Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus, LG V20, Google Pixel XL: a specs comparison

The top contender for the title of "The most leaked phones ever", the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, are finally official. With flashy new design and some serious horsepower under the hood, both devices are quite strong contenders for the best phones of 2017. Just as is tradition with Samsung's flagships every year.

Yet, how does the new Galaxy S8 Plus compare against last year's S7 edge? More importantly, how does it compare against the LG V20, the manly phablet that had a sweet bunch of highlights itself? And what about that iPhone 7 Plus... or the excellent Google Pixel XL?

Lots of questions and only one way to provide an answer - with a specs comparison! All set? Let's go:

SpecsSamsung Galaxy S8 PlusApple iPhone 7 PlusGoogle Pixel XLLG V20
Display6.2-inch AMOLED
1440 x 2960 pixels
5.5-inch IPS LCD
1080 x 1920 pixels
5.5-inch AMOLED
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
Size159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm154.72 x 75.74 x 8.6 mm159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm
Screen-to-body ratio83.33%67.58%71.22 %72.40%
ProcessorSnapdragon 835 (US)
Exynos 8895 (Intl)
Apple A10 FusionSnapdragon 821Snapdragon 820
Storage64GB + microSD32, 128, 256GB32, 128GB64GB + microSD
Rear camera12MP f/1.7
4K video recording
12MP f/1.8 + 12MP f/2.8
2.0x optical zoom
4K video recording
12MP f/2.0
4K video recording
16MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4
4K video recording
Front camera8MP7MP8MP5MP
SoftwareAndroid 7.0iOS 10.xAndroid 7.xAndroid 7.x
Water resistanceYes, IP68-certifiedYes, IP67-certifiedYes, IP53-certifiedNo, shock-resistant
Special featuresFingerprint scanner, iris scanner, USB Type-CFingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner, USB Type-CFingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, secondary display
ColorsBlack, Orchid Gray, Silver, Gold and BlueJet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, RedQuite Black, Very Silver, Really BlueGray, Silver, Pink

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Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A10 Fusion
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    LG UX UI
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 10


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