You've read the Galaxy S8 reviews, and suddenly your Galaxy S7 seems old and antiquated.
However, upon closer inspection and thought, you might realize that your Galaxy S7 isn't really that far behind the Galaxy S8. Sure, the Galaxy S8 boasts a bunch of new features and a gorgeous design, but do those new additions warrant an upgrade that'll set you back at least $700?
And if you have an older phone but the Galaxy S8's price tag seems high, you could be better off, and $150 richer, by upgrading to the Galaxy S7 instead.
Perhaps you need a refresher that compares the Galaxy S7 to the Galaxy S8 — we've got you covered. Check it out:
Thinner borders mean a bigger screen, but not a much bigger smartphone.
The Galaxy S8's thinner borders around its screen allow it to have a bigger screen while maintaining a similar overall device footprint as its predecessor. However, the Galaxy S8's bigger screen doesn't mean your apps and videos will look bigger...
The screen is bigger, but not in the way we're used to.
Don't expect your apps and videos to look bigger than they do on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.
The Galaxy S7 dons the conventional 16:9 aspect ratio, the same aspect ratio as your computer monitor or your TV. The Galaxy S8's screen, on the other hand, has a taller 18.5:9 aspect ratio. This means that, despite the Galaxy S8's larger screen, apps and content won't look much bigger. Instead, the Galaxy S8's taller aspect ratio means you see more of your apps at any one time.
While the S8's taller screen is striking and it's nice to see more of your apps on the screen, it's tough to recommend spending a minimum of $720 if you already have the S7. Even if you're looking to upgrade and you're deciding between the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S8, you can save yourself around $200 by going with the Galaxy S7 and be perfectly happy.
Thinner borders also means that Samsung changed the way we use our fingerprints to unlock the Galaxy S8.
The Galaxy S8's thin borders leave little room for the fingerprint scanner, which is found on the bottom, below the screen on the Galaxy S7. So, Samsung moved it to the back of the Galaxy S8.
This one is totally up to you. Some like the fingerprint scanner on the back while it frustrates others. Personally, I prefer the fingerprint scanner on the front so I could unlock the phone while it's resting on a table rather than having to pick it up and reach for the scanner.