How Samsung s8 differs from s8
Samsung Galaxy A8 or S8. which is better? Comparison of smartphones
Just the other day, a new smartphone from the Korean brand was presented. Samsung Galaxy A8. It would be a stretch to call this model a flagship, since it does not use a TOP processor, and the price is clearly lower than the cost of flagship smartphones. But the A8 received a dual front camera, which is a “highlight”. Disputes immediately arise and a desire to compare the new phone with the flagship Galaxy S8, especially since they are similar.
Central processing units: Exynos 8895 vs Exynos 7885
The main difference between smartphones is chips and performance. From the name it is clear where the cooler processor is installed. The Galaxy S8 uses Exynos’ most powerful processor to date, the 8895, and the newer flagship Galaxy Note 8. The chip shows impressive results in synthetic tests.
In the benchmark Antutu S8 based on Exynos 8895 scored 174155 points.
Note that for the US market, the smartphone comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processors. these are the flagship chips used in most expensive Android products.
The Exynos 8895 is a 10nm processor with 8 cores: 4xCortex A53 and 4xM2. The first cluster with a Cortex-A53 unit saves energy, the second with M2 cores up to 3 GHz is connected when high performance is required. Also, the chip is equipped with a fast LTE Cat 16 modem, which allows data transfer at speeds up to 1 Gbit / s.
The integrated graphics chip Mali-G71 (there is already a G-72) with 20 video processors can record video in 4K resolution at 60 FPS. Anyway, all the power of modern flagship processors comes down to working with 4K content.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 uses a weak chip, the Exynos 7885, designed for mid-range phones. Unlike the Exynos 8895, this processor is made using a 14nm process technology. It is equipped with 8 cores, and there are only two productive ones:
- 2xCortex-A72 2.2GHz.
- 6xCortex-A53 1.6GHz.
With such characteristics, the average performance is not surprising. In the Antutu benchmark, the Samsung Galaxy A8 based on the Exynos 7885 processor showed a result of almost 84,000 points.
The chip is not powerful enough to record 4K video, and even more so at 60 FPS. This model records FullHD content at 30 FPS. Also, the LTE modem is weaker here. Cat 11.
The flagship Galaxy S8 is 2 times faster than the “middling” A8, so in comparison the winner is obvious.
Both models use 3000mAh batteries. But Honor has a 10nm central chip installed in the S8, and its power consumption is lower compared to 14nm chips.
Practical comparison: A8 at maximum brightness played video for 16.5 hours, S8 lasted a little over 18 hours, that is, at least an hour and a half longer. Fast charging is present in both devices and charges phones up to 100% in 1 hour and 20 minutes. And although the Galaxy S8 lasts a little longer, we call it a winner by a stretch. In terms of autonomy, the phones are equal.
Camera Samsung Galaxy A8
The main feature of the new smartphone is a selfie camera. “Samsung” focused on it. They installed 2 modules with lenses with different focal lengths, which made it possible to blur the background (bokeh effect) and get more light. There are also various “tricks” that allow you to remove skin imperfections or add a mask to your face. In general, the camera is not bad, but nothing more. Blurring the background is cool, but most of the time you don’t need it. Few people take the front-facing camera seriously as their primary.
Rear without optical stabilization, with a resolution of 16 megapixels, various effects are available. Unfortunately, the camera in the Galaxy A8 is weak. on the level of an inexpensive Chinese smartphone. It reproduces colors much worse, has a narrow dynamic range and catches less light. Also, due to the lack of optical stabilization, it smears, so the same landscape / object has to be photographed several times and choose the most successful.
As a proof, we present a couple of comparison photographs. The first photo is on the A8, the second on the S8.
Snapshot on A8 Snapshot on S8 Snapshot on A8 Snapshot on S8
And the main thing is that the camera can only record FullHD video. It’s not bad, but it doesn’t compare to the S8’s sensor. So the camera of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 wins with a big advantage. over, one cannot even say that the A8 model uses a normal sensor with optics for the “average”. The smartphone costs 35,000 rubles, and for that kind of money, the Koreans were obliged to put a more or less normal camera.
Sample photos on Samsung Galaxy S8
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Especially impressive is the last photo, which clearly demonstrates the wide capabilities of the optics and sensor. in the pitch darkness, the smartphone “caught” the blue sky.
Let’s start with the Galaxy S8. it uses a non-TOP sensor from Sony. IMX333 with a resolution of 12 megapixels and a large aperture of f / 1.7. Optics are better only in Huawei Mate 10 and LG V30. We have already made a comparison with the LG V30. you can find it here. The S8 has excellent optics, there is even optical stabilization. It would seem that the presence of a stub is usually perceived when it comes to a flagship, but there are a bunch of expensive smartphones without it.
The camera in the Galaxy S8 makes cool shots even in low light, “tearing out” the remnants of light, the dynamic range is wide (displaying small details in dark and bright parts of the scene), focusing is instant and accurate.
