for those on the fence with this phone, there are quite a few improvements compared to the S8's, this phone actually runs around 30% faster than the Note8 in pretty much every aspect, the camera's on the rear are also vastly improved over the Note 8, stereo speakers, better fingerprint scanner location. The camera on this thing is unbelievable and even beats the iPhone X is pretty much every category. Better screen and the list goes on, I would say its a vast improvement over the S8's and a pretty descent improvement on the Note8.
@IainS Im gonna be the devils advocate here, and say, unfortunately no, it wont beat the iphone X in benchmarks. I know, benchmarks dont matter, but even the iphone 7 can beat the newest snapdragon 845 phones hehe. But that wont make me buy one! (an iphone X 😛 )
I didnt say anything about benchmarks with the iPhone X, I said the camera outperforms the X, which there are already many reviews of the pre release s9+ versus the iPhone x. I said the 9+ beats the Note8 by quite the margin in benchmarks, Raw benchmark scores are higher on the iPhone X but really benchmarks dont tell the whole story in day to day use anyways