Anyone else feel the Galaxy S8 is too small to hold?

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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?
 

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Yes and I cancelled my preorder because of it. The s8 plus though...that's a great fit in the hand
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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 +
 

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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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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.
 

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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
 

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The total area is clearly larger, as the screen is much taller. But the width of the screen is almost exactly the same size.
 
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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..
 

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S8 is def too small....for me at least. Perfect for those who want a smaller form factor....and battery.....choose wisely!
 

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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
 

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