There are no other significant differences between the phones. Both have the same features: there is a face scanner that allows you to unlock the phone, but the technology works poorly and is much inferior to the notorious Face ID. Also, gadgets are protected from water according to the IP68 standard, that is, they can be submerged under water to a depth of 1 meter, and there they, in theory, will last 30 minutes. You should not do this on purpose, and if it happened so, then the phone must be dried. And if the device gets into sea water, then it must first be rinsed in fresh water and dried. This will remove the salt from the membranes.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus design
Remember in the past, when Samsung introduced two devices, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and did it right to the point by offering users two different options for flagship smartphones. one with curved display edges, the other without. Last year, the S7 and S7 Edge duo were no different, but this year everything has changed.
This time around, both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus got curved edges on both sides of the display. Those edges in this case are slightly smaller compared to the edges on the S7 Edge, and are also complemented by the rounded edges on the back of the phone. As Samsung says, both gadgets provide a “natural fit in one hand” and we agree with that.
Thanks to the curved display edges, the bezels on both sides are barely visible. You may also have noticed that the top and bottom of the phone have also shrunk in size. This decision of the developers deserves an excellent rating, as the smartphone has become even more elegant.
At the bottom of the display (on the display itself) you will find the Back and Recent Apps buttons, which are arranged symmetrically with respect to the Home button. And what, now the buttons will be constantly on the screen? No, basically when the screen is on, the navigation buttons will work the same as on any other Android phone. They appear when you need them and disappear when watching videos or playing games. There is also an interesting solution, the Home button will appear on the unlock screen, providing users with an easy way to wake up the phone screen. In fact, even if you do not see the Home button, and you need to return to the home screen, just press a little harder in the area where the Home button is located and you will return to the home screen.
Above the display is a speaker for phone calls, a front camera and an iris scanner. As a reminder, the iris scanner debuted for the first time on the Galaxy Note 7, and this time it has been significantly improved. Samsung says it is much more accurate this time than before.
At the bottom of the S8 and S8 Plus you’ll find: 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, microphone, and a powerful speaker. The right side houses the power button, while the left side houses the volume buttons and a physical Bixby key (more on that in a bit).
But the back of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is slightly different from last year’s flagships. They still have one camera sensor centered closer to the top. To the left of the camera you will find an LED flash with a heart rate sensor, and of course, on the right. a fingerprint scanner, you will definitely have to get used to it.
Most smartphone manufacturers who install fingerprint sensors on the back tend to place them in the middle, just below the camera. As for me, this is a more correct decision, since the finger usually lies in the center of the phone and it is more difficult to reach upwards. We think that this is unfortunate going and is a flaw, the first flaw of the S8 and S8 Plus smartphones.
In terms of color options, the S8 and S8 Plus are available in three varieties: Orchid Black, Gray and Gold. Samsung also mentioned the color Coral Blue (blue), but did not say anything on which markets and when this variant of the device is planned. Whichever color option you choose, in the end the front of the smartphone will remain with a black screen bezel.
Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus get a decent upgrade in the camera department
The main camera of the S8 and S8 Plus has also been modified and improved. Both smartphones receive a 12 megapixel Dual Pixel matrix with f / 1.7 aperture. As for the front camera, it boasts 8 MP.
These cameras are trained to take three shots instantly, then filter out the one with the lowest quality. Of the remaining two, the application composes an image that is perfectly clear for the user. This is what the developers say.
The pre-installed operating system of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones is Android 7.0 Nougat. Although, it would be more pleasant to see these flagships running the latest version of the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system. Most likely, the developers will solve this issue in the near future and the update will not be long in coming.
Recently, all the coolest manufacturers of mobile devices are introducing artificial intelligence and various voice assistants of the future. For example, Google Assistant is starting to be actively used in most modern Android smartphones. Huawei Mate 9 received an update of the proprietary assistant. Amazon Alexa, etc.
Samsung, too, does not want to stay away from the technologies of the future and is creating its own virtual assistant. Bixby, which is integrated into the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. According to the company, this intelligent environment is based on three main principles:
- Context awareness
- Cognitive tolerance
What this all means, we will understand (probably) after the actual operation of one of the new products.
Bixby will have to analyze various objects and actions. Then present the user / owner with contextual information about what was gone. To enter Bixby Home, you need to make a long touch on the sound recognition button, and immediately short touch on it.
Then you can go to Bixby Vision, a software environment for identifying objects using a camera. It should be noted that Bixby will not be preinstalled on all S8 smartphones at launch. First, the intelligent assistant will appear on smartphones designed for the Korean market, then the American, and then the European.
All this should come true in the second half of 2017.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus specifications, features and software
|Specifications (edit)||Samsung Galaxy S8||Samsung Galaxy S8|
|Display||5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED
2960 x 1440 pixels
18.5: 9 aspect ratio
|6.2-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED
2960 x 1440 pixels
18.5: 9 aspect ratio
|CPU||64-bit octa-core (4×2.3GHz 4×1.7GHz), 10 nm (depending on the market)|
As expected, Samsung has packed pretty much all the best in the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Under the hood, both units have 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB of onboard storage, expandable with a microSD card up to 256GB.
The developers actually managed to keep secret which processor will be used, but we knew that it would be a 64-bit eight-core chipset with 10 nm nanotechnology. In the past, Samsung typically used the latest Exynos processors in its global versions of smartphones, but installed the latest Qualcomm chipset in the US market. From this we can conclude that this year the company will do the same, but we will definitely inform you as soon as we find out more details.
