The Samsung Galaxy S8 SIM Free is Samsung’s latest premium flagship phone. With its edge to edge display screen and futuristic looks, it is sure to turn heads every time you pull it out of your pocket. Not only does this phone look the part, it also has premium level performance to match.
How much has the Samsung Galaxy S8 improved from the Galaxy S7? Take a look below as we do a side-by-side comparison.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs Samsung Galaxy S7
|Samsung Galaxy S8||Samsung Galaxy S7|
|Size & Wight||148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm @ 152g||142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm @ 155g|
|Display||AMOLED 5.8 inch||AMOLED 5.1 inch|
|Display Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels Ultra HD||1440 x 2560 pixels Ultra HD|
|Processor||Exynos 8895 Octa-core 4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.7 GHz||Exynos 8890 Octa-core 4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.6 GHz|
|RAM||4 GB||4 GB|
|Storage||64 GB||32 GB|
|Main Camera||12 MP f/1.7 Dual Pixel - OIS, phase detection autofocus, LED flash||12 MP f/1.7 Dual Pixel - OIS, phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Front Camera||8 MP f/1.7||5 MP f/1.7|
|Video Camera||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery, Quick Charge 2.0, Qi/PMA wireless charging||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery, Quick Charge 2.0, Qi/PMA wireless charging|
|Talk Time||Around 20 hours||Around 22 hours|
Size & Weight
Due to the larger screen in the Galaxy S8, is no surprise that it has gained some size and weight. However, what is surprising, is that it has not gained that much extra size and weight. In fact, the Galaxy S8 is slightly smaller in width thanks to its 18.5:9 ratio. It’s is a good sized phone with a large screen that fits easily in the pocket and easy to use with one hand.
The S8 comes with Samsung’s latest infinity display which wraps around the side edges of the phone to give it an edge to edge display. The size of the display screen sees a substantial increase in size from 5.1 inches to 5.8 inches.
In the UK version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S7 you get Samsung’s own Exynos processors. The S8 uses the new version, the Exynos 8895. The Exynos 8895 sees some improvements over the Exynos 8890 in the S7. Firstly, the Exynos 8895 uses the latest 10nm FinFET technological process which helps reduce the phone’s energy consumption as well as increasing performance. You also get faster download speeds of up to 1024Mbps whereas the previous version could only reach 600Mbps. Samsung claim that the Exynos 8895 is now 10% faster.
RAM & Storage
Both phones come with 4 GB of RAM. However, you now get double the internal storage in the S8, increase from 32 GB to now 64 GB, and both phones have Micro SD card slots.
The cameras remain largely the same with the only notable difference being the front facing camera. The front facing camera sees an increase in megapixels, going from 5 MP in the Galaxy S7 to now 8 MP.
The battery remains the same, however, the S8 sees a very small decrease in talk time. This is due to the larger display screen in the S8 which requires more battery power.
Verdict on The Samsung Galaxy S8 SIM Free
The biggest change in the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the design and display screen. You now get a much sleeker, futuristic looking phone that has an absolutely amazing display screen which curves around the side corners to give you a brilliant edge to edge display.
Performance wise, the S8 has improved with the addition of Samsung’s latest processor which should make the phone around 10% faster.
Is it worth upgrading from the Galaxy S7? The looks alone make the S8 a worthwhile upgrade with the added increasing in performance being a bonus. There is no doubt that the S8 is an excellent phone.