Which one is best for you?
While the Galaxy S8 is slightly smaller than the S7 edge, its new Infinity Display is actually larger. It curves more gently into the sides, and is taller – taking up the whole of the front of the phone.
Both phones are great to look at, but the S8 just pips it when it comes to style. Also, some users reported accidentally interacting with the edge’s screen when holding the phone. This has been remedied in the S8, with narrower bezels, which make it more comfortable in the hand, too.
When it comes to cameras, the S8 is just a little ahead of the S7 edge. Both have 12-megapixel main cameras, though the S8 has a new feature that captures multiple images to reduce blur. The front-facing camera has been upgraded on the S8 too, with an 8-megapixel camera (up from 5) and auto-focus to give your selfie game a boost.
The S8 also has a faster processor, ensuring a seamless performance when running more demanding apps and games. An upgraded internal memory (from 32GB to 64GB) means you’ve plenty of space for all your music and videos. Plus, there are some neat new features – including iris recognition, allowing you to unlock your phone both securely and easily. The S7 edge is still a great phone, but as the S8 is actually smaller in size, with a larger screen and better all-round specs, it’s a clear winner here.
Up your selfie game with an 8-megapixel front camera that uses autofocus to ensure great results every time
See more on a beautiful Infinity Display that curves right into the edges of the phone
Sharpen your photography skills – the camera takes multiple shots to reduce blur
Get the most from your phone and discover new features with Bixby personal assistant
Galaxy S7 edge
Enjoy crystal-clear images and video – with true to life colours – on a Super AMOLED screen that curves into the edges
Stay connected with 22 hours talk time and 74 hours’ music play
Unlock quickly and securely with the home button’s built-in fingerprint sensor
Enjoy peace of mind thanks to IP68 water and dust proofing
|Name||Galaxy S8||Galaxy S7 edge|
Buy the Galaxy S8
Buy the Galaxy S7 edge
|Display||5.8 inches||5.5 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 148.9 mm
Width: 68.1 mm
Depth: 8 mm
Weight: 155 grams
Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 72.6 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 157 grams
|Rear camera||12 MP||12 MP|
|Front camera||8 MP||5 MP|
|Video recording||4K video recording at 30 fps||4K video recording at 30 fps|
|Processor||Exynos 8895||Exynos 8890|
|Battery||3000 mAh||3600 mAh|
|Storage||64 GB||64 GB|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the Galaxy S8||Buy the Galaxy S7 edge|