We already mentioned curved display edges in the beginning, but let’s take a closer look now. So, the Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch Quad HDSuper AMOLED display, while the Galaxy S8 Plus has a 6.2-inch display. Both displays have a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels, resulting in pixel densities of 570 and 529 dpi, respectively.
Both displays have a slightly different aspect ratio compared to most other smartphones on the market. The S8 and S8 Plus got an 18.5: 9 aspect ratio, while the screens on most other phones are 16: 9. So why is the screen so different this time??
First, this 18.5: 9 aspect ratio means that phone screens are slightly larger than twice the screen width. Which means Samsung has managed to pack the big screen into a smaller form factor without making these phones bulky in the hand. Try to imagine your phone with a 16: 9 aspect ratio display with a 6.2-inch display diagonally. a whopper, huh? Needless to say, the ego would be very difficult to hold in one hand.
The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be powered by a 3000 mAh and 3500 mAh battery, respectively. Compared to other flagship smartphones on the market, they do not shine with incredibly high battery capacity, but they are not too small. For general information, the S7 had 3000 mAh, while the S7 Edge had 3600 mAh.
Well, if you’re charging your phone, then the good news is that Samsung has included fast charging here as well. There are also Qi and PMA wireless charging functions. Although this feature hasn’t achieved much popularity, Samsung continues to include wireless charging in its devices, at a time when most other manufacturers do not.
It is worth noting that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have received a very high IP68 rating, which provides protection from dust and moisture. This means that both phones will be able to withstand immersion to a depth of 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.
New Samsung Gear VR
Samsung is not leaving the virtual reality world and is supporting its respective devices. Of course, we are talking about the new headset mechanism. Gear VR for the S8 and S8 Plus. It will also be compatible with smartphones S7, S7 Edge, S6 and S6 Edge.
This virtual reality device was presented at the last CES by the developers of the mentioned Korean company.
Samsung also announced its own Microsoft Continuum as an original desktop solution called Samsung DeX.
DeX is a kind of docking station that connects to an external screen and uses the computing resources of a mobile phone to perform tasks. The mentioned docking station supports connection of additional I / O devices such as mouse and keyboard.
DeX has two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, and the USB Type-C port has not been forgotten either. The built-in cooling fan is responsible for the safety of the gadget from overheating.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Officially Unveiled: Everything You Need to Know [Review]
To begin with, Samsung has been placing a lot more emphasis on design and software on its smartphones in recent years. Remember the arrival of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge flagships, both Samsung devices in 2015 offered a superior design and impressive feature set compared to the ill-conceived Galaxy S5.
Then in 2016 everything changed dramatically, and a lot changed. Samsung has not only improved the design and software, but the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones have occupied a niche on the list of the best Android phones throughout the year. But soon at the end of the year, something went wrong. The company announced the Galaxy Note 7, and many cheered and admired the new flagship gadget, but the celebration was incredibly short. Unfortunately, the developer had to recall all of their Note 7 devices (due to overheating of the battery) and the smartphone never returned to the mobile market. This situation has led to what is reputedly the worst smartphone launch of all time.
At this point, we had the opportunity to take a look at what Samsung will offer in 2017. With a new focus on quality and a fresh look at smartphone design, it’s time to officially announce the new flagships Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Now, we have all the information we want to share with you. Here’s everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus!
Parameters, specifications and features
Comparing the Galaxy S8 and S8 to the Pixel and Pixel XL, we see how many different ways there are to create a beautiful phone. The Galaxy S8 and S8 are even brighter than their predecessors with a polished metal and glass front. Both models have curved screens and tiny bezels for a ‘limitless’ image that feels extremely futuristic.
We all know Pixels have wide bezels, so they look downright comical next to Samsung’s latest model. While there are strong arguments to consider both smartphones to be equal in terms of software, the Galaxy S8 is likely to look like a more modern smartphone in appearance. In terms of features, the Pixel is wider than the Galaxy S8, while the Pixel XL is wider than the Galaxy S8 too. But, in turn, the Pixel has a fingerprint sensor location that is not aligned with the smartphone camera, while the Galaxy S8 and S8 do everything together.
The Pixel and Pixel XL have very good displays, but no one can deny that Samsung is still leading the way in the industry. Whether we like the rounded edges on the sides of the screen or not, the Galaxy S8 and S8 have fantastic screens that are vibrant and vibrant. And with their 18.5: 9 aspect ratio, we get a much larger display without making the smartphone itself wider.
From the point of view of the ratio of technical parameters and functionality, Samsung always goes to the “victory” in these parameters. Newer, the Galaxy S8 and S8 have the latest processors, either the Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 depending on the region, as well as up to 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded with a memory card, wireless charging and water resistance. The Galaxy S8 has 3,000mAh more battery than the 2,770mAh Pixel, and the Galaxy S8 3,500mAh more than the Pixel XL 3,450mAh.
