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Samsung Galaxy S8+: A beauty with beastly performance and features

By Bryan Chan - 3 May 2017
Launch SRP: RM3699

Benchmarks & Battery Life

Benchmarks & battery life

As usual, to get a better idea of the performance of a phone, we ran several synthetic benchmarks, including:

  • PCMark
  • 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme
  • AnTuTu
  • Epic Citadel

 

PCMark

In PCMark's Work 2.0 benchmark, the S8+ gave us a score of 5,252, which is indicative of a flagship smartphone's performance. Most of the latest flagships are able to give a score of about 5,000 to 6,000.

 

3DMark's Sling Shot Extreme

A score of 3,325 in this benchmark is actually highly impressive. In comparison, other phones of the same class offer a score between 1,000 to 2,000. Gaming on this phone ought to be a great experience.

 

AnTuTu

If there was any doubt about the performance of this phone, this score in AnTuTu ought to dispel any of that. In comparison, many other flagship phones provide a score of about 120,000.

 

Epic Citadel

Again, this score shows you that you won't have any issues running the most graphically-intense mobile games you can get your hands on today.

 

Battery life

With a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440 and an always-on display, one would expect the S8+ to have limited battery life, but that isn't the case as in PCMark's battery test suite, it managed to last for 11 hours and 35 minutes. In real-world performance, this should give you close to a day and a half worth of battery life. If you do run out of battery within a day though, the fast charging battery will easily get you back on your feet within an hour.

 

 

9.0
  • Design 9.5
  • Features 9
  • User-Friendliness 9
  • Performance 9
  • Value 7
The Good
Gorgeous design with enormous dual curved display in a small body
Excellent camera
Great benchmark performance
IP68 build
Iris scanning
Edge panel functions on both S8 and S8+
The Bad
Awkwardly positioned fingerprint scanner
Bixby is still a work in progress
Pretty expensive