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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 Plus

Samsung has announced its all new smartphones Galaxy S8 and S8 + earlier this month. The new flagship of the South Korean company comes in two sizes which are 5.8 and 6.2 inches, respectively.

 

Before the announcement, both designs and some features of both smartphones were leaked so that there were not too many surprises. However, as the phones are already in the markets, it is now possible to make a full comparison between the regular model and the plus one.

 

Design

 

There is little difference between S8 and S8 + in terms of design. The S8 +, as its name suggests, is the larger version of the standard model. Measuring 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm, the S8 weights 155 grams. The plus, on the other hand, weighing 173 grams is 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm. in dimensions.

 




 

The metal and the glass are used in both devices. Infinity screens of smartphones are double-sided. Samsung no longer offers a flat screen option on the S series.

 

The top and bottom edges of the smartphone’s screens are wrapped in a very thin frame. Neither device has a physical key on the front. The fingerprint scanners are located on the back panel of the phones next to the camera on both devices. Both phones also have durable caskets against water and dust. USB Type-C and 3.5 mm are located on the bottom.

 

Screen

 

The screen is 5.8 inches in the S8 and 6.2 inches in the S8 +. There is no difference between the two smartphone screens except for this size difference of 0.4 inches.

 

Both devices have an AMOLED Infinity display. The AMOLED Infinity display has an exceptional aspect ratio of 18.5: 9. This means that the increase in size on the screen is achieved by increasing the length.

 




 

Both phones have 2960 x 1440 pixels Quad HD + resolution screens. While the pixel density in S8 is 570 ppi, this value goes down to 529 ppi in S8 +. Both the S8 and S8 + offer a super sharp image, but with the advantage of being smaller than the the plus model, the regular one can experience a clearer picture. It is also worth noting that the two devices’ screens are also suitable for playing HDR content.

 

Camera

 

Both the Galaxy S8 and the S8 + are equipped with a Duo Pixel rear camera with 12 megapixel resolution, f / 1.7 aperture. Optical image stabilization is also a feature of the rear camera. Samsung has also added auto focus to the front camera, which increases the front camera resolution to 8 megapixels.

 

Both smartphone cams offer enhanced realism, filters and subtitles to the user. Bixby Vision integration turns the camera into a visual search tool. Samsung is using multi-frame image processing technology in two new devices. The camera, which catches three frames at the same time, combines these three frames to provide a better and clearer picture.

 

Equipment

 

The Galaxy S8 and S8 + share almost the same hardware features. Battery capacity is the only difference in hardware between the two devices. Samsung has two different processor options, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and the Exynos 8895 in the S8 model. Here, however, the user is not given a choice. The processor varies depending on the region. Processors are accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. Thanks to MicroSD card support, 256 GB can be added to this area.

 

The S8 has a 3000mAh battery while its big brother carries a 3500 mAh battery. Both batteries support fast and wireless charging, and both of the models are being charged using  USB-C input.

 

Software

 

Both of Samsung’s new phones come out of the box with the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. This operating system has TouchWiz user interface on top of it. So it can be said that there will be no difference between the basic experiences of the two phones.

 




 

Bixby is among Samsung’s new features with its new flagship phone. This artificial intelligence assistant, available on both phones, will not be available in all countries in the first place. In both models, Bixby can be activated with a special key on the left side of the phone.

 

There are no concrete differences between Samsung’s new phones. Apart from the physical size and battery capacity, the difference between the two devices’ user experience is not noticeable.

 

At this point, the price seems to be an important factor in the preferences of the users. The Galaxy S8 will be sold  for $899. For the Plus model, you will have to pay almost $ 1000.

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