04-05-2017 09:36 PM
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  1. SamsungMadness's Avatar
    We all know samusng has launched its new flagship smartphone S8 and S8+. What should one buy.

    My take anyone using either the Note 5 or S7 will prefer to go for a S8+ considering the battery apart from other new features.

    S8 might not be the first choice for such people as now days battery plays a very important role considering the number of apps running on an handset.
    04-01-2017 02:08 AM
  2. Swapnil Vartak's Avatar
    For me the price gap is not justified between the two. The only differences are screen size and battery size. Yeah battery is important, but it's only a 500 mah difference which will be somewhat negated by the difference in screen size. As far as the screen size itself is concerned, 5.8 inch is not small by any stretch...So it'll be S8 for me...
    04-01-2017 02:58 AM
  3. thunderbomb's Avatar
    The S8+ is about the same size as the S7 edge. You get more screen on the s8+ at 6.2". It's the plus for me. My s7 edge is in the middle and s8+ to the right of it. What should one buy S8 or S8+-20170330_124512.jpg
    04-01-2017 08:11 AM
  4. Matty's Avatar
    Warm Welcome to AndroidCentral @SamsungMadness!


    My take anyone using either the Note 5 or S7 will prefer to go for a S8+ considering the battery apart from other new features.
    Agreed, Those coming from the Galaxy S7 Edge + or the Galaxy Note 7 or Note 5 will definitely opt for the bigger Galaxy S8+ I think this is coming a really nice selling point for the larger devices. Having a bigger battery is always a really bug plus in my books and is sometimes the deciding factor between 2 devices. I think 3,500mAh is a nice size and should last everyone the whole day.
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    04-01-2017 09:36 AM
  5. tcdude's Avatar
    The S8+ is about the same size as the S7 edge. You get more screen on the s8+ at 6.2". It's the plus for me. My s7 edge is in the middle and s8+ to the right of it. Click image for larger version. 

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    Is there a case on S7E in the picture? If so I'm not sure that's a good comparison, if not my apologies it just looks there is a case on it
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    04-01-2017 12:07 PM
  6. madgalaxy's Avatar
    I pre-ordered the S8, but after seeing the S8+ in Best Buy last night I canceled it and pre-ordered the S8+! At the reveal and subsequent hands on videos I got the impression the S8+ was going to be too tall for me. I was wrong after using it for about 15 minutes at Best Buy. If you have a Best Buy close to you I would go in and try them out.
    04-01-2017 12:59 PM
  7. thunderbomb's Avatar
    Is there a case on S7E in the picture? If so I'm not sure that's a good comparison, if not my apologies it just looks there is a case on it
    Yes. Otter box commuter
    04-01-2017 01:40 PM
  8. RicKaysen's Avatar
    I waited to decide until I could get my hands on both the S8 and the S8 Plus. The Plus is only a fraction taller than my S7 Edge and the S8 is just too narrow. I imagined getting annoyed at having to scroll sideways to read every sentence on a web page. I just ordered the Plus. From all the reviews I've read, you'd think the plus was a monster device. Don't be fooled by just the screen size. The overall size of the phone is not unreasonable.
    04-01-2017 03:05 PM
  9. GrumpyMomofMacR's Avatar
    I pre-ordered the S8, but after seeing the S8+ in Best Buy last night I canceled it and pre-ordered the S8+! At the reveal and subsequent hands on videos I got the impression the S8+ was going to be too tall for me. I was wrong after using it for about 15 minutes at Best Buy. If you have a Best Buy close to you I would go in and try them out.
    Like I responded to your similar post elsewhere I did the same thing. The S8+ is not scary huge like one of the AC articles makes it out to be. I had a Note7 and then after the recall ended up with an S7 and S7 Edge. The S8+ gives me back a bit of that immersive feeling I had lookingat the Note 7 display.

    I also own an iPhone 7Plus so again, something this big is not going to be a huge stretch for me.
    04-01-2017 03:22 PM
  10. Lagann's Avatar
    I'd say go for the regular S8 all the way. They both have the exact same processor and RAM. Just seems kinda silly to pay all that extra cash for a few extra inches.
    04-01-2017 04:17 PM
  11. thunderbomb's Avatar
    I'd say go for the regular S8 all the way. They both have the exact same processor and RAM. Just seems kinda silly to pay all that extra cash for a few extra inches.
    Not for me it doesn't lol. S8+ all the way.
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    04-01-2017 04:26 PM
  12. Erick47's Avatar
    We all know samusng has launched its new flagship smartphone S8 and S8+. What should one buy.

    My take anyone using either the Note 5 or S7 will prefer to go for a S8+ considering the battery apart from other new features.

