Samsung has just launched their highly-anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus flagship smartphones. There are some differences between the two devices. However, according to reports, the company put most of its hopes in the S8 version. Still, there are people who are wondering whether or not the new smartphone is really that much better than the Galaxy S7 one. Are there any major differences between them? Is the S8 really that much better? In order to answer those questions, one should take into consideration a series of factors.
S7 versus S8
One of the first focus points of any discussion about smartphones should be the size of the display. There is no surprise here, as the S8 has a bigger display than its predecessor. The new device comes with a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, while the S7 has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED one. At the time it was released, the S7 screen occupied about 72 per cent of the phone’s font side. The display of the new model takes up about 83 per cent of its front side. It also comes with Gorilla Glass 5 which supposedly takes falls better than its predecessor, the Gorilla Glass 4. So, there is a rather significant difference here too.
Another very interesting thing is that the Galaxy S8 is not much bigger than its predecessor. Actually, the difference is rather invisible for the untrained eye. This makes the size of the display much important in what concerns the future of smartphones. Samsung managed to make a phone of the same size but with a much bigger display. However, there is something which some people complained about since the first leaks for the S8. Bigger screen means no home button anymore. The phone comes with navigation buttons which are on-screen and its fingerprint sensor has been moved on its back, near the camera. Interestingly enough, Samsung chose to put the sensor on the back, while Huawei relocated it on the front with their new P10 device. However, Huawei moved it following complaints that users could not touch the sensor without touching the camera too. This led to an always dirty camera and annoying issues when taking photos. We will see how Samsung will handle this.
As for the phone’s camera, it is exactly the same as it was on the Galaxy S7. So, Samsung basically took it and incorporated it into the new smartphone. So, users will get a 12-megapixel classic camera. The 8-megapixel front-facing one is the change here. The S7 had a 5-megapixel one. So, it is not like the camera is outdated and makes bad photos. Not at all, but some might be surprised that the company decided not to change anything in this area.
The performance is also not the device’s best improvement. The S8 will have a 10% greater CPU performance and 21% greater GPU performance. The S7 was better when it came out, with triple gains. However, the performance of the phone will need more testing and comparisons, as it is not something you say right off the bat if it is good or not. All in all, the S8 is a good device, with some improvements which might prove very popular. However, some expected more from it. So, we will see what the general reaction is going to be, soon.
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