With the launch of the Galaxy S8 back in April, Samsung introduced us to stunning smartphone with a beautiful design and high-end features. So, how does the iPhone 8 from Apple compare to Samsung's flagship device?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 sports the first infinity screen and curved back on a smartphone. The iPhone 8 is a more familiar design, but now sports a glass back. Both phones have top-end specs. Running the Galaxy S8 is a Snapdragon 835 CPU, while the iPhone 8 has an Apple-made A11 chip. Apple sticks to Retina LCDs for the 8, while Samsung goes AMOLED with a HDR support.
Keep reading as we take a deeper look into design, specs and pricing to see how the iPhone 8 competes with the Galaxy S8.
The Galaxy S8 has a curved AMOLED screen with a glass back. It is a big device, with a 5.7 inch display, sporting a narrow and tall body. The fingerprint scanner on the S8 is placed on the back near the camera. The iPhone 8 lacks the headphone jack but it does match the Samsung Galaxy S8 by being water-resistant.
The body of the iPhone 8 is pretty much exactly the same as its predecessor, except it has a glass back like the S8, allowing both devices to be capable of wireless charging.
The Galaxy S8 is equipped with a Snapdragon 835 process along with 4GB RAM. Apple’s iPhone 8 uses an A11 chip that likely is built using the same 10nm manufacturing process as both the 835 and Exynos 8895.
In terms of display, the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 are quite different. The S8 sports the stunning infinity screen that stretches edge to edge, while the iPhone 8 sticks to the IPS LCD panel with the same resolutions as the previous phones. That means the 8 Plus has a 1080p panel, while the 8 has a resolution slightly above 720p.
The S8 sports a 12-megapixel camera with an f/1.7 aperture. The S8’s camera is capable of quickly taking accurate, natural looking photos without fussing with various modes. The iPhone 8 is equipped with a 12MP camera and the iPhone 8 Plus has a dual 12MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture and f/2,8 aperture.
Apple says the new cameras have better autofocus, built-in noise reduction and bigger sensors. The iPhone 8 Plus also has a new ‘Portrait Lighting’ mode that uses the cameras to adjust the lightning on a persons face. It sounds clever, but we’ll have to wait and see how it actually works in real life.
Both devices cost a pretty penny, so be prepared to dish out that wallet when purchasing either of these smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 starts at £689, with the Plus model hitting £769. The iPhone 8 starts at $699, with the Plus model starting at $799.
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