The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus come with a lot of new features, and the clash with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is something that many have been looking forward to.
Although the preference of one over another often has to do with which operating system you favor, here we try to guide you to make the best purchase if you are willing to consider another operating system or at least have an idea of these phones.
To begin with, it is clear that the design of the Galaxy S8 is more attractive and novel. The screen almost curves without bezels, a symmetrical design that makes it feel very good in the hand and its USB-C port is a more used standard; even Apple has begun to use more this standard on their MacBook computers than any other.
However, as Samsung cell phones use more glass than the iPhone 7, they are therefore more vulnerable to scratches and break.
Also, while the two companies integrate a fingerprint reader in these phones, the positioning of the reader of the Galaxy S8 next to the camera lens makes it more cumbersome to use compared to the front-facing reader of the iPhone 7.
However, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus integrate iris reader and facial recognition, in case you do not want to use the fingerprint reader.
Comparision Sheet : Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
|Samsung Galaxy S8||Galaxy S8 Plus||IPhone 7||IPhone 7 Plus|
|screen||5.8 inches||6.2 inches||4.7 inches||5.5 inches|
|Resolution||2,960×1,440 pixels||2,960×1,440 pixels||1,334 x 750 pixels||1,920×1,080 pixels|
|Density of pixels||570ppp||531ppp||326ppp||401ppp|
|OS||Android Nougat||Android Nougat||IOS 10||IOS 10|
|Processor||2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (eight cores) / 2.3GHz Samsung Exynos 8895 (eight cores)||2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (eight cores) / 2.3GHz Samsung Exynos 8895 (eight cores)||2.34GHz Apple A10 Fusion (four cores)||2.34GHz Apple A10 Fusion (four cores)|
|Storage||64GB||64GB||32GB / 128GB / 256GB||32GB / 128GB / 256GB|
|Storage Expansion||Yes||Yes||Do not||Do not|
|Rear camera||12 megapixels with optical image stabilization, double photodiode (double pixel) and aperture f / 1.7||12 megapixels with optical image stabilization, double photodiode (double pixel) and aperture f / 1.7||12 megapixel with F / 2.2 aperture; 4K video recording||Dual 12 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and f / 1.8 aperture and f / 2.8|
|Frontal camera||8 megapixels||8 megapixels||5 megapixels and the screen can work as flash||7 megapixels|
|Removable battery||Do not||Do not||Do not||Do not|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4, 5GHz)||4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4, 5GHz)||4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4, 5GHz)||4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4, 5GHz)|
|Waterproof||Yes (IP68: up to 1.5 meters deep for 30 minutes||Yes (IP68: up to 1.5 meters deep for 30 minutes||Yes (IP67: up to 1 meter deep for up to 30 minutes)||Yes (IP67: up to 1 meter deep for up to 30 minutes)|
|Iris reader||Yes||Yes||Do not||Do not|
|Wireless charge||Yes||Yes||Do not||Do not|
|Important features||Quick Charge 2.0, waterproof, microSD card slot, Google Assistant, USB-C, fingerprint reader, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, camera with optical image stabilization, new virtual assistant Bixby, Iris scanner, Edge display functions, brings optimized hearing aids by AKG (Harman company).||Quick Charge 2.0, waterproof, microSD card slot, Google Assistant, USB-C, fingerprint reader, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, camera with optical image stabilization, new virtual assistant Bixby, Iris scanner, Edge display functions, brings optimized hearing aids by AKG (Harman company).||3D Touch (Force Touch), fingerprint reader, camera with optical image stabilization, Apple Pay||3D Touch (Force Touch), fingerprint reader, camera with optical image stabilization, Apple Pay|
|Weight||152 grams||173 grams||143 grams||188 grams|
What is clear in this showdown is that Samsung’s cellphones integrate more screen into relatively more compact bodies. This allows the content to be more immersive and enjoyable more.
In comparison, the Galaxy S8 integrate a screen of 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches, while the iPhone 7 integrate screens of 4.7 and 5.5 inches. It is clear that the iPhone 7 is slightly more compact than the Galaxy S8, but the difference in screen size is huge (1.1 inches). However, the Galaxy S8 Plus does not have a size so different from the iPhone 7 Plus, but the screen size difference is still very large (0.7 inch).
The two screens can detect the pressure that detects the user, but while the Galaxy S8 only the area of the home button fulfills this function, the entire screen of the iPhone 7 has this technology. I do not consider it to be the most useful technology on a day to day basis, but it’s worth naming it.
On the other hand, the four cell phones in this group have 12-megapixel cameras, but the Galaxy S8 integrates an 8-megapixel front camera while the iPhone 7 a 7 megapixel.
Also, the Galaxy S8 integrates wireless charging, Samsung Pay which is compatible with more payment terminals than Apple Pay, are more water resistant (IP68 vs. IP67), their batteries are higher capacity (3,000mAh and 3,500mAh vs. 1,960 MAh and 2,900mAh).
Also, Samsung offers 64GB of base storage plus the ability to include a microSD card to increase storage, while Apple offers 32GB in the base version. However, you can buy the iPhone 7 with 128GB or 256GB of storage but have no microSD card slot.
On the other hand, the processors achieve a very similar maximum speed in these four cellular, but the chip that integrate the Galaxy S8 is of eight nuclei, whereas those of Apple are of two nuclei.
Also, the Galaxy S8 integrates twice as much RAM (4GB) as the iPhone 7, have Bluetooth 5.0, can be converted into virtual reality glasses with Gear VR and on a desktop computer using the Samsung DeX dock .
While it is clear that Samsung phones generally have better specifications, Apple’s mobile phones deliver excellent performance thanks to the simplicity of its operating system, compared to the flexibility offered by Android.
We then compare other specs and other features of the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to better understand their differences.