Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Samsung Galaxy S8

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
18.5:9

Pixel density

518 ppi
570 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

76.62 %
84.26 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, Manual focus, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Frames, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps), 640x480 (VGA)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

 
2560x1440 (QHD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.08 x 2.98 x 0.27 inches (154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)

Weight

5.40 oz (153 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Keys

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray
Black, Gold, Silver, Purple, Pink, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, Flash Video, MKV, WebM
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 540

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB, not expandable
64 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, Video out

Charging connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T4
M3, T3

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 29, 30
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

28.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
30.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)
 

Internet use

3G: 10 hours; LTE: 11 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

66.00 hours
88.00 hours

Video playback

15.00 hours
17.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Flashlight, Calculator, Unit converter, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Memo

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jul 15, 2015
Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMG928A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG950U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.23 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

Body

1.03 W/kg
0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.45 W/kg
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.05 W/kg
0.46 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced

Aug 13, 2015
Mar 29, 2017
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