But is the 5.8″ Galaxy S8 or 6.2″ S8+ a right phone for you?
Here we summarized the top 10 new features of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to help you make the decision before you can get one on April 21.
#1. Galaxy S8 Infinity Display
One of the most important new features of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is the infinity display.
The screen size of Galaxy S8 (5.8″) and S8+(6.2″) is bigger than last year’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
But the difference is not just the size. The most obvious change is the aspect ratio.
Both Galaxy S8 and S8+ have an unique aspect ratio of 18.5:9. FYI, all previous generations of Galaxy S phones had screen ratio of 16:9 since Galaxy S3.
This aspect ratio is similar to that in LG G6 which has a similar aspect ratio of 18:9.
Compared to the 5.1″ Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8’s display is about 18 percent larger (in area).
Galaxy S8 infinity display is good for:
- watching 21:9 movies. You will get less black bar area compared to the 16:9 screen.
- browsing websites. You will scroll less due to larger area. But this is only good for mobile-responsive websites.
- multi window in portrait orientation. But it is terrible in landscape mode when using split-screen view multi window mode.
Of course, the aspect ratio of Galaxy S8 infinity display could be a disaster for taking photos.
For photos, 4:3 is still the mainstream. 16:9 is getting popular due to increasing number of devices with such an aspect ratio. When you want to take … Read the rest