We compare Samsung Galaxy S8 popular predecessor, the Galaxy S7. Does it pay to replace last year's smartphone to a new model? Is it worth it to pay extra for Galaxy S8?
Samsung Galaxy S7 was one of the best smartphones of 2016 years. Galaxy recently met S8, which is its direct successor, which is better, and by the way much more expensive. In this situation, it is worth to pay extra for a newer model? Do the owners of the previous generation have a solid reason to consider buying this year's flagship Koreans? To find answers to these questions I decided to juxtapose the key features of the Galaxy Galaxy S7 and S8.
Design and build quality
The two previous generations flagowców Samsung were made of glass and metal. The manufacturer probably came to the conclusion that the best possible solution, so this year not much has changed in this regard. In fact, only lists Gorilla Glass 4 to a newer version. It preserves also waterproof, so in this area the Galaxy S7 nothing to lose. Quite different is the case of appearance and size. Of course, both devices can instantly recognizable as the work of Samsung Galaxy S8, however, is higher, which is due to a much larger screen diagonal. It is now up to 5.8 inches, but due to noticeably lower frames around it, able to close it in a relatively compact housing, which with respect to that of the Galaxy S7 differ in height (about 6.5 mm). For this it was decided to change the display aspect ratio of 16: 9 18.5 9 so that the successor is narrower than its predecessor by 1.5 mm. No small part in this is to fold the side edges, which until now was reserved for variations Edge. Various dimensions of both phones cause that many users now can indicate the winner in this comparison, selecting a model consistent with your preferences. I'm a fan of phabletów, so I put the Galaxy S8, but is well aware that not everyone shares my point of view. That's why I find it hard to recognize the superiority of the Galaxy S8, although it can boast a much better ratio of the display size to the entire front panel. I can not say, however, that this is not impressive, because pressing the 5.8-inch screen to the housing with dimensions of 148.90 x 68.10 x 8.00 mm (similar to the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge) is really impressive .
The issue of differences in the screens of smartphones compared briefly described in the previous paragraph, and now I will deal with this in more detail. Apart from the obvious differences between the changes diagonal screen Galaxy Galaxy S7 and S8 they are not particularly overwhelming, but still are. Both generations are equipped with panels Super AMOLED with similar resolution, except in S8 is Galaxy a little higher, due to the stretching of the screen. This did not, however, a noticeable change in the number of pixels per inch. In the latest version of its Samsung screens he turned up a little of its performance, especially in terms of brightness levels. With the amendment bearing the Infinity Display has been certified mobile HDR premium and is able to play content in a format HDR. Other features worth to mention additional Always On Display, which offers both the Galaxy S7, and S8 Galaxy.In most cases, it will be difficult to notice a difference in image quality between Galaxy Galaxy S7 and S8. It just proves how brilliant display has a flagship last year.
Changes in the camera is something that most geeks are interested in most. In this respect, it is exactly as screens – S8 Galaxy probably will be better, but only slightly.Specifications of the two devices is very similar. 12 megapixel, f / 1.7, optical stabilization and Dual Pixel Technology – combines models compared. Changed for sensors on newer (these are the Sony IMX333 or S5K2L2), and also added a few changes to the software, such as the Multi-Frame Image Processing (selecting the best of the three images and use the data from the other two to improve its quality), as well as image processing algorithms. It is hard to expect that all this has brought so noticeable improvement in the quality of the captured images that the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be outclassed. By the way another year with the government in which it is difficult to recognize, that the successor is much better than its predecessor.
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They notice the difference for the fans selfie because the resolution front camera not only rose to 8 megapixels, but it also appeared autofocus. I do not be surprised if the Galaxy S8 was a better selfiesmartfonem of the Galaxy A5 (2017), whose front we find a 16-megapixel camera.
