Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7

By May 4, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 has been the best Android phone currently since it made a stage pose. The only competitive phone compared with Samsung Galaxy S8 probably is the iPhone 7. What’s the difference between Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7? What’s the superiority of the two handsets separately?

Although different aspects have been optimized on Galaxy S8, there’s rough competition right now for you to choose a new phone. Between Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7, which is really better than the other one?  Here’s the comparison.

DESIGN

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There is no physical home button on Samsung Galaxy S8 and the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner has been transferred to the right of the camera lens. The Galaxy S8 measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm and weighs 155g, while iPhone 7 measures 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm and weighs 138g.

Both Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 are waterproof, but the S8 is IP68 certified, making it slightly more water-resistant than the IP67 certified iPhone 7.

SCREEN

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch screen, which means it is bigger than the 4.7-inch iPhone 7. When holding these two screens together, you’ll notice how much smaller the iPhone 7 is compared to Galaxy S8.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 adopts Super AMOLED, while the iPhone 7’s screen is LCD, which means Galaxy S8 offers more vivid, obvious-contrast colors. It’s not just the sizes that differ.

The Galaxy S8 also has a widescreen 18.5:9 aspect ratio with a 1,440 x 2,960 resolution, where the iPhone 7 is 16:9 aspect ratio, limited to 750 x 1334  resolution.

The screen is one of the biggest differences between Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7.The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a curved screen, while the iPhone 7’s screen is flat. The S8 also supports HDR content, which the iPhone 7 doesn’t.

CAMERA

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 has 12-megapixel Duo Pixel,  is much the same as the one the Samsung Galaxy S7 has. While the front-facing camera has been optimized for both devices to 8-megapixels with autofocus has been added, while the iPhone 7’s is 7MP. There’s a 12MP sensor with f1.7 aperture on S8.The iPhone 7’s camera is a 12MP one too.

Bixby vision and multi-frame image process are added on Galaxy S8, the camera can take pictures to search or create the suitable one with the function.

DROP

There are many drop tests on YouTube for Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 comparison. Most of the drop tests throw the handsets from the front, side and the back three times separately. In the TechRax channel test, iPhone 7 can’t be used in the case of a positive drop hit.

One of the characteristics of Samsung Galaxy S8 is the screen accounts for more than 80%, but there is still metal frame as a protection. The tough degree of overall body is more than you imagine, but the side edge still is the most vulnerable place.

From different aspects of comparison, Samsung Galaxy S8’s performance is very dazzling. Although compared to last year’s S7 model, strictly speaking, it is not a great upgrade, but it has a certain attraction especially to the Android system fans.

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