Samsung Galaxy S8 VS Apple iPhone 7: Which one is best?

After arrival of Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 7 got a real competitor. iPhone 8 is no more far to be released and Apple must be considering it after watching Samsung Galaxy S8 as rivalry of I phone 7 for whole 2017. What are the differences you can find are going to discuss here, Lets have closer look


However in most of areas you will find similarity but the design of these two handsets are striking contrastive.

  • Galaxy S8 – 5.8-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels (570 ppi pixel density), 83.6% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • iPhone 7 – 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi), 65.6% screen-to-body ratio

It has 5.8-inch OLED display which fills out the front of the phone almost completely as compared to the limp 65.6% of the iPhone 7. If we talk about color display then S8 has even sharp and brighter display contrast than Apple’s iPhone 7. The Galaxy S8 provides best video experience for its viewers because it is the first to attain Mobile HDR Premium certification.

Large Screen Display

Samsung Galaxy S8 has another win over iPhone , in short Samsung has produced a large screen phone which is bigger than iPhone  plus : 5.5 inch display screen.

  • Galaxy S8 – 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm ( 5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31-inch), 155g (5.36 oz)
  • iPhone 7 – 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) and 138 g (4.87 oz)

Apart from large screen, iPhone7 comes with durable metal body; aluminium back is more reliable than Galaxy S8. Moreover the finger print sensor in Galaxy S8 on the back and very close to camera lens is not a good idea because every single you touch the sensor you will rub off lens un-intentionally.

Ram, Processor and Storage

Samsung Galaxy S8 is the first flagship Android phone to launch with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset. Based on the 10nm fabrication process, this octa-core chip is clocked at 2.35GHz and is paired with the excellent Adreno 540 GPU. In terms of storage, iPhone 7 comes with 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM, while the Galaxy S8 comes with 4GB of it. Samsung has given a microSD slot that supports 256GB of storage expansion also Galaxy S8 has IP68water and dust resistance certification which is quite better than Apple iPhone 7’s IP67.

Camera Features

Now lets talk about camera features of both handsets. Although Samsung brought nothing new in Galaxy S8 camera as it is similar to Galaxy S7 camera. Both the phones have 12 MP rear camera but both are dissimilar. Galaxy S8 as slightly wider aperture and the Dual Pixel autofocus technology which is an advantage over the iPhone 7 in low-light scenarios. Both phones are also capable of recording videos in 4K resolution, take Live Photos/Motion Photos, slow-mo, and more. While front camera features are different, the iPhone 7 features a 7MP f/2.2 shooter with Retina Flash, while the Galaxy S8 features an 8MP f/1.7 aperture shooter with autofocus.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has various sensors which the iPhone 7 does not possess. On the front, the Galaxy S8 houses an iris scanner. Samsungs’ company has further improved this feature.  Now the handset also features facial recognition which the iPhone 7 lacks.


The Galaxy S8’s design, Infinity Display, expandable storage, fast charging, and superior rear camera gives it an edge over the iPhone 7. Well on the other hand superior software experience, better performance, security, and privacy cannot give a match to the S8. Therfore both have their stunning features and look which handset do you prefer its up to you.

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