Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7, Google Pixel, LG G6: a four-way specs comparison


Finally, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus are official. We can now put the rumor mill to rest for good! With flashy new design and some serious horsepower under the hood, both devices are quite strong contenders for the best phones of 2017.

Yet, claiming that title won't be a walk in the park. As you might expect, a bunch of rivals stand in the way and will engage the Galaxy S8 on sight. It's great that the Galaxy S8 is well-equipped and can tackle any competitor you might throw at it. 

In this specs comparison, we compare it with the Apple iPhone 7, the Google Pixel, and the LG G6. Here's how the new flagship fares:

SpecsSamsung Galaxy S8Apple iPhone 7Google PixelLG G6
Display5.8-inch AMOLED
1440 x 2960 pixels
4.7-inch IPS LCD
750 x 1334 pixels
5.0-inch AMOLED
1080 x 1920 pixels
5.7-inch IPS LCD
1440 x 2880 pixels
Size148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm
Screen-to-body ratio84.20%65.71%%68.88%79.47%
ProcessorSnapdragon 835 (US)
Exynos 8895 (Intl)
Apple A10 FusionSnapdragon 821Snapdragon 821
RAM4GB2GB 4GB4GB
Storage64GB + microSD 32, 128, 256GB32, 128GB32GB + microSD
Battery3,000mAh1,960mAh2,770mAh3,300mAh
Rear camera12MP f/1.7
OIS
4K video recording
12MP f/1.8
OIS
4K video recording
12MP f/2.0
EIS
4K video recording
13MP f/1.8 + 13MP f/2.4
OIS
4K video recording
Front camera8MP7MP8MP5MP
SoftwareAndroid 7.0iOS 10.xAndroid 7.xAndroid 7.1
Water resistanceYes, IP68-certifiedYes, IP67-certifiedYes, IP53-certifiedYes, IP68-certified
Special featuresFingerprint scanner, iris scanner, USB Type-CFingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner, USB Type-CFingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, dual camera
ColorsBlack, Orchid Gray, Silver, Gold and BlueJet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, RedQuite Black, Very Silver, Really BlueBlack, Silver, White

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12 Comments

3. phaneendra_92

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

Now getting ... Till now publicity based on rumors... No slowmotion capture,n o retina scaner... Comparitive to previous no noticible upgrade with respective prices except soc... Dont say display size plz... Its ugly....

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Great enough specs from the Galaxy S8... I'm impressed.

6. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Conclusion: iPhone remains the smallest flagship phone. That´s sad. What you will buy if you want a small phone ?

8. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Buy an iPhone?

12. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Huawei?

7. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

I think I'm going with the G6 since I'll get the Q-DAC, a superb and useful wide angle camera and a bigger battery. And frankly, I'm disappointment with the S8..!

10. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

No mention of Galaxy S8 Android 5.0, UFS 2.1 and USB Type C 3.1

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