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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ specs: What’s The Difference?

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ specs: What’s The Difference?

Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, successors to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, respectively. After months of leaks, Samsung’s eighth-generation phones are now official.

Preorders begin March 30, and the devices will begin shipping April 21. Before you get your credit card ready, you might want to see exactly what you’re buying. The comparison tables below show you what Samsung has changed, comparing the Galaxy S7 to the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S7 edge to the Galaxy S8+.

Galaxy S7 Galaxy S8
Display 5.1-inch QHD, 2560×1440, 577 ppi 5.8-inch QDH+, 2960×1440, 570 ppi
Network LTE Cat 9 LTE Cat 16
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2, NFC Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
Processors Octa-core 2.3GHz, 1.6GHz Octa-core 2.3GHz, 1.7GHz
Rear camera Dual-pixel 12MP, ƒ/1.7, 1.4µ pixels Dual-pixel 12MP, ƒ/1.7, 1.4µ pixels
Front camera 5MP, f/1.7 8MP, f/1.7
Battery 3,000mAh 3,000mAh
Charging Wired, wireless Wired, wireless
Ports microUSB, headphone jack USB Type-C, headphone jack
Memory 4GB, LPDDR4 4GB, LPDDR4
Storage 32GB, 64GB 64GB
microSD slot Yes Yes
Resistance IP68 IP68
Height 142.4 mm 148.9 mm
Width 69.6 mm 68.1 mm
Depth 7.9 mm 8.0 mm
Weight 152g 155g
SIM card Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Colors Black, Gold, Silver Black, Blue, Gold, Gray, Silver

 

Galaxy S7 edge Galaxy S8+
Display 5.5-inch QHD, 2560×1440, 534 ppi 6.2-inch QHD+, 2960×1440, 529 ppi
Network LTE Cat 9 LTE Cat 16
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2, NFC Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
Processors Octa-core 2.3GHz, 1.6GHz Octa-core 2.3GHz, 1.7GHz
Rear camera Dual-pixel 12MP, ƒ/1.7, 1.4µ pixels Dual-pixel 12MP, ƒ/1.7, 1.4µ pixels
Front camera 5MP, f/1.7 8MP, f/1.7
Battery 3,600mAh 3,500mAh
Charging Wired, wireless Wired, wireless
Ports microUSB, headphone jack USB Type-C, headphone jack
Memory 4GB, LPDDR4 4GB, LPDDR4
Storage 32GB, 64GB 64GB
microSD slot Yes Yes
Resistance IP68 IP68
Height 150.9 mm 159.5 mm
Width 72.6 mm 73.4 mm
Depth 7.7 mm 8.1 mm
Weight 157g 173g
SIM card Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Colors Black, Gold, Silver Black, Blue, Gold, Gray, Silver

Compared to its predecessor, when you go with the S8, you’ll get a larger but slightly narrower device. For the S8+, everything is bigger, except the battery. In both cases, you’re getting a slightly thicker, taller, and heavier phone. But you’re also getting a significantly larger screen and more features. You just have to decide whether those trade-offs are worth it.

Asuquo Eton founded talkmediaafrica.com, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.

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