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Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7 edge: Worth the upgrade?

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Thanks to dbrand for sponsoring the channel. http://dbrand.com/AP The Galaxy S7 edge was considered by many, including us, to be one of the best smartphones of 2016. Now we have the Samsung Galaxy S8. According to other reviewers, it's prettier, more powerful, and bigger - but is it worth the upgrade? How much better is it than the S7 edge? Answers to these questions and more are found in this video. Enjoy! ____________________________________________________ Want to sponsor the next Android Police video? Get in touch: videosponsor@androidpolice.com. Background Music: ▶ Back Alley Kat: https://soundcloud.com/back-alley-kat ▶ Circle us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/+AndroidPolice ▶ Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/AndroidPolice ▶ Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AndroidPolice ▶ Subscribe to the RSS feed at http://www.androidpolice.com/feed
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JHOPE HOBI (28 minutes ago)
Lol.....my s7 got cracked in so many palces...so thought of getting s8
Pono Kaleikini (5 days ago)
I was like which ones which duefus
Classic Mail (7 days ago)
The screen on the s8 is no longer 16:9 tho.
NVL ! (9 days ago)
I've been sticked with my nexus 5 since jan 2014 and now I need new phone. My saving right now can afford S7, but not S8 (I have to continue saving to afford it) and now I'm tempted to choose S8. Which is the best option if you were me?
Fakhir YT (10 days ago)
Don't buy Samsung s8 if u want to play games. It lag even on GTA San Andreas go with s7
Aminah Azraa (13 days ago)
Is $320 worth it for a secondhand S7 edge?
Village TV (14 days ago)
Dragon Fire (18 days ago)
Only open if you have an android జ్ఞ ా
Indian.techsupport (19 days ago)
Fuck it I would buy a s6 edge tbh
Ak Dh (20 days ago)
Ak Dh (20 days ago)
Elroy Rodrigues (26 days ago)
S7 edge is love..
Mo Shak (27 days ago)
I have had the S6, S7 and S8 and S6 have the best screen of all those..
Chi Vathana (27 days ago)
But i got the s7 edge for 350 dollars though
flacko001 (1 month ago)
Cracked my s7 edge screen....should I repair it or just go for the s8+?
Remiyyah (1 month ago)
flacko001 S8 Plus if you have the money
miriam martinez (1 month ago)
Yes I am definitely going to buy the Galaxy S8 thank you I have a Galaxy J-3 emerge
danspare (1 month ago)
Can make dank memes on both. Go for the cheapest and put energy and money into researching more memes.
blathnaid sherry (1 month ago)
love my s7 edge best phone by far :)
Jim Nesta (1 month ago)
You can significantly speed up the screen scrolling and window transition process by enabling Developer Options in the settings section and reducing the default lag times and animation times on the 3 different display features. It doesn't make the phone any faster but it does improve the responsiveness and apparent quickness of window transitions. My co-worker, who has an iPhone X, is envious when he sees how fast and smooth my screen changes are compared to his phone, despite his phone's faster A11 processor. He's not happy that he spent $1000 for a phone that is not as zippy in his hand as my two-year-old Samsung, he has faster reflexes and better digital dexterity than I so he was able to fully appreciate how fast my phone display is. When we tested our wireless internet speed with ookla speedtest from the same location and same handset orientation, with the same phone carrier and having WiFi disabled, we found that my download speed was almost 3 times what his was - to our great surprise. We don't know whether this is a software or hardware issue but it isn't something that we expected. He's now even more pissed about that $1000 he shelled out for Apple's latest and greatest wonder tech.
Aziel Orozco (1 month ago)
San Bernardino,I live there 😭
Elijah Kadel (1 month ago)
Does dbrand protect your phone from drops and I might pick up the s8 when the s9 drops hopefully it will drop in price like the s7 did
Death March (1 month ago)
s7 is good for normal uses but if you play games like me you will want the S8..... Arena of Valor lags up the ass and has crap FPS on S7 while on my sisters S8 it runs at 54-60 all the time
Remiyyah (1 month ago)
Death March Razer phone will always be $700+
Joe Martinez (1 month ago)
why did you even make this vid? all you talked about was the S8 and lied about the S7 because you talk out of your ass.. don't believe this video
Martell Tha Cool (1 month ago)
I got Samsung Galaxy S8 and it's awesome
grade one direction (1 month ago)
I have s7 edge but I don't use that after buying the s8 plus and I am the latest user of samsung and who are the latest user of samsung.
