10-15-2017 09:55 PM
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  1. AKFL3TCH3R's Avatar
    I got the S8+ on Sprint almost two weeks ago. So far, I really like the size of the display, the battery life and how efficient this phone is. It hasn't let me down. However, after playing with my girlfriend's S8, I have really come to like the size of the smaller phone. My last chances to exchange all end on Friday, and I can't decide whether or not I want the smaller phone. One-handed usability is very nice. Sometimes I feel myself getting a little anxious or nervous when I have to do hand-gymnastics to reach the top of the screen. Don't get me wrong, my hands are just normal- I just don't want to drop the phone and break it. The thought of doing that for two years makes me feel pressured to only have two weeks to decide :P
    My concern of switching would be the battery life. How is the battery life for you all who use the smaller S8?
    Is the battery life worth the risk of dropping a pretty big phone to you?
    10-11-2017 03:18 PM
  2. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Keep the +. I have the plus and my wife has the S8. I hear you, when I use her phone it does feel nice in the hand but the bigger screen and battery are worth it for me. Since there are such small bezels, the plus feels pretty comfortable on the hand.
    10-11-2017 03:28 PM
  3. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    A soft shell case makes holding it easier as well as offering some protection from accidents.

    Before I bought my S8+ I bought cases for both - and for Note 8 - to get some idea of size, don't have a store within 70 miles.

    Being able to show more may mean less scrolling or easier to read.
    10-11-2017 04:09 PM
  4. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I have the S8 and love the way it fits in my hand so comfortably. Having said that... I regret not getting the S8+. Would love the bigger screen.
    10-11-2017 04:13 PM
  5. V J's Avatar
    Install a custom launcher that supports custom swipe gestures like Nova and set swipe down to expand notifications. This will be your most common one hand gesture that gets tricky when trying to reach the top of the screen. With that solved, one hand gymnastics should be very minimal.
    10-11-2017 04:15 PM
  6. mj0528's Avatar
    To me, big phones are great until the new wears off then it stinks to have to use 2 hands. Bigger battery sounds good but the 3000 mAh battery on the s8 does me well. 500 more mAh wouldn't change my charging really. Really like one handing it.
    10-11-2017 04:23 PM
  7. gernerttl's Avatar
    I got the S8+ on Sprint almost two weeks ago. So far, I really like the size of the display, the battery life and how efficient this phone is. It hasn't let me down. However, after playing with my girlfriend's S8, I have really come to like the size of the smaller phone. My last chances to exchange all end on Friday, and I can't decide whether or not I want the smaller phone. One-handed usability is very nice. Sometimes I feel myself getting a little anxious or nervous when I have to do hand-gymnastics to reach the top of the screen. Don't get me wrong, my hands are just normal- I just don't want to drop the phone and break it. The thought of doing that for two years makes me feel pressured to only have two weeks to decide :P
    My concern of switching would be the battery life. How is the battery life for you all who use the smaller S8?
    Is the battery life worth the risk of dropping a pretty big phone to you?
    If the size and the fear of dropping the phone is what matters to you, then switch to the S8. My co-worker has an S8 and he gets great battery life.

    It's a win-win for you.

    My two cents.
    10-11-2017 04:39 PM
  8. sweetypie31's Avatar
    If you take back the 8 plus and get the regular 8 does the 14 day return thing reset (I've never done it)? If so try out regular 8 . If you don't like it return it.
    10-11-2017 05:23 PM
  9. tuscanybay's Avatar
    If you are really only concerned about dropping the phone, your solution is to get a rugged case like OtterBox.

    I on the other hand cannot stand carrying around a phablet. So the S8 is no question the right fit for me. It is really just a matter of personal preference. If you enjoy the large screen and long battery life, while not bothered by having to carry a huge phone, I'd say keep the plus.
    10-11-2017 05:46 PM
  10. AKFL3TCH3R's Avatar
    If you take back the 8 plus and get the regular 8 does the 14 day return thing reset (I've never done it)? If so try out regular 8 . If you don't like it return it.
    It does not reset.
    10-11-2017 07:39 PM
  11. AKFL3TCH3R's Avatar
    If you are really only concerned about dropping the phone, your solution is to get a rugged case like OtterBox.

    I on the other hand cannot stand carrying around a phablet. So the S8 is no question the right fit for me. It is really just a matter of personal preference. If you enjoy the large screen and long battery life, while not bothered by having to carry a huge phone, I'd say keep the plus.
    I am unbelievably torn 😂
    10-11-2017 07:40 PM
  12. deacon33's Avatar
    I am unbelievably torn
    I had the S8, went to the S8+ just 5 days ago. It was just too big for me. I paid the restocking fee and am back with the S8.

