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Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ versus Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

galaxy s8 s7 comparison

Now that Samsung’s newest flagship has arrived, aiming to capture the hearts and minds of those burned (perhaps literally) by the Note 7 debacle, one of the main questions on every Samsung fan’s mind is whether its worth upgrading to the Galaxy S8 over the S7.

While we’ll have a more in-depth analysis on this subject in our upcoming review, for now we present for your consideration a specs comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ alongside the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Check it out below.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Display

5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, 18.5:9 aspect ratio

5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED

6.2-inch Super AMOLED display, 18.5:9 aspect ratio

5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours

Processor

Snapdragon 835 (Exynos 8895 in Europe and other regions)

Exynos 8890

Snapdragon 835 (Exynos 8895 in Europe and other regions)

Exynos 8890

RAM

4GB of RAM

4GB

4GB of RAM

4 GB RAM

Storage

64GB (expandable up to 256GB)

32GB + microSD

64GB (expandable up to 256GB)

32 GB

Dimensions (in.)

148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm

142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm

159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm

Weight

152g

152g

173g

157 g

Rear Facing Camera

12-megapixel (f/1.7, OIS)

12-megapixel f/1.7

12-megapixel (f/1.7, OIS)

12-megapixel f/1.7

Front Facing Camera

8-megapixel (f/1.7)

5MP front-facing camera f/1.7

8-megapixel (f/1.7)

5MP front-facing camera f/1.7

OS

Android 8.0 Oreo

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android 7.0 Oreo

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Battery

3,000 mAh

Non-removable Li-Ion 3,000mAh

3,500 mAh

Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery

Network Connectivity

GSM/HSPA/LTE

LTE: B1/B2/B4/B5/B7/B8, HSPA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8, GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

GSM/HSPA/LTE

LTE: B1/B2/B4/B5/B7/B8, HSPA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8, GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Sensors

Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor

Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor

Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

SIM Type

Nano SIM

Nano SIM

Nano SIM

nano SIM

Launch Date

March 29, 2017

March 11, 2016

March 29, 2017

March 11, 2016

Misc

Colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold| Bixby, IP68 certified water-resistant, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C.

Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), IP68 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

Colours: Black, Orchid Gray, Silver, Gold and Blue| Bixby, IP68 water and dust resistance, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C.

Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), IP68 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

Display

Samsung Galaxy S8

5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, 18.5:9 aspect ratio

Samsung Galaxy S7

5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED

Samsung Galaxy S8+

6.2-inch Super AMOLED display, 18.5:9 aspect ratio

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours

Processor

Samsung Galaxy S8

Snapdragon 835 (Exynos 8895 in Europe and other regions)

Samsung Galaxy S7

Exynos 8890

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Snapdragon 835 (Exynos 8895 in Europe and other regions)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Exynos 8890

RAM

Samsung Galaxy S8

4GB of RAM

Samsung Galaxy S7

4GB

Samsung Galaxy S8+

4GB of RAM

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

4 GB RAM

Storage

Samsung Galaxy S8

64GB (expandable up to 256GB)

Samsung Galaxy S7

32GB + microSD

Samsung Galaxy S8+

64GB (expandable up to 256GB)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

32 GB

Dimensions (in.)

Samsung Galaxy S8

148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm

Samsung Galaxy S7

142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm

Samsung Galaxy S8+

159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm

Weight

Samsung Galaxy S8

152g

Samsung Galaxy S7

152g

Samsung Galaxy S8+

173g

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

157 g

Rear Facing Camera

Samsung Galaxy S8

12-megapixel (f/1.7, OIS)

Samsung Galaxy S7

12-megapixel f/1.7

Samsung Galaxy S8+

12-megapixel (f/1.7, OIS)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

12-megapixel f/1.7

Front Facing Camera

Samsung Galaxy S8

8-megapixel (f/1.7)

Samsung Galaxy S7

5MP front-facing camera f/1.7

Samsung Galaxy S8+

8-megapixel (f/1.7)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

5MP front-facing camera f/1.7

OS

Samsung Galaxy S8

Android 8.0 Oreo

Samsung Galaxy S7

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Android 7.0 Oreo

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Battery

Samsung Galaxy S8

3,000 mAh

Samsung Galaxy S7

Non-removable Li-Ion 3,000mAh

Samsung Galaxy S8+

3,500 mAh

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery

Network Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S8

GSM/HSPA/LTE

Samsung Galaxy S7

LTE: B1/B2/B4/B5/B7/B8, HSPA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8, GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Samsung Galaxy S8+

GSM/HSPA/LTE

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

LTE: B1/B2/B4/B5/B7/B8, HSPA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8, GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S8

Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S7

Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

SIM Type

Samsung Galaxy S8

Nano SIM

Samsung Galaxy S7

Nano SIM

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Nano SIM

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

nano SIM

Launch Date

Samsung Galaxy S8

March 29, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S7

March 11, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S8+

March 29, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

March 11, 2016

Misc

Samsung Galaxy S8

Colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold| Bixby, IP68 certified water-resistant, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C.

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), IP68 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Colours: Black, Orchid Gray, Silver, Gold and Blue| Bixby, IP68 water and dust resistance, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), IP68 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

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