Samsung unveiled it’s latest flagship in the Galaxy series, the Samsung Galaxy S8, on April 21, 2017, and it comes with two models, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Though offering the same Galaxy experience, the two models have some differences that you might want to take a look before deciding to upgrade your old Galaxy S7 phone or switch your current smartphone with the new Galaxy S8 phone. So, what are the differences between the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus? Let’s take a closer look.
The Display Size
The first noticeable difference between the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is the display size. The S8 Plus has a bigger display size as compared with the regular Galaxy S8. The regular Galaxy S8 model has 5.8” Quad HD+ (2960×1440) Super AMOLED screen with 570 ppi, while the Galaxy S8 Plus has 6.2” Quad HD+ (2960×1440) Super AMOLED screen with 529 ppi. So, as you can see, although the Galaxy S8 Plus has a bigger screen size, it has a lower ppi for the display. Each has the same bezel-less display that allows you to view the screen in full without being limited by unnecessary borders in your screen. Samsung called it the Infinity Display technology.
Since the display screen is bigger in the Galaxy S8 Plus, Samsung gives this model a slightly faster processor to accommodate for its bigger display. The regular Galaxy S8 has Octa Core processors, with 2.3 GHz Quad Core processor and 1.7 GHz Quad Core processor. The Galaxy S8 Plus, on the other hand, also has Octa Core processors, with the difference being that it has 2.35 GHz Quad Core processor and 1.9 GHz Quad Core processor. So, you can see that the S8 Plus model has a slightly faster processor than the regular S8 model. However, the difference in processor speed is not much.
Again, since the S8 Plus has a bigger screen, it needs to have a bigger battery capacity to accommodate the bigger screen size. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 3000 mAh battery capacity, while the Galaxy S8 Plus has a 3500 mAh battery capacity. In terms of battery life, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus can also last a bit longer than the regular S8 model. For instance, the talk time in Galaxy S8 is up to 20 hours, while the Galaxy S8 Plus has up to 24 hours talk time. The MP3 playback on the Galaxy S8 is up to 44 hours, while the Galaxy S8 Plus has up to 50 hours playback time. This is just a few examples.
So, What’s The Deal?
Aside from the differences listed above, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus offer the same features and functionalities. Some of the features include high quality audio, Bixby assistant, water and dust resistance, fast charging, iris scanner, the same amount of RAM and internal storage, and more. So, if you don’t think that you need a bigger screen for your phone, you can pick the regular S8 model, since it is cheaper than the S8 Plus. But, if you love to carry a bigger screen smartphone, the S8 Plus is a better choice for you, since it gives you a better view on the display with the same amazing Galaxy S8 experience.