Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 7 vs. Few Latest Smartphones

A lot of new smartphones have been released this year along with the Samsung galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7. The iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are at the top of the charts but how do they compare with the latest released smartphones?

Today, we are comparing the Samsung Galaxy S8 with the iPhone 7, LG G6, OnePlus 5 and Xperia XZ Premium to see how they fare with each other.

Design

When it comes to design, none of the latest smartphones have held back. The LG G6 is a stunning phone with a screen-dominated design. The iPhone 7 is a beautiful phone that follows the designs of its predecessors with a few tweaks and refinements. With its sleek design and glass loop surface, the Xperia XZ Premium is one of the best looking smartphones today and the OnePlus 5 is a really good-looking phone with full metal unibody and rounded corners.

However, Samsung Galaxy S8 has them all beat with its sleek and gorgeous design. The Infinite display and smooth curves not only adds value to the aesthetics but also makes the phone comfortable to use.

 

Display

Samsung Galaxy S8 has by far the best display compared to the other smartphones. The phone has a screen of 5.8 inches and a screen-to-body ratio of about 83 percent. It supports 2960 x 1440 display resolution and has aspect ratio of 18:5:9. Furthermore, the phone’s quad HD AMOLED display is HDR compatible which means that the display offers high contrast, brightness, and wide color range that goes above that available from a regular display.

However, that doesn’t mean that the other smartphones are lacking. The Xperia XZ Premium provides a higher display resolution of 3840×2160 and its’ 4K LCD display is also HDR compatible. The LG G6 with a 5.7 inches screen has a screen-to-body ratio of 80 percent and aspect ratio of 18:9. The phone also has quad HD AMOLED display that supports HDR.

 

Specs and Performance

In this category, the iPhone 7 has the upper hand over the other smartphones. iPhones have always been known for their optimized hardware and software and iPhone 7 is no different. With only 2GB RAM, the A10 Fusion chip, which has been in the top of the benchmarks since its debut last fall, the phone provides performance on par with the high-end android smartphones.

The Samsung Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5 and Xperia XZ Premium use the new Snapdragon 835 chip, which is a strong competitor to the Apple’s A10 Fusion chip. The LG G6 uses the older Snapdragon 821 chip which is not as efficient as the Snapdragon 835 chip.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S8

iPhone 7

OnePlus 5

LG G6

Xperia XZ Premium

Display

5.8 inches

4.7 inches

5.5 inches

5.7 inches

5.5 inches

Resolution

2960 x 1440

1334 x 750

1920 x 1080

2880 x 1440

3840×2160

Front Camera

12 MP

12 MP

Dual 16 MP

Dual 13 MP

19 MP

Back Camera

8 MP

7 MP

16 MP

5 MP

13 MP

Processor

Snapdragon 835

Apple A10 Fusion

Snapdragon 835

Snapdragon 821

Snapdragon 835

RAM

4GB

2 GB

6 / 8 GB

4 GB

4 GB

Storage

64GB

32 GB

64 / 128 GB

32 / 64 / 128 GB

64 GB

MicroSD

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Operating System

Android 7.0

iOS 10

Android 7.1

Android 7.1

Android 7.1

Battery

3000mAh

1960mAh

3300mAh

3300mAh

3,230mAh

 

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S8 features the same camera specs as the previous model with some improvements. On the rear, it has a 12 MP, f/1.7 camera with a fast autofocus and good low-lighting performance whereas the front camera has been upgraded to 8 MP with f/1.7 aperture. The phone provides colorful detailed pictures and uses a new multi-frame image processing technique, which takes multiple shots and combines them into one high-quality photo.

However, if you are looking for a phone with a more versatile camera, LG G6 is the phone you want. The LG G6 has dual 13-MP cameras on the rear which lets you capture spectacular wide-angle shots and also has better optical zoom than OnePlus 5. The 5-MP front camera of LG G6 can also capture wide-angle pictures and supports Gesture Shot, which lets you to take a selfie with just a gesture.

 

Battery Life

When it comes to battery life, all the phones are able to last a last a full day with regular use. Even though the iPhone 7 has a 1960mAh battery, it can last about a day thanks to the smaller, lower resolution screen and the optimized operating system whereas the android smartphones have 3000mAh and above batteries.

As for the charge time, the OnePlus 5 charges the fastest thanks to its Dash Charge technology which is capable of charging the phone from 0-60% in just 30 minutes. The other android smartphones also come with fast charging technologies but cannot compare with the OnePlus 5‘s charging speed.

 

Extra Features

NFC, fingerprint scanners and fast charging technologies are the common extra features in all of the smartphones. In addition to this, the phones also contain USB Type-C port (except for iPhone 7) and the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 offer wireless charging.

The Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and Xperia XZ Premium provide the same IP68 rating for water resistance whereas the iPhone 7 provides the IP67 rating and OnePlus 5 is not water resistant. The LG G6 and Galaxy S8 also offer wireless charging. Along with these features, the Galaxy S8 also offers iris scan and facial recognition. The phone also contains the Samsung Pay and Bixby, Samsung’s own virtual assistant.

 

Final Thoughts

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has the edge over the other smartphones. With its unique design and integration of latest technologies, the phone has managed to remain at the top of the charts.

However, the other smartphones are worthy competitors and can offer better performance at different categories.