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Is The Samsung Galaxy S8+ Still a Good Device in 2021?

Updated: Aug 5, 2021

“I’m sorry, what?” You may have heard yourselves ask the moment you saw the title of this article. “Why is this here?” you may have continued while scratching your head at the idea that such an old device is still being talked about in 2021, despite the existence of phones with 108-megapixel cameras and processors that rival some laptops.

Samsung S8+ image is taken from Samsung Official Website.

Yes, we are indeed talking about an old device, one from 2017, in fact. It’s easy to dismiss a device from that time, but what it has should be more than enough, especially if you're not the kind who guns for the latest.

Well, to start with, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ looks just as good as it did when it was first released. With its slim profile, curved display, and 84 percent screen-to-body ratio, it still can turn heads even if it's in a protective case. Also, the phone is tall to accommodate its 18.5:9 Infinity Display.

In the Philippines, the Galaxy S8+ you'll get is one with the Exynos processor. This chipset is still considered powerful by today's standards, so performance should not be an issue with this phone. With 4GB of RAM to go along with an excellent chipset, you should be good for about 80% of typical smartphone functions and uses. For the photographers out there, 4GB RAM and this chipset are more than enough.

Photo taken by the author using his Samsung Galaxy S8+






6.2 inches, 98.3 cm2 (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)


1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~529 PPI density)


Corning Gorilla Glass 5