Because they are flagship phones, there would be a lot of accessories for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+; the basic ones include cover case and screen guard for the phones. But beyond these two basics, there some awesome accessories you should also consider buying if you don’t want to under-utilize the monster phones from Samsung.
In this post, I will list out 8 awesome accessories for the phones. Since the phones are still available for pre-order till April 20th, you can pre-order some of the accessories with the phones, as there are discounts for pre-ordering some accessories with the phones.
Here is a quick list of the accessories and their prices; the details of each accessory are given after the list.
8 Awesome Accessories for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Price
- Samsung DeX Station: $149.99.
- Samsung Gear VR with controller: $129.
- Samsung Gear 360: $360.
- TechMatte USB-C to Micro USB Adapter: $7.99.
- Samsung Wireless Charger Convertible: $89.99.
- Anker Powercore Speed Battery Pack: $31.99.
- Maxboost Type-C Car Charger: $21.99.
- SanDisk MicroSD Card: $44.95.
This is one of the most fantastic accessories for Samsung Galaxy S8; with the Dex Station, you can turn your S8 or S8+ to a mini workstation, a mini desktop computer. All you need do is to dock your phone in this accessory, and it would launch your phone into a special mode called DeX mode, on the connected external monitor. You can then connect mouse and keyboard, and your phone is now a desktop. In the DeX mode, applications on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are display in windows-like format, the way applications are displayed on Windows PC.
Handy ports on Samsung DeX Station are two USB-A 2.0 ports, one LAN Ethernet port, one HDMI output, and one USB-C charging port. This accessory costs $149.99.
This accessory gives you the opportunity to experience virtual reality in videos and gaming; the headset also comes with a controller, a form ofa gamepad, that let yyou interactwith the content. The Samsung Gear VR is a must-buy accessory for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, if you love gaming.
If you had pre-order the galaxy S8 or S8+, you will be geting this accessory, free. However for a full Gear VR experience, which makes you get, in addition to the free Gear VR, a premium headphone by AKG, Oculus content and a 256GB memory card, you will need to pay extra $99 while pre-ordering either the S8 or S8+. After April 20th, the last day for pre-order, you can still buy the Gear VR separately but for $129.
The gear 360 is all about recording 360-degree video and 4K video. This accessory now comes with an handle, which you can hold and use to move it around while recording. In order to be able to capture 360-degree video, the accessory comes with two cameras on which each camera records at 180 degree and can be stitch together to make a 360-degree video or photo.
The Gear 360 is one of the most awesome accessories for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, because from the phone you can stream and share the contents captured by the accessory. Samsung Gear 360 costs $360.
If you ever want to transfer data between a tablet or a computer that doesn’t support USB Type-C and your Galaxy S8, this accessory would help you with the job – – it simply converts USB Type C to Micro USB. The accessory costs $7.99.
Since the S8 is Qi wireless charging compartible, having a wireless charger as one of your repertoire accessory is a wise decision.
With a wireless charger, you don’t have to worry about cable problems again, but to make it awesome, get the Samsung Wireless Charger Convertible; it is the recommended for the two phones. The charger costs $89.99.
Of all the listed accessories for Samsung Galaxy S8 in this post, this is the most important you should buy. This power bank comes with a massive 10,000mAh battery capacity and should be able to fully charge the S8 or S8+ twice.
The power bank is portable and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0; however, because this accessory comes with micro USB, you will need to get a USB Type-C cable for it. Anker Powercore Speed Battery Pack costs $31.99.
This accessory is for the road. This car charger supports Quick Charge 3.0 and will help you charge your Samsung Galaxy S8 on the go in your car. It comes with an in-built USB Type-C cable and a bonus USB port to charge a second phone. This accessory cost $21.99.
Memory storage is never enough for any phone, not even the S8 and S8+. Therefore a way to augment the memory of the phones is to buy a memory card. The SanDisk Ultra 128GB memory card is a good choice to buy. It costs $44.95 only, and provides you more space to store your 360-degree videos, 4K videos and other data you want to store.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will start shipping worldwide by April 21; the accessories could arrive at about the same time with the phones if you order them in time.