Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S8: Worth the Upgrade?
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Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S8: Specifications

Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S8: Specifications

Considering the Galaxy S10 has tech two years newer, it'll certainly be the better and faster of the two. Whether these changes are enough for an upgrade, though, is up to you. Personally, the additional RAM and storage make it worthwhile to me, not to mention you'll be guaranteed software updates into 2021-2022. Like Android 10, R and beyond. 

You'll have to decide if these changes are worth paying for. Honestly, though, the S8 is now nearly three years old and it's probably time you upgrade. 

Galaxy S10 Specs 

  • 6.1-inch 3040 x 1440 Quad-HD AMOLED Curved Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or Samsung Exynos Processor
  • 128 or 512GB of internal storage (MicroSD slot included)
  • 8GB of RAM (Compared to only 4GB on S8)
  • Android 9 Pie with Samsung One UI
  • Triple Rear Cameras: 12, 12, 16MP (Regular variable aperture, telephoto, and super wide-angle) Main 12MP Dual Pixel will still have OIS, 960 FPS slo-mo, and more
  • Single 10MP front-facing camera inside the screen (top right corner)
  • In-Display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner under the glass near the bottom 
  • IP68 dust & water resistance (5ft for 30 minutes)
  • 3,400 mAh battery with Fast, Wireless, and Reverse Powershare Charging
  • Always-On Display, 3D Emoji (like animoji)
  • Samsung Pay, Bixby Virtual Assistant, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, more

Galaxy S8 Specs

  • 5.8-inch 2960 x 1440 Quad-HD AMOLED Curved Displays
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Samsung Exynos Processor 
  • 64GB of internal storage (Micro-SD slot included) and 4GB RAM
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung TouchWiz (Android Pie coming, eventually)
  • Single 12 Dualpixel Rear Camera - OIS, phase detection auto-focus, f/1.7 aperture
  • 8 megapixel front camera with auto-focus, f/1.7 aperture
  • Fingerprint & Iris Scanner, facial unlocking
  • IP68 dust & water resistance
  • 3,000 battery with Fast & Wireless Charging
  • Improved Always-On Display
  • Samsung Pay, Bixby Virtual Assistant, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, more

Did you notice all the differences? The Galaxy S10 has a bigger screen with a higher resolution, at least twice as much storage, twice as much RAM for improved performance and multi-tasking, THREE cameras on the back, a better front camera and a substantially bigger battery. Or you can get the 6.4-inch S10+ with an even bigger 4,150 mAh battery.

All of that is in addition to impressive technological advancements with the hole-punch front camera cutout in the screen, the fingerprint sensor under the display, and the bigger battery in a smaller package. 

For what it's worth, removing the fingerprint scanner on the back and putting the cameras horizontal gave Samsung the room required for that bigger 3,400 mAh battery. Another thing to consider is the Galaxy S10 is likely the LAST Samsung phone that will have a 3.5mm headphone jack. If you haven't gone wireless, get this phone. The Galaxy S11 in 2020 will not have a headphone jack.

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