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With the Galaxy S8 at a concert: Its cameras are definitely better than the Galaxy S7!

We have already written about how the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be able to take better images than the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge despite carrying what looks like the same primary camera. The new multi-frame processor isn’t the S8 and S8+ promises to offer improved picture quality, and as it turns out, the new flagships really do fare better, at least when it comes to images taken at night.

We took the Galaxy S8 to an Ed Shereen concert (yes, he did perform Shape of You) here in the Netherlands the other day and took a couple of shots with the S8 and the S7 edge, and came away impressed with the improvements. Images taken from the S8 look more natural, with no unnecessarily bright lights ruining the scene. Detail after zooming in on shots is still a tad disappointing, but the S8 certainly takes the lead when compared to its predecessor. The S8 also recorded high-quality video with higher sound quality than the S7 edge.

The 8-megapixel autofocus selfie camera is also notably better than the 5-megapixel front shooter on the S7 edge, and you only need to look at the comparison shots below to see what we mean. Naturally, this is just a taste of what the S8’s camera is capable of. We will be doing a detailed camera comparison with the Galaxy S7 in the coming weeks, and our full review will offer a proper look at how the Galaxy S8’s cameras perform in different lighting conditions.

Check out the sample camera shots below, and let us know what you think!

Zoomed in shots (1x, 5x, 10x)

Galaxy S8 video sample (QHD)

Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S8 (Left to right)

Selfies: Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S8 (Left to right)

 

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maccyb
maccyb

It’s Ed Sheeran, Danny, there’s a typo in his surname. As an Irishman I’m very insulted. Lol, just kidding. Well written piece and it’s great to know how good the camera is, but I’ll be waiting for Note8.

stivan
stivan

F#&£ the curve! bought the s7 yesterday and im happy with it so far!

Stunnaswagg2
Stunnaswagg2

i find the S8 front camera to be meh … but i guess is low light but if i take a selfie on my one plus its nice clear and sharp that in daylight or good lighting.

HomerS66
HomerS66

Of course it’s because of the difficult lighting conditions, the S8 front camera destroys the one of the one+.

roadrunner747
roadrunner747

this site has become so biased its like a samsung advertising site… s8 is a real disappointment…. same camera (wow better processing – bs) lower battery (wtf??) nice screen but wtf this stupid ratio…? (and stop flying on yourself sammy “a new era” what “new era” s7 edge has the same “no bezzels” u blind?) fingerprint – became useless due to positioning s8+?? taller than s7 edge? i have big palms and s7 edge keeps flying off … now a taller one would change the balance point and make it even higher… battery … (again) default res FHD?? (we back… Read more »

BlackSunrise
BlackSunrise

Obvious troll. If not then I am pretty sure you are stupid

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

This is a Samsung fansite. You didn’t know that? The camera is a 12MP dual Pixel camera but it is a completely different camera module! 4GB RAM with better processing – it’s called an IMPROVEMENT. 64GB is enough especially as you have 256GB micro sd card support! Were you planning on installing the entire Play Store? China is different because it has its own Chinese manufacturers to compete with! Performance difference will be negligible. You think the iPhone 8 will be miles better? Buy it then! Oh but you hate them too? You’re a very niche market I like to… Read more »

superjdb22
superjdb22

– This is a samsung fan site. – The stupid aspect ratio makes a lot of sense considering the row of softkeys. The smaller bezels they are referring to are on the top and bottom, definitely not the same as S7 edge – The battery in the S8 is said to degrade far less, and I confirm the battery in the S7 edge degrades fast… that’s an improvement as well, if true. – If the S7 edge is already to big, you should consider the S8 which is smaller. – Default res FHD, yes, just change it… does the default… Read more »

nruiz0331
nruiz0331

YEA 64 GB IS OK, because if you want 128 only have to pay 20 dollars on a 64gb card, makes your phone to 128. So not a big deal, or get 256 and end up with a total of 320gb on your phone! so really who cares if it only comes at 64gb.

viorelianasi
viorelianasi

Not concludent. It’s just software tunning. Try to take the S7 pics and set auto-fix 🙂 Come on… it cannot be, it’s the same sensor, the same apperature on the rear. I bet they’ve done that because they have dozens of Note 7 cameras 🙂 I think that the S7 camera from this pics doesn’t have the leses clear and so on… II can take way better pictures with my S7 and the same evnorment that those samples from here. Come on!

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL take amazing photos despite poorer camera specs than a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, through the HDR+ feature that combines multiple images into one for increasing quality. That is what Samsung is also now doing on the S8, so the results are better images. Software processing can do wonders, and there are more details on how this works here: https://www.sammobile.com/2017/03/29/heres-how-the-galaxy-s8-will-take-better-photos-despite-the-same-12-mp-camera-as-the-s7s/

Martin R.
Martin R.

Ignorant much?? It is the same 12MP yet not the same sensor…

viorelianasi
viorelianasi

different sensor with the same specs… dual-pixel af, same pixel size… 🙂 Look at DSLRs… the main differences in picture quality are in the lenses…so that 1.7 apperature tells a lot… the rest are just software improvements.

nkolsen
nkolsen

Incredible.

Mawty
Mawty

Wow! The s8 is waaaay better!

Banglaz Bless
Banglaz Bless

Use your s7 and don’t tell people what to do. The s8 camera from these pics is far better than that of the s7 edge.

vassbak
vassbak

Wow the front camera is way better than S7s.