Written by Marcel

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

In this article we'll explain the differences between the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its successor, the Galaxy S8

In short: similarities and differences

Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S8
Dimensions (h x w x d) 14.24 x 6.96 x 0.79 cm 14.89 x 6.81 x 0.80 cm
Screen 5.1-inch Quad HD 5.8-inch Quad HD
Storage capacity 32GB 64GB
Rear camera 12 megapixels 12 megapixels
Selfie camera 5 megapixels 8 megapixels
Fingerprint scanner Front Rear
Home button Yes No
Iris scanner No Yes

Video review Galaxy S7

Video review Galaxy S8

Look

Appearance Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7: a Galaxy S phone like you're used to.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 strongly resembles its predecessor, the Galaxy S6. A handy phone with subtle curves on the front and back, making for a great in hand feel. On the front, directly below the screen, you'll find the home button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner. A defining trait of the Galaxy S series.

The casing is made of glass and metal, which give the phone a luxurious appearance. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is also completely waterproof, thanks to its IP68 certification.

Appearance Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8: a step towards the future

Samsung has changed a lot with the design of the Galaxy S8. The typical Galaxy S features are completely different in the design. That is how the home button disappeared. Even the Samsung logo is no longer above the screen, but only on the back. \ N \ nThe only thing the S7 and S8 still have in common is the use of materials: glass and metal. The Galaxy S8 is also equipped with an activation button for Bixby, Samsung's smart assistant.

Screen

Screen Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7: a handy size

The Samsung Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1-inch screen with a Quad HD resolution. Just like its predecessor, the S6, it's equipped with an AMOLED panel. Contrary to an LDC panel, this technique makes sure that each pixel lights up individually.

The screen of the S7 has perfect outdoor visibility. Plus, the screen has been incorporated in a handy casing that makes it easy to operate the phone with 1 hand.

Samsung Galaxy S8 screen

Samsung Galaxy S8: a bigger screen for your multimedia

The screen of the Samsung Galaxy S8 ensures that you experience your multimedia in a slightly different way. The S8 has a screen diagonal of 5.8 inches with a Quad HD resolution. \

The S8 has an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9, where the S7 still uses the traditional 16: 9. This means that the screen has remained the same in terms of width, but it is slightly longer in height. In short: a larger screen with more space for your multimedia.

Camera

Camera Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7: takes sharp photos in low light

Among Android phones, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is the clear winner when it comes to photography. The phone captures sharp pictures with its 12 megapixel camera, even under low light conditions.

This is partly made possible by the use of larger pixels that are able catch more light. The Galaxy S7 also has optical image stabilization. The lens is enclosed by a mechanism that corrects minor movements of the hand.

Samsung Galaxy S8 camera

Samsung Galaxy S8: better selfie camera

Camera-wise, there haven't been any major changes. Both the number of number of megapixels and the aperture remain the same, and for good reason. The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S7 was already really good.

The selfie camera was given was an upgrade, though. This camera now has 8 megapixels and autofocus, which means your selfies will be much sharper.

Marcel
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