The Samsung Galaxy S8 is currently official and also this makes certain to be one of the very best phones on the market in 2017, yet how does it as compare to Apple’s latest handset?

There’s challenging competitors available now for your following phone as well as the Galaxy S8 is designed to directly measure up to the iPhone 7.

That pleads the question, which is better? We won’t understand for particular up until we fully examine the brand-new phone from Samsung, yet here’s how it stacks up to Apple’s front runner based upon our first impressions.

Want to see the apple iphone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S8 contrasted in video clip type? We’ve taken a look regarding both of the phones – in addition to the Sony Xperia XZ Premium – in the video clip you could watch simply below.


The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a glass back and a metal structure, with the glass on both sides delicately bending, to provide it a symmetrical appearance and also making it comfortable to hold in the hand.

The apple iphone 7 has a fairly different yet in a similar way premium layout, with a metal unibody that’s slim as well as small at 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm, while the Galaxy S8 is 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm.

That makes the apple iphone 7 fairly a little bit smaller than the Galaxy S8, but it’s still as easy to hold in the hand and also utilize one-handed as the tool from Apple.


Still, the apple iphone 7 is the much more small phone. It’s also one of the best-looking phones around – however the Galaxy S8 is additionally in that category.

The S8 is additionally IP68 licensed, making it slightly more waterproof compared to the IP67 certified apple iphone 7.

Plus the Samsung Galaxy S8 includes a 3.5 mm earphone jack so you can utilize wired headsets with the phone. You won’t get that with an iPhone 7.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch screen, which is substantial and also suggests it dwarfs the 4.7-inch apple iphone 7. Hold these phones together as well as you’ll truly observe how much smaller sized the apple iphone is compared with this Android handset.

It’s not just the sizes that vary. The Samsung Galaxy S8 additionally uses Super AMOLED, where the iPhone 7’s screen is LCD – meaning Samsung’s phone offers extra vivid, high-contrast colors.

When holding these two screens together, you could truly see the difference on the Galaxy S8 compared with the slightly duller apple iphone 7.

The Galaxy S8 also has an exceptionally sharp screen, with a resolution of 1440 x 2960, where the apple iphone 7 is limited to 750 x 1334.


The Samsung Galaxy S8 has the benefit of a curved screen at the edges too, while the apple iphone 7’s is flat. The S8’s look is a great deal like the Galaxy S7 Edge, yet that’s no poor point. The S8 additionally supports HDR material, which the iPhone 7 doesn’t.

Samsung’s front runner also has a different aspect proportion, at a very widescreen 18.5:9, with the apple iphone 7 a much more conventional 16:9.

In short after that, the screen is among the most significant differences in between the 2 phones, and also one where the Samsung Galaxy S8 has the much greater specification in nearly every department (aside from the more subjective display screen modern technology).

But the apple iphone 7 still has a premium quality display, and not every person is going to want a significant 5.8-inch option.

OS and power

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The os is where the battle lines are drawn between these 2 phones, with the Samsung Galaxy S8 running Android Nougat and also the iPhone 7 using iOS 10.2.

Both phones are significantly powerful though. We understand for sure that the iPhone 7 is the most grunt-worthy mobile phone from Apple yet, with its Apple A10 Fusion chip and 2GB of RAM. 

The Galaxy S8 is confirmed to deliver with 4GB of RAM, while we don’t understand exactly what the cpus are yet however it’s rumored to be either a Snapdragon 835 chipset (in the US) or an Exynos 8895 one (in most other places).

Those are both top-end chips, so we anticipate silky smooth efficiency in both and probably Samsung to at the very least match the apple iphone in regards to screen response under the finger.


The Samsung Galaxy S8’s camera is similar as the one the Samsung Galaxy S7 has. There’s a 12MP sensor with f1.7 aperture. It’s a great arrangement however may not stand up against the ideal in 2017.

The iPhone 7’s cam is no slouch either. It’s a 12MP one too, as well as advantages from optical picture stablizing, which the Samsung Galaxy S8 has as well.

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The Galaxy S8’s front-facing electronic camera is also slightly a lot more capable, with an 8MP sensing unit, where the apple iphone 7’s is 7MP.


The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 3,000 mAh battery. That would certainly make it a lot larger compared to the iPhone 7’s 1,960 mAh battery, yet after that the S8 is a much larger phone with a high resolution screen, so it needs more juice.

We can’t forecast precisely how resilient it will certainly be, yet the iPhone 7 calls for a daily fee, and also occasionally doesn’t even make it with till bedtime, so the Samsung Galaxy S8 has a great chance of going further daily.

The S8 is additionally supports rapid charging. The iPhone 7 could also charge promptly, however only if you connect it into a 2.1 A iPad charger, as opposed to the plug that includes the phone.



We don’t yet know what the Samsung Galaxy S8 will certainly cost, yet rumors placed it at around $845/£695/AU$1,115.

The apple iphone 7 meanwhile starts at $649/£599/ AU$ 1,079. That would certainly make the Samsung Galaxy S8 significantly more pricey than Apple’s front runner but after that once again there’s just a 64GB variation of the phone, while the apple iphone 7 begins with 32GB of storage.

There is no 64GB iPhone 7 version, yet even the 128GB one is available in at $749/£699/ AU$ 1,229, which is equivalent in the UK and also still more affordable than the rumored S8 rate in the US.



The apple iphone 7 is among the most effective phones in the world, and also we have little doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will certainly be as well, but they’re really various propositions.

Beyond the noticeable operating system distinctions, the Galaxy S8 has a bigger, sharper and also far better screen, a very various – but similarly premium – style, as well as a possibly higher price tag.

Differences in the cam as well as efficiency might be more difficult to spot, and also battery life remains something of an unknown up until we run it via our full … ahem … battery of tests.

Going simply by specs the Samsung Galaxy S8 looks to be the slightly much more effective phone – but the spec list isn’t everything, and you might need to pay an eye-watering cost to get it.

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