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  1. QMaverick's Avatar
    Personally, I didn't think the screen size difference worth the extra $100 up front on my T-Mo JUMP program. I think the screen on the S8 is big enough, though, for a little less money, I'd have gone for the larger screen.

    As for battery life? Meh. The larger screen is about 6.5% larger. The larger battery is about 14% larger. So, yeah, I might get 5 to 7% more battery life in the s8+, but again, worth the extra $100 up front? Nah. To be fair, I'm not sure how well the screen size change correlates to relative battery life, but I'm not so sure the s8+ will get THAT much more battery life. I could be completely wrong, however. We shall see!

    I may grab a note when they come out . . . we'll see. I'm on the OG JUMP program, so I can switch up to twice per year with no real penalty. :-)
    04-10-2017 04:11 PM
  2. gernerttl's Avatar
    I give two poops and a darn about ratio. I don't do a lot of movie or video watching on my phone. I have a Galaxy Tab S2 and a Surface Pro 3 for that.

    I like the feel of the phone, its performance specs, and the ability to use a 256GB microSD card. The aspect ratio is number four or five down the give a crap list.
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    04-10-2017 05:28 PM
  3. Mike1117's Avatar
    I pre-ordered the S8+ because the S8 is narrower than my S6 edge while the S8+ is barely wider. I wanted a bigger screen and for me the S8+ felt manageable in my hand.
    04-10-2017 11:33 PM
  4. michaelp68's Avatar
    Why the S8+ over the S8? Because I want the bigger screen.

    I'm upgrading from S6 Edge+, so going to the S8+ is only a hair taller, but with it being narrower, it feels comfortable in the hand. The screen is larger, which I want and the battery is slightly bigger, which I'm happy to have.
    04-11-2017 06:40 AM
  5. recDNA's Avatar
    I am getting the S8+. It is just about the same size as my S6 edge +. They are making it sound like the S8+ is sooo huge, It isnt.
    I like the 6+ much better. That phone knocked me out.
    04-11-2017 04:42 PM
  6. HULKchampion's Avatar
    Played with both phones simultaneously in each hand. Wife came over and saw the phone. Said get the 8+ and thus, I did. LoL! =D
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    04-11-2017 07:08 PM
  7. blaine07's Avatar
    Played with both phones simultaneously in each hand. Wife came over and saw the phone. Said get the 8+ and thus, I did. LoL! =D
    My wife explicitly told me not to get it

    Hopefully my + arrives soon 🤦🏼*♂️
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    04-11-2017 07:34 PM
  8. amyf27's Avatar
    My wife explicitly told me not to get it

    Hopefully my + arrives soon 🤦🏼*♂️
    Lol the "not get it" is all the more reason to want to get it lol
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    04-11-2017 07:44 PM
  9. blaine07's Avatar
    Lol the "not get it" is all the more reason to want to get it lol
    Yeah. The recliners been good to me this week 🤦🏼*♂️
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    04-11-2017 07:44 PM
  10. zyad's Avatar
    S8+ for me. Aspect ratio be damned... at the end of the day, black bars or not, you are still getting a picture that is the same width (height in landscape video) as an iPhone 7 Plus (2.7"), but taller for more text and browser content displayed. I don't think that was a coincidence by Samsung.
    Watching a 16:9 video even with the bars on the side you see the same size full picture as a 7 Plus.
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    04-11-2017 08:48 PM
  11. EMGSM's Avatar
    My wife explicitly told me not to get it

    Hopefully my + arrives soon *♂️
    Ha ha ha...that;s what I'm talkin' bout! Got to risk it for the biscuit.
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    04-12-2017 10:59 PM
  12. Snareman's Avatar
    I'm going for the 8+ because of the I hope increased battery life and because (and I feel almost crazy saying this, but it's what I've become used to) the 8 is too small. I don't really watch movies on my phones so I don't care about the aspect ratio for that. I suppose I'll be able to fit more text on it and maybe scroll less, but the phone does seem a little oblong to me. I'd have been happy with a S7E sized phone with the decreased bezels of the 8's, for whatever mystery sized aspect ratio that would have created.
    04-12-2017 11:46 PM
  13. blaine07's Avatar
    Ha ha ha...that;s what I'm talkin' bout! Got to risk it for the biscuit.
    Yes she was even more amused when tonight I accidentally spent $100 bill on 3 cases, Anker QC 3.0 brick and a pair of USB C cables

    Current status: holding dog in recliner at 0000. 🤦🏼*♂️
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    04-12-2017 11:57 PM
  14. Snareman's Avatar
    Yes she was even more amused when tonight I accidentally spent $100 bill on 3 cases, Anker QC 3.0 brick and a pair of USB C cables