Alex Stilwill (1 month ago)
Thanks for this video. I currently have an iphone6s but miss android. I just picked up an s7edge for about what I can sell the 6s for. I’m excited to be with android even if I am just playing a little behind the times.
Alex Stilwill (1 month ago)
prays 101 255
prays 101 (1 month ago)
Alex Stilwill how much you get it for?
De Big Brodda (1 month ago)
Dbrand is the shit.
Anton A (1 month ago)
Bush league audio layer ... work on your production processes ... and Profit.
Belinda Ginete (1 month ago)
Yes it's worth the upgrade- but then if you're on a tight budget the S7edge can still perform well. Flagships age well anyway.
Nick Steven (2 months ago)
Who here uses the edge apps as much as I do
The Joker (2 months ago)
S9 will drop in February so the prices are gonna drop, in my for my birthday Im just gonna ask for money. I already saved up 300+ dollars. When I got to LA in July Im gonna buy an S8
The Joker (2 months ago)
0:37: Why? Why does everyone have to nut when they’re talking about Samsung phones design
Douby Jocelyn (2 months ago)
I really love my s7 edge
Khristine Arnold (2 months ago)
So I found a good deal for the S7 but I wanted to wait for the S8 to go down. I'm doing a huge upgrade from the Samsung Galaxy Prevail (2011) and I already bought the S7. Was that a good decision? Because the S7 is going for $254.99 on Boost Mobile with a discount. And the S8 is like $499.
Jamir DelaCruz (2 months ago)
i have a s7 edge but i really want that infinity display😖
Adarsh GUPTA (2 months ago)
Only if a review is genuine and NOT supported by any sponsors! Huh!!
Stelica Rostogol#Rollo (2 months ago)
6s plus or s7 edge?
TAMOOR ALI SIDHU (2 months ago)
Rollo 6s plus
grade one direction (2 months ago)
S7 edge is the best
Dazz Ell (2 months ago)
Sooo nothing better than the s7! Apart from bigger screen...
Awesome Vlog & Videos (2 months ago)
S7 edge is the best best best
Eli Cruz (2 months ago)
I prefer the s7 edge for me is better than the s8
Eli Cruz (1 month ago)
Calliq E I have the s8 for 5 months and yes I have problems with the screen and the sound on videos that I record with this phone, I'm looking in going back to the 7 edge again, for me the 7 edge is better phone than the s8.
Calliq E (2 months ago)
Eli Cruz how long have you had it for and have you ran into any problems like the unresponsive screen or a vertical pink line because I want to buy the phone but I'm hesitant due to so many people having these issues
quinton frost (2 months ago)
You should keep a lable above the phones, designating Wich is the S7 and Wich is s8 so I don't have to focus on identifying characteristics because I'm not familiar with the phones.
vh9network (2 months ago)
operating the S7 Edge or S8 without a case is ridiculous. Learned not to that when I had an S4.
harvey valles (2 months ago)
I will stay with my S7 Edge for now till the new S9 comes out not much of a difference between the 2.
C Rizzy (2 months ago)
This video convinced me to stay with the S7 Edge. Thanks.
purple rodri (2 months ago)
I ain't buyin no new phone every year I am waiting for s10 plus
Raymond Ip (2 months ago)
I use Iphone 6+ and s7 edge. And me s7 edge is already good so I'm not going to take the s8.
Owen. Salisbury. (2 months ago)
Samsung can bring out the curved edge. Samsung can bring us the on screen fingerprint reader.
Producto De Sociedad (2 months ago)
Cant wait to buy my S7 Edge
Sarthak 2811 (19 days ago)
Marquise Reyes how is it in multitasking?
Marquise Reyes (22 days ago)
I just bought a s7 edge
Sparkie3222 (1 month ago)
It is a really good phone. I've had it for 2 years now and I do love it. I'm due an upgrade, but I'm not sure if it's worth it (even though I did manage to crack the screen a bit on the 6th/7th drop onto concrete - mine held up fine until that point, but do make sure it's actually in your pocket 😂)
Calliq E (2 months ago)
where did you (anyone reading this who owns the phone) buy you galaxy s7 edge, how much did it cost and would you recommend it
Producto De Sociedad (2 months ago)
munna shaik Yes Android Oreo Bixby too i love this phone!
