Samsung’s big 2017 flagship phone the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus are packed with premium specifications and innovative camera tech, also they are truly stunning mobiles but how do they compare to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge from last year and should S7 owners consider an upgrade. Let’s talk about and we have compared the rumored specs of the Galaxy S8 to the Galaxy S7 to see how they might compare and what a new smartphone might bring with it. As you already know Samsung Galaxy S8 will bring a few physical changes to the Galaxy S7 like very slim bezel, a home button built into the display and a dedicated personal assistant side button have all been suggested. Whether it will stick with a metal and glass combination design remains to be seen for now but the S8 claims to be coming with similar dimensions to the S7 with a larger screen size.
The S7 measures are 140 2.4 x 69.6 and the thickness is 7.9 m, also the weight is 152 grams and features a physical home button on the front that houses a fingerprint sensor. The leaked images of the S8 so far show a lovely slim device with no physical home button, a good screen to body ratio and a fingerprint sensor on the rear of the device next to the camera lens. There were some rumors suggesting Samsung Mobile Phones like S8 and S8 plus would do away with the headphone jack like Apple did with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus. Though the recent images suggests this won’t be the case so thank you Samsung. Harman Kardon AKG speakers are expected though along with USB type-c which should offer true improvements in audio over the S7. Talking about the display, Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with a 5.8 inches display which would be quite a bit bigger than the current S7 that has 5.1 inches screen. Though as we mentioned the physical size of the device isn’t expected to change too much. It’s also been claimed that the S8 will have a curved display like the S7 Edge and Note 7 rather than a flat flat screen like the S7.
Samsung is likely to stick with the super AMOLED technology which should mean another excellent display whether it is curved flat. There have been some reports suggesting the resolution will increase from 2k to 4k which would result in a big bump in pixel density. Others have claimed Samsung galaxy mobile will stick with 2k for the S8 but offer improvements for the VR so either way the S8 will likely have an improved display. So if we talk about the camera the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge camera is still one of the very best smartphone shooters out there. Some rumors point to a dual lens 12 megapixel F 1.7 rear camera for the larger S8 plus model something already found on the line but we think it’s just another rumor. In comparison, the smaller S8 will likely be coming in a single 12 megapixel F 1.7 aperture lens. You can still expect excellent performance in pretty much any conditions plus the usual use of camera in video feature like the S7 and S7 Edge before it.
The S8 and S8 plus will shoot up to 4k resolution video or sometimes it can be 8k around the front of the S8 and S8 plus you will find improved 8 megapixel front facing camera with autofocus which can shoot better low-light photos than the S7 and S7 Edge. Of course the S7 and S7 Edge both had a screen flash feature to help out which eliminated the display to brine in your face and we are expecting to see the same feature on the S8 and S8 plus. The S7 has a 5-megapixel camera on the front with fixed focus and auto HDR. Talking about the processor, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge comes in two different flavors depending on where you live in the world. However, both have snapdragon 820 version that gives a smooth performance at all times with no stutters or pauses even when blasting through the latest Android games.
Of course you can expect benchmark smashing performance from both the Galaxy S8 and the S8 plus. Both of these new Samsung Mobilesare likely to come packing Qualcomm’s fresh Snapdragon 835 processor which was actually designed in collaboration with Samsung that have seen only in Sony Xperia XZ premium so far the 835 offers impressive connectivity with up to 1gbps peak speed serious performance and lower power consumption than previous models.