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Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7 vs S7 Edge: should you upgrade?

29 March 2017 0

Today after a long wait, the South Korean giant unveiled their flagship Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Both the devices are packed with eye-catching design and top-notch hardware specs. Without any doubt, the devices are one of the best looking Android flagship available in the market. I am sure soon after the announcement, the first thing which comes in everyone mind is that whether you should upgrade Galaxy S8/ S8 Plus if you own last year Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.

To help out our readers, Team Mobilescout is always keen to facilitate so that customers can easily decide whether they should upgrade to the S8 lineup or not. The S8 lineup will compete against all another lineup because of their eye-catching design, hi-fi hardware, much-improved camera sensors and top of all own personal Assistant Bixby/Viv is on board. All these aspects are important to decide an upgrade.

69.6 x 142.4 x 7.9 mm
5.1 inches - 2560x1440 px
68.1 x 148.9 x 8 mm
5.8 inches - 2960x1440 px
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72.6 x 150.9 x 7.7 mm
5.5 inches - 2560x1440 px
73.4 x 159.5 x 8.1 mm
6.2 inches - 2960x1440 px
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For those who own last year Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, should they purchase latest Galaxy flagship? Let's check out the answer by comparing the hardware specs sheet of current gen and last year flagships.

Specifications

Galaxy S7

Galaxy S7 Edge

Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8 Plus

Display

5.1-inches 5.7-inches 5.8-inches 6.2-inches

Screen resolution

2560 x 1440 pixels

2560 x 1440 pixels 2960 x 1440 pixels 2960 x 1440 pixels

Dimensions

142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm

149 x 72 x 7.62mm 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm

Processor

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8890

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820/ Exynos 8890 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835/ Exynos 8895 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 / Exynos 8895

RAM

4GB

4GB 4GB 4GB

Storage

Expandable 32/64GB

Expandable 32/64GB Expandable 64GB Expandable 64GB

Rear camera

12MP

12MP 12MP 12MP

Front facing

5MP

5MP 8MP 8MP

Headphone jack

3.5mm

3.5mm 3.5mm 3.5mm
Battery 3000mAh 3,600mAh 3,000mAH 3,500mAH
OS` Android Nougat 7.0 Android Nougat 7.0 Android 7.0 Android 7.0
USB Type-C port

No

No Yes Yes
Fingerprint scanner Yes Yes Yes Yes
4G/LTE Yes Yes
Yes Yes
IP68 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Colors black, white, silver, and gold black, white, silver, and gold
Gold, blue, and black Gold, blue, and black
(last update 24 April 2017 @ 21:31)

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