1. Jamie Stone4's Avatar
    Hey,

    Just for future reference, if and when I get the new S8 (Waiting for a price drop, or if I get lucky in a giveaway :P) do you recommend the s8 or the s8+? I have the S6 (regular, flat) and it fits in my hand comfortably and I can just about reach the top of the phone (The very top) if the bottom of my palm is touching the bottom. I know the fingerprint scanner isn't in the best space which is why I'm wondering if it would be useable for me (Right handed). I would use iris scanning at all times but if I'm using Samsung/Android pay it would be easier to just place my finger on the sensor instead of waving my phone around in front of me.

    Only reason I would want the bigger version is because of Battery, not really a bigger screen considering that the regular screen is already relatively big in the first place. Or, from experience, does the bigger screen cancel out increased battery?

    I know I've dragged on, but I really want to make the right decision.
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    04-23-2017 12:26 PM
  2. gendo667's Avatar
    Hey,

    Just for future reference, if and when I get the new S8 (Waiting for a price drop, or if I get lucky in a giveaway :P) do you recommend the s8 or the s8+? I have the S6 (regular, flat) and it fits in my hand comfortably and I can just about reach the top of the phone (The very top) if the bottom of my palm is touching the bottom. I know the fingerprint scanner isn't in the best space which is why I'm wondering if it would be useable for me (Right handed). I would use iris scanning at all times but if I'm using Samsung/Android pay it would be easier to just place my finger on the sensor instead of waving my phone around in front of me.

    Only reason I would want the bigger version is because of Battery, not really a bigger screen considering that the regular screen is already relatively big in the first place. Or, from experience, does the bigger screen cancel out increased battery?

    I know I've dragged on, but I really want to make the right decision.
    I'd advise the standard S8. Battery has actually been good for me so far, and I work in a dead zone. Also, I don't use the FPS myself, but reaching for it (also right handed) really isn't a issue.

    I can't really speak on the S8+. I've handled it in store a little. It actually feels great in hand and actually fits in a pocket quite well. I never bothered to reach for the FPS.

    The S8 really hits that sweat spot, in terms of size.
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    04-23-2017 12:36 PM
  3. burrzoo's Avatar
    S8+ for sure. I have small hands and can easily reach the fps. The larger screen real estate is a fantastic extra bonus!
    The Iris scanner works perfectly for me... With glasses 👓!
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    04-23-2017 12:54 PM
  4. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    The s8 hits the sweet spot for me.

    I'm using the s7 right now and that's plenty big enough so the slightly taller but less wide s8 for me makes it more comfortable to hold. Plus for me in the U.K the extra £90 for a s8+ I can't warrant. I buy sim free.
    04-23-2017 01:58 PM
  5. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I'd advise the standard S8. Battery has actually been good for me so far, and I work in a dead zone. Also, I don't use the FPS myself, but reaching for it (also right handed) really isn't a issue.

    I can't really speak on the S8+. I've handled it in store a little. It actually feels great in hand and actually fits in a pocket quite well. I never bothered to reach for the FPS.

    The S8 really hits that sweat spot, in terms of size.
    @gendo667

    May I ask if you find the s8 screen is over reflective on the edges which I've heard in some YouTube reviews ?
    04-23-2017 02:00 PM
  6. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I went with the S8+ because of bigger battery and larger screen size, but if you want a smaller-sized phone, definitely get the S8. Both have fast charging so if the battery runs low, you can charge it quite fast.
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    04-23-2017 02:04 PM
  7. gendo667's Avatar
    @gendo667

    May I ask if you find the s8 screen is over reflective on the edges which I've heard in some YouTube reviews ?
    This is my first Samsung device which makes this my first phone with an edge screen. I've experienced no reflection, or at least haven't noticed, which makes it a non-issue. Also, no learning curve. I've made no adjustments at all. I mention this since I've read that the edge screen on previous phones was more aggressive.
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    04-23-2017 02:14 PM
  8. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Thank you for your insight.

    Certainly goes some to alleviate my concerns with some saying the phones screen is too reflective.
    gendo667 likes this.
    04-23-2017 03:10 PM
  9. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I went with the S8+ because of bigger battery and larger screen size, but if you want a smaller-sized phone, definitely get the S8. Both have fast charging so if the battery runs low, you can charge it quite fast.
    Lol so you got one huh? I feel like I've watched you criticize this phone forever only to end up getting it.
    04-23-2017 03:36 PM
  10. dlee1001's Avatar
    Like what some here have said, I too went with the S8+ solely due to the bigger battery (3500 mAh), although the big screen size was something I also considered. In terms of dimensions, according to the specs listed on GSM Arena, it's only 0.42 inch taller and 0.21 inch wider than the regular S8, so it's not that much of a difference. Battery life is something I take as a priority when selecting a new phone. For me, the S8+ is a clear winner, although I've seen the regular S8 also has very good battery life for a 3000 mAh battery.
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    04-23-2017 04:03 PM
  11. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Lol so you got one huh? I feel like I've watched you criticize this phone forever only to end up getting it.
    I did criticize it. But then once I held it in my hand at Verizon, and played around with all of the features, it was something that I just had to have and I don't regret my purchasing decision one bit.
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    04-23-2017 07:37 PM
  12. T22rmh's Avatar
    I have both and prefer the s8+. Better screen size for starters.
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    04-24-2017 12:03 AM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    I went S8+ but... I like big screen phones so ... It was an easy choice .
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    04-24-2017 12:07 AM
  14. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I did criticize it. But then once I held it in my hand at Verizon, and played around with all of the features, it was something that I just had to have and I don't regret my purchasing decision one bit.
    Good for you. This just may be Samsung's best phone.
    04-24-2017 12:11 AM
  15. Mike1117's Avatar
    I upgraded from am S6 edge to the S8+ and have not regretted my choice for 1 second. Love the big screen. Easy for me tho manage because the width is very manageable in your hand.
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    04-24-2017 06:19 AM
  16. frellingfrakker's Avatar
    I love the bigger screen on the + but the battery is the key factor. Based on reviews and forums it seems like the + gets a couple of extra hours of screen time which is pretty big.
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    04-24-2017 06:50 AM
  17. Gsxr151's Avatar
    Which one do you "gravitate" to at the store? If you had to buy one in the next 10-seconds, which would you buy? --------------- Out of time, what did you decide?
    04-24-2017 08:33 AM
  18. Jamie Stone4's Avatar
    Thanks for all of your replies. If I DO get the chance I'll check them out at an EE/carphone warehouse store and see which one I like better but at the moment I'm leaning towards the s8+ from all of the replies.

    My s6 is only 9 months old so I'll probably get enough life out of it before upgrading. Now just gotta figure out the colour . Artic silver looks nice but since that isn't available in the UK :/
    04-24-2017 01:04 PM
  19. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I pre ordered the s8 at my local Samsung Experience Store today ,and pick it up this Friday.

    I've made a few trips to play with both variants in the Shop and spent a good hour today making my mind up.
    04-24-2017 01:34 PM

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