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.
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
Enjoy a smooth experience when playing games with a powerful Quad-core chip and Super AMOLED display
Travel light with a pocket-sized phone that weighs just 152 grams
Capture the action in fine detail with a 12-megapixel main camera
Take great selfies with the dedicated 5-megapixel front-facing camera
|Name||Galaxy S8||Galaxy S7|
Buy the Galaxy S8
Buy the Galaxy S7
|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|
|Buy now||Buy the Galaxy S8||Buy the Galaxy S7|