Should I buy the Samsung Galaxy S8, or the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus?

So you need a new phone, and have zeroed in on the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8, and the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Great choices both! These guys are absolute monsters in innovation and design with their glass-and-metal sandwich designs, and spillover edge-to-edge screens. Right off the bat however, you should know that the processor, camera, and technical specs are almost the same in the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8, and the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, so the difference is mostly in size, price and battery life.Read on, and hopefully you'll have decided on whether the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8, or the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus makes its way to your pocket.

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Design, looks, and user experience

  • Choice of colors

Samsung has gone all out with the nuanced and diverse range of colors made available in both, the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8, and the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Choose from Midnight Black, Rose Pink, Maple Gold, Arctic Silver, Orchid Gray, or Coral Blue.

 

  • Display, weight, and ergonomics in the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

While the Samsung Galaxy S8 measures 5.8 inches, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus boasts a gigantic screen size of 6.2 inches. Both phones refuse to be boxed in by bezels, and the screens spill right over the sides (quite like those infinity pools on New York's iconic skyscrapers). Even the physical home button has gone!

Check out this video on the Samsung Galaxy S8, and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus ' immersive, edge-to-edge screens. You'll save time scrolling, and will be able to multi-task better (imagine watching a film while chatting about it with a friend). What's more, the full HD+ resolution (2960 x 1440) is available in both, the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8, and the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. You'll have a blast with visual media.

With regards to ergonomics, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is definitely easier to use one-handed. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will require both hands (or impossibly long fingers).

 

  • Water and dust protection for the truly adventurous (or careless!)

You're allowed shower time with the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8, and the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, because both models are IP68-certified water-and-dust resistant. They can withstand being submerged in 1.5m of water for up to 30 minutes. Don't go too far though!

Camera quality

Video bloggers and wannabe photographers should definitely look into buying the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8, or the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, as they both sport a high-quality 12MP back camera, and an equally capable 8MP front camera.

There's also an aperture of F1.7 in both models. But what on earth is aperture? It simply means that you can produce beautiful photos in low-light conditions because more light can enter the lens. Think candle-lit dinners, moonlight walks by the sea...

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Battery Life, storage, and performance

The technical specs

Both, the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8, and the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus come with the Android 7.0 Nougat Operating System. Expect a power-packed performance with the robust 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage space.

Even better, both the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus are Micro SD card compatible, and storage can be expanded up to 256GB. In other words, your stock of photos and videos are safe !

 

  • Battery life - how far can you go?

At 3000 mAh, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will give you around 6 hours of screen time, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus gets you about 7 hours at 3500 mAh. Both phones come with the Wireless Charging option.

 

  • Authentication and AI on the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Artificial Intelligence is the New Black! This where Bixby, the virtual assistant makes her grand foray on the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. "Hi Bixby, what's the weather in Paris?" or "Hey Bixby, call Mom on Messenger". Good ol' Bixby will come through for you.

Authentication is a breeze with the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8, and the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Both phones are fitted with iris scanners, and Facial Recognition options. Samsung decided to put the fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone right by the camera lens. If you're into quirky designs that test your hand-motor skills, the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus should keep you happy and occupied.

Finally why Buy from Back Market?

Let's start off with a cool link to a 1-minute video that sums up who we are, and what we stand for.

Back?

Okay, then. We are hitting back at Big Tech as we foster a culture of sustenance, and the re-usability of electronics. Pre-owned gadgets do not need to end up at landfills when they can be easily refurbished and re-used.

So our team of refurbishers will factory-reset your device, and work on it until you have a perfectly usable refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, or a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8, in your hands. You'll even see actual pictures of the product posted on our site. Do NOT expect the same with other e-commerce platforms who'll fly by night once your money has been pocketed.

Still not convinced? Well, we offer all our customers a one-year warranty period, and a 30-day Money Back Guarantee (if you're unsatisfied for some reason). But that's not going to happen - we know better from experience!

And a final reason why you should be shopping with us. It's money! Didn't Mama ever tell you that a penny saved is a penny earned? Back Market's products are between 30-70% cheaper than brand new ones. How about using that money on something else instead. A surprise gift for your folks?

Now what are you waiting for? Decide on the Samsung Galaxy S8, or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, and leave us a review. Cause we know you'll be satisfied!

By Brian, Marketing Manager Back Market UK

When not talking about the latest eco-friendly tech and reducing our carbon footprint, Brian enjoys the odd game of football, a classic horror (book or film) or just to kick back with a beer or a proper Scottish whisky. Slàinte Mhath!

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