Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7 – Is It a Necessary Upgrade ?
The most talked about subject in the tech world has to be Samsung’s Galaxy S8. The South Korean tech giant has decided to finally unveil its flagship smartphone and the entire world is going crazy about it. This is one of the most technologically advanced smartphones ever made. Now that Galaxy S8 is out Samsung fans are left with one question, should they upgrade their Galaxy S7?
Today we’re going to take on that question and see if Samsung’s latest smartphone flagship is truly worth its money. We will compare Samsung’s Galaxy S7 against the latest Galaxy S8 in the display, hardware and camera departments. In addition, this comparison will also show us how much technological progresses Samsung has made over the past year.
The reason why the entire tech world is highly enthusiastic about Galaxy S8 is because of its sleek looking edge-to-edge display. The smartphone ships with a 5.8 inch Super AMOLED panel that offers a high pixel resolution of 1440 x 2960. Galaxy S7 is not that far behind featuring a smaller 5.1 inch panel which presents a slightly lower pixel resolution of 1440 x 2560. The biggest difference that we can see in this department is that S8 presents an 83.6 percent screen to body ratio while S7 features a smaller 72.1 percent ratio.
Samsung is known for always steering away from equipping its devices with huge amounts of MP. In fact, Galaxy S8 features an almost identical camera as its predecessor. Therefore, customers will receive a 12MP f/1.7 aperture rear sensor which features 4K recording and OIS (optical image stabilization). The only upgrade in this department is the 8MP front camera.
CPU and RAM
The South Korean manufacturer has made Galaxy S8 available in two processor variants. The first one is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 while the second model is fueled by Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 chipset. According to benchmark results, Galaxy S8 will be 10 percent more powerful than Galaxy S7 when it comes to CPU. In terms of RAM, Samsung has decided to stick with 4GB of RAM.