With the Samsung Galaxy S8 official and set to be released April 21st buyers are weighing all of their options or considering an upgrade. It has a huge curved screen and tons to offer, which is why many potential buyers are interested. For those that are, here’s how the new and bigger Galaxy S8+ compares to the Galaxy Note 5.
On March 29th Samsung formally unveiled both phones for 2017. The Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch curved screen, while the bigger S8+ has a 6.2-inch display. With the April 21st release date near, these key details will help you decide which is right for you.
After the failure and recall of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 is the last big phone available. As a result millions still use it today. Now that it’s starting to show its age, is it time to upgrade? This is everything you need to know about the Galaxy S8+ and how it differs from the Note 5.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 is still a great phone. It offers a beautiful premium design that’s all metal and glass. The screen is large at 5.7-inches with a Quad-HD resolution, and of course there is a stylus. Owners know what it has to offer, and what makes it great.
However, it’s now two years old and there’s no viable replacement in most Samsung users eyes. The Note 7 was canceled, and nothing else compares. And while the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ don’t have an S-Pen, there’s so much more to appreciate. We have big screens, water resistance, a microSD slot (that’s a big one) and better battery life.
In fact, the “small” and regular Galaxy S8 has a bigger 5.8-inch display. Which looks about the same size as the Note 5 when you consider the rounded corners, curved edges and the taller design. And then there’s the Galaxy S8+ with a massive 6.2-inch screen. That’s what were here for. What the big new S8+ has to offer, and why you should switch.
If you’re eligible for an upgrade and are trying to decide on what’s available now, or to wait, we’re here to help. We wouldn’t recommend getting the Galaxy S7 right now, or the LG G5 and V20. Instead, get the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. Or learn some new Galaxy Note 5 tricks with our 45 tips.
It all comes down to personal preference, needs and your budget. But if you’re still using Samsung’s Note 5 here we’ll be discussing what’s different on their newest phone. Without further delay, check out the slideshow below full of helpful information, photos and more.