What about the camera? We haven’t had a chance to use the Galaxy S8 and S8 camera yet, but we know it will have the same 12MP and “Dual Pixel” f / 1.7 lens like last year, but with improvements in software and processing. And as we saw on the Pixel, software editing can do a lot for great photos.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 versus Pixel and Pixel XL: two ways to create a flagship
Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL have captured the hearts and wallets of many since their release, but that doesn’t mean they live in a world without competition. With a huge range of features and a high price tag, the Pixel and Pixel XL are likely to be compared directly to the Galaxy S8 and S8 by consumers looking to buy some of today’s most advanced smartphones.
Both companies give us a choice in two different screen sizes, but no difference in basic functions, but those basic functions do have differences between Samsung and Google. The same goes for hardware and software that target different types of potential customers.
Let’s take a look at the new Galaxy S8 and S8 next to the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.
Software and experience
In many ways, the approach to device software is similar. Samsung offers more options, while Google has shown restraint in the name of ease of use. Despite Samsung’s thinner design and cleaner interface, the many different features can be annoying, even if we liked a few of them.
Conveniently, we can replace the base launcher and keyboard if Samsung doesn’t like them, but this will be more difficult on the Pixel. Everything about using Samsung flagships comes down to our preferences: do we want more features or do we want basic settings? All this is available in new smartphones. This is where both Samsung and Google compete.
Samsung is highlighting its new Bixby voice interface for the Galaxy S8 and S8, but it initially only works with built-in apps from Samsung, so it’s difficult to use as an advantage over Google. The same goes for the DeX docking station, which has potential for a small number of consumers, but has already proven itself quite well. On the other hand, on Pixel we can use Google Assistant. but no docking stations if you really need them.
In terms of performance and core specs, no matter the size of Samsung and Google, a good job has been done. But when you pay a lot of money for a smartphone, a lot of thinking turns into a decision. First, choose your size. do you want a smaller or larger size? The smallest is the Pixel, while the Galaxy S8 is the largest. Galaxy S8 is a good compromise in terms of size and functionality among the rest.
Next, let’s see which design we like better, the standout and extra-flashy Galaxy S8, or the sleek and stylish Pixel? At the same time, it is necessary to keep in mind the differences in software. Samsung offers more options when Google relies on simplicity.
Comparison table of the best smartphones from Samsung
Installed the latest version of Android 10, 8-core Samsung Exynos 990 processor, 12 GB RAM, 128 GB internal memory, 6.9-inch screen, there are 4 rear cameras.
6.4-inch high-resolution immersive screen made with Dynamic AMOLED technology, main camera equipped with three modules, Samsung Exynos 9820 processor and 8 gigabytes of RAM.
6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of permanent memory, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 8 cores, Android 10, supports 2 nano-SIM, 4500 mAh battery.
6.7-inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor with 8 cores and 6 GB of RAM, built-in 4500 mAh battery.
4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory, AMOLED display with a diagonal of 6.4 inches and a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels (20: 9, 411 PPI), eight-core MediaTek Helio P65 processor, 5000 mAh battery.
What to look for when choosing a Samsung smartphone
Operating system. Samsung seems to have given up on the idea of competing with Google. Therefore, only the latest versions of Android are used as the operating system in Korean smartphones (albeit with their own shell). As of Q2 2020, this is OS iteration 10.
CPU. The current models of Samsung smartphones use MediaTek processors, Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 and 8 generations, or their own Exynos chips. There is, in fact, no fundamental difference in performance or power consumption between them. These are energy efficient and nimble systems-on-a-chip, usually with eight cores and a clock speed of 2 GHz. The higher the processor model number, the more powerful it is.
RAM. For most day-to-day tasks, 4 GB of RAM is sufficient. However, there is never a lot of RAM, so a smartphone with 6, 8 or even 12 gigs of RAM will be able to open more programs and pull heavier applications.
Permanent memory and support for memory cards. Photos, videos and apps are stored here. Memory may not be enough, but that there is too much of it, so far no one has complained. It is advisable to choose a smartphone with at least 64 GB of permanent memory. Ideal. a smartphone with support for SD cards.
The number and format of SIM cards. Today, even top manufacturers like Samsung do not hesitate to implement support for multiple SIM cards in their smartphones. It is not necessary to have a phone with two SIM cards, but it is very useful and convenient. The main thing is that the format of the card fits the slot in the device. The current standard size of SIM-cards is the nano-SIM standard, followed by micro-SIM (they are slightly larger) and mini-SIM. the largest and almost never used in modern smartphones.
Display diagonal. The larger the display, the more enjoyable it is to play, watch videos, surf the Internet and read. However, a smartphone with a large diagonal is inconvenient to use with one hand, and it will not fit into every. The thin bezels of modern displays do away with the usability problem, but not completely. Therefore, the device with a 6-6.5 inches screen can be called the most convenient. But, most likely, you will still have to put up with a 6.5-6.9-inch phone.
Display shape. Screens with a standard aspect ratio of 16 to 9 are almost a thing of the past. Even if you do not take into account folding smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Flip, the screens of most devices are made elongated: 18 to 9, 19 to 9 and even 21 to 9. In addition, rounded edges, teardrop-shaped cutouts for selfie cameras and other experiments with the shape of the display still remain at the peak of popularity. It would seem that the hole in the display is a trifle, but for a scrupulous person, and it can seriously ruin the experience of buying, so do not forget about this moment when choosing.
