[Poll Results!] Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+: What device are you thinking of getting?

At this point, we don’t need any more confirmation that the Galaxy S8 will be offered in two models, a standard one with a 5.8-inch display and a Plus model with a 6.2-inch display. Despite the significant leap in screen sizes, especially for the base model, handling them shouldn’t be as horrific as it would generally be with such large displays, thanks to the minimal bezel on the Galaxy S8.

But no matter how ergonomic you make a smartphone, big screens will present problems. There is just no way you can reach the top of a 5.8-inch display in one-handed usage unless you have really big hands, and it will be even more challenging on the Galaxy S8+. It’s unclear why Samsung has decided to make the displays on both variants of its upcoming flagships so huge. The company even risks affecting sales of the Galaxy S8+ given the regular model will also have a screen that’s equivalent in size to devices in the Galaxy Note lineup and be available for a lower price.

In fact, it might just be the battery life that makes the S8+ more attractive, especially since rumors say the 5.8-inch S8 could have just a teeny 3,000 mAh battery. But things will only be clear once the Galaxy S8 makes its official appearance later this month. While we will have a similar poll up once the phone is unveiled, we thought we would ask you the question a little early: What Galaxy S8 variant are you planning on picking up?

Let us know through the poll below, and get a conversation going in the comments section!

Results: Well, rather unsurprisingly, it’s the Galaxy S8+ that most people have taken a liking to, with 41 percent of votes in the 6.2 incher’s favor. 26 percent voted for the Galaxy S8 (which will also offer a large screen experience), while 15 percent have decided they will not be buying either device. 18 percent of the voters say they will decide when the phones launch, which is well and good as it’s not going to be long before that happens.

Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+: What device are you thinking of getting?

  • S8+. The bigger the better (41%, 1,765 Votes)
  • The 5.8-inch model (26%, 1,141 Votes)
  • I'll decide when the phones launch (18%, 768 Votes)
  • I'm not buying either (15%, 642 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,316

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Larry Daley
2 months 1 day ago

I have had THE Samsung Mega 6.3 for several years, and love it. I can’t wait for the 8+ to come out.

2 months 6 days ago

I’ll consider when released, but given the leaks I’ll probably have to wait for the iPhone 8 to see how it fares to my S7. There are some unforgivable let-downs like no fingerprint touch, no better or dual camera, no bluetooth DAC earbuds, no head-tracking on the GearVR at this price. These changes all of our agencies and partners plans for VR in the coming years, especially if Apple launch to VR compatibility.

2 months 7 days ago

Same as MACCYB. Voted s8+ but waiting for note 8 ++.

2 months 7 days ago

I was due for an upgrade early in the year and I decided to change my plan and keep my note 4 until note 8 comes out and see what it brings.

2 months 7 days ago

Waiting for Note8. Would like to see a screen size comparable to the plus on the Note as well.

2 months 7 days ago

I’m happy with S6′s 5,1″ screen… so 5,8″ will do.

2 months 7 days ago

I voted S8 plus though will probably wait for Note8. I think the plus will be the biggest seller. It looks great so far.

2 months 7 days ago

Note 4 was the last Samsung phone worth the name. Unless Samsung proves me wrong, I’ll keep my Note 4 for one more year at least (3rd in a row) – going strong, with a NEW battery. And as long as I can still patch it to work in the future, I doubt I’ll trade it for anything else (for a few years to come) – there is no phone with the same versatility and connectivity in the market as of yet.
I hate all the glass soap-bar-ed, glared faux-touched edges phones which Samsung pushes out on the market nowadays (which are basically throw-away phones), and the need of a gazillion pixel camera I do not have. VR is dead just like 3D TVs, just a hype, which slowly dies down – except for the few who are addicted to it, and eye scanner – well, I do not use even the finger print sensor because I do not want to have my bank account tied to my phone – at least not until phones are really secure (and so far, none have proven to be, not even with KNOX, etc.) – for unlocking you can use any bluetooth wearable anyway, or home location or whatever; so I personally do not have a reason to upgrade (*caugh* downgrade) my current phone. I personally do not like to spend money for less, just to throw it away one year later.
But all above is my personal opinion, and anyone can say differently, if he feels so.

2 months 7 days ago

I like the IR blaster and removable battery on the Note 4, but that’s about it. The phone is abominable when it comes to performance. I find it almost unusable. Everything is sluggish on that worthless phone. I don’t know how anyone can stand the phone.
Can’t wait for the Note 8.

2 months 6 days ago

Well depends what you do with it. As a Note it is the only available in Europe at the moment – and if you use it for that, then it is enough – and that’s the only reason I stick with Samsung still. If you want raw power, there are a lot of several other phones, at better prices which you can get, which still offer more than a Galaxy device in terms of versatility – at least for me.

And just as you noted, the removable battery is the thing which still allows my phone to work after 2.5 years of usage; I do not intend to shell out every year 800-900+ euros for a phone – and it is not because lack of money, but it is a consumable device and is treated as such.

2 months 7 days ago

I’m still on a Note 3 due to this. But the new S-series goes ballistic on pricing. 800/900 euro is a bit ridiculous for a phone.

2 months 7 days ago

grow up

2 months 7 days ago

Neither, I’m waiting for Note 8 !!! ( or maybe OnePlus4 if Note 8 will not come)

2 months 7 days ago


2 months 7 days ago

Bottom line if you enjoy the S7Edge then you’ll enjoy the S8 even better they are the same size in hand the S8 just has a far better display at 654ppi.

As for the S8Plus it will be a welcomed addition to the Samsung family note owners have waited three year for a bigger 5.7 inch display.

Note owners are the people who will be buying the S8Plus especially when they find out March 29th that both the S8 and S8Plus will have the included Spen in the retail packaging.

Yes I’m buying the S8Plus in April then the Note8 in September nothing else on the Android platform beats Samsung.

2 months 7 days ago

waiting for the Note 8

2 months 7 days ago

Neither, I am happy with my S7 Edge running Echoe Rom v10!

2 months 7 days ago

Sterven moet testen zijn toetsenbord wordt gek op.7edge

2 months 7 days ago

Will be waiting to get the Note 8

2 months 7 days ago

Depends on the hardware specs the provide! With less then 128GB internal memory I will use my 128GB S6 at least one more year!

2 months 7 days ago

Still using Galaxy S7. Planning on something else till the Galaxy S9 hits next year.

2 months 7 days ago

Note8 anybody?

2 months 7 days ago

The next Galaxy Note is my next purchase, but I can appreciate these even though the + is rumored to cost around $1,000 US …

2 months 7 days ago

S8 + all the way! I have bought phablets since the Note 2 came out and I am beyond excited for the plus-version of the S8.

2 months 7 days ago

I’ll be keeping my S6 until it breaks down completely.

2 months 7 days ago

Both will have the same specs right ?