Apple iPhone 8 vs Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: A three-way specs comparison

Apple iPhone 8 vs Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: A three-way specs comparison

It would be understandable if the iPhone X has caught your attention during yesterday's Apple keynote, and that's normal - after all, it was the main catwalk star of the show.

But what about the iPhone 8? While it might not be boasting the same scope of exclusive new features that the iPhone X enjoys, but it is undoubtedly the most affordable new iPhone, and truth be told, it doesn't look half-bad! 

Apple iPhone 8

  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1821 mAh

Given that it has some serious competition on the way, namely the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6. True, if you're heavily invested into the iOS ecosystem, it's unlikely that you will be peeking into the neighboring garden, but who knows!

In this regard, here's how the iPhone 8 stacks up against the aforementioned Android stars.

Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6

Display

Display size

4.7 inches
5.8 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels
1440 x 2880 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
570 ppi
561 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

65.34 %
84.26 %
79.47 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
 

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

 
 
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm

Flash

Quad LED
LED
Dual LED

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Frames, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 megapixels
8 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust
Water, Dust
Water, Dust, Shock

IP certified

IP 67
IP 68
IP 68

MIL-STD-810 certified

 
 
Yes

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro

Processor

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Quad-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Apple 3-core GPU
Adreno 540
Adreno 530

RAM

2 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB

Internal storage

256 GB
64 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

 
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), LG UX UI

Battery

Capacity

1821 mAh
3000 mAh
3300 mAh

Talk time

14.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1297 min)
30.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1297 min)
20.50 hours
the average is 22 h (1297 min)

Stand-by time

 
13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)
16.6 days (398 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

 
12 hours
 

LTE

 
14 hours
 

Wi-Fi

 
14 hours
 

Music playback

40.00 hours
88.00 hours
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
17.00 hours
 

Cellular

CDMA

 
 
800, 1900 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
 

Data

LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Samsung Pay
 

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849
 
 


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4 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1427; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

You really need to stop comparing different OS phones.

3. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I see iphonearena still lying about the s8 nits. It's rated as 1007 nits PA. The only site in the world to be off my such a wide margin.

4. mike2959

Posts: 687; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

On my way back to Apple. It's not the OEM fault. It's Android. Look I left Apple once again for Android and I'm about to go back. After 3 months with the 8+ battery is once again crap. The operating system is just terrible. The phone is slow. Yes I've cleared system cache and even did a factory reset. It's not Samsung. There's very little bloat most can be removed. The operating system is built on a platform of years of just jumbled crap. No I don't want to root. I just want it to work like it did the day out of the box. Android fan boys just tell me it's not possible.

5. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

PA you seriously Ned to stop comparing iPhones to Android, you make them look so underpowered and obsolete

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