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
5.7-inch
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
RAM4GB3GB4GB4GB
Storage64GB + microSD32, 128, 256GB32, 128GB64GB + microSD
Battery3,500mAh2,900mAh3,450mAh3,200mAh
Rear camera12MP f/1.7
OIS
4K video recording
12MP f/1.8 + 12MP f/2.8
2.0x optical zoom
OIS
4K video recording
12MP f/2.0
EIS
4K video recording
16MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4
OIS
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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5 Comments

1. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

The phone is way too tall for me. I'll either go with the next Pixel or next iPhone when it's time to upgrade this winter.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Not too tall...Come on. Its fine size for me. But I guess to each his own.

4. iamdoctorluv

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 14, 2017

Taller screen doesn't mean taller phone.. I am sure the S8+ is smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus

5. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

you're right. Its surface area is a little bit smaller despite its 6.2" screen.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31534; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gotta see it in person. This makes me wonder what the Note 8 will be like.

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