Poll results: Galaxy S8 is good enough!

Poll results: Galaxy S8 is good enough!
The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagships are pretty awesome, sure. But, fact is, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, hailing from early 2017, are no less awesome. Both generations share very, very similar designs, and the top-tier hardware of their own time. With the S8 being only a year old, that means that it's still a pretty capable smartphone.

That's not to say that Samsung is lazy or not innovating. It's just that mobile tech has plateaued for now, and the S8 does hit a lot of nails on the head and still looks like a smartphone from the future. The S9 just refined the formula a little bit more.

But a futuristic, curvy phone also abandoned the $650 price standard of the past. The Galaxy S9 starts at $720, and the S9+ will set you back $840. Ouch, right?

In comes the Galaxy S8 — the year-old flagship can be found cheaper at various retailers and one can really land a deal at the second-hand / refurbished market.

So, we thought we'd ask — would you go for the Galaxy S9, or is the S8 still “good enough”? 60% of voters believe in the latter!

Galaxy S8 / S8+ or Galaxy S9 / S9+?

The S9 / S9+ — it's worth it!
The S8 / S8+ is still good enough, so...



1. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

Nah. S9's newer generation AMOLED screen is considerably less prone to burn-ins, and the miles better speakers are worth the price difference.

2. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011


3. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

Of course. Apple snapped these newer AMOLEDs for their iPhoneX, and thus, Sammy had to delay starting using it on GS9 and NOT Note8.

6. RevolutionA

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Get the best phone guys. I'm sure you get what I mean. Open secret

7. Papa_Ji

Posts: 855; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Samsung is using apple products to test the new type to display... iPhone are testing platform for king Samsung.

9. RevolutionA

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

It is the premium which is only meant for Apple.

8. SaRPeR

Posts: 147; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Why is everyone so concerned about burn-in ? It is covered under warranty.

4. luis.aag90

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

In my case S9 was definitely worth it. I got a brand new Coral blue Sprint unit w/o box for a couple hundred less, that was just about 100 USD difference compared to a refurbished S8. Latest SoC, improved camera, fingerprint sensor and speakers were worth it. My gf loves it.

5. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Since I can buy it for only 505€...it's more than "good enough".

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