Galaxy S8+ vs Galaxy S6 Edge Plus: What to Know
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Galaxy S8+ vs Galaxy S6 Edge Plus: What to Know



Galaxy S8+ vs S6 Edge Plus

Galaxy S8+ vs S6 Edge Plus

You love the new design and huge screen, but how good is the rest of the phone? Did Samsung make enough changes to make an upgrade worth your money? The answer is yes. Being two years newer a lot has changed, and here's what you should know. 

Galaxy S8 Specifications 

  • 5.8 and 6.2-inch 2960 x 1440 Quad-HD AMOLED Curved Displays
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Samsung Exynos Processor (outside US)
  • 64GB of internal storage (Micro-SD slot included) and 4GB RAM
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung TouchWiz
  • 12 Dualpixel Rear Camera - OIS, phase detection auto-focus, f/1.7 aperture
  • 8 megapixel front camera with auto focus, f/1.7 aperture
  • Fingerprint & Iris Scanner, facial scanner for unlocking
  • IP68 dust & water resistance
  • 3,000 and 3,500 mAh battery with Fast & Wireless Charging
  • Improved Always-On Display
  • Samsung Pay
  • Bixby Virtual Assistant
  • USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, more

The storage was doubled from 32 to 64GB, which is nice, and you get a microSD slot. Something S6 Edge Plus owners struggled with. Just 32GB wasn't enough, and there was no microSD slot either. Luckily you have a lot more options if you choose an S8. 

Another big point is the bigger 3,500 mAh battery. While we've seen bigger in a Samsung, this should be plenty when you consider the S6 Edge Plus only had a 3,000 mAh pack inside. 

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Specs

  • 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 Curved Quad-HD Display
  • Samsung Exynos 8-core processor with 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB storage, no micro-SD slot
  • 16 Megapixel Rear camera with OIS, 5 megapixel front camera
  • 3,000 mAh battery with Fast Charging, Wireless Fast Charging
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz (some are now getting Android Nougat)
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • All metal and glass design
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • more

Samsung's aging S6 Edge Plus is still a pretty good phablet. It's just a little old. And can we really call it a phablet now that their new phones are even bigger? As you can see above everything is vastly improved with the new Galaxy S8+. Everything. 

One idea is upgrading to the Galaxy S8 instead of the Galaxy S8+. You'll get a slightly bigger 5.8-inch screen with all the upgrades, in a device that's physically smaller than the S6 Edge Plus. A win win for buyers. 

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