If you’re one of those who think that the more a screen is great the better it is, you’re in luck. The Galaxy S8 Plus is a replica of the S8 with a screen 6.2-inch instead of 5.8 inches. It is longer, wider, carries a bigger battery (3 500 mAh) and its price is higher : 909 euros. And what else ? It is all about ! Thus, we will focus here mainly on the differences related to the size of the smartphone, we return to our full test of the Galaxy S8 to find out what the flagship of 2017 is.
In fact, for the rest, the hardware and software configuration is identical to that of the S8 with a screen sharpness of crystal, a swift processor and a camera very powerful in daylight as in low light. There is no second target to be on theiPhone 7 More. Like the Pixel XL of Google, the S8 Plus is just a larger version for those who like big phones.
About dimensions, the new smartphone from Samsung manages to be thinner than the models with screen of 5.5 inches such as the iPhone 7 Plus, the Pixel XL and the OnePlus 3T. Here you have more comfortable to type texts, read, watch videos and view your photos. As a bonus, the S8 More is really very seductive. It really is amazing to see that it is a little more than more in a pocket than a Pixel XL in which the screen is still smaller.
But there is still one drawback which is that it will be necessary to stretch the hand to reach the fingerprint reader. It is located at the rear, and oddly placed right next to the camera lens. We had trouble placing our finger over the fingerprint sensor to the S8 and it was even more difficult on the S8 More. We had to place the hand or even the arm in an unusual angle and we would often come smudge the camera lens of fingerprints, which is not recommended.
Sometimes, we will be able to unlock the phone the first time. But other times we were fumbling several times before achieving it. This is not very serious when it occasionally occurs. But when it is several times a day, it becomes frustrating and even a little unbearable. Especially when we think of all the phones with sensors fingerprinting, rapid, and well-placed. As, for example, on the Pixel XL in which the sensor is of round shape is located a little lower than that of the S8 Plus or iPhone 7 Plus, which integrates it into the home button.
You are not required to use the fingerprint sensor. There is also the scanner iris, which has its own flaws or the face recognition, but which is not considered as a security system since we can’t use it to validate a purchase with Samsung Pay (service not available in France). Fortunately, this disadvantage is not crippling because it can go very well for this function.
We liked the S8 More. It is a superb smartphone with excellent performance identical to those of the Galaxy S8. Of what to delight the lovers of large screens that will find a mobile very top of the range which will satisfy all their needs. Apart may be the fingerprint sensor and not easy to reach.