Display manufacturing technology. Even relatively inexpensive Samsung smartphones today use displays made using various versions of AMOLED technology. that is, organic light-emitting diodes. These are bright and economical screens that do not fade even in direct sunlight and reproduce truly deep blacks. True, the problem of “burnout” of such displays has not yet been completely resolved. But in any case, phones become obsolete morally much faster than their displays burn out, so there is no need to worry too much about this.
Display resolution. The higher this parameter, the clearer the image is provided by the smartphone screen. Samsung has no problem here either. Any device with a resolution above 1920 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of more than 300-350 dpi is definitely suitable for you.
Number of cameras. Even in the budget segment, finding a smartphone with only two camera modules. rear and front. is quite difficult. As a rule, the main cameras today flaunt at least two or three eyes, or even more. Samsung’s devices are no exception, and at least four lenses from the flash company grace the backs of most current mid-range and high-end models. They are used to expand the capabilities of a smartphone when taking photos: one camera captures light well and helps to take pictures in the dark, the other is designed for wide-angle shooting, the third can do optical zoom, and so on.
Wireless interfaces. Here, the set is standard for all smartphones: Bluetooth at least version 4.0, Wi-Fi up to 802.11ax or at least 802.11ac, NFC with support for Samsung Pay contactless payment technology, 4th generation cellular communications, GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS navigation systems. Samsung devices with 5G support so far have missed one or two.
Wired interfaces. The choice of wired interfaces has long been reduced to one and only option: the USB Type-C port. As a last resort, there may be a 3.5 mm headphone jack, but smartphones with it are fewer and fewer.
Sensors. Here the choice is rich. Samsung smartphones have a geomagnetic sensor, a gyroscope, a light sensor, a proximity sensor, an accelerometer, and a Hall sensor, etc.
Battery. With the battery, the developers of modern smartphones are forced to make compromises: they try to make batteries more and more capacious, but at the same time thinner and lighter. You shouldn’t wait for records here, but with a 3000-5000 mAh battery, a smartphone should last a day or even two in normal use.
Options. New technologies are often tested on smartphones, therefore, interesting functions are most often found in these devices. Among the most useful and interesting additional features found in Samsung smartphones are biometric security, fast charging, wireless charging, and water and dust resistance.
Let’s take a closer look at the best Samsung smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
The flagship of the Samsung smartphone line is powerful, beautiful and very expensive. At a price of almost 90,500 rubles, this device can be called the pinnacle of modern consumer technology. The latest version of Android 10 is installed here. It quickly spins on the proprietary 8-core Samsung Exynos 990 processor and 12 GB of RAM. The internal memory of 128 GB can be expanded with memory cards up to 1 TB (the slot is combined with the SIM card slot). The bright AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 6.9 inches and an aspect ratio of 20 to 9 has a resolution of a respectable 3200×1440 pixels, which gives a pixel density of 509 per inch. For brilliant shooting, there are 4 rear cameras with 10x optical zoom, autofocus and optical stabilization and one front camera. The 5000 mAh battery will last for a couple of days in active use. USB Type-C and all possible wired and wireless interfaces are in place, but there is no headphone jack. Provides IP68 protection against dust and water. The device supports two SIM-cards of the nano SIM standard. In general, the real top as it is.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Far from being a flagship, but a very worthy and interesting Samsung smartphone with a price of around 38,000 rubles for a version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of permanent memory. The heart of this model is the nimble and economical Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 8 cores. The operating system is Android 10. Smart supports 2 nano-SIM, although one of the slots is combined with a slot for a memory card with a capacity of up to 1 TB. The display is made using AMOLED technology, has a diagonal of 6.7 inches with an aspect ratio of 20 to 9. The screen resolution is 2400 by 1080 pixels, and the number of pixels per inch is 393 PPI. There are three main (rear) cameras: 48 MP, 12 MP and 5 MP. The 4500 mAh battery should be enough for 14 hours of talk time. The device is charged using the USB Type-C connector. This smartphone lacks only stereo speakers and protection from water and dust.
Is it true that Samsung smartphones always have great screens??
In general, it’s true. Until recently, the screens in Samsung’s budget models were pretty mediocre. Fortunately, the Korean manufacturer has finally heard criticism, and now even inexpensive Samsung smartphones have decent AMOLED displays. There is nothing to say about flagships. it was always great with screens.
Why Samsung’s expensive models are better than Apple’s competitors?
It’s hard to say: in terms of level, they are, in general, equal. Unless the devices from Samsung are slightly cheaper and they have Android, not iOS. The choice between Apple and Samsung is primarily a matter of taste.
Samsung Galaxy A31 64GB
One of the most recent models of Samsung smartphones, which just went on sale at the beginning of the second quarter of 2020. For a model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory, they ask for only 17,000-18,000 rubles, but she can do quite a lot. Here is the latest, tenth version of Android, and a bright AMOLED display with a diagonal of 6.4 inches and a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels (20: 9, 411 PPI), and four rear cameras. The eight-core processor MediaTek Helio P65 provides acceptable performance. The built-in memory can be expanded with a separate SD card slot up to 512 GB. The 5000mAh battery should be enough for a full day of active use. USB Type-C with fast charging function and a 3.5mm headphone jack are also in place. One example that the Korean giant has finally learned how to make very decent budget devices.
