Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7 Comparison
Which one is best? Galaxy S8 or iPhone 7
This is the question of millions of Smartphone buyers and they are hesitating which one to select from the two flagships. The newest version of Samsung is the S8 and the iPhone7 that want to compare with one another to know whether the S8 or the iPhone7 is great to have one and use it. You know both are the best and are released (iPhone-2016, September and S8- 2017, April) but it’s hard to know very well, so therefore it’s important to compare them regarding to their quality, resolution, battery life, display and other characteristics.
Regarding to their version and models the price is alternative, so how to know that which one is the cheapest so let’s know more about Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 comparison as below.
It’s easy to claim that Smartphones all look the same these days, but the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 7 are worlds apart when it comes to design. Apple hasn’t made any significant changes to the iPhone since the releasing of the iPhone 6 back in 2014. It’s still a slim (7.1mm), lightweight (138g) and mostly flat handset, with the exception of a small camera bump.
By comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is thicker at 8mm, heavier at 155g, and boasts a curvy ‘Edge’-style screen that wraps around the sides of the phone. So it certainly feels heftier in the hand, which will suit some more than others.
But the main difference is Samsung’s ‘Infinity Display’, which is marketing jargon for a screen that occupies nearly the entire face of the phone. Compared to the iPhone’s lowly 65.6% screen-to-body ratio, most of the Galaxy S8’s front is displayed. This was made possible by shifting the fingerprint scanner to the back and jacking up the size of the display panel to 5.8 inches (from a previous 5.1 inches). As a result, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has a much bigger screen than the 4.7-inch iPhone 7.
The good news is the dimensions haven’t changed significantly from generation to generation with the Samsung flagship, so the Galaxy S8 measures a still-manageable 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm, compared to the iPhone 7 at 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm.
Both phones are waterproof, although the Samsung Galaxy S8 has a better IP68 waterproof certification. This means it’s been tested at depths of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. By contrast, the iPhone 7 is IP67-certified, which means it survived a shallow one-meter dunk for 30 minutes. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is available in, black, silver, and blue color options, while the iPhone 7 is available in Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and, most recently, (RED).
# Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 Screen
Galaxy Samsung S8 is larger than iPhone7 and better shaped for instance the S8 with 5.8 inch screen and curved sides and edge display looks more beautiful and narrow but iPhone7 10mm shorter and narrower with having a 4.8 inch display and no curve edge but covered in the frame.
Samsung Galaxy S8 with colorful, large and curved edge screen plays games and videos fabulously because the AMOLED tech gives more colors than iPhone’s IPS LCD. In lightening both are attractive and pretty good visible under direct sunlight. Samsung’s flagship also has a different aspect ratio, at a very widescreen 18.5:9, with the iPhone 7 a more standard 16:9.
In resolution S8 with2960x1440 pixels and iPhone7 with 1334×750-pixel are alternative.
- Samsung Galaxy S8 – 5.8-inch Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1440 pixels (570 ppi pixel density), 83.6% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Apple iPhone 7 – 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi), 65.6% screen-to-body ratio
# Power & Operating System
The processor of S8 is 1.9GHZ octa-core with Android 7.0 Nougat OS and iPhone’s processor is Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr) with Apple iOS 10.0.1 OS. The external memory of the iPhone is (32GB, 128GB, 256GB) high than S8, but by slot card it can be expanded up to 2TB.
The price changes regarding to the model and the version of the flagships so there some categories are mentioned to decide which one is reasonable to have one of it.
The price of Galaxy S8’s versions of US dollar: AT&T: $750; Verizon: $720; T-Mobile: $750; Sprint: $750; US Cellular: $675 (£689).
Price of iPhone7’s models of US dollar: $649 (32GB); $749 (128GB); $849 (256GB) or by GBP £599 (32GB); £699 (128GB); £799 (256GB).
Both flagships are the same in main camera which is 12MP but different in front- facing S8 has 8Mp and iPhone has 7Mp. S8’s 155kg (5.47Oz) weight is heavier than iPhone7’s 138 (4.87 Oz).
Galaxy S8 has a 3,000mAh battery bigger than the iPhone 7’s 1,960mAh battery; both are non-removable but are fit regarding to their resolution. The S8 is fast chargeable with wireless charger, and iPhone7 is chargeable with wired charger and the wireless will be available in iPhone8.
# Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 some Other specs comparison
S8 has the capability of dual-SIM while the iPhone has the capability of single-SIM. Increasingly S8 with 5.0, A2DP, LE, optics, Bluetooth and iPhone with 4.2, A2DP, LE Bluetooth.
You can see the comparison and further info vividly in below table:
|Samsung Galaxy S8||Apple iPhone 7|
|Screen||5.8 inches (Super AMOLED)||4.7 inches (LED-backlit LCD)|
|Display Resolution||2960 x 1440 (567ppi)||1334 x 750 (326ppi)|
|Pixel density||570 ppi||326 ppi|
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.9 x 2.9 x 0.31 inches||5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches|
|Weight||155 grams||138 grams|
|Mobile Software||Android 7.0 Nougat||iOS 10|
|Back Camera||12 megapixels||12 megapixels|
|Front- facing Camera||8 megapixels||7 megapixels|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz + 1.9GHz) or octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz + 1.7GHz)||Apple A10 chip (64-bit)|
|Battery Capacity (All non-removable)||3000mAh||1960mAh|
|Expandable storage||Up to 2TB by slot card||None|
|Fingerprint sensor||Back cover||Home button|
|Connector||USB – C||Lighting|
|Waterproof?||Yes (IP68 certified)||Yes (IP67 certified)|
|Micro SD Slot?||Yes||No|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 835 (10nm) or Exynos 8995 (10nm)||Apple A10 Fusion (16nm)|
Now that you checked all info what will be your choice and will offer someone else or no? As the price goes high, so quality also goes high and will perfect than the others, the info that we mentioned was for bringing key point to choose easily the flagship with greater camera, good resolution and display with wider and larger screen, better security and other characteristics. Now be fast to think of best.
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