Top 14 Differences Between iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8

With the announcement of the iPhone 8 this week, it is clear that comparisons with its biggest rival, the Galaxy S8, would soon take place. The two are quite different, because they use different systems and cannot work the same way, but it is important to emphasize their specifications. This makes it easier for consumers to decide and know which smartphone best meets their needs. That's why we've listed the key features and differences between iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 in our list today. The result, you can see below!

1. Templates

First of all, it is worth mentioning that each handset has two different models, as has been the custom of Apple and Samsung a few years ago. In this case we have the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on the Apple side and the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 + by Samsung.

In both situations, the "Plus" models are simply larger versions for those who prefer a larger screen. Other than that, only the amount of RAM and the rear cameras change a little, besides the price, of course.

2. Design

In terms of design, the taste of each is what sets the preference, but we can say that the two smartphones are very beautiful. Still, it was Samsung that invested the most in changing the look of the Galaxy S8, while the iPhone 8 is virtually identical to its predecessor.

The Galaxy S8's screen occupies virtually the entire front of the device, which no longer has any physical buttons. Most of the sensors were on the back side, which has a very beautiful glass panel as well. Apple's new smartphone has seen little change, but now it also has a glass back, just like old iPhone models.

3. Display

For some reason, Apple continues to insist on low resolution displays for the standard iPhone 8 model. The smartphone has a 4.7 inch display and 1334 x 750 pixel resolution and only the iPhone 8 Plus has a screen. in full HD. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S8 has a 5.8 inch AMOLED display and a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels.

4. Specifications

In the overall dimensions of the devices, there are not so many differences. The iPhone 8 is 138.4 mm high, 67.3 mm wide, 7.3 mm and weighs 148g. Already the Galaxy S8 has 148.9 mm, 68.1 mm, 8.0 mm and weighs 152 g.

As in previous editions, the iPhone 8 is a bit smaller and lighter, but can be a bit of a nuisance for those who have become accustomed to handsets over 5 inches.

5. Camera

When it comes to cameras, both devices do very well. The iPhone 8 has a 12 megapixel rear camera and a 7 megapixel front camera, just like its predecessor.

The Galaxy S8 also has a rear camera of 12 megapixels, but the front has 8 megapixels. Both are capable of recording Full HD and 4K video, as well as performing well in low light environments.

6. Operating System

As expected, iPhone 8 comes standard with the latest version of Apple's operating system, in this case iOS 11. Galaxy S8 comes with Android Nougat and should receive the Android Oreo update by the end of this year.

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. Battery

Unfortunately, Apple always likes to make a mystery about the battery capacity of its smartphones, probably because they are always below expectations. All the company said was that the iPhone 8 battery lasts the same time as the iPhone 7, which has 1960 mAh capacity. Meanwhile, the Samsung S8 has capacity of 3000 mAh.

The difference is big, but they can last most of the day smoothly, especially because of the optimization present in their operating systems.

8. Colors

As far as color is concerned, there is not much to complain about both devices as they offer enough varied options. It is currently known that the iPhone 8 will be sold in gray, silver and gold. Galaxy S8 can be found 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 happened with the iPhone in recent years.

9. Performance

Considering the iPhone and the Galaxy are always the best smartphones in their class on the market, there's no doubt about their processing power. On iPhone 8, we have the new A11 Bionic chip, which has six cores and promises to be well 25% faster than its predecessor. Like last year's model, the device has 2GB of RAM.

The Galaxy S8 features a Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Because the two devices are very different and have different operating systems, it is impossible to objectively compare their performance. What can be said is that they can perform any heavy tasks without any difficulty and are very fast.

10. Storage

IPhone 8 features only two internal storage options this time: 64 GB and 256 GB. On the bright side, 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).

11. Durability

Samsung and Apple devices do not have the best reputation for the durability of their smartphones, at least when it comes to crashes and crashes. Fortunately, the two companies have been careful with their new handsets, and the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 have a good resistance even with their glass backs. Other than that, they also have dust and water resistance.

12. Security

Both Samsung and Apple take the safety of their consumers very seriously. That's why iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 have sophisticated systems for unlocking your devices, such as iris reader, fingerprint sensor, passwords, etc.

13. Availability

The Galaxy S8 has been available for less than five months and can be found easily in Brazil and virtually anywhere in the world. Already the iPhone 8 will only be released on September 22 in the United States and should not arrive in our country later this year.

14. Price

As expected, the price of smartphones from Apple and Samsung tend to be very high worldwide. The cheapest model of the iPhone 8 will sell for the traditional price of $ 649 in the United States and tends to arrive in our country for just under 4 thousand reais.

Already the Galaxy S8 can be found in the average of $ 3, 200.00 in most Brazilian stores, and its original price is $ 750.

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