Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: what's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7

On first glance you can see the difference in the screen size, with the S8 having a massive 5.8-inch all-screen front, much larger than the iPhone 7’s 4.7-inch screen and much thicker bezels on the front. Both have 12-megapixel rear cameras and similar front camera capabilities. The S8 offer double the RAM, and the option to expand the memory via Micro SD. Now, let’s take a deeper dive into the specs…


The S8 is taller and a little thicker because of the size of the screen and the inclusion of a headphone jack, something that the iPhone 7 lacks. The S8 has a curved screen whereas the iPhone has a flat screen. The iPhone has the iconic circular home button, which includes the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the front, while the all-aluminium back has nothing but the camera in the top left corner. As the S8 has no physical hardware buttons on the front due to the screen, on the back a larger space is taken up by the camera, flash and fingerprint scanner.

The iPhone 7 is advertised as being splash resistant, with an IP67 rating, while the S8 offers a waterproof IP68 rating.


The S8 has a larger display than both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, whilst not adding too much to the size with a 18.5:9 ratio over the traditional 16:9. The iPhone 7 has a Retina HD display while the S8 has a Super AMOLED Infinity Display, which means bezel-less and edge-to-edge offering rich and vibrant colors.


Both of these handsets offer fantastic results when it comes to the camera. The iPhone 7 has proved itself in this department with the “Shot on iPhone 7” campaign. Both of the devices offer similar specs with both the iPhone and the Samsung having a 12-Megapixel rear camera, and the iPhone having a 7-MP resolution front camera while the S8 has a 8-MP front camera.


The iPhone 7 has the companies A10 Fusion chip with embedded M10 motion coprocessor, coupled with 2GB of RAM and storage options of 32, 128 and 256GB/ The S8 has an Exynos octa-core chipset, with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a Micro SD slot.

The iPhone claims that the battery will last up to 14 hours of talk time and the same for Wi-Fi browsing. Samsung claim the the S8’s 2000mAh battery will offer up to 20 hours talk time and 14 hours of Wi-Fi browsing.


The Samsung Galaxy S8 costs £689 and it is available in five colors, though not all colors will come to every country. The options comprise Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Artic Silver and Maple Gold.

The Apple iPhone 7 costs between £599 and £799 depending on the capacity you choose. It is available in six colors: Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold (PRODUCT) Red. The Jet Black model only comes in 128GB and 256GB options though, meaning it starts at £699.

There we have it. Two innovative flagship devices that are pushing the boundaries of the mobile industry. Offer only the best in style and protection with the number one brand in smartphone protection the UK, and the fastest growing device protection brand in the US. Shop protective cases for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, as well as for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus