Top 15 Differences Between iPhone X and Galaxy S8
IPhone X has come to compete directly with the most powerful Android smartphones on the market, especially its biggest rival: the Galaxy S8. In addition to the screen that covers almost the entire front of the device, the new iPhone has several other similarities with the Samsung device, but there are also major differences between the two. If you are considering purchasing one of them and are still unsure which one best fits your needs, you can check out our detailed list below to learn more about the iPhone X and Galaxy S8.
First of all, it is worth mentioning that while iPhone X has no other models, Samsung's smartphone has two slightly different versions.
In this case we have Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 +, whose main differences are the screen size, the amount of RAM and the price, of course. For a better comparison with what iPhone X has to offer, we'll detail these differences in the next topics.
A lot of people were surprised when Samsung introduced the Galaxy S8 with such an "infinite screen" that took up almost the entire front of the device and left no room for edges. Other Android smartphones followed this path and it was clear that Apple would need to do the same to stand out.
In the iPhone X we also have a front part taken by the display, except for the top, which has a strange design that splits part of the screen to support the camera of the device. At the back of both devices, we have a glass panel to help with wireless charging. Of course, aspects like appearance depend more on the personal taste of the consumer who will buy one of the smartphones.
Since we are talking about the huge displays of both devices, it is worth mentioning the resolution of each. After years, Apple has finally put a decent screen on its new smartphone, which features a 5.8-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels.
Meanwhile, the normal Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch AMOLED display and 1440 x 2960 pixel resolution and the Galaxy S8 + has a 6.2-inch AMOLED display and 1440 x 2960 pixel resolution.
In the overall dimensions of smartphones, there are not so many noticeable differences. The iPhone X is 143.6 mm high, 70.9 mm wide, 7.7 mm and weighs 174 g. The Galaxy S8 is 148.9 mm, 68.1 mm, 8.0 mm and weighs 152 g, while the Galaxy S8 + is 159.5 mm high, 73.4 mm wide, 8.1 mm and weighs 173 g. .
The cameras of both devices are also very good. The iPhone X has two 12 megapixel rear cameras and a 7 megapixel front camera. The Galaxy S8 also has a rear camera of 12 megapixels, but the front has 8 megapixels.
On both devices there is image stabilization, good performance in low light environments and it is possible to record 4K videos at the rear and Full HD at the front.
6. Operating System
As you might imagine, iPhone X comes with iOS 11 installed at the factory and has full support for future updates that Apple releases for the system. In the case of Galaxy S8, we have Android Nougat installed, but the Android Oreo update is also guaranteed and should be available soon.
Currently, the differences between the two operating systems are minimal and there are not as many unique apps and games on either, so it depends more on what you prefer to use on a daily basis.
AApple does not usually reveal the exact battery present in its handsets, but it is not a time-consuming feature for its users to discover. So it is well known that the iPhone X has a battery with a capacity of 2716 mAh. Meanwhile, the Samsung S8 has a capacity of 3000 mAh and the Galaxy S8 + has a battery of 3500 mAh.
The difference may seem quite large, but all devices can keep their loads very well throughout the day, especially if they make efficient use of their resources.
For those who wanted a colorful iPhone, iPhone X is not the best option, as it can only be purchased in dark gray or silver today. Still, it is quite possible that Apple will launch different colors in the future, including gold and pink that were so successful in older models. Galaxy S8 can be found in black, silver, blue, purple and gold.
From a performance standpoint, there's no complaining about either, as both are the best you can find on the market today. The iPhone X features the A11 Bionic six-core chip (25% faster than last year's model) and has no less than 3 GB of RAM.
The Galaxy S8 has the Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor (the latest in this line), Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB of RAM, while the S8 + has 6 GB of RAM.
IPhone X has two internal storage options: 64 GB and 256 GB. Unfortunately, it does not have micro SD card slots, as has always been the case with Apple smartphones.
Already the Galaxy S8 has only the option of 64 GB of storage, but at least offers a micro SD card slot of up to 2 TB of memory (that is to say that cards of this size are not even sold yet).
Both the iPhone X and the Galaxy S8 have excellent durability for normal everyday use, including scratch-resistant displays, water and dust resistance, and sturdy glass panels to withstand possible drops.
Of course, serious falls and collisions can ruin your device regardless of these factors, so it's always important to do everything possible to keep them safe.
Security on Samsung and Apple devices is always taken very seriously by these companies, so it is expected that both devices will have some special methods to protect your information.
For iPhone X and Galaxy S8, you can unlock your device with conventional passwords and face recognition. The biggest problem with the facial option is that the two handsets were not as reliable and were easily fooled by many users around the world.
The good news for those who prefer the Galaxy S8 is that it still has a fingerprint sensor for those who want something better than face recognition, something that iPhone X doesn't offer.
Samsung's support in Brazil turns out to be very interesting in the issue of the launch of their devices, because they are very popular here. That's why the Galaxy S8 has been available since early 2017 and can be found easily at any electronics store.
Apple usually takes a little longer to launch their smartphones in our country, but they always end up here sometime. In the case of iPhone X, its sales are expected to start in Brazil in December 2017, but no date set for now.
The original price of the Galaxy S8 was $ 750, while the Galaxy S8 + sold for $ 850 in the United States (both models in the single 64GB version), but these prices have dropped naturally over the months, including in Brazil. . Here you can buy a Galaxy S8 for about $ 2, 500, while the S8 + is found in the $ 3, 000 range at various online stores.
Already the iPhone X is selling for $ 999 in the 64 GB version and $ 1, 149 in the 256 GB version in the United States. The price will also be very high here, as Apple has announced that prices will be as follows: $ 6, 999 on the 64 GB model and $ 7, 799 on the 256 GB model. It is worth mentioning that those who decide to buy the device in cash, will have a discount of 10% of the original value.
Of course, we couldn't leave one of the most talked about mobile market topics off our list. After Apple decided to get rid of the normal headphone jack on the iPhone 7, many consumers were worried that it might happen to other smartphones.
While Apple remained firm on not including this entry on the iPhone X, Samsung decided to listen to its users and keep the normal headset on the Galaxy S8.
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