Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S7 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are two very similar and polished smartphones launched recently with awesome new features. Let’s see if it’s worth of such a price & how much upgraded as compared to Samsung S7 Edge.

Display Quality:

The “Edge” moniker is gone as both the latest release of the Galaxy S8 have curved edge screens this time around. The Galaxy S8 Plus looks like an evolutionary upgrade.

The bezels on the Galaxy S8 Plus are dramatically thinner than on the S7 Edge. The slim bezels are not just eye candy, they also make way for a massive 6.2-inch screen, compared to the still very generous 5.5 inches of the S7 Edge.

Samsung’s long-time signature home button and capacitive keys have been swapped out for on-screen soft keys. With the home button gone, the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back.

In Galaxy S8, you don’t need to touch your device at all to unlock it, because of the inclusion of iris scanning and facial recognition. Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus come with 5.8 inches & 6.2 inches while S7 Edge limited only to 5.5 inches screen.

Software & Hardware Quality:

The camera on the Galaxy S8 Plus is largely the same as the one on the S7 Edge. The sensor is the same 12 MP resolution as before on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

But this time Samsung has made some improvements to the camera software – the S8 Plus actually takes three pictures every time the shutter button is pressed. Another improvement is the autofocus capability of the front camera, which features an 8 MP sensor.

This time Galaxy S8 Plus swaps out the microUSB port of the S7 Edge for an USB Type-C port, while other features remained intact. That includes the IP68 dust and water resistance, the multi-standard wireless charging, expandable storage, and a headphone jack.

Although the Galaxy S8 Plus got bigger, but the battery got smaller slightly. It’s now a 3,500 mAh battery, instead of the 3,600 mAh unit found in the S7 Edge. The Galaxy S8 Plus runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, with what looks like a vastly improved user experience that’s much cleaner and easier on the eyes than the old TouchWiz skin of the S7 Edge.

Talking about the features, the Galaxy S7 Edge has the Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM, but with the S8 Plus being the newer device, it’s obviously going to take the lead. Inside it, there’s an octa-core processor, also with 4GB of RAM. The processor is the world’s first 10 nm chipset according to Samsung.

Full Specifications Table:

Samsung Galaxy S8                   Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus