered it with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Galaxy S8+ display is so stunning that one can buy the phone just because of it but we will give you some other reasons as well.
2. Performance, Sensors & Security
Let’s talk about the performance of the Galaxy S8 Plus now. Being a flagship smartphone, it offers the best performance but that doesn’t necessarily mean more RAM and CPU power. The S8+ is powered by the Exynos 8895 processor in India but in USA, there is Snapdragon 835 chipset under the hood. Both the region get 4GB RAM but China might get a 6GB RAM variant in the coming months. There is 64GB of onboard storage and it can be expanded up to 256GB. Both the CPU variants are comparable but according to expert opinion, the Exynos version is more power efficient. The Galaxy S8+ is blazing fast due to this CPU and RAM combination mixed with Android 7.0 Nougat OS.
The S8+ comes with a lot of sensors including Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor and Pressure Sensor. These sensors are very useful in the overall productivity of our daily lives.
In terms of security, the S8+ supports Iris Scanner, Face Recognition and Fingerprint Scanner for unlocking the phone and using Samsung Pay. You can also use passcode and other conventional forms of security if the high-tech stuff isn’t your cup of tea.
3. Dual Pixel Camera
Samsung might not have adopted the dual lens system on its flagship smartphones yet but the 12 megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera found on the Galaxy S8+ is one of the best in the mobile world. It has an aperture of f/1.7, supports 4K recording with VDIS and OIS. You can save your images in RAW and shoot in Pro mode as well. The rear camera might not have gotten an upgrade but the selfie camera has been upgraded to 8 megapixel from 5 megapixel seen on the S7 edge. Overall, the cameras are not significantly better than the S7 edge but the S7 edge had awesome cameras and the S8+ takes it a notch higher.
4. Smart AI Assistant – Bixby
Samsung has introduced Bixby with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, it’s very own Smart Assistant. Bixby has been designed to offer a personalized experience in order to improve the way people interact with their phones. It is not only a voice assistant like Google Assistant but also an intuitive and comprehensive interface which leverages contextual awareness to learn users’ habits and then respond to them accordingly. It also comes with a dedicated hardware button on the right side but unfortunately, it is not ready yet and will be installed via an OTA update in the near future. Since Samsung has made a dedicated button for Bixby, it is surely betting big on its usage.
5. Bluetooth 5.0
The Galaxy S8+ and S8 are the first smartphones to ship with Bluetooth 5.0. It is twice as fast compared to Bluetooth 4.0. It is now marked at 2 Megabits/sec. Theoretically, Bluetooth 5.0 has a functional range of 200 meters outdoors and 40 meters indoors, which makes it four times faster. Bluetooth 5.0 also brings in a Bluetooth Dual audio feature. Thus, the S8+ will let you stream audio to up to two Bluetooth headphones or speakers at the same time. The best part is that you will be able to adjust the volume levels for each device independently. Hence, Bluetooth 5.0 is life changing for audiophiles and music enthusiasts.
These were our top 5 reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8+. Few other reasons would be the amazing build quality with the amalgamation of metal and glass. It is also water and dust proof. We get on-screen buttons with haptic feedback instead of traditional hardware buttons on the front, making the phone look gorgeous. We only get to see the giant slab of display and the things you can do on it are limitless. The 3500mAh battery is not the biggest but it is offering 24 hours of talk time and you can charge it quickly, that too wirelessly as well.
So, if you’re in the market for a best flagship smartphone without any budget constraints, do get the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus or the Galaxy S8.