Will you be preordering the Galaxy S8, or the S8+? (poll results)


The Galaxy S8 and S8+ went up for preorder yesterday, and we asked you which one do you intend to get, or whether you are still on the fence. Surprisingly. most of those who intend to preorder, are gunning for the larger, 6.2" Galaxy S8+. Granted, its 83% screen-to-body ratio means that it is about the size of the Note 7, but it's still one pretty big handset. We'll see if that preference holds water after the first sales numbers, and whether it might present a challenge for Samsung, which is producing more Galaxy S8 than S8+ units for the initial batches. Unsurprisingly, the largest share of out 2494 respondents gravitate towards the "I'll wait and see" approach, but there will be plenty of early adopters for Samsung to justify its forecast that the S8 will sell more than the S7, it seems.

With the move to USB-C and the up-and-coming Univisium display aspect ratio, Samsung has managed to futureproof its 2017 flagships, in addition to waterproofing them. Moreover, with the presence of a high-res autofocus snapper for selfies, the only ho-hum aspect in terms of upgrades remains the main camera, which, however, didn't need much in the way of upgrading anyway. 

Thus, barring any subpar performances with call and image quality or battery life that might emerge, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have seemingly achieved their goal to be the best phones money can buy in the Android universe, and Samsung seems so proud of its creations, that it has slapped a truly flagship $720 starting price on them. It, however, sweetens the preorder pot with a free Gear VR with motion controller, as well as a deeply discounted combo of AKG Y50BT on-ear Bluetooth set (a $150 value) plus a 256 GB microSD card. So, are you getting the Galaxy S8 and S8+?

Will you be preordering the Galaxy S8, or the S8+?

I'm getting the S8
23.14%
I'm getting the S8+
30.51%
I'll hold off until the first reviews, and then decide
46.35%

Related phones

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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28 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 758; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Record Preorders confirmed !! All time android sales record on cards !!

5. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

After note 7 exploding batteries, it is better to wait for few days before buying s8. Unless you are fed up with your life and ready to take life threatening risks.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Samsung used the issue to create the most rigorous battery testing in the industry. Considering iphones and other phones explode too for the exact same issue, The S8 should be the safest sealed battery phone on the planet with the new super saftey regulations.

19. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

In order to know that you need to wait for the release of s8. That is the whole point of this article unless and until we see the actual performance of s8 battery, we can only speculate about what samsung has done.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well....we'll see huh?

23. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

Adi90- Thanks. I literally laughed out loud. Funny, true, sad. No-removable battery = FAIL

2. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Never preorder anything until you see the reviews.

8. TechGirl90 unregistered

Agreed, and not only that, also take a test drive of the demo units to get the experience before concluding your purchase to see if it fits your preference from your own personal experience. :)

10. thxultra

Posts: 446; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

If you are buying the phone and stuck with it for 2 years I would agree. With Jump on Demand I like to get them right away and if the phone is problematic I will just jump again.

22. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Its at best buy you can go see for your self

24. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Not everyone lives in US.

3. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 191; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

Lol Samsung fanboy in delusional. Of course never

28. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Can tell you are too infuriated to even type one complete sentence. OMG!!! Just like Apple's old is new again! You picture yourself to be a hipper.

4. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Wait for the reviews. See if any issues happen.

6. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

The s8 plus is very similar to the size of the Note7. They must have recycled a lot from the Note7 internals to minimize loss.

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Note 7 was technically pretty advanced so using some of it's internals would make business and technical sense in that scenario...

9. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Most people in real world don't give a damn about bezels (hint iPhone). Its the big screen in small form factor that would give S8/+ good sales.

15. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

"Big screen in small form factor". What?

11. p51d007

Posts: 703; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

It if was about 200 bucks cheaper, I MIGHT consider it...but not at this price!

12. rocker91

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

I will wait till Note 8. Hopefully it has stereo speakers as the leaked sketches

13. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I would have pre-ordered it right away if it had FM radio.. I think I'll get the G6 when the price goes down (€750 is wayy too much for SD821, 32GB and an old camera sensor..). Or I'll wait for Nokia's new flagship or the V30 later this year.

16. Phonehex

Posts: 758; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Fm radio was relevant earlier , now with crazy fast lte and amazing streaming. Fm kind of faded away.

17. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Waiting for the Note 8

18. saturi

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I would be interested in S8+ if it didn't have curved edges. They make the phone less durable, make interacting with the sides more difficult or impossible, and ruin viewing experience by distorting the pixels.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I may buy a Plus cash, and save my upgrade for iPhone. That's if I get the itch to buy before the Note 8. I gotta see it in person, and see if a few things I don't like about TW have been fixed.

25. JoshuaDK1984

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 01, 2017

I will most likely wait until august and see if there will be a note 8

26. chadcy

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I am sitting here looking at my LG G Pad using the software keys and wondering what exactly is revolutionary about this Samsung device. Other than maybe the edge screen being something new, I wouldn't mind buying this phone but can't justify $750 for a phone that seems to have just updated the chip set, loaded Nougat and got rid of some bezels. Since Samsung got rid of hardware keys, should the savings of removing those hardware keys be passed on to the consumer? This phone does not seem worth $750 to me, but I guess all phones are overpriced this year like the Blackberry Keyone.

27. chadcy

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

If someone has any idea of some of the innovations that justify this price, please let me know.

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