Product Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

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General Specifications
Galaxy S5
Galaxy S8
About the Product
Watch all your movies and videos come to life with incredible detail and vibrant color on the 5.1-inch, full 1080p Super AMOLED® HD display. And enjoy a perfect viewing situation, no matter where you are, as your screen dynamically adjusts to compensate for ambient light.
The revolutionary design of the Galaxy S8 begins from the inside out. We rethought every part of the phone's layout to break through the confines of the smartphone screen. So all you see is pure content and no bezel. It's the biggest, most immersive screen on a Galaxy smartphone of this size. And it's easy to hold in one hand.
Size & Weight
5.6 in.
5.9 in.
2.94 in.
2.7 in.
0.3 in.
0.3 in.
5.11 oz.
5.4 oz.
Display Type
Screen Size
5.1 in.
5.8 in.
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080
2960 x 1440
Pixel Density
432 ppi
570 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
Samsung Galaxy S5 (G900A) Unlocked Android Smartphone, 4G LTE, 16GB GSM - (Black)
  • Amazing screen resolution and highly sensitive touch screen
  • The display is very vivid and very responsive, in fact it really surprised me. You can have the s5 in a clear plastic bag and have clear gloves on and use the device perfectly with no problems. (Without increased touch sensitivity)
  • The screen is bright, crisp and big enough to be able to use it as a navigation system in my car or to view videos
  • This is my husband's absolute favorite phone. Big screen big not as large as the note... more pocket friendly. Great graphics, functions well.
  • I can see bits of glue where the screen is affixed to the shell. I'd call that sloppy work.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Unlocked Mobile Phone
  • The S8 has the best display on the market. The phone is lightweight and powerful. Gaming and video playback are very smooth.
  • Awesome display and smooth interface.
  • I just bought a phone and first thing i liked was display with edge and sharp colors! Also when you watch videos on youtube, video will take full screen on phone and show you more view!
  • The edge to edge display further enhances the screen. Perhaps the best feature of the phone.
  • Love the edge display and how it works very well with the phone both locked and unlocked.
Processor Name
Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
Exynos 8895
Number of Cores
Processor Speed
2.5 GHz
2.3 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Samsung Galaxy S5 (G900A) Unlocked Android Smartphone, 4G LTE, 16GB GSM - (Black)
  • The processor is much faster than my Samsung tablet. The WiFi is also much better. Although it is an unlocked phone, it is still designed for AT&T, but it's a very good phone.
  • Fast processor and fast connection on my wifi network when compared to other devices on my network
  • I'm not a gamer, but I can only imagine playing games on this phone would be delightful
  • It's typical Samsung software installed. Tons of bloatware that much of it can't be disabled and constantly uses processor. I would like the device a lot better if there was an option to drop all their junk ware.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Unlocked Mobile Phone
  • Love processor speed, resolution and everything in general.
  • The graphic is amazing and processor of the phone is fast.
  • It has fast ram that makes it efficient to run many apps at the same time. It also has enough memory to download several apps.
  • Zero lag due to 4gb Ram and QS835 processor. Definitely the best video quality in the market right now.
  • The processor is nice and fast, and I feel that the storage space is adequate. Should storage ever become an issue it's upgrade-able with Samsung bringing back the SD mini card holder again!
Internal Memory
16 GB
64 GB
2 GB
4 GB
Expandable Memory up to
256 GB
256 GB
Rear-Facing Camera
16 MP
12 MP
Front-Facing Camera
2 MP
8 MP
Video Resolution
4K at 30 fps, 720p@120fps
4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, 720p@240fps
Other Functions
HDR, Geo-tagging, Face detection, Touch Focus, Panorama
Optical image stabilization for video, Time‑lapse video with stabilization, F/1.7, Dual Video Call, Dual Pixel Autofocus, Face detection, Geo-tagging, Auto HDR, Panorama, Touch Focus, Digital Image Stabilization
What customers say about "Camera"
Samsung Galaxy S5 (G900A) Unlocked Android Smartphone, 4G LTE, 16GB GSM - (Black)
  • Fantastic camera & video (better than my own stand alone's). So customizable!
