Spot the difference: Galaxy S8 sized up next to Galaxy S8+ in a new live shot

A newly leaked photo coming from the vast tech blogosphere over at the East, is calmly depicting the two most expected phones this season - Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+. The S8 is rumored to come with a 5.8" curved panel, and the S8+ will eventually one-up it with a 6.2" display, and this half an inch longer screen diagonal makes the difference in chassis sizes pretty significant, as you can see.

Moreover, the new 18:9 aspect ratio makes the phone narrower, but quite tall, which is especially true in the case of the S8+. They will be easier to hold and operate with one hand, though, and, given that we expect an 83% screen-to-body ratio, as per some credible tips, the 6.2" S8+ should be about the size of a 5.7" handset.

That would still make it a big phone, and not everyone's cup of tea, that's why rumor has it that the ratio upon release will be 7.1 million Galaxy S8 units shipped to the stores, and 5.4 million Galaxy S8+ models, which favors the 5.8-incher's projected demand by a third.

source: /Leaks

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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)
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)

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49 Comments

1. Stakeout

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 28, 2016

curved edge--a deal breaker.. horrible

2. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

S and Note .. hopefully A series will stick with flat screen

11. peace247 unregistered

Best phone ever!

48. Shadocx4

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

The edges on the Note 7 were less annoying tho...

23. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

What phone are u usin...

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Curved edge = wasted screen space. S7 5.5 inch look like a 5.2 ( compared to my G5 and screen dont look bigger at all)

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That is a lie and false. The S6 edge screen was the same size as the screen on the base S6. Curving it changed nothign but the look. But you work in a phone store? Both S6's have a 5.1" display. Curving it did not change the size. The S7 has 5.1 while the S7 edge is 5.5. Its bigger period.. Even if you took off the curve on the sides. What you said was dumb and incorrect. Curving the screen does not change it size. It just means 100% of the viewing area is not in front. Its still has the same 100% viewing area....lol.

26. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I can't fully agree only because I never bought a Edge phone. But on the flip side I love my glass screen protectors.

29. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

the real deal breaker is the 3000 mah battery on a 5.8 inch display ...

44. tedkord

Posts: 17298; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Display size is irrelevant on AMOLED. Individual pixels light. It's not like LCD where there's a backlight which gets bigger with the screen size and needs more power.

45. tedkord

Posts: 17298; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Display size is irrelevant on AMOLED. Individual pixels light. It's not like LCD where there's a backlight which gets bigger with the screen size and needs more power.

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

S8 Looks like LG G6 to me...lol Except G6 will be $100-$150 cheaper. S8+ is simply too big...

6. DBoss

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 2017

S8 looks like WHAT?!!!

14. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The gs8+ simply too big and i don't care if it has a 6.3" screen. It's just too big. It's not even like it has any differentiated feature from the normal s8. I mean, why not create a normal one of 5.1"? Imagine how small that would have been. So much for the gs8 phones being thesame size with the gs7 siblings. Smh

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S8+ appears to be about the same size as the iPhone Plus models. No one on PA site including the wrters ever complained the Plus iPhone's are big. Even though they are. The iPhone Plus are bigger than the Note 7, even though the Note 7 is slimmer and smaller and has a larger display.

16. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

@piyath The G6 has a "chin" on the bottom so it doesnt look symmetrical, it has no dual curved edges, no iris scanner, no autofocus in frontcamera, no AMOLED display, no S835/Exynos 8895 chip, no stereo speakers, no AKG headphones included, no VR headset, no Bixbi assistant, among other things. Both are water and dust resitant rated IP68, both support wireless charging. Yes the G6 has a dual camera with wide angle mode, but so did the G5 and V20 already aswell.

19. chbanks512

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

...and Samsung Pay. Pleeeease don't forget Samsung Pay. MST is one of the best pieces of tech in the last 5 years.

41. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1035; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

LG is in the works to release LG Pay, a little late but they plan to have it

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

HomerS go look at both side by side they do look alike. Curved edges is a joke my G5 screen has as big usable area as the S7 thats has a bigger curved screen. Iris scanner no need too slow. autofocus in selfie camera is mostly useless ( no one move when taking selfie ) I have NFC enabled sound system at home and very high end headphone no need dual speakers. Amoled display is good sure but not durable so not ready yet to make the jump. As for the SOC on paper and in benchmark the exynos S7 is way faster than my LG G5 but in real life its the other way around so not really important :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PhWfTkJiug I have PSVR no need crappy mobile phone one. No bixbi wich is an evolution of the crappy s-voice but instead the really good and proven google Assistant found on the pixel. dual cam on G6 increased the quality of the wide angle mode wich i use a lots. So i go for optimisation and low return ratio versus hype and buggy software anyday.

20. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I have excellent vision benefits if you need to get your eyes checked.

46. tedkord

Posts: 17298; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Are you offering to marry him?

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and for that price difference you get a smaller battery, a lesser screen, lower quality gorilla glass, and most importantly a MUCH slower chipset that uses more battery than the S8. And all of the pricing reports are incorrectly converted from Euros to USD. Once you remember to TAKE OUT THE VAT TAX, the pricing is only a little higher than the G6, making it a good bang for the buck.

34. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Tell Mommy you need glasses

4. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

The plus model is way too long and in general this device looks ugly and a step back in term of design compare to the s6 and s7, the home button is in the worst place possible and this round corners looks really bad with the edge screen, the device could be way prettier with a flat screen.

8. JocularJ

Posts: 220; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Home button is still on the front but the finger print scanner is on the back

10. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

Yea i ment the finger print sensor that use to be also the home button and it now placed in the worst place possible.

17. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Use the Iris scanner or face recognition instead.

28. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

too slow :)

32. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Based on what? Did you ever use the one on the Note 7? If you even try to say to say that one was slow you're full of it.

47. tedkord

Posts: 17298; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If it's like the Note 7, the iris scanner is super quick.

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