Samsung Galaxy A70
This Samsung smartphone is half the price of the previous one. But this gadget for 28,500 rubles clearly shows that Series A is also not a miss. The screen is even larger than the S10. at 6.7 inches. It is also made using AMOLED technology and is distinguished by high brightness and rich colors. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor with 8 cores and 6 gigabytes of RAM can easily pull almost any game at maximum settings. At the same time, the processor here is quite economical, and the built-in 4500 mAh battery will last for a couple of days without recharging. The main camera here is also triple, and its photos are quite at the level. A good model with balanced characteristics for those who want a modern smartphone, but are not ready to pay extra for a flagship.
Korean giant: TOP of the best smartphones from Samsung
Samsung is one of the most famous smartphone manufacturers. Probably only the devices of the Korean giant are on a par with Apple products. Why are they so good and which 2 Apple smartphones are worthy of the title of the best.
Samsung was known for its phones back in the 90s, when there was no talk about smartphones. Even then, high-quality and functional devices with a good design enjoyed well-deserved popularity. In the era of smartphones, the Korean giant is still doing great. What is the secret?
In fact, everything is very simple. Samsung really makes some really cool smartphones. The main advantage of the brand is bright and economical AMOLED-screens with large viewing angles and “real black”, which they sell to their direct competitors: Apple, for example. With the rest of the components, Samsung smartphones are also in perfect order: with their own Exynos processors, and with innovative cameras, and with a neat design.
Until recently, the main problem of the brand was the inability to release a good inexpensive smartphone. Low-end Samsung models were still too expensive, and in terms of quality and functionality they were outright inferior to little-known Chinese brands. However, in 2019, the Koreans sorted out this misfortune by releasing a line under the letter A with very interesting inexpensive models.
Differences Between Samsung S8 vs S8 Plus: Which Model Is Better
There are many telephones on the market. Therefore, it is easy to find an excellent value for money. The Samsung brand is especially popular in the country. The company has a large number of modifications, you can choose the one that fits according to the technical characteristics, design. Consider the main differences between S8, S8 plus.
Samsung S8 model description
SM-G950F. start of sales, cost 55 thousand rubles. The design is not similar to others, the style of the company is quite noticeable. The surface is more mirror-like. It is presented in three colors. black, gold and amethyst. Thickness 8 mm, end width 3.5 mm, width of the device itself 68 mm.
The diagonal is large enough. The external beauty of the apparatus is noted. It looks compact and is comfortable to hold in your hands. The frame is narrow enough, so it is almost invisible.
On the back panel there is a protective glass that does not allow scratching the case. A fingerprint is installed, but many users do not use it, considering it inconvenient.
Dual SIM cards in Nano format. There are devices on the market. one SIM, one slot for a memory card. The operating system is eight cores. The performance is high, so you can use it for a long time without recharging.
RAM 4 GB, permanent 64 GB.
The company periodically sends out updates, by downloading which you can update the system and use it with great pleasure.
Samsung S8 Plus model description
The display is large. Looking at it seems compact. Resolution 3K. Lack of bezels on the sides. The fingerprint function is located on the back of the case. Eight-core processor, 4 GB RAM, built-in 64 GB.
Gorilla Glass 5 protective glass is installed on both sides of the device.
The cost of the model in question is set higher than the previous one.
Available in 3 colors. black, gold, gray.
- the large display makes it easy to use. It is convenient to search for information on the Internet, play games;
- protection from dust and moisture;
- increased memory size;
- data transfer rate high.
Despite all the positive points, it is worth noting the disadvantages:
Similarities and differences between models
|Cost 55,000 rubles.||Price RUB 60,000.|
|8 cores “Exynos 9 Octa” 8895 with 3 GHz||8 cores “Snapdragon 835”|
|Battery capacity 3000mAh||Increased processor power by 20%|
|comfortable to hold when in use||Battery capacity 3500 mAh|
The screen panel is the same, the distinguishing point is its size. The S8 plus is 10 mm larger. The difference is in centimeter, the resolution is the same.
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Which is better Samsung S8 or S8 Plus
It is difficult to answer the question posed, the opinion may not be objective, due to the different tastes of users. The models are the same, differences in size. Buyers are more popular with the “younger” model. Deserved this status due to the fact that its size is smaller.
Watch a video review of both models:
The appearance of the flagships
The main thing that distinguishes these Samsungs in appearance is the display. S8 is a bezel-less model: the edges of the screen are curved and occupy almost the entire front side. S7 has a standard screen. The shell of the eighth series of Samsung is made of metal, which was supplemented with glass: it looks beautiful, but “collects” fingerprints. The seventh version has a completely metal body, it is less sensitive to prints and scratches.