Joaquin Gaute (3 months ago)
I didn't have an s7 and since the s8's price dropped I got it, if I had already had an s7 I would've stuck with it
Shawn Rattan (3 months ago)
Every phone worth to upgrade... Especially when it comes to Samsung.. Waiting for S9 Now
Erind Ghostie (3 months ago)
I have the s7edge and i dont think i need a better phone its just the fastest phone ive ever seen in my life and has a battery of 3600 mAh and its resolution is masive but anw s8 is something else.
m - (1 month ago)
A5 2017**
m - (1 month ago)
Erind Ghostie I have a at 2017 and I'm gonna replace it with the S7 edge. Is the S7 edge a good phone?
Melvin Abner (3 months ago)
There's no point in switching the nav key order because us samsung users have accommodated to the Recent-Home-Back sequence lol
Goblin (3 months ago)
I love my s7
ɮօʊռċɛ օʄʄ (2 months ago)
Goblinlord02 same
HornyTrolllololololool (3 months ago)
Curves are uncomfortable to hold 🤣
Luis Reyes (3 months ago)
Got s7 two months ago will be waiting for s9 to upgrade
Renee Hicks (2 months ago)
Luis Reyes i
ɮօʊռċɛ օʄʄ (2 months ago)
Luis Reyes I got an S7 on July 19
initiald22 (3 months ago)
Extra 80 bucks for a s8 vs a s7 edge? S7 edge goes for 250 and s8 is 540.
ɮօʊռċɛ օʄʄ (2 months ago)
initiald22 holy shit...
FubyHD (3 months ago)
I purchased the S7 a couple of months ago for $250. Totally worth it, my only problem is that I have to get into the habit of restarting it every now and then. The phone tends to lag, and freeze up after awhile.
FubyHD (2 months ago)
Refurbished. I'm unsure whether the sellers kept in the water resistance (rather not find out in all honestly lel)
Calliq E (2 months ago)
FubyHD you got it used?
Brittney Maree (3 months ago)
I had the s7 edge but the battery overheated and blew up on me. I upgraded to the s8 as a replacement
Nikolai Harhai (3 months ago)
The Galaxy S7 family is notorious for lag and freeze ups. The screen just goes black for no reason and sporadically. I have had a number of Samsung phones, and I will not be buying another until they fix these issues. My Galaxy S7 had gotten slow and could not multitask for example when running GPS and Slacker Radio at the same time.
Ronald Pilares (3 months ago)
I upgraded my phone from s7 to s7 edge to s8 and i am happy with it. By the way i was an iphone user. :)
kruff39 (3 months ago)
Keeping my s7 edge
kruff39 (1 month ago)
Maybe lol
Divyanshu Gupta (3 months ago)
Even budget devices have much better fingerprint sensor than my s7edge the s7edge makes me frustate coz of its pathetic shitty fingerprint scanner i mostly unlock it from patter lock
Raheim Thorpe (3 months ago)
I still would buy a s7 edge over the s8.
Horacio del Bosque (3 months ago)
s7 since it came out no problems s8 leaks
Horacio del Bosque (3 months ago)
s7 is one of the best
mogsy74 (3 months ago)
Whatch the trailer for the s7 and s7 edge it says that it has a curved back
adnan ikram (3 months ago)
Nice review man.
Ryan Aston (3 months ago)
s8 is well better omg
Calibur Caliente (3 months ago)
Bought a s7 edge from swappa.com for 240 and that's with shipping had to jump on that great deal
Shivanshu Singh (3 months ago)
And not to forget about that fingerprint sensor.
Shivanshu Singh (3 months ago)
In my eyes s7 look more prettier to me even with those up and bottom bezels as i think they add kinda a charm to the device. :D
G.J. Akuo (3 months ago)
I miss my s7. Getting s8 now, but s7 edge was fucking awesome. 😔😔😔. Has features ahead of 2016 smart phones, yet still maintains a classic old school feel. The device felt premium as fuck. I know its 2017 and time to get a new phone, but I miss my s7 edge, it was very special to me and it was perfect. Had everything u could ask for for a smart phone of its generation. 💔💔💔😭😭😭 R.I.P. S7 EDGE
Scott Ireland (3 months ago)
Look how worn that crappy home button looks. I hate my S7. It's not much better for my needs than my old 1st gen moto-x with Kit Kat.
john rawr (3 months ago)
In a contract to I dont have a choice but to stick with the s7, still a great phone and happy with it. Going to wait until they release a note 9 or note 10, probably call it note X or something dumb.
