Galaxy S8+ vs Note 5: Specs
Being a few years newer means the specifications are improved, everywhere. And now that Samsung has had a few years to refine things this is a big jump for owners. Everything is faster, smooth, and better. Especially battery life, storage, and the camera. Here are the numbers.
Galaxy S8 Specifications
The storage was doubled from 32 to 64GB, which is nice, and you get a microSD slot. One of many pain-points for Galaxy Note 5 owners. Having only 32GB simply isn't enough, and now you can have over 300GB total with the S8 series and a micro-SD card.
Another key point is the bigger 3,500 mAh battery. While we've seen bigger in a Samsung phone, this should be plenty when you consider the Note 5 only had a 3,000 mAh pack inside. Yes, the screen is bigger on the Galaxy S8+ but that doesn't hurt battery life.
Galaxy Note 5 Specs
The Galaxy Note 5 is still a highly capable device, especially for those that need a stylus. Everything else though, will be a far better experience on the new Galaxy S8 and S8+. Especially the camera and daily performance.
Another idea is some Note 5 owners could technically upgrade to the Galaxy S8 with a big 5.8-inch screen and enjoy a much smaller device with a bigger screen, and all these same upgrades. Think about it.