2017 is perhaps the most interesting in the mobile world. The Samsung and Apple are not leaving anything to chance with their flagship phones; the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 series. The two phones are no doubt the best today. Over the last one year, Samsung has held the lead in popularity followed closely by Apple, Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo. For a person looking forward to upgrading to the latest and best model, the main objective is picking the best. Here is a close comparison of the two models to pinpoint which is better for you.
The major specs
Samsung Galaxy S8 features
- Phone Display: 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches with (2960×1440) Super AMOLED display
- RAM and CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 4GB or RAM
- Storage capacity: Internal capacity of 64GB and expandable 256GB
- Cameras: Rear camera of 12 MP with auto image stabilization and 4k video recording capability. The front camera is 8MP with auto-focus.
- Iris scanner
iPhone 8 features
- Display: 5.8 inches, 5.5 inches, and 4.7 inches display with 1920×1310 Curved OLED
- The storage capacity: 256GB, 128GB, and 32GB
- RAM and CPU: The smartphone will feature A11 processor and 4GB of RAM
- Cameras: The front camera is 8MP while the rear one is a 12MP dual lens with dual-OIs and 4k video recording capability.
- Iris scanner
Apple’s Silicon office has been on an overdrive and ensured that the new model is 41% faster compared to the S8. It also features more than 58% improvements that give iPhone 8 a better edge on the market. The transition to the 10-nanometer chipset allows Apple to pack more features and make the smartphone even more enjoyable.
S8, on the other hand, has perfected the benchmarking capabilities. Using the 10-nanometer Exynos 8895 processor, the S8 performance is very smooth and more ideal for multitasking.
Comparing Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 Display
iPhone S8 comesin three different display sizes; 5.8 inches, 5.5 inches, and 4.7 inches. The display features a wrap-around and bezeless outlook that has the inspiration of the previous iPhone 4S. The display also comes with a dual-OIS dual lens camera and a finger-print as well as Home Key well embedded below the glass.
Samsung, on the other hand, is doing away with most of the flat displays featured in previous models. Both versions of the S8 are well curved with AMOLED displays featuring resolutions of 2960×1440 or more. Notably, Samsung did away with the home button in the S8 model. This gives room for additional features and an enjoyable interface.
Comparing the two phones, Samsung display is stunning while iPhone outlook very authentic.
The camera review
Though the front camera of Galaxy S8 is only 8MP, it comes with a very strong autofocus. This makes the images better because of a wide f/1.7 aperture. On the other hand, the iPhone 8 front camera is also 8MP with software enhancement to make the images sharper even in poorly lit conditions.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 rear camera is a single lens model with 12MP featuring OIS. It also has a double-pixel model for more effective autofocusing and an f/1.7 aperture. Starting from Galaxy S6 model, every user has reported great satisfaction with the images. Apple, on the other hand, is taking its camera and photography in the iPhone model to the next level by upgrading from dual-sensor in the previous iPhone 7 Plus model to dual-OIS. To make the images clearer and camera easier to control, the camera also features special software enhancement.
A comparison of virtual assistants
Though Apple has indicated that it will include a unique virtual assistant, the details have been scanty. However, Samsung remains a step ahead with its Bixby virtual assistant. Since Samsung acquired Siri, it anticipates including virtual assistants in all the newer models. The virtual assistants are meant to make the Galaxy S8 take competition not just to the smartphone market, but further to the other niches of artificial intelligence such as Alexa and Google Assistants.