Samsung mobiles are like wine. They keep on getting better with age and the Samsung Galaxy S8 is not only one step above the previous Galaxy 7, but leaps ahead. Usually, next year’s phone has minor upgrades over its predecessor. Not this time. The Samsung Galaxy S8 compared to Samsung Galaxy S7 looks different, feels different and has some features to die for.

Of course, there are some similarities. But what would the Samsung Galaxy S series be without them? If you are a fan of great displays, fast processing power and an experience of a lifetime, checking out this complete comparison of the two just may be worth it.

Let’s start off with the difference in design.

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A Samsung Flagship Smartphone for the Future

Samsung Galaxy S8 compared to Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy 7 Side by Side

The Samsung Galaxy S7 had a change in design that was minor, but fun regardless of its similarities to previous versions. It has been over six years since Samsung took off with the S series flagship and is showing no signs of stopping.

When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S8, the device has grown up and out of its skin. The screen is literally all over the place and there is little room for anything else. This gives users a complete screen experience with what Samsung terms to be the ‘Infinity Display’.

Also, there is an S8 Plus model this time around, too. The Samsung Galaxy S7 was 5.1 inches while coming in at a weigh of 152 g and a body screen ratio of 72.1%. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is 5.8 inches, weighs 155 g and has an 83.6% screen-to-body ratio. That is outstanding! Samsung has given up on the home button, integrated it onto the screen and took the fingerprint scanner to the back besides the camera.

The S8+ is amazing as well with a 6.2-inch screen!

The Samsung Galaxy S8 compared to Samsung Galaxy S7 in regards to screen technology is the same. Both devices have a Super AMOLED screen, but the S8 does have 3D Touch for its home button now.

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Device Power of Samsung Galaxy S8 Compared to Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S8 compared to Samsung Galaxy S7
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64GB internal storage and 4GB of RAM is similar between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S7. The true difference comes when you talk about processing power as the S8 comes with a Qualcomm MSM8998/Snapdragon 835 Octa Core (US Model) or Exynos 8895 Octa (Global Version). The S7, on the other hand, has a Exynos 8890 Octa processor, which is still fast but not as fast as the new S8.

Both smartphones have a 3000 mAh battery, which may only be slightly better on the S8 due to the more efficient processing technology. A negligible difference should be expected here.

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The Experience and Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy S8 compared to Samsung Galaxy S7
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Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S8 compared to Samsung Galaxy S7 may not seem like a whole lot of improvements made. The experience is where the story changes. With a secondary camera of 8 MP and Auto HDR, selfies and video calling is bound to be crisp and clear. The Samsung DeX, which is desktop experience support, could be a gamechanger for many and Bixby is Samsung’s answer to Siri.

These are some of the major features which the Samsung Galaxy S7 just could not compete with.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will give Android users a phablet to live for and the S8+ just takes it to a whole other level. All phones luckily still have headphone jacks, but all of this technology is great enough to handle whatever you throw at it.

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So, what do you think about the Samsung Galaxy S8 compared to the Samsung Galaxy S7? Is it worth the upgrade or are most of you going to wait this one out? Let us know in the comments section below.

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