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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



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.



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.



  • 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