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Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8+: What Buyers Need to Know

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With the Galaxy Note 8 release date here buyers have a tough choice to make. Here we’ll help you decide if you should get the new Note or buy the Galaxy S8+ instead. Both phones have big beautiful screens and plenty to offer. This is everything you need to know about each phone and how the two compare.

Rumors were right on target. The Galaxy Note 8 has a bigger 6.3-inch screen, two cameras on the back, and lots of software enhancements. That said, the Galaxy S8+ is still a viable alternative at a lower price point.

The Note 8 is available for pre-order as we speak, with a release date scheduled for September 15th. That said, orders are shipping ahead of schedule. It’s also expensive, coming in over $900, making this choice hard for some.

Read: 10 Reasons You’ll Love the Galaxy Note 8

There are a lot of great Android smartphones available right now, and one of the best is the Galaxy S8+. Choosing whether or not you want a bigger screen or need two rear cameras isn’t the only question you need to ask yourself. We’ll cover that and more in the slideshow below.

Samsung’s popular Galaxy S8+ went up for sale earlier this year and is nearly the same experience. You’ll enjoy a big 6.2-inch Quad-HD curved display, a good camera, and nearly the same software as the Note 8. However, Samsung’s new Note is slightly bigger with a 6.3-inch screen and two powerful cameras on the back. Add in all the new S-Pen features, and the decision becomes a little more difficult.

Million of Note 7 refugees either bought the Galaxy S8 or replaced the Note with something else completely. If not, the Galaxy Note 8 is an enticing option for fans.

So, for those of you on the fence, we want to help you make the right decision. This guide takes you through some important details and information about the Galaxy Note 8, then compares it to the Galaxy S8+.

Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8+: Display

Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8+: Display

The most important aspect of the Galaxy Note 8 for many will likely be the display. Note fans are used to having a huge screen, and this year it's bigger than ever before.

However, the difference between the Note and Galaxy S is smaller than ever before. The Galaxy S8+ is 6.2-inches while the Note 8 is only 6.3-inches. A hair taller, and that's it. They have the same stunning AMOLED panel and the same Quad-HD resolution. Both phones have a curved Infinity Display that wraps over the sides of the phone, giving it a seamless look. 

 

If you want the best Samsung smartphone with the biggest screen around, the Galaxy Note 8 is perfect. If that small increase isn't all that important and you won't need the S-Pen, consider the Galaxy S8+ instead.