The 14 Differences Between Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7

With the recent announcement of the Galaxy S8, you can't avoid comparisons with its biggest rival: The iPhone 7. For years, Apple and Samsung have been vying for first place in the mobile market, always trying to bring improvements and innovative features in their smartphones. main. Although it is impossible to compare the performance of two devices with such different operating systems, you can still list some basic aspects to know which one works best in certain situations. To check this out in more detail, just see our list below!

1. Display

This is where Apple never seems to outperform Samsung's smartphones, because it only adopted Full HD screens on one of its latest iPhone versions. Meanwhile, the Galaxy line has been using Quad HD resolution AMOLED displays for a long time.

On the normal iPhone 7 we have a 4.7 inch screen with a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels and on the Plus we have a 5.5 inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. On the Galaxy S8, the AMOLED display is 5.8 inches and the Galaxy S8 + is 6.2 inches, both with 1440 x 2960 pixel resolution.

2. Versions

It's worth talking a little more about these different versions of the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7, as Apple and Samsung always tend to launch two different models. In this case we have the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus by Apple and the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 + by Samsung.

While the biggest differences of the Galaxy are in the size of the handsets, iPhone Plus turns out to be more powerful, bigger and having a better camera than the normal version. Of course, in both cases, bigger smartphones cost more money, something that should always be taken into consideration.

3. Dimensions

There are also differences in the overall dimensions of the devices. The iPhone 7 is 138.3 mm high, 67.1 mm wide, 7.1 mm and weighs 138 g. Already the Galaxy S8 has 148.9 mm, 68.1 mm, 8.0 mm and weighs 152 g.

As you can see, the iPhone 7 is considerably smaller and lighter, but it can be a bit uncomfortable for those who have become accustomed to devices over 5 inches. Meanwhile, even the smallest version of the Galaxy S8 can also be considered too large for most people.

4. Battery

The battery of a smartphone is always a very important issue, as there is no point in having an expensive and powerful device that can barely hold its charge for a few hours. The iPhone 7 has a 1960 mAh battery capacity, while the Samsung S8 has a 3000 mAh capacity.

The difference is big, but the truth is that none of them are really satisfying, especially with most other premium smartphones with much larger and more powerful batteries. Fortunately, you can make good use of both, as the operating system can optimize load utilization very well.

5. Camera

While there are always innovations in other areas, it seems that smartphone cameras have stagnated for some time. Both the camera of the iPhone 7 and the Galaxy S8 are good, but offer nothing different from other devices.

The iPhone has a 12 megapixel rear camera and the front is 7 megapixel. The Galaxy also features a 12 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front. Both are capable of recording Full HD and 4K video, as well as performing well in low light environments.

6. Operating System

IPhone 7 comes standard with iOS 10, while Galaxy S7 has Android Nougat. Both are the latest versions of each operating system and they are still sure that they will receive updates for a long time.

As both systems are very functional and practical, there is no way to choose one as the best and it is more a matter of personal taste.

7. Design

When it comes to design, it is difficult to make a big change in popular or well-known products, even for manufacturers to be able to establish a standard and easily recognizable image from their consumers.

That's why iPhones and smartphones from the Galaxy line always look the same as previous models, but this time the Galaxy S8 has come to change this tradition a bit. Even with many of the same aspects of the Galaxy S7, you can not fail to notice the improvement of the device.

With a screen that occupies almost the entire front, the Galaxy S8 can unite the beauty and practicality of its predecessors. There is no longer a main physical button either and most of the sensors are on the back side. But Apple's phone has changed little since the iPhone 6, and should only have a more different design when the iPhone 8 is released next year.

8. Performance

Not to deny that Apple and Samsung smartphones offer the best in technology and are always the most powerful in the mobile market. On iPhone 7, for example, we have the Apple A10 Fusion chip, which has a Quad Core CPU and 2GB of RAM.

The Galaxy S8 has a Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Because the two smartphones are very different and have different operating systems, an objective comparison is virtually impossible. What can be said is that they can perform very heavy tasks without any difficulty and are still very fast.

9. Storage

Of course, storage space is also one of the most crucial aspects of a smartphone, especially as apps, games and files get heavier and heavier. For iPhone 7, there are three options currently available: 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. As always, there is no way to get additional space as there are no micro SD card slots.

The Galaxy S8 has only a 64 GB storage option, but it has a compatible micro SD card slot for up to 2 TB of additional memory (the bad thing is that cards don't even exist yet).

10. Colors

Of course, it is worth mentioning the colors available for both smartphones, as this is also important when choosing the model that suits you best. Currently, iPhone 7 can be found in the following colors: red, silver, black, pink and gold. The Galaxy S8 will be sold in black, silver, blue, gray (with shades of purple) and gold.

Of course, it is quite possible that the two manufacturers will release different colors over time, as has just happened with the red iPhone.

11. Durability

Smartphones are generally very fragile and tend to break after a sudden fall, but still offer good durability for everyday situations. Both the iPhone 7 and the Galaxy S8 are dust and water resistant, and have screens that can absorb most surface scratches.

12. Security

The security of your data and files should always be considered very important, something that Samsung and Apple have done very well in recent years. Both have sophisticated systems for unlocking their devices, such as iris reader, fingerprint sensor, face recognition, etc.

13. Availability

The iPhone 7 has been available for purchase for a few months in most parts of the world, with all its color and storage options. Already the Galaxy S8 will only be officially launched at the end of April and not expected to arrive in certain countries, including Brazil.

You also know that there will be some hardware changes to the S8 in certain European versions, something that could also happen in South America.

14. Price

As always, the price of smartphones from Apple and Samsung tend to be much higher than other companies. The iPhone 7 can be found from $ 3, 499 in Brazil (with the original price of $ 649), and the Galaxy S8 will have the single price of $ 750 (there is no forecast of how much it will cost here yet).

The $ 100 extra for the S8 is due to the fact that it is a 64 GB storage model with no other option available.

What do you think about the differences between the Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7?

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