Huawei has released its Honor 8 device in July 2016, while Samsung brought its Galaxy S7 Edge earlier, in March 2016. Today we will compare these two smartphones and let you decide which one of them suits your needs better.
The Huawei Honor 8 measures 145.5x71x7.5mm and weights 153 grams. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is thicker and heavier as it measures 150.9×72.6×7.7mm and weights 157 grams. Both devices have glass rear panels and metal frames, but the Honor 8 has the fingerprint scanner on its back, while Samsung likes to hide the scanner inside the home button. The Honor 8 is available in colors such as Pearl White, Sunrise Gold, Midnight Black, Sakura Pink or Sapphire Blue, while the S7 Edge comes in Black, White, Gold, Silver and Pink Gold.
The Huawei Honor 8 comes with an AMOLED display of 5.2-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 423 ppi. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a bigger super AMOLED display of 5.5-inch that supports a higher resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 534 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Huawei Honor 8 features a HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz and a quad-core Cortex A72 CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, a Mali-T880 MP4 graphics card and 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes in two variants, as follows:
– a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 2.15GHz and a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, an Adreno 530 graphics card and 4GB of RAM
– an Exynos 8890 Octa chipset, a quad-core Mongoose CPU clocked at 2.3GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, a Mali-T880 MP12 graphics card and 4GB of RAM.
The 3GB RAM variant of Huawei Honor 8 comes with an internal storage of 32GB, while the variant with 4GB of RAM has been released in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB. Both smartphones offer a microSD card slot that supports memory cards up to 256GB.
The Huawei Honor 8 sports a dual-primary camera of 12MP that features dual-LED flash, laser autofocus, HDR, panorama, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and a secondary camera of 8MP. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a primary camera of 12MP that features phase detection autofocus, LED flash, OIS, auto HDR, panorama, face detection, touch focus and a secondary camera of 5MP.
Both devices come with non-removable batteries, but the 3000 mAh one that the Huawei Honor 8 has is less powerful than the 3600 mAh battery that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes with.
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