Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Samsung Galaxy S8

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Display

Size:

5.1 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1440 pixels, 577 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 570 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

71.75 %
84.26 %

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

Hardware

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:

3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable
64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

2600 mAh
3000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

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

Video recording:

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

Features:

OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

5 MP (HDR)
8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28 inches (142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)

Weight:

4.66 oz (132.0 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gold, Green, White
Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 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

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Video out, Mass storage device

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 02, 2015
Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG925A link
A3LSMG950U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.24 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

Body:

0.69 W/kg
0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.25 W/kg
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.07 W/kg
0.46 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 01, 2015
Mar 29, 2017
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