Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 7 vs LG G6: selfie comparison

Coming with a new 8MP f/1.7 front-facing camera, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus seem like they are greatly improving on the formula that got employed on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, which arrived with 5MP selfie snappers at the front. Aside from the spec-bump, the selfie camera now also employs auto-focus, which is a new for Samsung.

So far, it sounds like the Galaxy S8 might up your Instagram game big time and get you lots and lots of likes. On paper, that is. 

But how does this translate to real-life usage? Do these upgrades translate to outstanding improvements in the selfies you get? 

Well, we had the chance to play with a Galaxy S8 for a while, and the front-facer was among the top things we wanted to try out. One thing led to another, and you're here checking out our first selfies taken with the Galaxy S8. Without further ado, here they are:

As you can see from the shots above, the S8 does a neat job at identifying the user's face and exposing it properly, which is vital for producing an appealing Instagram-worthy selfie. That's especially true with strong backlighting present when shooting in contre-jour — the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will try hard to expose your face correctly and will succeed most of the times. The auto-focusing system prioritizes and locks focus onto the closest face to the camera, which should be taken in mind when you want to take a group selfie with your pals.

But how do the S8 and S8 Plus fare against other noteworthy selfie machines, like the iPhone 7, the Galaxy S7, and the LG G6? Check out in the gallery right below!

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1. peace247 unregistered


2. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Unbiased view - I think the S7 and iPhone 7 look the best. All look great though.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

With exception of the skin tone the iPhone gave, I would agree. But the S8 pic is sharper on the frontal objects

16. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Skin IPhone 7 most accurate color then S7 edge.

22. yalokiy

Posts: 1077; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

S7 - agree. iphone - too dark and red. s8 and g6 - overblown highlights.

3. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

They look great. Seems your site can't handle the traffic I'm getting server busy.

4. kerginaldo17 unregistered

I was confused between s8 and G6.But the S8 seems to have shown me a more f air.More, says, professional.

5. kerginaldo17 unregistered

iPhone7 was the worst Due to supersaturation.

17. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

iPhone the most accurate skin color.

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Have you ever seen Peter K. in person? How do you know that the iPhone 7 produced the most accurate skin color?

6. bucknassty

Posts: 1365; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

where is the focus on these photos... lighting from different angles effects quality

7. Mfco7

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Nothing special, just a new processor. oneplus & nokia I'm waiting :)

8. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

haha! The S7 looks like he has a shrunken head! lol!!

9. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Compare s8 with pixel. That will be the real test for s8.

14. geordie8t1

Posts: 307; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

Personally i think the pixel will still win, as much as i am eager to grt the s8, i do believe that this is one area where they may not have gone into as much effort, the S7E was brilliant but towards the end of the year a few phones matched it and pixel topped dxomark and rightly so. I have no doubt it will still be one of the top phones cameras for the year but the competition are closing in fast...

11. Macready

Posts: 1829; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Detail wise, the autofocus vs fixed focus (which is always a compromise depending on the distance of the subject), seems to have resulted in an improvement in detail at the distance used here. See the hair for example, where the S8 is easily best of the bunch.

12. mikehunta727 unregistered

S8 Front camera is no more wide angle lens?

13. geordie8t1

Posts: 307; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

In my opinion, i believe that it is in order, the S8, G6, S7, and iphone 7, in my view the iphone is margainally last because it appears the skin tone is slightly more reddish then the other 3, but its very slight

15. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

How can I view the photos full screen without the ads? The advertisements on this website, goodness!!!!

18. srgonu

Posts: 565; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

He is red in iPhone :)

19. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Great pictures. Waiting for the battery tests if g6 can last longer than the s7 nougat and s8.

20. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

All look good. Guess you have to see the person to know how accurate the pics are. Can't go wrong with any of em. G6 still has the better design but won't sell no where near the S8.

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