More people are buying the Galaxy S8+ than the smaller Galaxy S8
Samsung is coming out ahead of its first-week sales numbers, opting to highlight lofty pre-order support for its new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones.
The U.S. branch of the company has released a statement saying that early pre-order numbers are "outpacing" the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, "with strong double digit growth," which corroborates earlier news that South Korean pre-orders were also ahead of their predecessors.
Samsung also says that "the majority of consumers have been selecting the Galaxy S8+," and that most people are opting for the Midnight Black color over the fetching but not-quite-as-universal Orchid Gray.
Which color Galaxy S8 should you buy?
Though we know that larger phones are becoming more commonplace in North America and have become the fastest-growing segment of the smartphone market in recent years, it's interesting to see more people opting for the Galaxy S8+ over the Galaxy S8, given that the smaller phone still has a sizeable 5.8-inch display. It could be that the early adopters tend to be the ones who gravitate towards the "better" phone, which in this case has that larger 6.2-inch display and 3,500mAh battery, but it could also indicate a more significant change in consumers' buying habits.
More: The Orchid Gray Galaxy S8 is a sign of more beautiful things to come
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As for color. The Orchid is definitely my first choice. Silver is just too gaudy and black is like every other phone. The Orchid gray is one of those that changes in the light to other colors. You really need to see it to appreciate it.
I don't want any phone taller than 14cm tops. And even then I'd prefer a phone the size of an Xperia Compact but with more screen and less bezels.
Which is why I'm staying with the S7 instead of keeping the S8 (the S8 has other problems to me though. Starting with the fingerprint scanner placement).
If it's the same size as my Iphone7 plus why the hell not, I say. S8+ today my new Note later this year.
I'd honestly wait for the S9. Samsung is bound to fix the S8 in the S9 like they fixed the S6 with the S7.
And hopefully they'll also see how amazingly stupid are the sizes and at least the regular S9 comes down to a 5.3"-5.5" in a phone no taller than the S7.
I bought a Dell Streak 5, in 2010, when the typical smartphone was 3.5". The looks I got were unbelievable.
"What would you need such a large screen for?". Ummm because I want one?
Then I got the Note1, then the Mate2, and now the Mate8. I seriously doubt I would go back to anything smaller
than a 6" screen phone, unless the folding screen phones take off. Then I would go for a 4", closed, 8" open phone.
Device Screen area
Galaxy S7 11.1sq in.
Galaxy S8 13.2sq in.
Galaxy S7 edge 12.9sq in.
Galaxy S8+ 15.1sq in.
Galaxy Note7 13.9sq in.
1.2 Sq. Inches bigger than my note 7 sounds good to me... I'm happy with that
As far as the battery is concerned
I would love to see a battery test on the S8 plus with the
qhd+ resolution Wich is what most people I know would use... All the tests I've seen are with the phone on 1080p
This afternoon my wife and I went into a TMobile store to look at them in person and I decided to switch to an S8 Plus. The rep I spoke with said I'd called just in time because they're starting to charge cards now and will begin shipping tonight or tomorrow.
The mate9 lasts long, has a wide and beautiful screen, great speakers great camera(low light on S7 is better), faster than any galaxy, i dare even say S8, and pretty much futureproof(IP68 would make it much better), so no i'm not temped by S8+, i hate the fact it's taller but not wider, it has less space for content.