Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs Galaxy S8 Plus Comparison: Which Phone is Better?

Earlier this month, Samsung launched a new variant of its Galaxy S8 Plus in the India. The new variant comes with bigger storage and RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus was initially launched alongside the Galaxy S8 in April this year. Both smartphones offer great specs and features. But how do they compare? Let’s find out in the Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs Galaxy S8 Plus Comparison: Which Phone is Better?

Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs Galaxy S8 Plus

Price

Samsung Galaxy S8 Rs 57,900
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Rs 64,900
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus variant Rs 74,990

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus was launched at an introductory price of Rs 64,900 (the phone’s MRP being Rs 69,000). However, the new Galaxy S8 Plus variant is priced at Rs 74,990. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S8 price in India starts from Rs 57,900. The huge difference in price ends the comparison for a lot of customers. Let’s see if the difference in specs makes the Galaxy S8 Plus worth it.

Specifications

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Processor 2.3GHz octa-core 64-bit Exynos 8895 2.3 octa-core 64-bit Exynos 8895
RAM 4GB 4GB Or 6GB
Internal Storage 64GB (expandable up to 256GB) 64GB (expandable up to 256GB) Or 128GB
Display 5.8-inch Quad HD (2960x1440p) resolution, Super AMOLED, 18.5:9 aspect ratio 6.2-inch Quad HD (2960x1440p) resolution, Super AMOLED, 18.5:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz UI Android 7.0 Nougat with TouchWiz UI
Primary (Rear) Camera 12-megapixel with flash 12-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 8-megapixel 8-megapixel
Battery 3000mAh with Fast Charging and Wireless Charging 3500mAh with Fast Charging and Wireless Charging

Both smartphones are powered by 2.3GHz octa-core 64-bit Exynos 8895 processor and 4GB RAM/64GB storage. However, the new Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus variant comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Both handsets run Android Nougat OS with TouchWiz on top. Bixby voice assistant is also present on both devices.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus comes with a larger battery. It is backed by a 3500mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8 comes with a 3,000 mAh battery. Both devices support fast charging and wireless charging.

On the camera front, both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus sports 12-megapixel Duo Pixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilization (OIS). Both handsets integrate Bixby Vision (a visual search feature that uses the camera to scan and return information) and multi-frame image processing (the camera takes three pictures to create one picture with more details).

Features

  • No physical home button
  • IP68 waterproof
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Dual curved screen
  • 18.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Waterproof
  • Fingerprint scanner on back
  • Iris scanner
  • Facial recognition
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Split-screen mode

Both smartphones feature the same design and come in same color options. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is larger and slightly heavier than the Galaxy S8. While the S8 measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm and weighs 155g, the Galaxy S8 Plus measures 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm and weighs 173g.

In terms of design, the only factor to base your choice upon is the size. Both handsets sport a dual-edge Infinity display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and Mobile HDR Premium. While the Samsung Galaxy S8 sport a 5.8-inch display, the Galaxy S8 Plus features a 6.2-inch display.

Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus look almost identical and offer same camera capabilities. The only major difference is size and battery. However, the larger battery only compensates for a larger display. However, if the new variant offers more RAM and internal storage. If you are already spending a large amount of money for the flagship device, it’s better to go with the better package offered by the new Galaxy S8 Plus variant. But if size is an issue, the Galaxy S8 offers all the features at a smaller price. Which of the two flagship smartphones would you go for? Let us know in the comments section below.

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