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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

2.78 in
5.65 in
Samsung Galaxy S6 Mobile Phone
Samsung Galaxy S6
2.68 in
5.86 in
Samsung Galaxy S8 Mobile Phone
Samsung Galaxy S8
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
3 editorial reviews
The Galaxy S6 takes Samsung's upscale smartphone line to the next design level with a lustworthy metal-and-glass construction in a handset that matches the iPhone 6 one for one.Read more
Samsung's new flagship for 2015, the Galaxy S6 is a phone of the year contenderRead more
The Galaxy S6 was once the Android standard bearer, but its legacy lives onRead more
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User rating
3
4.3 out of 5
3 user ratings
5 stars
66 %
4 stars
0 %
3 stars
33 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %

Full Comparison

Hardware

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Operating system
Android 5.0
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Android 7.0
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CPU clock speed
2.1 GHz
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2.3 GHz
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CPU cores
8-core
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8-core
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CPU model
Samsung Exynos Octa 7420
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Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
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GPU model
ARM Mali-T760
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ARM Mali-G71 MP20
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RAM memory
3 GB
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4 GB
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Display

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Screen size
5.1 in
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5.8 in
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Touchscreen
yes
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yes
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Number of colors
16.7M
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16.7M
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Panel type
OLED
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OLED
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Resolution
16.0 Mpx
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12.0 Mpx
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Technology
Super AMOLED
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AMOLED
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Pixel density
576.0 ppi
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570.0 ppi
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Screen material
Corning Gorilla Glass 4.0
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N/A
Dual screen support
yes
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no
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Scratch resistant display
yes
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yes
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HDR
no
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yes
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Multi touch
yes
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yes
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Rear camera

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Resolution
16.0 Mpx
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12.0 Mpx
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Primary lens aperture
1.9 f
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N/A
Primary sensor size
1/2.6"
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1/2.5"
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Video recording
yes
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yes
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Highest video resolution
  • 4096
  • 2160
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  • 3840
  • 2160
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Maximum FPS at the highest resolution
30.0 fps
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30.0 fps
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Maximum FPS (regardless of res.)
120.0 fps
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240.0 fps
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Max resolution (highest frame rate)
  • 1280
  • 720
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  • 1280
  • 720
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Autofocus
yes
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yes
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Burst Mode
yes
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N/A
Digital zoom
yes
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N/A
Face detection
yes
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yes
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Geo-tagging
yes
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yes
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Gesture Shot
yes
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N/A
HDR Capture
yes
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N/A
LED Flash
yes
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yes
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Optical image stabilization
yes
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N/A
Panorama
yes
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yes
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Slow-Mo
yes
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N/A
Smile detection
yes
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N/A
Touch focus
yes
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N/A
Number of rear cameras
N/A
1
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Night Mode
N/A
yes
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Scene mode
N/A
yes
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Front camera

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Resolution
16.0 Mpx
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12.0 Mpx
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Number of front cameras
N/A
1
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Storage

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Internal storage
  • 128 GB
  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB
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64 GB
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Memory card reader
no
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yes
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Maximum card storage
128GB
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256GB
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Types of memory card supported
No memory slot
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  • microSD
  • microSDHC
  • microSDXC
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Dimensions

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Colour of product
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Pink
  • Silver
  • White
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  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Grey
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Silver
  • Turquoise
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Material
  • Aluminum
  • Glass
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N/A
Height
5.65 in
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5.86 in
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Width
2.78 in
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2.68 in
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Depth
0.27 in
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0.31 in
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Weight
4.87 oz
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5.47 oz
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Physical keyboard/numpad
no
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no
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Water resistant
no
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yes
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Shock resistant
no
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no
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Dust resistant
N/A
yes
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Sensors

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Accelerometer
yes
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yes
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Proximity
yes
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N/A
Digital compass
yes
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yes
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Ambient light sensor
yes
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N/A
Fingerprint
yes
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yes
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Gyroscope
yes
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yes
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Barometer
yes
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yes
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Hearth rate monitor
yes
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N/A
ANT+
yes
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yes
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Face scanner
N/A
yes
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Connectivity

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Dual sim support
no
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  • no
  • yes
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Sim card size
Nano-SIM
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Nano-SIM
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DLNA certified
yes
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no
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Bluetooth
yes
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yes
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Bluetooth version
4.1
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5.0
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Bluetooth profile
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
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  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
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Bluetooth codec
  • aptX
  • SBC
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  • aptX
  • SBC
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NFC
yes
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yes
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Charging connection
  • USB
  • Wireless
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USB
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Headphone connection
3.5 mm
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3.5 mm
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USB version
2.0
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3.1
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USB On-The-Go (OTG)
yes
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yes
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Video output
MHL
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DisplayPort over USB-C
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Celluar

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Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yes
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yes
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Wireless networking standard
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
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  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
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Data transmission
HSPA+
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HSPA+
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Navigation system
GLONASS
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GLONASS
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2G GSM
yes
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yes
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GSM frequencies
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
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N/A
3G UMTS
yes
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yes
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UMTS frequences
  • 850 MHz
  • 1700 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
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N/A
4G LTE
yes
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yes
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LTE frequencies
  • 800 MHz
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
  • 2100 MHz
  • 2600 MHz
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N/A
Mobile hotspot
yes
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N/A
Streaming standards
N/A
  • Google Cast
  • Miracast
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Battery

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Replaceable battery
no
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no
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Battery type
Lithium ion
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N/A
Battery capacity
2550.0 mAh
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3000.0 mAh
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Talk time
17.0 h
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20.0 h
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Fast charging
yes
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yes
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Fast charging standard
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge
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Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge
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Wireless charging
yes
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yes
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Wireless charging standard
  • PMA
  • QI
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  • PMA
  • QI
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Standby time
N/A
326.0 h
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