Recently, the Samsung Inc. has launched its new two smartphones the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy s8 Plus. Both the smartphones are identically same and come with the same configuration. So, in this article, we have mentioned about the difference between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. If you are looking about to buy a new Samsung Galaxy S series smartphone and if you are confused then this article will help you to understand the difference between this both smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, both the smartphones are launched in March 2017. Both the smartphones come with an all-new Bezel-less, edge-to-edge Infinity screen that offers great viewing experience. With the new bezel-less full infinity display both the smartphones looks premium and elegant.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone comes with a large 5.8 inches of QHD+ Super AMOLED display with 5th Generation of Corning Gorilla Glass protection. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone comes with 6.2 inches of QHD plus Super AMOLED Infinity display which offers bright and sharp visuals while multitasking or gaming.

For the storage, The Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone comes with a 64GB internal storage with the expandable option. While the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone comes in a two different variant the 64GB and 128GB. Here, below we have mentioned the comparison article of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone. So, let’s find out which Galaxy smartphone is better.

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Display & Design

The Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone comes with a large 5.8 inches of QHD+ Super AMOLED infinity display which offers bright and sharp visuals and graphics while gaming or multitasking. While the Samsung Galaxy S8 plus smartphone has large 6.2 inches of QHD-plus Super AMOLED display.

Both the smartphones have the same 5th Generation Corning Gorilla Glass protection to protect the display from scratches and accidental drops. Both smartphones have the same QHD+ (1440x2960p) Screen resolution Super AMOLED display. Coming to the design, The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus both smartphones have the same metal aluminum body frame with 5th Generation Corning Gorilla Glass which protects the smartphone from scratches and accidental drops.

You will find the 5th Generation of Corning Gorillas Glass protection on the back side of the smartphone also. Both smartphones are coming in different colors like Dark Black, Bright Silver, Gray, and Gold. On the right side of both smartphones, you will find the Power button. While the left side of both smartphones, you will find the Volume Rockers and “Bixby” button.

On the both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones, you will not find any physical home. For the Water and Dust resistant, both smartphones have IP68 certification. In another word, both smartphones are Water and Dust resistant. On these both smartphones, the one difference is the “Dimension.” The Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone comes in at 140.1 x 72.2 x 7.3mm, while the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone measures 152.4 x 78.5 x 7.9mm.

Camera & Storage

For the photography, The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus both smartphone has same 12.0 megapixels of Phase Detection Autofocus primary camera with LED flashlight which enables you to capture bright and sharp quality photos and videos even in low light conditions.

The Primary camera of both smartphones also supports other camera features like Touch Focus, Autofocus, Phase Detection Auto Focus, Panorama, HDR, Auto HDR, Smile Detection, Geo-tagging, Night Mode, etc.

For the selfies, Both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones come with high quality 8.0 megapixels of autofocus front facing secondary camera without any LED flashlight. With the front facing 8.0 megapixels of autofocus camera, the user can take bright and clearer photos and videos without any problem.

For the storage, The Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone comes with a 64GB of Internal onboard storage with expandable storage option to expand up to 256GB via MicroSD card slot. While the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone comes in a two different variant the 64GB and 128GB with expandable storage option up to 256GB via MicroSD card slot.

Performance & Operating system

For the faster and smooth performance, both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones have same Exynos 8895 of Octa-Core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) 64-bit processor with the 4GB RAM. To offer QHD+ resolution graphics, Both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones come with an Arm Mali-G71 MP20 Graphics chipset that can render up to 1440 x 2960p resolution while gaming or multitasking.

Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone runs on its own TouchWiz UI which is based on Google’s Android v7.0 Nougat Operating system.

Connectivity & Battery

For the connectivity, both smartphones have latest 4G VoLTE connectivity including 3G, 2G, and Edge. Both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones also supports other connectivity feature like WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band) , WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0+A2DP (LE)+aptX, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, NFC, FM, Micro USB Type-C 3.1 port, etc. Sensors on both smartphones include Iris scanner, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Heart Rate, and SpO2.

After the screen, the battery is another major difference between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, The Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone is backed by a 3000mAh Li-ion Non-Removable battery. While the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone comes with a massive 3500mAh Li-ion Non-removable battery which offers up to 20 hours of talk time on the 3G connectivity.

Specifications Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8+
MANUFACTURER Samsung Samsung
Operating System TouchWiz UI (Android 7.0 Nougat) TouchWiz UI (Android 7.0 Nougat)
Display 5.8-inch, WQHD+ Super AMOLED (2,960 x 1,440 pixels, 570 PPI) 6.2-inch, WQHD+ Super AMOLED (2,960 x 1,440 pixels, 529 PPI)
Rear Camera 12 MP f/1.9 aperture PDAF with LED Flash 12 MP f/1.7 aperture PDAF with LED Flash
Front Camera 8.0 MP, f/1.7 Autofocus (Dual Video) 8.0 MP, f/1.7 Autofocus (Dual Video)
Processors Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa Core, 2.3 GHz Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa Core, 2.3 GHz
Graphics ARM Mali-G71 MP20 ARM Mali-G71 MP20
Memory & Storage 4GB & 64GB 4GB & 64GB/6GB & 128GB
Dimensions 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/c/d/ac Dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, ANT+ Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/c/d/ac Dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, ANT+
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
Sensors Barometer, Gyro, Fingerprint, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light, Accelerometer, Iris scanner Barometer, Gyro, Fingerprint, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light, Accelerometer, Iris scanner
Ports USB 3.1 (Type-C 1.0 reversible connector)/3.5 mm audio jack USB 3.1 (Type-C 1.0 reversible connector)/3.5 mm audio jack
Release Date 2017, March 2017, March

Here in this article, we have written comparision between Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. According to you, which one is the best? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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