The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is a clear departure from Samsung’s norm in previous models especially with the new phone’s tactile home button and the absence of the usual Samsung logo upfront. The S8+ comes with most of the features found in the S7 but with additional features and functionalities. To get a clear picture of some of the improvements, here are some of the phone’s major specs:
- An Android 7.0 Nougat operating system
- Larger display of 6.2 inches AMOLED with 2960×1440 pixels at 529 ppi
- Processor choice of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or the Samsung Exynos 8895
- 64GB storage expandable up to 256GB using microSD
- 4GB RAM
- Rear camera of 12MP Dual Pixel and front camera of 8MP with auto focus for great selfies
- Three charging options namely via USB-C, Qi, or Powermat wireless
- A stronger 3500mAh battery
- Additional security via iris scanner and Samsung KNOX
- Lightweight at just 173g
- Slim design measuring 159×73.4×8.1mm
This is probably one of the most scrutinized Samsung phones after the blowing up fiasco that led to the recall of the Galaxy Note 7. However, some Samsung S8 Plus issues and problems have crept up recently despite the phone’s impressive design and features. Let’s take a quick look at some of the most commonly reported issues and how you can fix them.
Samsung S8+ Battery Replacement
Battery life of the Galaxy S8+ is actually good but it can be better. After a couple of weeks, the phone’s battery still holds up pretty well but as you continue adding more apps and heavy usage, even the S8+ will have battery shortcomings.
What to do to improve battery life
To get the longest battery life from your S8+, you may consider doing the following:
- Maintain the phone in power saving mode when not in use
- Get rid of all unused, especially power-hungry apps
- Lower screen power
If the battery keeps on draining fast, you may consider having it replaced at Samsung Center or at a professional Samsung S8+ repair Singapore center.
Samsung S8+ Screen replacement
There are many reasons why you may require the display of your S8+ replaced with a new screen. Common reasons include accidental damage that is irreparable, drops that lead to cracks, and a hardware malfunction. You cannot replace a broken screen on your own using DIY methods. It is made of intricately molded parts such as the Gorilla cover glass and AMOLED panel. The best you can do is take the phone to a professional Singapore Samsung S8+ repair center or the official Samsung Center for a screen replacement.
Samsung S8+ Red Tint on Display
A good number of S8+ users have complained of a red tint on their phone displays.
This is actually a hardware solution that Samsung has fortunately solved by rolling out an update to fix the issue. You can try to fix the issue by going to display settings and adjusting the color balance manually or simply take the phone to a professional Samsung S8+ repair center in Singapore where you’ll be shown how to get the update.
Samsung S8+ Screen Resolution Problem
Another issue with the S8+ is the fact that it has a Quad-HD display with higher resolution than most 1080p HD TVs. The resolution has good performance and improves battery life. However, it is not as fine as the full Quad-HD.
If you want to enjoy full Quad-HD simply go to settings, display, screen resolution and tap the slider to the extreme right to get WQHD. You’ll then enjoy the best display experience a smart phone can offer.
Samsung S8+ Water Problem
The S8+is designed with IP68 water and dust resistance. You can immerse the phone to a depth of 5 feet for up to 30 minutes without causing damage. However some users have claimed that exposure to water makes the phone’s speakers sound funny.
There is no telling what level of damage water or moisture can cause to a smart phone, regardless of its water resistance ability. If you notice any changes in your phone after exposure to water, the best option is to have it checked by a professional Samsung S8+ repair technician in Singapore.
The Samsung Authorized service centre
For a fee of S$38, you can use the Samsung Concierge after-sales service to have your S8+ repaired or given new parts. The service gives you a one-time 50% discount for repairs even if your phone is out-of-warranty. Those without a Samsung concierge sevices, prices is much higher, replacement of screen will cost close to $500 will labour charges. However, you still have to bear with long waiting times and the cost could be higher despite the discount depending on the level of damage.
A better alternative would be to take your phone to iRepair in Singapore for professional, timely, and efficient repair at a much lower cost at $330 (correct at the date of publish, do do check with them the update price . Most parts replacement and repair tasks at iRepair are completed within an hour on most days. You can learn more about iRepair from their Facebook page and online reviews.