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

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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 inches 1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A11 Bionic 2GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1821 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x

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.

Display
Size
5.8 inches
5.7 inches
4.7 inches
Technology
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Screen-to-body
84.26 %
79.47 %
65.34 %
Peak brightness
 
 
625 cd/m2 (nit)
Features
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro (14 nm)
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72 (10 nm)
Processor
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit
Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit
GPU
Adreno 540
Adreno 530
Apple 3-core GPU
RAM
4GB LPDDR4
4GB
2GB LPDDR4
Internal storage
64GB
32GB
256GB, not expandable
OS
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), LG UX UI
iOS (15.x, 14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x)
Battery
Capacity
3000 mAh
3300 mAh
1821 mAh
Charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
USB Power Delivery
Talk time
30.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
20.50 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
Stand-by time
13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
16.6 days (398 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 
Internet use
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 
 
Music playback
88.00 hours
 
40.00 hours
Video playback
17.00 hours
 
13.00 hours
Camera
Rear
Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera
Main camera
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
13 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
Specifications
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
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Second camera
 
13 MP (Ultra-wide)
 
Specifications
 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm
 
Video recording
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)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
Features
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
Front
8 MP
5 MP
7 MP
Video capture
2560x1440 (QHD)
 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Design
Dimensions
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)
5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)
Weight
5.47 oz (155.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.22 oz (148.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
Materials
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Resistance
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust, Shock; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust; IP67
Biometrics
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Buyers information
Price
 
 
$ 849
See the full Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6 vs Apple iPhone 8 specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.


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Apple iPhone 8 specs
  • Display 4.7 inches 1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A11 Bionic 2GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1821 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x
Samsung Galaxy S8 specs
  • Display 5.8 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI
LG G6 specs
  • Display 5.7 inches 2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Dual camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo LG UX UI
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