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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

iPhone 8
750 x 1334 pixels
12 MP
7 MP front
Apple A11 Bionic
BATTERY: 1821 mAh
Announced: Sep 12, 2017
Market status: Announced
Release date: 22 Sep 2017,
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

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

OSiOS (11.x)Android (7.0)Android (7.0)
Dimensions5.45 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)
Weight5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
MaterialsMain body: Glass; Accents: AluminumMain body: Glass; Accents: AluminumMain body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
FeaturesFingerprint (touch)Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)Fingerprint (touch)
RuggedWater, Dust resistantWater, Dust resistantWater, Dust, Shock resistant
IP certified

IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

IP 67IP 68IP 68
MIL-STD-810 certified  Yes
Physical size4.7 inches5.8 inches5.7 inches
Resolution750 x 1334 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels1440 x 2880 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

326 ppi570 ppi561 ppi

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

65.34 %84.26 %79.47 %
Colors16 777 216  
Peak brightness625 cd/m2 (nit)  
Camera12 megapixels12 megapixels13 megapixels
FlashQuad LEDLEDDual LED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

Focal length (35mm equivalent)

Focal length (35mm equivalent) - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

 26 mm29 mm
Camera sensor size

Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

Pixel size

Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

 1.4 μm1.12 μm
Hardware FeaturesSapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Optical image stabilization, AutofocusDual-camera, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Software FeaturesTouch to focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD)
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video lightHigh 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 sharingTime-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Front-facing camera7 megapixels8 megapixels5 megapixels
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)2560x1440 (QHD) 
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A11 BionicQualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Hexa-core, 64-bit, 10 nmOcta-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nmQuad-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Graphics processor

Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

Apple M11Adreno 540Adreno 530
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2 GB RAM4 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 1866 MHz) / LPDDR44 GB RAM
Built-in storage

Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

256 GB64 GB32 GB
Storage expansion

Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

 microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

1821 mAh3000 mAh3300 mAh
Fast ChargeYesYesYes
Wireless chargingBuilt-inBuilt-inBuilt-in
Talk time14.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1247 min)
29.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1247 min)
20.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1247 min)
Stand-by time 13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 19 days (450 h)
16.6 days (398 hours)
the average is 19 days (450 h)
Internet use   
3G 11 hours 
LTE 12 hours 
Wi-Fi 14 hours 
Music playback40.00 hours67.00 hours 
Video playback13.00 hours16.00 hours 
Screen mirroringWireless screen shareDLNA, Wireless screen share, MHLDLNA, Wireless screen share

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

  800, 1900 MHz
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 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, 66Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25
LTE (TDD)Bands 38, 39, 40, 41Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 
DataLTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/sLTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
Mobile PaymentApple PaySamsung Pay 
Scheduled release

Scheduled release - Shows when is the particular phone scheduled to be made available to the public in North America

22 Sep 2017  
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 849 € 700

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posted on 13 Sep 2017, 09:08 2

1. Derekjeter (Posts: 1154; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

You really need to stop comparing different OS phones.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:50 1

3. bobby84 (Posts: 535; Member since: 13 May 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.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 16:47

4. mike2959 (Posts: 587; Member since: 08 Oct 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.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 04:06

5. Anchor (Posts: 101; Member since: 16 Jun 2017)

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

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