Samsung’s finally taken the wraps off the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ — and naturally, we want to see how they compare to their predecessors. Right off the bat, there appears to be a couple of notable improvements, including larger displays and a faster processor.
It’s unclear whether the upgraded internals alone will make it worth the upgrade (you’ll have to wait for our full review to find out), but in the meantime, they’re the best way to judge how much of an improvement the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are. For more details on their specs, click here.
|Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 edge||Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+|
|Display||5.1/5.5-inch Super AMOLED, Quad HD, 16:9||5.8/6.2-inch Super AMOLED, Quad HD+, 18:5:9|
|Processor||2.3 GHz octa-core Exynos Exynos 8890, 64-bit, 14 nm||Octa-core, 10 nm, 64-bit|
|RAM||4GB LPDDR4||4GB LPDDR4|
|Rear camera||12-megapixel, OIS, F1.7 aperture, phase-detection autofocus, 4K video recording||12-megapixel, OIS, Dual Pixel, phase-detection autofocus, 4K video recording|
|Front camera||5-megapixel, F1.7 aperture, QHD video recording||8-megapixel autofocus, F1.7 aperture, QHD video recording|
|Storage||32GB/64GB, microSD slot (up to 256GB)||64GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB)|
|Software||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, upgradeable to Nougat||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Battery||3,000/3,600 mAh, Adaptive Fast Charge and fast wireless charging||3,000/3,500 mAh, Adaptive Fast Charge and fast wireless charging|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack||4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Dimensions||142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm/150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm, 152g/157g||148.9×68.1×8.0mm/159.5×73.4 x8.1mm, 152g/173g|
|Other features||Samsung Pay, IP68 water resistance, fingerprint sensor||AKG earphones, 32-bit audio, Bixby virtual assistant, Samsung Pay, IP68 water & dust resistance, fingerprint sensor, iris/face recognition, pressure sensor|