  • I bought this for the camera quality, which is exceptional. I have no complaints and have experienced no disappointments
  • The camera takes terrible photos, it will often eat my texts so I never know that someone tried to get a hold of me
  • The camera is good but the images I took looked washed out compared to my s3. The stock camera app comes with plenty of features for you to fool with.
  • I hands down love everything about this phone more so than an iPhone other than the camera. The camera can be slow to start up. The camera also does not take close up pictures as well as my previous iPhone
Samsung Galaxy S8 Unlocked Mobile Phone
  • Amazing camera quality.
  • The camera is a lot better than s7 edge. It is a lot faster too.
  • Great camera with super class picture and nice design. Easy to handle, fast processing.
  • Have the best camera ever. Pictures are stunning.
  • The S8 has an awesome camera, very easy to use. Screen is difficult to see in sunlight but picture quality is wonderful.
NFC Technology
Charging Interface
micro USB
USB Type C
Network Type
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 1700/2100, 2100, 1700
800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 1700/2100, 2100
Operating System
Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Voice Control App
Mobile Payment Service Supported
Maximum Usage Time
21 hours
20 hours
Headphone Jack
Water Resistant
Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer, Photo/video editor, Document editor
Sleek All Around, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer, Heart Rate, Photo/video editor, Document editor, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player, Сompass, Capture Every Moment, Iris scanner
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung Galaxy S5 (G900A) Unlocked Android Smartphone, 4G LTE, 16GB GSM - (Black)
  • I just got this phone today, did all the set up & I really like it, love the fingerprint feature & the ease of setting it up. All my contacts did not move over from my memory card, but that's ok.
  • We love that it has the option to add a micro SD card for additional storage space.
  • Love the fact that it has microUSB, replacable SIM card and battery though.
  • I love all the features such as S Health (heart rate monitor), the fingerprint unlock feature, gorilla glass, water-resistance, dust-resistant (or proof, not sure), and gestures.
  • The only disappointment so far is that the S Voice, voice recognition, will not wake up by voice command when you are using a Bluetooth device.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Unlocked Mobile Phone
  • Great phone. Love the iris scanner. Not impressed by location of the finger print scanner and the curve of the phones edges.
  • Excellent smartphone, with ip68 protocol for water issues.
  • Great Phone, Samsung has a lot of great features especially their Samsung pay feature.
  • I love the personal assistant "Bixby", the camera is fantastic, and the Samsung health feature lets me record my vitals and keep track of eating and sleeping habits.
  • I dont like how the speaker sounds. It´s a poor mono speaker.
  • It's a great phone, but wish Samsung would allow this phone to have the dual SIM card feature for their US version.
Battery Capacity
2800 mA/h
3000 mA/h
Wireless Charging
What customers say about "Power"
Samsung Galaxy S5 (G900A) Unlocked Android Smartphone, 4G LTE, 16GB GSM - (Black)
  • Replaceable battery.
  • The battery typically lasts one to two days of moderate use without charging and charges quickly with the provided charger.
  • Battery life good, and is a little better than the S4. Due to travel, I have several spare batteries so I usually have a battery around to swap out if needed for all day usage.
  • The battery does not last long on this phone.
  • The battery is complete garbage. From 100% to 85% in 45 minuets when not even being used. Budget extra for a battery if buying from this seller.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Unlocked Mobile Phone
  • This is my first Samsung phone. I love it. The display is crystal clear. One full charge of battery lasted for > 24hrs.
  • I particularly like the long battery life and the cordless charger.
  • The other things are perfect but my only issue is regarding to the battery performance and it's not as I saw from the reviews and some YouTubes.
  • The only weakness I can find from S8 is the battery life. It cannot last for one whole day without charging. But the functionality is really much more powerful compared with iphone.
Included With Unit
micro USB Cable, Battery, Charger, Headphone
USB-C cable, AKG Headphones, OTG (USB Type С to USB A), Charger
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)

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