The S8 weighs a little more than its predecessor: 152 and 155 grams, respectively. However, the user is unlikely to feel this difference. In terms of protection, the manufacturer did not introduce innovations: both smartphones are protected from moisture and dust penetration in accordance with the IP68 standard.
The lock and volume buttons for both gadgets are located on the side edges. But the fingerprint scanner on the S7 is on the front, and on the S8 on the back. In addition, the Galaxy S7 has the classic keys on the front panel: “home”, “back” and a key for calling the last used applications. The front side of the eighth Galaxy is clean: it is almost completely occupied by the display, and these three buttons are located on it.
The devices differ in USB-input. If the manufacturer equipped the S7 with the classic miniUSB 2.0, then its young brother was equipped with a universal Type-C connector. The headphone inputs of smartphones are classic. a 3.5 mm mini-jack: when creating the S8, the manufacturer did not limit itself to one Type-C and did not assign it the function of an audio connector.
On the seventh Galaxy is the sixth version of the Android OS, while the S8 is controlled by a newer version of the operating system. the seventh Nougat. It is more convenient than the previous one: the multi-window mode has been improved here, which makes it possible to comfortably operate several applications at once. Also, the manufacturer has equipped the young smartphone with a shell from the manufacturer. Experience 8.1. In addition, it is planned to update the seventh version of the Android to the eighth.
The Galaxy S8 differs from its predecessor in the presence of a sensor that scans the iris of the eye. Thanks to this technology, the personal data of the owner of the smartphone is protected even better: to unlock the phone, the user only needs to bring the screen to his face as if he were going to take a selfie. Additional protection, like the S7, is provided by the KNOX antivirus encryption application.
Note: to synchronize with a computer or laptop, both devices use the Smart Switch program.
Comparison of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S7. the differences between the two Samsung flagships
There is a lot of hype around the Samsung Galaxy S8, like its “brother” S8. this is always the case with brand new flagships. It was decided to compare the new smartphone with its predecessor, the Galaxy S7. The review highlights their main differences according to 4 criteria: appearance, hardware, software and, of course, the screen. The article also discusses the general features of the models.
Both smartphones from Samsung have good matrices and high-resolution displays, as well as a comfortable body, decent cameras and processors that allow you to enjoy games to the fullest. At the end, the reader will be able to find a detailed table of the technical characteristics of both flagships.
Screens S7 and S8
The screens of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S7 differ significantly in appearance, in addition, they have some differences in terms of characteristics:
- frames that frame the display;
- diagonal sizes;
- the presence of a blue glow filter;
- generations of glass that covers the screen.
Now it doesn’t hurt to consider the general and distinctive features of gadgets in more detail. Smartphones differ in diagonal. The S7 has 5.1 inches, while the S8 has 5.8. Despite the rather large diagonal, the S8 fits comfortably in the hand thanks to the elongated body and the aspect ratio of 18: 9.
The display of both gadgets is made on the basis of Super AMOLED, which pleases users with a natural black tint and excellent behavior in the sun. The screens are equipped with a sensor that simultaneously detects 10 points of contact. Both displays are protected by Corning Gorilla glass. But the models of the S8 series have more durable glass. it belongs to the fifth generation.
In general, the screens of smartphones are good: both have high resolution and good color depth. 16 million shades. True, the S8 has a slightly higher resolution than the S7: 2960×1440 dpi and 2560×1440 dots, respectively. However, it cannot be said that the image quality of an older gadget is worse: for its diagonal, such indicators are more than enough.
But the main feature of the S8 that distinguishes it from the Galaxy S7 is the curved screen on both sides. This enables the wearer to enjoy improved viewing angles.
There are automatic and individual brightness settings in every smartphone, and these are no exception. But the Galaxy S8 has a blue light filter, which is designed to reduce eye fatigue: flipping through social networks, watching a movie, playing and reading with this filter will be more convenient.
Comparison of iron
The hardware stuffing of each of the devices is decent. Smartphones perform well not only in light applications, but also in resource-intensive games.
- CPU. Both models are equipped with proprietary processors with eight cores. Each smartphone has four cores for simple programs, and four more for complex ones. This saves battery life.
- Performance. S7 is practically not inferior to the newer model in terms of speed. So, the seventh Samsung processor cores operate at a minimum frequency of 1.3 GHz, with a maximum frequency of 2.4 GHz, while the eighth has the first four at 1.7 GHz, and the second at 2.3 GHz.
- RAM. Both the older and younger smartphones have an excellent supply of 4 gigabytes of RAM. This is definitely enough to comfortably work with several applications at the same time.
- Inner memory. The S7 has half the permanent storage than the S8. 32 GB versus 64 GB for the eighth. However, the volume can be increased: both gadgets support SD cards, which can hold up to 256 gigabytes.
- Autonomy. The gadgets were equipped with 3000 mAh batteries, but the eighth Galaxy does not have a removable battery, which makes it different from its predecessor. Devices can charge wirelessly and support fast charging.
The Samsung Galaxy S8, as a newer model, will show its superiority over the S7 smartphone in many ways. The lack of bezels that frame the display, a larger diagonal, as well as a mode that reduces eye strain and an improved selfie camera are the main differences from the S7. In addition, the S8, unlike its predecessor, has increased security: in addition to the sensor, which habitually recognizes the owner’s fingerprint, this smartphone is able to scan the iris of the eye. This saves personal data better. However, the characteristics and capabilities of the S7 are also quite good, so its owners may not be in a hurry to look for a replacement.
