The Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ are now official, but what has changed over the previous generation? Well…they are more of a refinement of their best strengths and of course some inheritance to the late Galaxy Note 7.

Here is a side to side specifications difference of the old generation to the new one.

Display

Galaxy S8 & S8+ Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge
Size 5.8-inch | 6.2-inch 18.5:9 Ratio 5.1-inch | 5.5-inch 16:9 ratio
Resolution 1440 x 2960 / 568 ppi 1440 x 2560 / 577 ppi
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Note: Galaxy S8 & S8+ are both curved screens as compared to the Galaxy S7’s flat screen.

Camera

Galaxy S8 Galaxy S7
Rear Camera 12 Megapixel, f/1.7 Aperture 12 Megapixel, f/1.7 Aperture
Front Camera 8 Megapixel, f/1.7 Aperture, Auto-focus 5 Megapixel, f/1.7 Aperture, Fixed-focus

Other differences: The Galaxy S8 now features multi-frame capturing, it is now able to capture three shots in one click and merge them into one. This enhances the possibility to remove blurry shots and even better low light capabilities

The front camera is now also equipped with Auto-Focus with Samsung’s own sticker system for more fun interaction with the front cam. Up to 5 people can be detected by the front camera.

Hardware

Galaxy S8 & S8+ Galaxy S7
Processor Samsung Exynos 8895 64-bit Octa-core CPU (4 ARM Cortex A53 1.6GHz + 4 Exynos M1 2.3Ghz) Samsung Exynos 8890 64-bit Octa-core CPU (4 Cortex A53 1.6GHz + 4 Mongoose 2.3Ghz)
Graphics Mali G71MP20 GPU Mali T880MP12 GPU
RAM 4GB RAM 4GB RAM
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh & 3,500mAh Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh Battery
Internal Storage 64GB default + Expandable 32/64/128 GB + expandable
Water-proofing IP 68 Certified IP 68 Certified

 

Software

Galaxy S8 Galaxy S7
OS Android 7.0 Nougat Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Special Features Bixby Virtual Assistant, Iris-scanner, Fast Wireless Charging, Fingerprint Scanner, Heart-rate sensor Fast Wireless Charging, Fingerprint Scanner, Heart-rate sensor

 

Other mentions

  • Samsung Dex – Capable of transforming into a more functional PC-like interface by docking into a dedicated Samsung Dex dock.
  • Bixby Virtual Assistant – Voice, Photo and Text assistant for any content. It helps you identify places and have suggestion via Pinterest, foursquare and other content partners.
  • Samsung Earphones tuned by AKG – this well addition is because of Samsung’s acquisition of Harman Kardon which also owns JBL and AKG. Due to this, their audio department topped a notch and started incorporating better audio tech into their bundles.

Philippine Pricing

The Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ are a bit more expensive, but the well-thought upgrades still give them the advantage over other 2017 new flagships. Definitely a worthy competitor for this year’s best flagship device.

Galaxy S8 – 39,990 (as of March 29, 2017)

Galaxy S8+ – Php44,990  (as of March 29, 2017)

Galaxy S7 – Php34,990 (launched price)

Galaxy S7 Edge – Php39,990 (launched price)

Pre-order will start April 17-29, 2017 via all Samsung authorized dealers, Smart, and Globe. All who will pre-order will get a free wireless speaker bottle design worth Php5,099.

Postpaid pricing from Smart and Globe are yet to be announced as of March 29, 2017.

Also see: Samsung Galaxy S8 Official details

Check Also: Galaxy S8 First Impression Video

 

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