04-09-2017 06:03 PM
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  1. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    After holding both, the S8 is just too small to hold. It feels like hold the Galaxy S7 although I know its bigger. Maybe because I'm used to bigger phones, the S8+ feels more perfect

    Anyone else feel this way?
    Viscomi4444 likes this.
    04-01-2017 06:25 PM
  2. aokusman's Avatar
    It's smaller than I expected but I'll get used to it. Feels slippery but a case will take care of that.
    Chemy JMHT likes this.
    04-01-2017 06:28 PM
  3. amyf27's Avatar
    Yes and I cancelled my preorder because of it. The s8 plus though...that's a great fit in the hand
    smooth4lyfe likes this.
    04-01-2017 06:44 PM
  4. estebancam's Avatar
    The new form factor will take a while to get used to. I think that's the main issue.
    04-01-2017 06:47 PM
  5. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I looked at them, glad I went with the , 8+.
    amyf27 likes this.
    04-01-2017 07:22 PM
  6. gvndeb60's Avatar
    Funny bc I am the opposite. I am left handed so I have to reach up and across for the fingerprint sensor, and on the S8+ it was a little awkward. But the S8 was the perfect distance for me, and I am coming from a S7 Edge.
    04-01-2017 07:54 PM
  7. EMGSM's Avatar
    Pictures don't tell the whole story cause they look about the same. But when you hold it in your hand, it's definitely smaller.
    04-01-2017 08:23 PM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    Nope. Never been one for a phablet.
    Chemy JMHT and mohit9206 like this.
    04-01-2017 10:15 PM
  9. Cobravision's Avatar
    The width of the S8 screen is the same as a 5.3" phone if it were 16:9. That's why it feels small. Don't let the diagonal size fool you. The S8+ is the same width as a 5.6" 16:9 screen, which makes it closer to the S7 Edge.

    I assume the Note 8 will have a 6.5" screen, which is as wide as a 5.8" 16:9 screen.
    smooth4lyfe likes this.
    04-01-2017 10:20 PM
  10. 1812dave's Avatar
    After having spent several years with a Note 2, I much prefer the size of my S7 and I like the size of the S8 which I have held at Best Buy. Not too keen on the overly tall and larger 8 +
    04-01-2017 10:43 PM
  11. Snareman's Avatar
    It's funny how large of phones we get used to. I remember when I never wanted anything larger than my Blackberry Pearl. Lol.

    Anyone else feel the Galaxy S8 is too small to hold?-bb-pearl-9100-2.jpg
    EMGSM, smooth4lyfe, amyf27 and 4 others like this.
    04-01-2017 11:19 PM
  12. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    After holding both, the S8 is just too small to hold. It feels like hold the Galaxy S7 although I know its bigger. Maybe because I'm used to bigger phones, the S8+ feels more perfect

    Anyone else feel this way?
    Yes. But this is how it should be. There needs to be a version for people who want a smaller phone like the S7, but with the added purpose of a larger screen.

    I think it's perfectly sized.
    04-02-2017 01:17 AM
  13. tcdude's Avatar
    The width of the S8 screen is the same as a 5.3" phone if it were 16:9. That's why it feels small. Don't let the diagonal size fool you. The S8+ is the same width as a 5.6" 16:9 screen, which makes it closer to the S7 Edge.

    I assume the Note 8 will have a 6.5" screen, which is as wide as a 5.8" 16:9 screen.
    I had opened a thread about this very thing talking about total screen surface area, I think the total area is larger than that of a 5.3 inch screen though but I don't have the exact figure
    04-02-2017 01:26 AM
  14. Cobravision's Avatar
    The total area is clearly larger, as the screen is much taller. But the width of the screen is almost exactly the same size.
    04-02-2017 01:28 AM
  15. tcdude's Avatar
    The total area is clearly larger, as the screen is much taller. But the width of the screen is almost exactly the same size.
    You're referring to just the width ok that is right I misunderstood for the total surface area
    04-02-2017 01:34 AM
  16. Swapnil Vartak's Avatar
    It's incredible that a 5.8 inch phone is considered too "small" these days...up until a few months ago, people using their tablets for taking pictures were mocked at. In a few months, that may become the norm.. And yeah I do know that without the bezels, this phone is much smaller than the screen size suggests, but still..this is a big phone..
    1naturalace and mohit9206 like this.
    04-02-2017 02:25 AM
  17. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Coming from the s7 edge the s8 would be the sweet spot for me.

    The s8+ feels too big for me.
    04-02-2017 03:06 AM
  18. GrooveRite's Avatar
    S8 is def too small....for me at least. Perfect for those who want a smaller form factor....and battery.....choose wisely!
    04-02-2017 07:35 AM
  19. shnweller's Avatar
    S8 feels just right to me. S8+ feels a tad too big.
    04-02-2017 08:53 AM
  20. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    It's incredible that a 5.8 inch phone is considered too "small" these days...up until a few months ago, people using their tablets for taking pictures were mocked at. In a few months, that may become the norm.. And yeah I do know that without the bezels, this phone is much smaller than the screen size suggests, but still..this is a big phone..
    What are talking about, I still laugh at people waking around taking pictures with a iPad or large tablet. LOL
    1naturalace likes this.
    04-02-2017 09:03 AM
  21. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I think it's probably because we're all used to holding properly huge phones.
    04-02-2017 10:57 AM
  22. Maknora's Avatar
    I think it's the most comfortable phone to hold. this guy kind of shows how it feels
    04-02-2017 11:04 AM
  23. Large Hadron's Avatar
    It's incredible that a 5.8 inch phone is considered too "small" these days...up until a few months ago, people using their tablets for taking pictures were mocked at. In a few months, that may become the norm.. And yeah I do know that without the bezels, this phone is much smaller than the screen size suggests, but still..this is a big phone..
    It's 5.8" diagonal, but because of the aspect ratio it's the same width as a 5.25" 16:9 screen. Then they fold the edges of the display down, which makes the device narrower still, but the aspect ratio is the bigger effect.

    The bottom line is that when comparing the sizes of displays with different aspect ratios the diagonal isn't enough.
    04-02-2017 11:59 AM
  24. Large Hadron's Avatar
    After holding both, the S8 is just too small to hold. It feels like hold the Galaxy S7 although I know its bigger. Maybe because I'm used to bigger phones, the S8+ feels more perfect

    Anyone else feel this way?
    Nope, exact opposite. In fact the width of the phone is the main reason I'm considering buying one: all of these > 5" 16:9 phones are too wide for my comfort.

    In fact the S8 is the same width as my current phone, which still makes it slightly wider than I'd prefer but liveable with.
    04-02-2017 12:08 PM
  25. amyf27's Avatar
    It's funny how large of phones we get used to. I remember when I never wanted anything larger than my Blackberry Pearl. Lol.

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    I had an LG Optimus L9 when it was new and thought that 4.7" screen was huge lol.
    the_munc_e likes this.
    04-02-2017 12:12 PM
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