Samsung Galaxy S8 is the new talk of the town! The manufacturer has done an impressive job with the company’s new flagship. However, is it powerful enough to give Apple’s iPhone 7 some tough competition?

We are yet to see what Apple has to offer consumers with iPhone 8, while there are a couple months before we get there, the only Apple set which can take on Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is the iPhone 7. So who is the ultimate winner?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 7

Design & Display

One of the most distinguishing features of both the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 is their respective looks in terms of design.

On one hand, you have the S8 which is a  sleek glass-and-metal phone that packs a large curved screen into a small form factor. On the other, you have iPhone 7 which has a unibody made of metal and accompanies a sizable bezel.

iPhone 7’s 4.7in display is a 1,334-by-750 Retina display is not bad at all, however, it’s smaller and not nearly as sharp. Text, games, and pictures just won’t look as crisp as on the S8’s panel.While the S8 measures 5.9 by 2.7 by 0.3 inches (HWD), making it taller than the iPhone 7 (5.4 by 2.6 by 0.3 inches), but not much wider or thicker. S8 does boast a 5.8-inch curved display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.


Both sets are equipped with fingerprint sensors to provide security boost, the difference in the two is that the iPhone 7 has a sensor towards the front whereas the sensor for S8 is located at the back, next to the camera.

Unlike iPhone 7, S8 is also equipped with the much rumoured Iris scanner, giving its future users more than one method of accessing the device while ensuring maximum security. The S8 also has a headphone jack, so users do not have to bother about going for wireless Bluetooth Connectivity options.


The iPhone 7 has a very capable A10 processor, which is 40 percent faster than the Snapdragon 820 processor. Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, a chipset we haven’t benchmarked yet, but is expected to outstrip the Snapdragon 821, which was used in Google’s Pixel Smartphone.


The S8 is equipped with a large 3,000mAh cell, whereas iPhone 7 has a smaller 1,960mAh battery.


iPhone 7 has a 12MP wide-angle and telephoto camera while S8 also has a 12-MP.


iOS 7, iPhone 7’s OS allows users to enjoy widgets, voice assistance, and lots of nice updates. One of the best things about it is that all users get an update at the same time. Whereas S8 has Android 7.0 Nougat, but is likely to get Android O!

VR Support

The Galaxy S8 also supports accessories like Gear VR for gaming, now with a motion-enabled controller, a refresh of the Gear 360 camera, and Samsung Dex, essentially giving you a desktop experience powered by your mobile device.


Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at $720 by Verizon Wireless, whereas the price for iPhone 7 is $649.99 from T-Mobile.

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