Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8 Plus

For its 2017 Galaxy S-series launch Samsung has kept things very simple: there are just five differences between the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Here we've outlined only those changes, but you can read more about the Galaxy S8 features and specifications in our Galaxy S8 review and Galaxy S8 Plus review.

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1. Price: Both Galaxy S8 and its Plus variant now available to pre-order, with £90 separating the SIM-free prices. You'll pay £689 for the Galaxy S8 or £779 for the Galaxy S8 Plus.

Unlocked mobiles claims to have the lowest UK SIM-free prices - £674.98 for the Galaxy S8 and £764.98 for the Plus. Both phones should be in stock 19 April.

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2. Screen size: Both variants of the Galaxy S8 have dual-curved-edge displays with 2960x1440 pixels and Gorilla Glass 5. The only difference is their size, with the Galaxy S8 measuring 5.8in and the Galaxy S8 Plus 6.2in.

3. Battery capacity: Naturally, given the extra room available inside the case, the Galaxy S8 Plus has the larger battery capacity of the two. It's rated at 3,500mAh, while the standard model has a 3,000mAh battery. Both support fast wired- and wireless charging.

4. Dimensions: The Plus is the larger of the two Samsung phones, by a full centimetre in height but the difference is less noticeable in width and depth. The standard Galaxy S8 measures 148.9x68.1x8.0mm, while the Plus is a slightly bigger 159.5x73.4x8.1mm.

5. Weight: Just 18 grams separate the two new Galaxy phones, with the S8 weighing in at 155g and the Plus 173g.

Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8 Plus

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Samsung Galaxy S8: Specs

  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 5.8in Quad HD display (2960x1440), 570ppi
  • Dual curved edge display
  • Exynos 8895 octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • Micro-SD card slot (up to 256GB)
  • 12Mp rear-facing camera with OIS
  • 8Mp front camera
  • Pressure sensitive home button
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Heart rate monitor
  • 11ac dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 4G LTE Cat 16
  • Headphone jack
  • USB-C
  • 3000mAh non-removable battery
  • Wireless charging
  • IP68 dust & waterproof rating
  • 68x149x8mm
  • 155g
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 5.8in Quad HD display (2960x1440), 570ppi
  • Dual curved edge display
  • Exynos 8895 octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • Micro-SD card slot (up to 256GB)
  • 12Mp rear-facing camera with OIS
  • 8Mp front camera
  • Pressure sensitive home button
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Heart rate monitor
  • 11ac dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 4G LTE Cat 16
  • Headphone jack
  • USB-C
  • 3000mAh non-removable battery
  • Wireless charging
  • IP68 dust & waterproof rating
  • 68x149x8mm
  • 155g

SHOULD I BUY SAMSUNG GALAXY S8?

The Galaxy S8 Plus is £90 more expensive than its smaller brother, thanks to a slightly larger screen and a higher-capacity battery. You can expect the two to roughly cancel each other out in terms of runtime, so choose the Plus over the standard model only if: a) you can afford it, and b| you want a larger screen.

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