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 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 14.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 video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video 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
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72

Processor

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

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 (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 (1010 min)
20.50 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)

Stand-by time

13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
16.6 days (398 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 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 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.22 oz (148.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 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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