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

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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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Samsung Galaxy S8+ specs
  • 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
Apple iPhone 7 Plus specs
  • 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 14.x
LG V20 specs
  • 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
Google Pixel XL specs
  • 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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