Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy S7 – Fingerprint Scanner Position and Camera Changes

After the Note 7 failure, Samsung unveiled its first high profile device, Samsung Galaxy S8, featuring a modern design and a brand new digital assistant called “Bixby”.

Even if Galaxy S8 is probably going to be the best Android smartphone of 2017, check out the main reasons for which owners of Samsung Galaxy S7 should reconsider if they want to switch to Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+.

The strange position of the fingerprint scanner

The fingerprint scanner is now positioned to the rear, next to the camera and this makes it quite useless, until you grab the phone. Other than that, there is also the risk of smudging the camera more often, so the present placement of the scanner might be Galaxy S8’s most important design flaw.

The lack of essential camera upgrades

Galaxy S7’s camera might be the best smartphone camera on the market, but Galaxy S8 doesn’t bring any novelties. You get S7’s 12-megapixel, camera with an f/1.7 aperture with OIS and 4K recording. The newer version of the phone delivers poorer zoom and depth of field.

Higher aspect ratio

Samsung claims that Galaxy S8’ aspect ratio is 18:5:9, but unfortunately this doesn’t offer real benefits. For instance, if you want to watch a YouTube video, you won’t be able to do so, as the content from YouTube is only meant for a 16:9 display.

The Note 7 disaster has not been forgotten

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the first releases after the Note 7 and they have to go through the testing procedure and inspection. But we do hope they’ll turn out to be safe.

You have more great options to choose from

You have a wide range of other phone options at your disposal: the iPhone 7 Plus, the Google Pixel XL, the OnePlus 3T and so on. If you already own a Galaxy S7 Edge there is no real reason for upgrading to Galaxy S8 or S8+.

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