Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7

Which one is best for you?

When Samsung released the Galaxy S8, many thought it would be a big task to improve on the hugely popular Galaxy S7. But put the phones side by side and it’s immediately clear that they achieved this with style.

The Galaxy S7 is a great-looking phone, but the S8, with its gorgeous new Infinity Display, looks futuristic in comparison. The screen now covers the whole of the front of the phone, blending gently into the sides, and is beautiful to look at. At 5.8 inches (up from 5.1), it’s noticeably larger, too.

There’s not much to choose between the main cameras on these phones, but the front camera has been upgraded from 5 to 8 megapixels – and now has added autofocus, so selfies should look much better on the S8. Other new features on the S8 include an iris scanner, so it can be unlocked more easily and more securely, and a new personal assistant called ‘Bixby’ that’s ready to help with any tasks you want to perform with your phone.

If there’s one down-side to the S8, it’s that the battery size, at 3000 mAh, is the same as the S7 – and the bigger screen is likely to use more power. In fact, the S7 boasts 22 hours talk time – two hours more that the S8 – so the S7 does have a slight advantage there,

So the S7 is certainly still a good choice if you want a quality phone with plenty to offer without the price tag of a newer model. But the S8 is a clear winner in style and has some notable upgrades, too.

Name Galaxy S8 Galaxy S7
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Display 5.8 inches 5.1 inches
Size and weight Height: 148.9 mm
Width: 68.1 mm
Depth: 8 mm
Weight: 155 grams
Height: 142.4 mm
Width: 69.6 mm
Depth: 7.9 mm
Weight: 152 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 3000 mAh
Storage 64 GB 32 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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