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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7 Edge Camera Features Seem To Be The Deciding Factor

Jun 06, 2017 06:42 PM EDT

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was one of the best devices of 2016. One year later Samsung has managed to outdo itself with the new Galaxy S8. The S7 edge had a very good camera, but with S8 things might shake up a bit.

The rear cameras of both Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and S8 have 12-megapixel counts with f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus, optical image stabilization for better video and 26 mm focal length lens as stated in techno buffalo. Although this might look the same on paper, S8 is said to have better software optimization coupled with a new sensor.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a basic 5 mp selfie shooter while the Galaxy S8 has a much better and optimized 8 mp front cameras. Gsmarena reports S8 has a significantly better front camera than its predecessor. While both the phones can shoot videos using the front facing camera, important hardware improvements make the Galaxy S8 stand out.

The front camera of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge does not offer a stiff competition to the S8, the rear cameras are another deal. Even though the megapixels count has not increased since last year, new sensors and better optimization have given the Galaxy S8 a slight edge. The daylight shots appear nearly identical with the Galaxy S8 having a minute better dynamic range and image processing.

Under lowlight conditions again the improved optimization and image processing comes into play as the S8 impresses with good color reproduction, more sharpness, and less noise. The Galaxy S7 Edge is no slouch though, it keeps just behind the S8 for a year old device.

A major factor is that the S7 edge lacks an electronic image stabilizer while the Galaxy S8 gains a point here. Both phones can shoot using 4k but the lack of stabilization in S7 edge hurts a bit.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S8 have potent shooter features for shooting images under various lighting conditions. There is not a very major change when it comes to shooting images with the Galaxy S7 edge or the S8.

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