Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8+: Is the Note really any better?

by birtanpublished on September 7, 2020

When the essay in si+ were released back in April I didn't get excited for just these phones I got excited for the note 8 as well because at the time I knew that if the si+ could be that good oh man just imagine what the next note will be like especially after what happened

With the note 7 fast forward to late August and what do we get we get a phone that at first just seems like an essay plus with a stylus but after using the note 8 for a couple weeks I can tell you that while there is a bit of truth to

That it's not entirely the case if you take a look back at some of the previous note and s phone releases the difference gap between those two phones was fairly substantial the note phones would be a lot bigger they had much larger

Batteries sometimes they'd have the newer faster processors the latest GPUs and there'd be times when the phones looked completely different besides the screen size they'd have totally different hardware note 3 and s

4 for example the note had a plastic stitched leather look while the S 4 had pure glossy plastic note 4 and S 5 the note went for a plastic and metal combination the S 5 was all plastic but it was

Water-resistant bottom line that there'd always be something different something that stood out something that really separated the note from the S of course this difference gap started to close with the s6 and the note 5 same

Materials same processor this was also the year that Samsung decided to release two other s6 variants one of which being pretty much the same exact size as D note 5 in the following year we get the s7 s7 edge and the note 7 while the s7

In the note were quite different the s7 edge and the note continued to shut that difference gap now this year we've got the smallest difference gap ever with the s8 si plus and the note 8 and to be honest this really isn't even a bad

Thing it's more of an it is what it is scenario but this begs the obvious questions which one is better and which one should I get so yes the s8 and the note 8 are extremely similar both on and off paper

So similar that some will say that the note isn't even worth a look especially since the SI plus and the note are roughly the same size what makes these phones different exactly well the si plus has the bigger battery yes

3500 milliamps to the notes of 33 mili-amps the notes screen is a tenth of an inch bigger it's got an extra camera on the back there are more storage options available it's running a slightly newer version of Android as of

Now there are two additional gigabytes of RAM and of course the s-pen in everyday use this is where the look and feel come into play the note is more squared off making it feel a lot less like a pebble the screens edge curve is

Sharper they both have clasp backs but of course for me one's got carbon fiber and the other one has black dragon both of these skins are from D brand link in the description and overall the note is different and I do prefer its feel in

The hand in my usage with these two phones both perform very well the additional two gigabytes of RAM on the note does appear to help with fluidity and multitasking but we'll see how everything holds up over time because

I'd be lying to you if I said that the s8 plus has been lag free lately and a pretty big difference I see in terms of performance is in battery life with the s8 plus I'd consistently get 7 hours of screen on time it's my note 8 I'd

Consistently get 5 hours of screen on time with the occasional stretch to 6 hours you guys remember when it was the note that would last forever on a single charge yeah good times the main cameras are the same but with

The additional telephoto lens on the note 8 you don't have to resort to digital zoom in some scenarios but on top of that it also adds something new to shoot with in live focus mode this works quite well and you can get some

Nice-looking shots with this mode it's very impressive and I love using it but other than that you'll be getting roughly the same shots you can get with an s8 then you've got the s-pen which of course gives the note its title this is

One of the couple things that the SI plus just doesn't have while I don't use the S Pen to its full 100% capability I do enjoy being able to pin a quick note or reminder to the always-on display

I like quickly translating words heck I even like colouring with this thing then there will be that rare moment where I'll feel like using the s-pen instead of my finger for mere scrolling in everyday tasks sure I can live without

It on another phone but there's just something nice about having it there everyone's uses are different and some may not even care about the s-pen which leads me to the conclusion of the video so to answer the questions asked a

Little earlier which phone is better well the note 8 clearly comes out on top and I think we'd have a problem if the si+ was better but which one is the better value in which one should you buy well this is where the elephant in the

Room comes into play the price the note 8 is releasing for upwards of nine hundred and thirty dollars making it the most expensive note to be released the SI plus on the other hand can be found for much much less as of now if you do

Some hunting or just go to swap accom you'll see new or mint-condition unlocked si pluses for less than six hundred and fifty bucks and sometimes even less than six hundred bucks of course as time goes on the note eight

Should drop in price but with that being said so should the si plus I could easily say save your money get the si plus and like a ps4 pro or something and just end the video right there with the note eight you are paying more but

You're also getting more it's just up to you whether or not what you're getting is worth it well the note it is so incredibly similar to the si plus that doesn't make it the same phone for me I picked the note eight ten out of ten

Times but for others it may be different and believe me I'd actually recommend picking up an SI plus and saving money but at the same time I'd also recommend at least giving the note eight a shot just to be sure

Both phones are great they do some things differently and they do a lot of the same and while the no date isn't exactly what I'd hope the no date to be it's still an excellent phone and I have no issues recommending it to you guys so

What do you guys think of the note aid versus the si plus which one would you choose go ahead and let us know by dropping your thoughts down below in the comment section as always we love to hear your feedback but anyway that does

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