In Europe, and hence in Poland, the Samsung already sells two generations of its flagship exclusively with copyright Exynos system. This year is exactly the same, so is the heart of the Galaxy S8 Exynos 8895; Galaxy Exynos 8890 S7 find them anymore naming suggests that the performance boost will not be too big. Samsung talked about low power jump, which is confirmed in the first benchmark tests. Although in AnTuTu difference between Galaxy Galaxy S7 and S8 it is really noticeable (although we all know what the test and how it works), so the change in Geekbench is practically negligible. The network does not yet have the results of the benchmark studying graphics performance, so in this case we have to trust the producer, who mentioned 20% increase. It is difficult to conclude that the Galaxy S8 dominates over its predecessor, especially when we add the same amount of RAM (4 GB). However, the Exynos 8895 brings a few other differences. The most important in all this is in fact a new 10nm process technology, which its appetite for energy has fallen by approx. 40% compared to 14nm chips, such as the Exynos 8890 is very important, because the Samsung Galaxy S8 is equipped with exactly the same battery what the Galaxy S7, and yet has a much larger screen. Perhaps the new technology will make the operating time on a single charge will not significantly deteriorate. The advantages over its predecessor Galaxy S8 we can still add 4G LTE modem category 16 (download up to 1 Gb / s) technology Samsung Coherent Interconnect ( machine learning) and Vision Processing Unit (object recognition), improvements in terms of virtual reality, as well as support for Bluetooth 5. not less important is a faster internal memory with twice the capacity.
Additional elements of the specifications, which can be called the added values, is probably the strongest advantage over last year's Galaxy S8 model. Samsung implemented a new solution in the form of voice assistant Bixby, iris scanner, a 32-bit DAC system from AKG, face recognition system is compatible with a docking station Dox, so you can transform your phone into a substitute (like all of Microsoft's Continuum). This does not mean, however, that the Galaxy S7 there is nothing to defend, because some of the users will certainly appreciate the presence of the physical Android buttons below the screen, where he was also a fingerprint reader. The latest model from Samsung that resigned and not everyone is happy about that.
According to me the issue is simple – Samsung Galaxy S8 is not so much better than the Galaxy S7 to exchange the older model for a new life treated as interest. What is true is not new, it is believed that buying flagowców every year does not make much sense, but this year you can see it by far the best. S8 Galaxy beckons newer components, additives or interesting great land development and an even better camera, but in my opinion is too little, to being the owner of the Galaxy S7 think of buying his successor. Just to be clear – to the portfolio and you do not look in anything I'm not defending anyone, so if you have a different opinion on this, then proceed as it as you think is right.Actually, I can say the same of you who choose between these two devices and are wondering if it is worth to make the Galaxy S8. If you prefer to save, then in my opinion you commit an error, but if you want to spend the 3499 gold Galaxy S8, it too will be satisfied. Though, and so I know just what some of you say – that waiting for the Xperia XZ Premium. 😉
|Samsung Galaxy S8||Samsung Galaxy S7|
|System||Android 7.0 (Nougat)|
|Screen||5.8 "QHD + (2960 x 1440) 18.5 9 Super AMOLED, curved edges, Corning Glass Gorilla 5, 83.6% screen body is radio Always On Display||5.3 "QHD (2560 x 1440), 16: 9, Super AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, the screen is 72.1% body Radio, Always On Display|
|SoC||Octa exynos 9, octa (2.3 GHz), 64-bit, 10 nm||Octa exynos 8, octa (2.3 GHz), a 64-bit 14nm|
|RAM||4 GB LPDDR4|
|built-in memory||64 GB (2.1 UFS)||32 GB (UFS 2.0)|
|The camera||MP 12, f / 1.7, OIS Dual Pixel|
|Camera||8 MP, AF, f / 1.7||5 MP, FF, f / 1.7|
|Battery||3000 mAh, quick charge|
|Housing||metal, glass, watertight (IP68)|
|dimensions||148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm||142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm|
|Weight||155 g||152 g|