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Specs Comparison: Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8+ vs. Galaxy S7 Edge

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Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners are probably wondering if they should consider upgrading to the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. That’s going to be a tough decision to make, since those phones should still be holding up well after only a year. To hopefully help you with that decision, we’ve put together a specs comparison chart of the four phones to show you on paper how they all differ. 

On a basic level, you have upgrades in many of the key areas. For example, you’ve got Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 processor in the S8 line vs. last year’s Snapdragon 820 in the S7. The displays are an upgrade as well, at least in terms of size without adding much extra bulk. The new Galaxy S8 phones also include a USB Type-C port, on-screen or virtual navigation buttons, a Bixby button, Iris Scanners, Bluetooth 5.0, and more internal storage out of the box. On the other hand, you have the same rear camera as is in the S7s, same or smaller batteries (S8+ battery is smaller than S7 Edge), and the same IP68 water resistance.

So overall, the Galaxy S8 line shows solid upgrades that you expect from one year to the next, but the really big one is likely the wild new display setup. Is that enough to get you to upgrade? You tell us.

 Galaxy S8Galaxy S7Galaxy S8+Galaxy S7 Edge
SoftwareAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 64-bit 10nmQualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 64-bit, 14nmQualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 64-bit 10nmQualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 64-bit, 14nm
Display5.8" Infinity Super AMOLED Quad HD+ (2960x1440, 571ppi)5.1" Super AMOLED Quad HD (2560x1440, 577ppi)6.2" Infinity Super AMOLED Quad HD+ (2960x1440, 529ppi)5.5" Super AMOLED Quad HD (2560x1440, 534ppi, Edge Screen)
Battery3000mAh
Fast Charge (wired and wireless)
3000mAh
Fast Charge (wired and wireless)
3500mAh
Fast Charge (wired and wireless)
3600mAh
Fast Charge (wired and wireless)
Memory64GB (UFS 2.1), microSD support up to 256GB
4GB RAM
32GB (UFS 2.0), microSD support up to 256GB
4GB
64GB (UFS 2.1), microSD support up to 256GB
4GB RAM
32GB (UFS 2.0), microSD support up to 256GB
4GB
CameraRear: 12MP f/1.7
Front: 8MP f/1.7
Rear: 12MP f/1.7
Front: 5MP f/1.7
Rear: 12MP f/1.7
Front: 8MP f/1.7
Rear: 12MP f/1.7
Front: 5MP f/1.7
Size148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm
152g
142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm
152g
159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm
173g
150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm
157g
Water ResistanceIP68IP68IP68IP68
PortsUSB Type-C
3.5mm headphone
MicroUSB
3.5mm headphone
USB Type-C
3.5mm headphone
MicroUSB
3.5mm headphone
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE
GPS
NFC
MST
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
4G LTE
GPS
NFC
MST
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE
GPS
NFC
MST
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
4G LTE
GPS
NFC
MST
OtherFingerprint reader
Iris Scanner
Fingerprint readerFingerprint reader
Iris Scanner
Fingerprint reader
ColorsMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple GoldBlack, Blue, Gold, SilverMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple GoldBlack, Blue, Gold, Silver

Notes: Those images are not at all a true or 100% correct size comparison. Also, we gave each phone Nougat since Samsung has updated most S7 models to Nougat at this time.

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