Leaked S8 and S8+ size comparisons show the S8+ to still be one very big phone


If you didn't get a good glimpse of exactly how big will the Galaxy S8 and S8+ be compared to their major rivals in our homebrew renders yesterday, a renowned leakster has sized them up, too, albeit in a more schematic way. As you can see above, the Galaxy S8 would eventually be a tad taller, but quite more narrow than the LG G6 with the same screen size. Since LG's flagship is already the most compact 5.7-incher money can still not buy, the S8 screen-to-body ratio should be one for the ages, and hopefully a harbinger of things to come with phones down the road. 

The S8+, on the other hand, will fit the needs of multimedia junkies that are drooling over large displays, but looking at the size it still seems like this may be a niche device. Granted, it would house a 6.2" curved display in a body the height of the iPhone 7 Plus, but that's still one big phone to carry around. Thankfully, it is narrower thanks to the purported 18.5:9 aspect ratio of the screen, so it would be a bit easier to use it with one hand than the other phones in its size range that include the Pixel XL. Which one would you pick, looking at the schematics above?

source: OnLeaks (Twitter)

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Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)

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70 Comments

1. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

I don't recall PA calling the iPhone + "one very big phone" yet the S8+ is the same size despite the much bigger screen.

3. Sballa

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Exactly...

5. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Dude this is iphonearena! For them, ip7+ is f**king perfect!!!

60. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because they didn't. Its the Samsung hatred in them. The iPhone 6/6S/7 Plus models are all huge oversize bulky ugly phones. Even the Note 7 as big as it is, is smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus. We all know this. But yet only Samsung phones are "one very big phone" Yet smaller than the iPhone

61. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Galaxy S8 - 140.1 x 72.2 x 7.3 mm - 5.8" Curved Galaxy S8+ 152.4 x 78.5 x 7.9 mm - 6.3" Curved iPhone 7 Plus 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

2. Sballa

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Why they did not put in the comparison the S7 Edge, unbelievable .. It is the 2016 best phone and it does not stand there in the comparison ... Bahhh

41. TerryTerius unregistered

As much as the anticipation is building around the S8, it's premature to say one device or another will definitively be the "best" when nobody has done any testing yet.

44. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But... one can safely assume an upcoming handset to be the best, based on it's leaked specs. Just like I can definitely say one device or another to be the worst, based on it's preliminary specs. That ain't premature at all... Well, unless you see "best" from a perspective different from them beefy specs, bruh. Besides, even from a Benchmark perspective, Samsung has been, most of the times, at the top of the chart... so, no worries there. But hey... "best", from a software perspective, the current Grace UX speaks for itself already... so no argument there.

46. DFranch

Posts: 531; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I think he's saying the S7 Edge was 2016 best phone, how come it isn't in the comparison. I agree BTW because I have the S7 Edge and want to know how the S8 compares.

4. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

S8 taller than G6?

6. Sballa

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Where? In the picture as you can see is smaller than G6

8. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I'm asking PA since accdg to the article, S8 will be a tad taller but narrower than LG G6

12. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

The image is right there.... It literally says the S8 is 1mm taller than the G6 but 3.9mm narrower

13. Sballa

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I guess something is wrong with the article then.. Lg G6: Dimensions 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm (5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 in) S8: Dimensions 140.1 x 72.2 x 7.3 mm (5.52 x 2.84 x 0.29 in) This come from GSM Arena

29. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

GSM Arena is probably wrong Its too short or too wide for a 18:9 display The S8 has a 0.1" bigger screen than the G6 So I doubt it will be ~10mm shorter than the G6 OnLeaks says the S8 is 148.9x68mm, which makes more sense IMO 68mm is slightly narrower than I expected, but the S8 has a curved display, which could explain it

10. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

just 1mm taller, but the S8 has a also a bit bigger display.

21. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 259; Member since: May 15, 2013

yeah I thought on the picture the G6 looks very slightly taller then the S8, but the measurements indicate that the S8 is 1mm taller

23. Cat97

Posts: 1854; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Doesn't look like it from the picture.

62. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

LG G6 - 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm Galaxy S8 - 140.1 x 72.2 x 7.3 mm - 5.8" Curved Galaxy S8+ 152.4 x 78.5 x 7.9 mm - 6.3" Curved

7. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

What is new with this news? We know for long that s8+ is a big phone. Lols!

9. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

The size of the s8 is just right but the s8+ is too much.

17. fyah_king unregistered

S8+ is perfect.

26. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Right. 6 point 2 freaking inches FTW!

28. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Don't forget that it's the same width as the galaxy s7 edge

11. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Despite it's 5,8" display the S8 seems still to be operable with one hand.

14. fyah_king unregistered

Can't wait to get my big paws on that S8+.

15. Lamzaza unregistered

Why put a dead Note7 and not the best selling S7 Edge.

16. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Phonearena, stop supporting this totally superficial "bezels are bad" craze. Phones that still go with some bezels don't do it out of stupidity but because they have technology to fit such as reliable waterproofing, stereo speakers and, who knows?, maybe a properly designed battery that doesn't explode. Also bezels are useful to hold your phone in landscape mode without obstructing the screen, when you thumb type and in order not to get thumb strain when you try to balance a bezelless phone in your hand and try to reach the bottom of the display. The reduced bezels save only a few millimetres of surface in the pocket and that's that. The rest is just hype and disadvantages.

22. splus

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Bezels ARE bad! They're not useful for anything. I don't care it takes more space in my pocket, but I care how much space a phone takes in my hand! And it's not just a difference of few mm, it's closer to few cm.

27. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

The are not bad for all the things I mentioned. If you think otherwise, present us with valid arguments. Otherwise buy an S8 and enjoy accidental activations of the screen and thumb strains. Also enjoy black bars when you watch YouTube and pictures which pretty much only moves empty space from the body to the screen, but doesn't really eliminate it.

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