    Current status: holding dog in recliner at 0000. ������������*♂️
    Do we even know if it has QC3?
    04-12-2017 11:58 PM
  15. blaine07's Avatar
    Do we even know if it has QC3?
    I'm pretty sure it has 2.0 and I bet it *eventually* gets 3.0 myself. It looks like 4.0 is rather doubtful though. Regardless, I wasn't buying a charger now and later. 🤷🏼*♂️
    04-12-2017 11:59 PM
  16. Snareman's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure it has 2.0 and I bet it *eventually* gets 3.0 myself. It looks like 4.0 is rather doubtful though. Regardless, I wasn't buying a charger now and later. ������������*♂️
    While obviously not the point of this thread, it seems insane to me that they didn't at least bump it up to QC3. I have QC2 on my 1.5yr old S7E.
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    04-13-2017 12:01 AM
  17. blaine07's Avatar
    While obviously not the point of this thread, it seems insane to me that they didn't at least bump it up to QC3. I have QC2 on my 1.5yr old S7E.
    Agree 100%. Hardware, that I've read, says 835 is physically compatible with 4.0. I'd imagine through firmware updates they could turn QC 2/3/4 on/off as they wish. So I'm wishfully hoping we get at least 3.0. As discussed elsewhere I think Samsung erred on the side of safety after the last battery debacle. In that thread it was stated that 4.0 had less heat than 2/3 because it charged quicker or something. I 100% feel QC 2.0 was a safety sake decision though.
    04-13-2017 12:03 AM
  18. EMGSM's Avatar
    I accidentally spent $100 bill on 3 cases

    LOL...why is the dog getting punished?
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    04-13-2017 12:34 AM
  19. blaine07's Avatar
    LOL...why is the dog getting punished?
    Good question lol. She likes sitting in my lap so her choice 🤷🏼*♂️
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    04-13-2017 12:35 AM
  20. nonie's Avatar
    For anyone interested, here is a photo of a case I bought for s8+, with my s5 in it, it fit sides and you can see how much longer it is.
    Attached Thumbnails Why S8+ and not S8?-20170413_113331.jpg  
    04-13-2017 11:48 AM
  21. rushmore's Avatar
    Somebody posted that the 8+ was same size for 16:9 content as the iPhone 7+, but the 8+ is actually smaller. Could not locate the post though.
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    04-13-2017 02:49 PM
  22. Snareman's Avatar
    Agree 100%. Hardware, that I've read, says 835 is physically compatible with 4.0. I'd imagine through firmware updates they could turn QC 2/3/4 on/off as they wish. So I'm wishfully hoping we get at least 3.0. As discussed elsewhere I think Samsung erred on the side of safety after the last battery debacle. In that thread it was stated that 4.0 had less heat than 2/3 because it charged quicker or something. I 100% feel QC 2.0 was a safety sake decision though.
    I was at BB pre-ordering mine today and had what seemed like a pretty knowledgeable sales guy. He knew the G6 had the 821, and other technical stuff. Much more so than I'd figure the average verizon rep would know. I asked him if he knew and he said it was QC3. I asked him if he had proof. He said he thought that's what he had read in their training stuff, although didn't seem 100% confident. He said their samsung rep was coming by later today and he'd ask him and text me. We'll see if he actually does.
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    04-13-2017 04:00 PM
  23. Snareman's Avatar
    I just did a chat with Samsung and he said QC3.

    Rahman UR: Hi, thank you for reaching out to Samsung Technical Support. How may I assist you?
    John: Hi. Can you tell me which version of QuickCharge the S8/S8+ have?
    Rahman UR: I will surely help you with that
    John: ok, thanks
    Rahman UR: I have checked with my resources.
    Rahman UR: I see that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ has Quick Charge 3.0 Version.
    John: ok. Thank you. Do you know if that's documented anywhere officially? No one can find it anywhere on the internet.
    Rahman UR: Let me check if this is documented in our website.
    Rahman UR: Unfortunately, the complete specifications of Galaxy S8 and S8+ are not yet updated in our Samsung website.
    Rahman UR: Once the phone is released, you can view the Quick Charge feature in our Samsung website.
    Rahman UR: However, I will help you with the web link to view the specifications of the phone in the future.
    John: ok, thanks
    Rahman UR: You're welcome.
    Rahman UR: http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/phones/galaxy-s/galaxy-s8-plus-64gb--verizon--midnight-black-sm-g955uzkavzw/
    Rahman UR: Is the above link accessible?
    John: Yes. although it just seems to take me to the regular S8+ page. I don't see any details there about the QC
    Rahman UR: As of now, the complete specifications of the Galaxy S8+ is not yet update and will soon update after the release date which is 04/20/2017.
    John: ok. thank you. I will look for them then.
    Rahman UR: You're welcome. Is there anything else I can assist you with?
    John: that's it. Have a nice day. Thanks
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    04-13-2017 04:30 PM
  24. zyad's Avatar
    Somebody posted that the 8+ was same size for 16:9 content as the iPhone 7+, but the 8+ is actually smaller. Could not locate the post though.
    That was me, just a few posts ago...
    Why do you say it's smaller? They are both listed as 2.7" wide...
    Maybe the slight curves... but technically those are part of the picture.
    04-13-2017 10:38 PM
  25. recDNA's Avatar
    I know the picture looked bigger on Note 7 and on my V20 when looking at hi def youtube video in the Verizon store however in theory shows produced in 2:1 like House of Cards on Netflix should look bigger on S8+. I prefer the extra width to the extra length but that's just personal choice.
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    04-14-2017 10:00 AM
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