Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ officially launched in the United States today, and if you plan to buy one, you should splurge on the larger model.
Most of the time it's hard to recommend a big phone, mainly because they can be very cumbersome to use — especially with one hand. Samsung's unique design, however, allows the display to take up most of the entire front of the device. That results in a larger screen on a phone that's not too big.
The Galaxy S8+ is just 2.88 inches wide and 6.27 inches tall. By comparison, the iPhone 7 Plus is 3.07 inches wide and 6.23 inches tall. Samsung managed to squeeze a 6.2-inch display in that space, however, while Apple's iPhone 7 Plus only has a 5.5-inch screen. That extra real-estate means more immersive movies and games. And since the Galaxy S8+ is narrower, it doesn't feel like you're holding a brick.