Features Key features of the Galaxy S8  vs S5 

screen size

Galaxy S8
5.8"
Galaxy S5
5.1"

screen resolution

Galaxy S8
2960 x 1440
Galaxy S5
1920 x 1080

memory

Galaxy S8
4 GB
Galaxy S5
2 GB

camera resolution

Galaxy S8
12 MP
Galaxy S5
16 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much higher resolution 2960 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080 More than 2x higher resolution
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly sharper screen 567 ppi vs 431 ppi More than 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Bigger screen 5.8" vs 5.1" Around 15% bigger screen
Longer talk time 1,740 min vs 1,260 min Around 40% longer talk time; go days without charging
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Higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 12 MP Around 35% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Faster processor 2.5 GHz vs 2.35 GHz More than 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S8  vs
S5 
Type AMOLED Super AMOLED
Size 5.8" 5.1"
Resolution 2960 x 1440 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 567 ppi 431 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.35 GHz 2.5 GHz
RAM 4 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 64 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSD
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 12 MP 16 MP
Resolution 12 MP 16 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 8 MP 2.1 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Galaxy S8  vs
S5 
Weight 152 g 145 g
Thickness 8 mm 8.1 mm
Size 68.1 x 148.9 x 8 mm 72.5 x 142 x 8.1 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS No Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 7.0 Android 4.4.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

battery

Talk time 1,740 min 1,260 min
Standby time 19,296 min 23,328 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h 2,800 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy S8
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