Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7: What We Know So Far

The award-winning Galaxy S7 is an excellent smartphone that millions enjoy. It’s also a phone that’s about to be replaced by something even better. Buyers weighing their options and looking to buy a new phone will want to read on. This is everything you need to know about the Galaxy S8 and how it compares to the Galaxy S7.

For months on end leaks and rumors have been swirling about Samsung’s next smartphone. Following the recalled Galaxy Note 7, the company has a lot to prove. However, from everything we’ve seen so far a hot new phone is coming soon.

Read: Galaxy S8 Release Date, Rumors & Leaks Roundup

That of course is the Galaxy S8 and a bigger Galaxy S8 Plus. Samsung’s devices from 2016 are still great phones. The Galaxy S7 Edge is worth buying, although it might pay off to wait a little longer for the next big thing. Samsung’s making big changes in 2017.

In 2016 Samsung released the Galaxy S7 and a bigger curved Galaxy S7 Edge. They have a premium metal design, water-resistance, a microSD slot and one of the best cameras in any smartphone. Building on the success of the Galaxy S6, while refining it in key areas.

This year we’re expecting more of the same, but in a good way. Keeping the design many love, while making it better across the board. That comes in the way of a new nearly bezel-free”Infinity display” that’s much larger than even the Galaxy Note 7, without making the phone physically bigger. The front is almost all screen. Pair that with key upgrades, and the Galaxy S8 will be the phone to buy in the first half of the year.

Read: New Galaxy S8 Video & Photos Reveal Key Details

If you’re eligible for an upgrade and are trying to decide on what’s available now, or to wait, we may be able to help. We wouldn’t recommend getting the Galaxy S7 right now, or the LG G5 and V20. Instead, wait another month or so for the full line of flagship smartphones for this year. Below is a comparison and breakdown of the Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7 based on what we know so far. More will be added as the release nears, details are revealed and we have information to share with buyers.

Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7: Display

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Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7: Display

There will be a lot of changes between these two phones, but none will be bigger than the display. Literally. Well, aside from maybe the fingerprint scanner being on the back in a weird spot.

Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will have massive screens. Called an Infinity Display. All while the physical size of the phones won't be much larger than the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. This is thanks to extremely thin bezels around the entire device, and the physical button being removed for the first time in seven years. Instead, the scanner will be on back to the right of the camera. 

If what we're hearing is accurate the Galaxy S8 will have a 5.8-inch Quad-HD display. Then a bigger Galaxy S8+ is coming with a 6.2-inch screen. Both screens are bigger than any Galaxy Note, with a smaller body overall. Impressive, right?

Delivering a new Quad-HD AMOLED panel that's thinner, more efficient, offers HDR content, and the best colors of any Samsung phone yet. It's reportedly using a new 18:9 aspect ratio so they'll be a little longer than before, but not too wide. Basically still easy to hold and use, even if the screen is huge. 

Both screens will be curved too. Something that some may not like. The Galaxy S7 is flat, while the Galaxy S7 Edge has the curved edges. That most likely won't be an option this year, with both being curved. Just remember, you can disable most of the features from the curved screen and just enjoy the big screen and fancy design. If you don't want a massive screen and were considering the Galaxy S7, just know the S8 will be about the same size with a far improved visual experience. 

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