Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7 – What’s Different


Samsung’s S series lineup and Apple’s iPhone lineup never do get announced at the same time. Hence most people say that comparisons between the two are often unfair. While that may be debatable, a comparison is definitely needed and is unavoidable. Here is a spec comparison between the two smaller siblings in each company’s lineup.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Apple iPhone 7
Size 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
Weight 155 grams 138 grams
Display 5.8″ Curved Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 2960×1440 Pixels Resolution, 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio, 83.6% Screen to Body Ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and 3D Touch (Home Button) 4.7″ IPS Display with 1334×720 Pixels Resolution, 65.6% Screen to Body Ratio, 3D Touch, Wide Colour gamut, Oleophobic Coating and Ion Strengthened Glass
Software Android 7.0 with Grace UX iOS 10.0.1 (Now 10.3)
Processor 10nm Octa-Core Exynos 8895 (Majority of Markets) / Snapdragon 835 (Select Markets including USA) Apple A10 Fusion
RAM LPDDR4 4GB / 6GB (Select Markets such as China) 2GB RAM
Storage UFS 2.1 64GB / 128GB (Select Markets such as China) 32GB/128GB/256GB, No Card Slot
Connectivity nanoSIM (Single SIM or Hybrid Dual SIM i.e nano + nano/microSD – Market Dependant), Bluetooth 5.0, Dual-Band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C 3.1 Single nanoSIM, Lightning Port, Dual Band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2
Camera (Rear) 12 Megapixels, 26mm Focal Length, f1.7, 1/2.5″ Sensor Size, OIS, LED Flash, PDAF and 1.4 micron Pixel Size 12 Megapixel Camera with 1/3″ Sensor Size, f1.8 Aperture, OIS, Quad-LED Dual-Tone Flash and PDAF
Camera (Front) 8 Megapixels, f1.7, Autofocus 7 Megapixel f2.2 with 32mm FoV
Battery 3000 mAh Non-Removable (QuickCharge 2.0 Equivalent) 1960 mAh Non-Removable
Colours Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Red
Others IP68 Rating (Dustproof and Waterproof) IP67 Rating (Dustproof and Waterproof)
Wireless Fast Charging (Qi and PMA Standards) No 3.5mm Audio Jack (Need Lightning Converter)
Samsung Pay Stereo Speakers
Upto 4K 60fps and 1080p 120fps Video Recording Apple Pay
Rear Mounted Fingerprint Scanner, Iris Scanner Up Front, No Home Button Fingerprint Scanner Housed in Pressure Sensitive Home Button
LTE Cat.16 (1024 Mbps/1 Gbps) LTE Cat.9 (450 Mbps)
Bixby Virtual Assistant
Gorilla Glass 5 Back
HDR 10 Compliant Display
AKG Earphones (Bundled in Package)

Author: Sandeep Sarma

Sandeep Sarma is a blogger and a freelance photographer. Apart from gadgets and phones, he also has a passion for movies and cars. He currently uses the S7 Edge as his main phone. Catch him on twitter at @sandeep9sarma