5 Reasons the Galaxy S8+ is Better Than the Galaxy S8

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Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are two beautifully stunning smartphones. And while millions look to buy one, many are likely wondering which one to choose. With that in mind here we’ll go over why the Galaxy S8+ is better than the Galaxy S8.

Of course both of Samsung’s new smartphones are great choices. The Galaxy S8 has an impressive 5.8-inch Quad-HD screen, water resistance and more. However, the Galaxy S8+ is even bigger while still being easy to hold, and has much more to offer potential buyers.

Whether you buy the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S8+, both are amazing phones. That being said Samsung already confirmed the S8+ is outselling the smaller sibling, and pre-orders are at a record high surpassing all previous phones. If you’re still trying to decide, now is the time, and below we’ll help you choose the right one.

Those with an old phone like the Galaxy Note 5 or even the Galaxy S7 Edge will love Samsung’s latest and greatest. Featuring a similar overall design featuring a huge Infinity display with nearly no bezels. The results are quite impressive. Add in a better camera, double the storage and rounded edges in the screen it looks perfect. Not to mention the powerful new processor and 4GB of RAM powering the phone.

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While we’ve already detailed both in our comparisons, below we’ll explain the benefits of buying the bigger of the two. What makes them different, how battery life should be better and why the Galaxy S8+ is better than the Galaxy S8 for most.

Those with an old phone like the Galaxy Note 5 or even the Galaxy S7 Edge will love Samsung’s latest and greatest. Featuring a similar overall design featuring a huge Infinity display with nearly no bezels. The results are quite impressive. Add in a better camera, double the storage and rounded edges in the screen it looks perfect. Not to mention the powerful new processor and 4GB of RAM powering the phone.

While we’ve already detailed both in our comparisons, below we’ll explain the benefits of buying the bigger of the two. What makes them different, how battery life should be better and why the Galaxy S8+ is better than the Galaxy S8 for most.

The Galaxy S8 has the biggest screen of any Galaxy S smartphone to date. In fact, it’s even bigger than the Galaxy Note 5 or Note 7. Coming in at a whopping 5.8-inches with a 2960 x 1440 Quad-HD resolution. It’s just a hair bigger than their previous Note smartphones.

However, the best choice for almost every buyer will be the Galaxy S8+. That’s because it has an even larger 6.2-inch Quad-HD screen that looks gorgeous. Now we know what you’re thinking, which is that’s HUGE. You’re right, but wrong at the same time.

Samsung ditched the home button for the first time in seven years, and made the bezels extremely small. As a result the S8 and S8+ are nearly the exact same size as previous phones. The massive 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ is the same size as the Google Pixel XL or iPhone 7 Plus. Meaning it’s pretty small and easy to hold and use. Samsung is using a new 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone in thin, a little taller than previous years and not as wide. Meaning you’ll enjoy a huge 6.2-inch screen in a phone the same size as you’re already used to.

As a result there’s almost no real reason to get a Galaxy S8. Simply enjoy a much larger experience and get the Galaxy S8+ instead. Also, both phones have a curved screen this year, so that isn’t a choice like we saw with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Making this decision easier than ever before.

Better Battery Life

Personally one of the single most important aspects of any smartphone specifications is the battery life. It’s a stat that many overlook (we’re looking at you HTC U Ultra) and Samsung is getting better and better here.

The Galaxy S8 has that big 5.8-inch screen but the same 3,000 mAh battery as the 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 from 2016. Or like the HTC 10. Meaning battery life should still be decent, but not amazing or even great.

And while the same can be said for the Galaxy S8+ and its 3,500 mAh battery, that increase will make a big difference in daily use. Whether you’re a power-user or just want to enjoy your phone to the fullest, the Galaxy S8+ is the phone for you. The 3,500 mAh battery with fast and wireless charging will really help. Getting a bigger screen and the extra 500 mAh of battery life is important.

Samsung has a new efficient AMOLED panel inside these phones, optimized the software, and it’s running Android 7.0 Nougat with tons of power-saving features. Which is why the company is confident these battery sizes will be more than enough to last a full 8-hour work day and beyond. Either way, you’ll want the biggest battery possible, which is only available in the Galaxy S8+.

Galaxy S8: 3,000 mAh

Galaxy S8+: 3,500 mAh

Improved VR & Gaming Experience

Along with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ Samsung announced an all-new Gear VR headset with a motion controller. This should deliver a vastly improved virtual reality experience for fans of VR or gamers. And while the resolution and screen quality is important, having the bigger 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ is probably best idea.

An argument could be made for the Galaxy S8 having the same high resolution in a smaller package for more pixels and a sharper image, but the actual size of the display is our point. Having a big 6.2-inch screen with a Quad-HD resolution will deliver a truly stunning and enjoyable virtual reality experience.

If you love VR or gaming, you’ll want the Galaxy S8+.

Easy to Hold & Use

We briefly mentioned this in our first slide about the display, but it needs to be said once again. The physical size of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is truly impressive. Samsung managed to fit some of the biggest screens we’ve seen in a flagship smartphone without making them physically big devices.

Some chose not to get the Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy Note 7 simply because they’re too big. It’s the same reason the iPhone 7 or iPhone SE is popular. Not everyone wants a huge phone.

Lucky with the Galaxy S8+ you get the best of both worlds. The giant 6.2-inch Quad-HD screen fits in a device nearly the exact same size as the iPhone 7 Plus. That big screen arrives in a package similar to the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge, as you can see from our comparison image above. Basically this shows the tiny difference in size over the Galaxy S8 or S7 Edge, yet you get so much more from the screen size to the longer battery life. It’s a small trade-off that many will be happy to make

Galaxy S8+ Best for Power Users & Video

In closing, there isn’t too much that needs to be said about these phones. They both have the same 12 Dual Pixel rear camera, their both IP68 dust and water-resistance, and they both have 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. Everything about the overall specifications sheet is exactly the same.

The only real difference between the two is the Galaxy S8+ has a bigger 6.2-inch display, and the battery is larger at 3,500 mAh instead of only 3,000 mAh.

But those two points are hugely important. Especially when it’s only $100 more, which is only $5-6 a month extra with a payment plan from carriers. A few dollars more gets you a significantly bigger screen and much better battery life. All while performance stays the same, but everything else is better.

Power users will love the extra screen real-estate to get more done. View more of a webpage, emails or tweets. Enjoy stunning Android games with exceptional details, clarify and see more while you play. Not to mention while watching video. Yes the phones use a weird 18:9 aspect ratio that most content isn’t made for. So similar to widescreen TV’s you will have black bars on each end, rather than on the top and bottom. However, Samsung’s built-in player lets you zoom in and watch videos on the full 6.2-inch screen, and most video players have a similar feature. Including Netflix.

Basically the massive 6.2-inch screen and all-day battery life is perfect for everyone. Power users, gamers, those who watch a lot of video or content, VR and more. If you are a hard-core users or just want the most from the best phone on the market — look no further than the Galaxy S8+.

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