Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ first look: Top features and how they compare

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch screen, whereas the Galaxy S8+ features 6.2-inch screen

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After hitting the rumour mill time and again, Samsung has finally taken the wraps off the much awaited Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphones.

The eighth iteration in the line of ‘Galaxy S’ series, which the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ devices have been the most discussed in the tech community. There had been huge expectations from these devices in terms of the utility they offer and the innovation factor that Samsung brings in to its flagship devices year after year.

The recent Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco was another reason why the world was looking forward to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphones.

The expectations were high and that can easily be judged just by looking at the rumours that were there before the launch of the new devices. So, how do Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphones fare against expectations. Let’s take a look.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ devices are built on the same bezel-less curved edge design that Samsung introduced with Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. However, the new smartphones take the definition of curved screen to another level by covering it under the Gorilla Glass 5 protection…

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The devices support HDR10, which was there in Samsung Note 7, too, without Dolby Vision. Also, the display on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are the first to feature Ultra Dynamic Range (UDR).

Camera

On the camera front, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ don’t see any major upgrade in terms of sensor. The two smartphones feature at the rear the same 12-megapixel Dual Pixel sensor that was there in the Samsung Galaxy S7 but with improved algorithms and software processing. On the front, there is an 8 MP camera that supports autofocus.

Hardware

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will come with two different chipset options – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 – but, as per the company claims, the performance would remain identical irrespective of the chipset…(read more)

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