Samsung released Galaxy S7 one year ago, and it’s going to release Galaxy S8 this month. What’s the difference between the two? Is it necessary to update your Samsung to Galaxy S8? Read on and find the answers.
Galaxy S7 is 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm in size and Galaxy S8 is 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm, which is a little bigger than the former. As to weight, S7 is weighted 152g and S8 155g. We’ll find it surprising that S8, while being big in size, is still light in weight. You may have noticed that S8 is not equipped with a physical home button at the front, the reason for which is easy-reaching—-since it has to achieve big screen and light weight, the home button has to be deleted and be replaced by the on-screen navigation buttons. The change in button may be a little inconvenient at first, but it won’t be difficult to get used to it.
One difference between Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8 we can tell visually is the size of the display. While the former is of 5.1-inch size (72.1% screen-to-body ratio), the latter is of 5.8-inch (83.6% screen-to-body ratio). For those who prefer big screen, Galaxy S8 will be a better choice. Besides, they are also of different display resolutions. While S7 is of 1440 x 2560 pixels, S8 is of 1440 x 2960 pixels. Since the higher the resolution is, the clearer pictures the screen shows, you will find that S8 provides better visual experience for you.
While the 12Mp, f/1.7 camera fitted to the rear of the Galaxy S7 is unchanged, the front camera has been improved for Galaxy S8—- the mediocre 5 megapixel camera of S7 will be replaced by an 8 megapixel module of S8, which means that you can enjoy better selfies.
While Galaxy S7 applies Bluetooth 4.2, Galaxy S8 is the first smartphone to support Bluetooth 5.0. Considered as the future trend, Bluetooth 5.0 is of 4x range, 2x speed and 8x broadcasting message capacity, and it enhances your sharing and broadcasting experiences in a large extend. Click here to know more about Bluetooth 5.0 technology.
Besides what I have mentioned above, there are still some other differences. For example, S8 has replaced the Micro-USB of S7 with USB-C, and the bottom-facing speaker with a stereo pair. Overall performance considered, it is worth buying a Galaxy S8, how do you think?