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Phone Weight: 173 g (6.1 oz)
Phone Height: 159.5 mm (6.28 in)
Phone Width: 73.4 mm (2.89 in)
Phone Thickness: 8.1 mm (0.32 in)
Wiki Info: Chris Velazco of Engadget similarly praised the design, stating that “from their rounded edges to their precisely formed metal-and-glass bodies, they feel like smaller, sleeker versions of the Galaxy Note 7”, and also praised the display as being simply “awesome”. Velazco also praised the software, calling Samsung’s added interface “subtle and thoughtful in its design choices”. While noting that the Bixby assistant wasn’t ready yet, he did compliment the promised voice features as being more granular than those offered through Siri or Google Assistant, and wrote that “With that kind of complexity involved, maybe it’s no surprise this stuff isn’t done yet”. Also praising performance and the camera, though noting that “The 12-megapixel sensors on the back haven’t changed much since last year. That’s not a bad thing since they were great cameras to start with”, Velazco summarized his review by writing that the devices “aren’t perfect, but they’re as close as Samsung has ever gotten”. Brandon Russell of TechnoBuffalo claimed that the camera could not beat Google’s Pixel smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Gear VR Compatible Smartphone)
Price at Time of Press: £779 ($1,022)
Range Of Colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver
Memory Sizes: 64 GB, 128 GB
Headphone Jack: Yes
Central Processing Unit (CPU): Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU): Adreno 540
Battery: 3500 mAh
Main Display: 6.2 in (160 mm), 208 ppcm (529 ppi)
Pixel Resolution: 2960 × 1440
Rear camera: 12 Megapixel
Wi-Fi Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz)
Bluetooth Connectivity: 4, 4G/LTE
Final Verdict: Being the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S8+ I have to tell you how much I do indeed love my smartphone. With its longer sized screen and curved edges, it looks like nothing else from the smartphone world, even being much better quality than its previous versions. But what I don’t appreciate is the lack of benefit you get from having the larger screen while using it with both the Gear VR and of course the Google Daydream View. Sure, graphically it can handle anything in the Daydream app store, but it doesn’t use at least 20% of the longer screen which is a real shame because the FOV could have been much wider. Yes, it still looks amazing and sure you should be future proof for a while, but if you are getting the Samsung Galaxy S8+ over the Samsung Galaxy S8 for specific use in VR, I simply wouldn’t bother.