Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7 edge

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.

Name Galaxy S8 Galaxy S7 edge
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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
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