    Go to a store and play with both.
    10-11-2017 08:03 PM
  13. sweetypie31's Avatar
    It does not reset.
    Well that's sucky.
    10-11-2017 08:51 PM
  14. chanchan05's Avatar
    There's a one handed mode in the settings you can have a gesture activate when needed. Works even when using a different launcher.
    Alan Sims likes this.
    10-11-2017 08:53 PM
  15. tuscanybay's Avatar
    I am unbelievably torn
    Well then go play with your girlfriend's s8 some more until you have a better idea on what you like.
    Alan Sims likes this.
    10-11-2017 09:52 PM
  16. StephaneM60's Avatar
    Battery life on my S8 is Ok (that is I get the exact same experience than with any other phone I owned so far, and I have everything enabled on it)
    My advice would be to go with the S8, and if you want a bigger phone, go for the Note 8 .

    Note : I find the S8 already big enough for easy handling, and due to the size and the nature of the phone, it's the first time in my life that I put a case on my phone by fear of letting it fall. If you are afraid of breaking your phone, use a case, and be aware that the case can make the phone easier to handle (simple bumper) case or harder to handle (like the clear view stand cover)
    Alan Sims likes this.
    10-12-2017 05:47 AM
  17. Karong's Avatar
    I had the same decision to make. I played with both and ended up with the smaller S8. Its the perfect size, I still get relatively big screen in a small one handed size. Best of both worlds. Yes the battery on the Plus is larger but it also has to power a larger screen so the battery life difference wont be that significant between the 2. Check some battery life comparisons on Youtube the Plus gets maybe 30-45 minutes more life than the smaller version. Not really worth it to me.
    10-12-2017 09:38 AM
  18. AKFL3TCH3R's Avatar
    I had the same decision to make. I played with both and ended up with the smaller S8. Its the perfect size, I still get relatively big screen in a small one handed size. Best of both worlds. Yes the battery on the Plus is larger but it also has to power a larger screen so the battery life difference wont be that significant between the 2. Check some battery life comparisons on Youtube the Plus gets maybe 30-45 minutes more life than the smaller version. Not really worth it to me.
    What is your average day of battery life like?
    10-12-2017 10:41 AM
  19. AKFL3TCH3R's Avatar
    Well, unfortunately today was my last chance to exchange the phone and I missed my chance. I was looking forward to using the smaller device, but oh well. Maybe I'll find myself a smaller case or use a skin.
    10-12-2017 09:38 PM
  20. pkcable's Avatar
    I have the smaller S8 and battery life is acceptable, BUT not as good as my iPhone 7 Plus.
    10-13-2017 12:36 PM
  21. mj0528's Avatar
    I have the smaller S8 and battery life is acceptable, BUT not as good as my iPhone 7 Plus.
    I find it not bad at all really. I just top off here and there and I always have plenty. It doesn't drop suddenly where I've seen on other Android phones but it's a slow decline plus not dealing with a huge phone is nice! I also have a battery case I got from Amazon that I use for camping and other trips that will last a long day without touching a charger. The phone is huge with that case on. Can't imagine what a plus would look like with the similar case on. I may go with the big one next time but for now this works great
    10-13-2017 02:12 PM
  22. pkcable's Avatar
    I find it not bad at all really. I just top off here and there and I always have plenty. It doesn't drop suddenly where I've seen on other Android phones but it's a slow decline plus not dealing with a huge phone is nice! I also have a battery case I got from Amazon that I use for camping and other trips that will last a long day without touching a charger. The phone is huge with that case on. Can't imagine what a plus would look like with the similar case on. I may go with the big one next time but for now this works great
    Correct it's not nearly as bad as earlier galaxy phones and other Androids, it's just not quite in the iPhone Plus league, which I suspect the S8+ may be because of the larger battery. I think you would be fine with either phone, the main deciding point being size preference.
    10-13-2017 02:29 PM
  23. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Weight wise the S8+ is a dream to hold. The iPhone Plus is in the Note 8 weight class. S8+ feels light. I couldn't stand the iPhone 6S Plus.

    Good comparison. https://www.phonearena.com/phones/co...11,10311,10312
    10-13-2017 04:02 PM
  24. stuckingoo's Avatar
    I've been an Android owner from day one but the past few years have switched back and forth between iOS and Android. I was pleasantly surprised at the battery life of the S8+. I knew it wasn't going to be as good as my old iPhone 7+ but it is much better than the Note 5 I owned a couple of years ago.
    10-14-2017 11:44 PM
  25. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Love how my S8+ is ~ounce lighter than my iPhone Plus.
    10-15-2017 05:44 AM
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