    S8 might not be the first choice for such people as now days battery plays a very important role considering the number of apps running on an handset.
    I'd get the s8+ since I like the bigger screen and bigger battery. I'd also get it in black but gray would be my second choice.
    04-01-2017 04:27 PM
  13. t11rmh's Avatar
    I'm getting the S8+ as my main phone and the S8 as my other phone. Replacing my S7e and S7 phones.
    04-01-2017 05:39 PM
  14. Luis Angulo's Avatar
    Warm Welcome to AndroidCentral @SamsungMadness!




    Agreed, Those coming from the Galaxy S7 Edge + or the Galaxy Note 7 or Note 5 will definitely opt for the bigger Galaxy S8+ I think this is coming a really nice selling point for the larger devices. Having a bigger battery is always a really bug plus in my books and is sometimes the deciding factor between 2 devices. I think 3,500mAh is a nice size and should last everyone the whole day.
    Perhaps there will be little difference between the battery life of both phones... we have to wait and see how do they behave in daily conditions
    04-01-2017 09:59 PM
  15. Snareman's Avatar
    I'm getting the S8+ as my main phone and the S8 as my other phone. Replacing my S7e and S7 phones.
    What do you do with an "other phone"?
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    04-01-2017 10:39 PM
  16. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I'll buy the s8 as this is comfortable as I'm coming from using a s7 edge.

    S8+ is a little too big. (Maybe. )

    Thst said I'm sitting on the fence until the Note 8 is launched and then pull the trigger.

    The timeframe from s8 / s8+ launch and Note 8 launch will provide ample time to watch YouTube videos of unboxings and user reviews to see if any issues exist. The lemon theory.
    04-02-2017 04:20 AM
  17. starset's Avatar
    Due to the cost, I will get the S8. I wouldn't mind the S8+ though if someone would give it to me as a gift.
    04-02-2017 08:15 PM
  18. BeyondtheTech#AC's Avatar
    Went to my local Costco and they had both on display.

    While it was a little hard to test how it truly felt in my hand because of those huge, clunky security clamps on them, I'm starting to think I should have preordered the S8 Plus.

    They're both gorgeous to look at, but the Plus size just makes it more gorgeous. Typing on it felt a bit more comfortable. Granted, I was forced to use both hands on both devices because the retracting security cable was pulling them back pretty firmly.

    Wish I had more time to test, but the wife needed my attention in the produce section and the store was just about to close. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    04-02-2017 08:38 PM
  19. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Went to my local Costco and they had both on display.

    While it was a little hard to test how it truly felt in my hand because of those huge, clunky security clamps on them, I'm starting to think I should have preordered the S8 Plus.

    They're both gorgeous to look at, but the Plus size just makes it more gorgeous. Typing on it felt a bit more comfortable. Granted, I was forced to use both hands on both devices because the retracting security cable was pulling them back pretty firmly.

    Wish I had more time to test, but the wife needed my attention in the produce section and the store was just about to close. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    You were doing something very important like looking at the new S8, the wife can wait. LOL
    04-02-2017 08:44 PM
  20. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    It would be nice if the mods could do a poll, no comments, just select what your getting and what color.
    04-02-2017 08:46 PM
  21. RiaHannam's Avatar
    S8 for me. I pre-ordered it, then had second thoughts. My current phone is the S7 edge. I went to BB today to see in person and while the S8+ wasn't as gangly as anticipated, it IS rather tall. I feel I made the correct choice in the S8. Being that the + doesn't offer anything more than the S8, the taller size is not a huge gain for me. I found it to be a 'two-handed" phone, even for my 'man hands' ;-).

    Neither is a better choice, just what works for you. You kind of know right away when you hold them in your hand what will work better for you.
    04-05-2017 03:52 PM
  22. Large Hadron's Avatar
    I think it's a good thing that the only difference is size (and battery, but that's a matter of space inside). It means that you can just choose whichever size you prefer without feeling that you are being short-changed in some way, like many other manufacturers do when they reserve some feature for the larger version.

    (I'd choose the S8 BTW, because I find larger phones awkward).
    04-05-2017 04:37 PM
  23. fjd726's Avatar
    The S8 feels better in the hand but the plus is basically the same size as my iPhone plus. Tough choice.
    04-05-2017 06:57 PM
  24. bembol's Avatar
    Go big or go home.

    Except for the obvious, too bad the S8+ doesn't​ any advantages over the S8 like with Apple.
    04-05-2017 08:22 PM
  25. Morty2264's Avatar
    It depends on the individual user and their preferences! If someone like bigger screens and the Note series, the Plus will be better; or if they want more of the "Galaxy S" feel, they'll go with the S8.

    I'd personally go with the 8 due to the fact that I love it and that it will be smaller for my small hands lool.
    04-05-2017 08:42 PM
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