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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

In this article you can read everything the differences between the Samsung Galaxy S8 vs the S8 Plus.

In short: differences between the S8 and S8+

Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Dimensions (h x w x d) 14.89 x 6.81 x 0.80 cm 15.95 x 7.34 x 0.81 cm
Screen 5.8-inch Quad HD 6.2-inch Quad HD
Rear camera 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Selfie camera 8 megapixels 8 megapixels
Battery capacity 5,000 mAh 3,500 mAh
Iris scanner Yes Yes

Samsung Galaxy S8 video review

Because we simply couldn't wait to see the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus in real life, we flew Dylan out to London for a sneak preview. In addition to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Dylan also take a sneak peek at the Samsung DeX, the dock that turns your Galaxy S8 into a desktop computer. Check out this video to see if his expectations are met!

Big or small?

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8: a handy size

The Samsung Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch screen. This might seem a bit big, especially compared to the older Galaxy S7's 5.1-inch screen, but thanks to the Galaxy S8's small bezels and compact casing you can easily operate with 1 hand. The bigger S8 Plus builds upon the same idea, but is a bit more difficult to operate with 1 hand due to it's 6.2-inch screen.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: enjoy your movies to the fullest

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus sports a luxurious 6.2-inch screen, which is substantially bigger than the screen of its little brother, the Galaxy S8. The bigger screen provides you with a better overview, which is useful for reading news items, watching videos, and scrolling through your social media. Its massive size also comes with a drawback: it can be difficult to operate with 1 hand.

Conclusion

There are only a few differences between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus. In case you can't decide, you should ask yourself the following question: "do I prefer a handy size or a bigger screen?" Personally, I prefer a bigger screen, especially when watching movies and reading news items. But if you value handiness above a large screen, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the phone for you.


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