Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Gear VR Compatible Smartphone)

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: The S8 and S8+ received mostly positive reviews. Their design and form factor received praise, while critics also liked the updated software and camera optimizations. They received criticism for duplicate software apps, lackluster Bixby features at launch, for the placement of the fingerprint sensor on the rear next to the camera and for poor biometric options for unlocking the phone. Videos published after the phones’ release have proven that the devices’ facial recognition can be fooled by suitable photographs of the user.


“…might give you an extra 20 minutes or so in VR…”

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Additional Information…

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: Sadly when it comes to using the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus with the Gear VR there really isn’t much improvement at all over the less expensive Samsung Galaxy S8. While it does indeed have a bigger screen than its non-plus brother the Gear VR doesn’t use a single millimetre of it. In fact, the only real difference is the larger battery that might give you an extra 20 minutes or so in VR before it powers down. This is for people who have bigger hands and need that little bit of extra power to make it through the day, the power user as they are called. But if you are just going to be getting one for VR you will be no better off than you would be with the Samsung Galaxy S8.


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