JEdmunds0000 (3 months ago)
This review fanboys the new phone too much. The placement of the finger print sensor on the s8 is a killer vs the s7 edge. There is no stand out feature the s8 has over the s7 and doesn’t really “refine” the design too much.
Mehdi Naqvi (3 months ago)
s7 edge is like 380 dollars on amazon and the s8 is like 650 dollars
Nomi Y (3 months ago)
Its 2 tall and big for eyes
Ryan Kurnik (3 months ago)
you said bixby and my damn phone unlocked lol
Alex Charrier (3 months ago)
I have an S8+ but for some reason I really want an s7 edge.
bionic26 (3 months ago)
I am still using my galaxy s5 but the phone is skowly dying so I am looking for upgrade but damn these smartphones are so expensive need to wait until the price go down
Crazcompart (3 months ago)
Several people I know still stick with the S7/S7 Edge because there's just too many storage and battery draining features and "unnecessary gimmicks" (as they call it) they would hardly use on the S8... They tell me, "Less means more in this regard...Sure they made an improvement with the SnD 835 and storage capacity, but they only rob it of processing speed and power with all the bloat and BS!"
no name (3 months ago)
I had the galaxy s7 edge and switches to the iPhone 7 plus. But I'm gonna switch back to android and get the galaxy s8. After using Samsung displays the iPhone screen looks sad and washed out. Can't wait to get the s8
Rise and Shine (3 months ago)
haha i got my s7 edge for 480 during april :D
Bsweeney1206 (3 months ago)
Thanks for your review. I currently have the S7 Edge, and made a rash Black Friday decision to order the S8+ from where i currently work. It has just delivered, however i will not break the seal and return it Monday morning instead. Thanks again. The S7 Edge really is a great phone.
Mason Slate (3 months ago)
1:05 I'm fuckin dead lmao
vh9network (4 months ago)
I came from a S4 I got new in 2013. I ran that phone until it wouldn't run anymore. Reboot loop/won't power on due to Power IC chip going bad. It made a whole lot more sense to upgrade from the S4 to the S7 edge. Bigger screen, more tech, plus its been out for a year so first ate the depreciation while you reap the reward. S8 is too pricey and it's switch to USB-C would mean all the Vault cables I used on my S4 would be useless. I can deal with the 1 sided input USB-A
Majd Abokassab (2 months ago)
vh9network same here nexus5x bootloop
Joshua Wyatt (4 months ago)
What if you find the S7 edge for 175$
John Claiborne II (4 months ago)
product whore. just another dropout reading a script poorly.
jerry lindström (4 months ago)
in finland i could get an s7 edge for 400e new and 200-300e used
Billy Simmons (4 months ago)
You have that wrong, the S7 edge has the 3600 mAh battery and the s8 has a 3000 mAh battery
Xiang Fan (4 months ago)
want S7 edge,
Hriday Bharali (4 months ago)
leave all this , come to the point . That which phone should I take ???
XxSky_GamingxX (3 months ago)
Hriday Bharali s7 edge
Nirmal kumar Behera (4 months ago)
Can upcoming 5g support in galaxy s7 edge
Im excited with the finger print of s7 edge since my phone now doesn't have it 😂
Akeem Joseph (4 months ago)
Thanks a lot. It was helpful
lily heron (4 months ago)
he makes the s7 look bad
xGodxPowerZ (4 months ago)
who's got the s8+? im not the only one here
Lukas (4 months ago)
In terms of software longevity, I see maybe a few years or less of life on Galaxy phones so far. Coming from an S3 and now an S5, this seems to be a trend. Is there a massive difference in software to weigh a preference toward the S8 vs the S7? I know there is about a year difference, but the software doesn't seem to be too massively different. Do you think they would "last" equally or similarly in terms of software lag/randomly shutting off when "stressed", etc and being outdated? Do you think saving a couple hundred or so and buying the S7 would be detrimental, or would it be worth it just buying the S8? Looking at software alone and looking past the display. Obviously the S8 wins in aesthetics.

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