04-12-2017 05:24 PM
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  1. The Phone Company's Avatar
    S8 is only 152g, this is lighter than the S7 Edge!

    The S8+ on the other hand, while of course is larger, but not by much, is a massive 21g extra heavy at 173g.

    Now I am not a rocket scientist, but does an extra 500mAh of battery and some minor screen real estate really add up to 21g?

    Maybe I am missing something here, but really? After giving this consideration wouldn't it be of extra benefit to choose the S8 over the S8+. Here's a thought, the S8+ feels heavy, imagine dropping it on the ground.
    04-10-2017 09:13 PM
  2. The Phone Company's Avatar
    *the S7 Edge is 157g
    04-10-2017 09:16 PM
  3. ShinyTop's Avatar
    Since I am coming from the Moto Z Force with added battery, no, it will not seem heavy to me.
    04-10-2017 09:18 PM
  4. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Coming from the note 5 at 171g, I am used to big phones. Probably won't even notice the difference honestly.
    04-10-2017 09:22 PM
  5. Rumline's Avatar
    21g is about the same weight as 4 letter size sheets of paper.
    katmandoo122 and DWS44 like this.
    04-10-2017 09:33 PM
  6. Axidrain's Avatar
    You'd be surprised how much the battery weighs with just a tiny bump in capacity
    04-10-2017 09:37 PM
  7. durandetto's Avatar
    Coming from the v20 at 175g I'll be fine. Even the v20 doesn't seem that heavy.
    04-10-2017 09:39 PM
  8. marlin29311's Avatar
    21g is about the same weight as 4 letter size sheets of paper.
    Or 42 paper clips!
    gernerttl likes this.
    04-11-2017 09:10 AM
  9. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    The weight seems pretty inline to me in regards to other similar sized phones. Not seeing the issue heres.
    04-11-2017 09:13 AM
  10. jamezr's Avatar
    The s8+ seems to be right in line with other phones in the same size range. Except the S8+ has a much bigger display screen....

    S8 vs S8+ Forget Size… why the whooping added Weight-capture.jpg
    04-11-2017 09:24 AM
  11. cert15z's Avatar
    Dang!!!! I didn't know the S8+ is 173g. I am going to have to increase my dumbbell curls to 70lbs from 65lbs to handle this monster. Good thing Samsung didn't add an 4000mAh battery, I don't think my duty belt could take the extra weight.
    04-11-2017 09:42 AM
  12. ClintRo's Avatar
    Oh sarcasm... how I love thee.... :P
    04-11-2017 09:51 AM
  13. shook187's Avatar
    Haha "massive" 21 grams extra.

    Massive and 21 grams should not be used in the same sentence.
    gernerttl likes this.
    04-11-2017 09:57 AM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    Perhaps I would notice the size/weight difference, as most of my phones have been lighter and smaller by comparison; but I'm sure seasoned phablet users won't be fazed by this.
    04-11-2017 10:01 AM
  15. Aquila's Avatar
    Extra glass, extra metal, extra battery
    libra89 and Morty2264 like this.
    04-11-2017 01:50 PM
  16. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    And how much weight and bulk will the case add
    04-11-2017 01:53 PM
  17. EMGSM's Avatar
    The weight of the phone didn't bother me. I didn't even notice because I was paying attention to that awesome screen. I have the iPhone 7 plus which felt heavier to me.
    Attached Thumbnails S8 vs S8+ Forget Size… why the whooping added Weight-20170404_142007.jpg  
    04-12-2017 12:29 AM
  18. Large Hadron's Avatar
    S8 is only 152g, this is lighter than the S7 Edge!
    The S8 is smaller than the S7 Edge, so I'd be surprised if this were otherwise.

    In case you didn't get the memo, the different aspect ratios mean that you can't use the screen diagonal as a proxy for device size when comparing.
    Maybe I am missing something here, but really? After giving this consideration wouldn't it be of extra benefit to choose the S8 over the S8+. Here's a thought, the S8+ feels heavy, imagine dropping it on the ground.
    Have you handled one? It feels a bit light for its size to me.

    In fact the S8+ is about 17% larger in volume and 11% larger in mass, so is overall less dense than the S8.
    04-12-2017 05:28 AM
  19. milehigherik's Avatar
    👍👍👍👍
    04-12-2017 05:31 AM
  20. sangs's Avatar
    The weight of the phone didn't bother me. I didn't even notice because I was paying attention to that awesome screen. I have the iPhone 7 plus which felt heavier to me.
    Because the iPhone 7+ IS heavier.
    04-12-2017 06:37 AM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    And how much weight and bulk will the case add
    Look at the case you want and it's weight then add it in.
    04-12-2017 07:48 AM
  22. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Well, it's heavier because there's more metal, more glass, a larger battery capacity and other stuff.

    More of those = More mass

    More mass = Heavier phone
    milehigherik and Almeuit like this.
    04-12-2017 08:34 AM
  23. Almeuit's Avatar
    Well, it's heavier because there's more metal, more glass, a larger battery capacity and other stuff.

    More of those = More mass

    More mass = Heavier phone
    Pretty much.
    04-12-2017 08:48 AM
  24. jshah500's Avatar
    Massive and 21 grams should not be used in the same sentence.
    21 grams is not massive
    gernerttl likes this.
    04-12-2017 02:29 PM
  25. scott_0's Avatar
    Jesus Christ I thought we ran out of things to complain about.
    wait until about hour after their delivered lol smh
    04-12-2017 02:39 PM
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