With the Samsung Galaxy S8 readily available buyers are weighing all of their options or considering an upgrade. Here we’ll be comparing the big screen and features of the Galaxy S8+ with the Galaxy Note 5 for those interested.
We’ll help you decide if the bigger screen of the Galaxy S8+ and water-resistance is worth losing the S-Pen stylus, detail what’s new, and go over some important aspects of both phones.
From their excellent cameras to powerful processors and beautiful displays, these phones almost have it all. In fact, both the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 5 look pretty similar at first glance, which is why it’s important to know about all the differences before you upgrade.
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 over two years old and there’s no viable replacement in most Samsung users eyes. Samsung canceled the Note 7, and nothing else compares. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ don’t have an S-Pen stylus, but there are other features that make up for it. We have bigger screens, water resistance, a micro-SD slot for storage expansion and more importantly, better battery life. Those are extremely important upgrades every user should consider.
The regular Galaxy S8 has a bigger 5.8-inch display, which is an important part of any buyer’s decision. It looks about the same size as the Note 5 when you consider the rounded corners, curved edges and the taller design. Then there’s the Galaxy S8+ with a massive 6.2-inch screen, which is what we’ll focus on below.
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 and keep using it.
It all comes down to personal preference, needs and your budget. If you’re still using Samsung’s Note 5 here we’ll be discussing what’s new and different on the Galaxy S8+ and why it’s worth the upgrade.