Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Galaxy S8 Plus


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Upgrading the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ to a newer generation Galaxy S8+ brings a handful of hardware improvements. The biggest is the Galaxy S8+'s larger 6.2-inch 18.5:9 curved screen and 3,500mAh battery. Other upgrades include a Snapdragon 835 processor, IP68 water resistance, always-on display, micro SD card support, rear mounted fingerprint sensor, iris scanner, on-screen navigation buttons, and USB-C charging port. While the camera has a lower resolution 12MP sensor, it's still an overall improvement with dual pixel phase detection autofocus and larger f/1.7 aperture lens for better low light shooting.

Storage Options

Galaxy S6 edge+ Storage

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ has 2 storage options:

  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB

Which Galaxy S6 edge+ storage should I buy?

Galaxy S8 Plus Storage

The Galaxy S8 Plus has 2 storage options:

  • 64 GB
  • 128 GB

Which storage Galaxy S8 Plus is the most popular?

The Galaxy S6 edge+ offers one storage size not found on the Galaxy S7: 32 GB. The Galaxy S8 Plus sports one storage size not available for the Galaxy S6 edge+: 128 GB. Both the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy S8 Plus share one storage option: 64 GB.

Color Choices

Galaxy S6 edge+ Colors

The Galaxy S6 edge+ is available in 4 colors:

  • Black
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • White

Which Galaxy S6 edge+ color should you buy?

Galaxy S8 Plus Colors

The Galaxy S8 Plus is available in 6 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Pink
  • Silver

Which color Galaxy S8 Plus is the most popular?

The Galaxy S6 edge+ boasts one color not found in the Galaxy S8 Plus color palette: White. The Galaxy S8 Plus sports three color not available for the Galaxy S6 edge+: Blue, Gray and Pink. Both the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy S8 Plus share three colors: Black, Silver and Gold.

More Specs

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Specs

Physical
Size (L x W x D) 2.98in x 6.08in x 0.27in
Weight 153 grams
Display / Screen
Description Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor
Description Exynos 7420
Memory
Description 4 Gb
Camera(s)
Main Camera 2988 x 5312 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash
Selfie Camera Yes 5 Megapixels
Battery
Description 3000 mAh

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Specs

Physical
Size (L x W x D) 2.89in x 6.28in x 0.32in
Weight 173 grams
Display / Screen
Description Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors | 529 ppi | Gorilla Glass 5
Processor
Description Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
Memory
Description 4 Gb
Camera(s)
Main Camera Dual 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Selfie Camera 8 MP, f/1.7, dual video call, Auto HDR
Battery
Description 3500 mAh

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