The first thing that immediately catches your eye is the display diagonal. Indeed, this is almost the main difference between a smartphone. So, the diagonal of the display of the S8 is 5.8 inches, and the S8 is 6.2 inches.
The maximum resolution is the same. 2960 × 1440 pixels, but the number of pixels per inch is different: 531 PPI for the S8 and 568 PPI for the S8.
Dimensions of the device
Since one model has a larger display diagonal than another, it means that the devices differ in their dimensions. Width, height and thickness of S8 is 68.10 × 148.90 × 8 mm, S8. 73.40 × 159.50 × 8.10 mm, respectively.
Pay attention to the important fact that despite the impressive diagonal of the displays, both smartphones can be safely called compact. thanks to the frameless design.
The weight, of course, is also different and the S8 weighs more than the younger model: 173 g versus 152 g.
If initially both devices had the same amount of memory (4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of main memory), then a little later Samsung presented a version of the Galaxy S8 128GB, which received 128 GB of RAM and as much as 6 GB of RAM.
Understandably, the S8 version is slightly more expensive, especially when it comes to the S8 128GB version. There are no other differences between devices.
Samsung Galaxy S8
- Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
- Screen resolution: 2960 × 1440
- Weight: 155g
- Number of SIM-cards: 2
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 8895
- Memory capacity: 64 GB
- The amount of RAM: 4 GB
Galaxy S8 or S8: Which should you choose?
- Battery capacity: 3000mAh
- Camera: 12 MP
- Support for memory cards: yes
- 4G networks support: yes
Since the Galaxy S8 has a larger display, the manufacturer decided to install a more powerful 3500 mAh battery in it. The S8 has a 3000mAh battery capacity.
How Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 are different?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its S8 version are one of the most talked about smartphones of 2017. Still, after all, Samsung presented its new flagship, which impressed everyone: both buyers and experts, first of all, with its design. Unsurprisingly, both of these smartphones are in huge demand around the world. And today we will talk about how these two devices differ from each other.
Samsung Galaxy S8
- Screen diagonal: 6.2 inches
- Screen resolution: 2960 × 1440
- Weight: 173g
- Number of SIM-cards: 2
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 8895
- Memory capacity: 64 GB
- RAM: 4 GB
- Battery capacity: 3500mAh
- Camera: 12 MP
- Support for memory cards: yes
- 4G networks support: yes
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Both flagships received new Infinity displays with minimal bezels on the edges and sides. It was Samsung with this display that launched a new fashion for frameless phones. The well-known resource DisplayMate recognized this screen as the best among all smartphones existing at that time. It demonstrates high levels of brightness, contrast, has minimal viewing angles and allows you to fine-tune colors to suit the user’s preferences (this is not just an automatic brightness control). There is also Always on Display technology. a separate chip is implemented for it, which made it possible to achieve significant energy savings.
The displays in both phones are the same in terms of technology. Physically, they differ. the older version received a diagonal of 6.2 inches (0.4 inches more) with the same resolution. 2960 × 1440. This resulted in a decrease in pixel density. So the Galaxy S8 is equipped with a 570 dpi screen. S8 Plus received a screen with a density of 529 dpi. In theory, the picture should be clearer and more detailed on a screen with a high dpi, but in practice, the differences are invisible.
How the Samsung Galaxy S8 differs from the S8 Plus?
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Battery is the second parameter. Having installed a display that consumes more energy and takes up a lot of space, it was logical to fill the vacated space in the case and put in a powerful battery. This is how a 3500 mAh battery appeared in the older version. An additional 500 mAh battery will be able to compensate for the excessive power consumption of the screen, so you should not expect an increase in autonomy. the phones work for approximately the same time without recharging.
To see the main differences, let’s write the parameters in the list below.
- (can be found for 36,000 rubles).
- Display: Infinity-display (Amoled), 5.8-inch diagonal, resolution 2960 × 1440 (570 dpi).
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 8895 with Mali-G71 MP20 video core.
- RAM: 4 GB.
- Camera: 12 MP, f / 1.7, optical stabilization.
- Battery: 3000mAh.
- Waterproof, iris scanner, face scanner, AKG headphones included.
- Display: Infinity-display (Amoled), 6.2-inch diagonal, resolution 2960 × 1440 (529 dpi).
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 8895 with Mali-G71 MP20 video core.
- RAM: 4 GB.
- Camera: 12 MP, f / 1.7, optical stabilization.
- Battery: 3500mAh.
- Waterproof, iris scanner, face scanner, AKG headphones included.
Obviously, the main difference is the display and the battery. These changes led to a change in physical parameters. weight and dimensions, but this is of little interest.
The main differences between Samsung S8 and S8 Plus:
- Display. “Plus” got a larger screen by 0.4 inches.
- Battery. difference in battery capacity. 500mAh.
- Physical characteristics: the older version is slightly larger and heavier. this is a fee for screen size.
Other characteristics are completely identical.