Written by Maarten

How big is the Samsung Galaxy S8?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 5,8-inch screen. That's big. But how big is the phone itself? Can you operate it with one hand or will you need both? Of course, every hand is different. That's why we list here how big the device is compared to its predecessor - the Samsung Galaxy S7 - a mug, a bank card, and... a banana. We'll use an average banana in this example, so we won't offend any other bananas.

How large is the Samsung Galaxy S8 in numbers?

Let's talk numbers. How tall and wide are the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S7, an average banana, a mug, and a bank card?

  • Samsung Galaxy S8: 14,89cm x 6,81cm
  • Samsung Galaxy S7: 14,24cm x 6,96cm
  • Average banana: 19cm x 4cm
  • Mug: 9cm x 8cm
  • Bank card: 8.56cm x 5.4cm

How large is the Samsung Galaxy S8 in pictures?

Samsung Galaxy S8 size

To get a better understanding of these numbers, we've put a visual representation below.


A 5,8-inch screen is large. But since Samsung kept the edges above and below the screen small, it's quite easy to operate the Samsung Galaxy S8 with one hand. Yes, the device is larger than the Samsung Galaxy S7, but smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The S8 does have a bigger screen than those devices. In short: if you're already used to a larger phone, you'll like the Samsung Galaxy S8 with its smaller casing and bigger screen.

No bananas were harmed when making this article.

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