Is it worth switching from your Galaxy S7 Edge to the latest Galaxy S8 Plus? Take a look at our comparison and decide for yourself.
The Galaxy S7 Edge features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED with 2560 x 1440 pixels and 557 ppi pixel density. It’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Galaxy S8 Plus has a larger display: 6.2-inch Super Amoled with 2960 x 1440 pixels and 570 ppi pixel density, and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The latter also gained Mobile HDR certification, meaning increased contrast and brightness levels.
The Galaxy S7 Edge is 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm and it weighs 157 grams; the Galaxy S8 Plus is 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, weighing 173g. As you can see, the newest one is much larger and also significantly heavier. The Galaxy S8 Plus also lack the Home Button which is replaced by on- screen navigation keys; the fingerprint sensor is placed to the back nears the camera which is not the best choice, as you’ll smudge the lens when you unlock the phone.
Don’t expect major upgrades of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus’ camera, instead enjoy the improvements that come from the new multi-shot image processing software.
The Galaxy S8 Plus is not working much faster than its predecessor, but the phone is not a slow one for sure. The most important upgrade revolves around connectivity.
Galaxy S8 will have access to a new assistant called “Bixby” and to Samsung Connect. The main flaw of Samsung smartphones are the slow software updates.
Unfortunately, Samsung Galaxy S8 has the same battery of 3500 mAh as the Galaxy S7 Edge, despite its larger display which will be an important battery drain cause.
Galaxy S8 Plus is not the upgrade you would expect over the Galaxy S7 Edge, but it will surely attract the glances of other phone enthusiasts.