iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7/7Plus, Galaxy S8/S8+, LG G6, Google Pixel: size comparison

With the 10th anniversary of the iPhone inching closer and closer, the number of iPhone 8 leaks is reaching critical levels. We've seen copious amounts of renders, blueprints, 3D-printed mockups, we've heard all the rumors and speculation about the fingerprint sensor (or possibly the lack thereof), about the display, about the camera, about the power and volume buttons, about the entire design and its countless prototypes... We've heard it all, folks! There are some details about the iPhone 8 still shrouded in mystery, that's for sure, but then there's a lot of stuff that we do know about it with a great degree of certainty. And one of those things is how big it will be!

One of the most striking aspects of the iPhone 8, at first glance at least, is its new, almost edge-to-edge OLED display. Ditching the standard 16:9 screen aspect ratio in favor of a taller, narrower display, Apple is the next in line to introduce a smartphone with an almost bezel-less design. Unlike the Galaxy S8/S8+ and the LG G6, however, the iPhone 8 pretty much does away with the bottom bezel altogether, but it still has a remnant of a bezel up top that cuts into its display and houses a number of important sensors, a camera, and the phone's earpiece. Whether you like this design choice or not, Apple's got a clever way of merging, so to speak, this rudimentary bezel with the display by aligning the now-pitch-black status bar with it, which helps create an illusion of seamlessnes thanks to the deep blacks of the new OLED display.

So, with so many almost bezel-less phones coming out this year, it's interesting to see in what ways the different companies will approach the problem of maximizing real estate without actually increasing phone size. And really, who doesn't want a small phone that's edge-to-edge display? Well, there are the folks who still like their phones with bezels, but it's pretty much a safe bet that they'll be having trouble finding new phones with big chins starting this year and next!

But without further ado, let's see how the upcoming iPhone 8 stacks up against its main competitors, as well as its predecessors, in terms of size:

iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 8  |  iPhone 7  | iPhone 7 Plus

At 71 mm in width, the iPhone 8 is a smidgen wider than the iPhone 7, but it's also noticeably taller, standing at 143.5 mm. However, it is still substantially smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus and feels more akin last year's compact model when held. It also looks pretty darn snazzy with the 5.8" display filling out its front like that!

iPhone 8 vs Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8+

iPhone 8  |  Galaxy S8  |  Galaxy S8+

Next up, the iPhone 8 versus its main competitors – the Samsung Galaxy S8 and its bigger brother, the Galaxy S8+. The iPhone is a little bit shorter than the Galaxy S8 but it is also a tad wider as well, which makes it feel more like—well, like an iPhone. It still is considerably smaller than the Galaxy S8+ though, which stands at 159.5 mm tall. As far as thickness goes, the iPhone 8 measures in at 7.5 mm but it get's to around 9.1 mm at the camera bump. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ measure in at 8 mm and 8.1 mm, respectively.

iPhone 8 vs Google Pixel vs LG G6

iPhone 8  |  Google Pixel  |  LG G6

The iPhone 8 and the Google Pixel are almost identical in size, but just look at what a difference the edge-to-edge display makes. The LG G6 is taller than both but is almost identical to them in width. One of the most noticeable design differences between the G6 and the iPhone 8 is the lack of a bottom bezel on the latter. As far as the top half of the phone goes, the iPhone 8 has an almost identical-looking bezel to that of the G6 above its screen, although, as we said in the beginning, it is actually more screen and less bezel, as portions of the status bar have sneaked their way up there.

So, how do you like the iPhone 8 thus far? Are you a fan of the semi-bezel up top or would you rather have a uniform, albeit slimmer, edge like on the S8/G6? Tell us in the comments below!

Disclaimer: The dimensions used in this comparison are based on a 3D-printed mockup that's based on CAD blueprints for this iPhone 8 design.

Disclaimer 2: The mockup images featured in this material have been made by PhoneArena and are based on preliminary information about the respective device(s), such as, but not limited to, factory CAD blueprints and live photos of the device(s). As such, the images found herein may not be fully representative of the final design of the device(s).

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1. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

If Apple pulls this off, the new iPhone will be very impressive.

6. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lol, they would take over the world if they actually pull this off. People would literally loose their minds tbh. I can already imagine the commercials for this, lol.

8. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Btw, take a look at the ip8 and the ip7+. LMAO!!!

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Why would people lose their minds when we have seen these reduced bezel phones already?

12. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Because those reduced bezels are on phones people don't buy in mass?

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So selling 15M of something isn't mass sells? You've never sold anything before...have you?! I would say mass sells is anything over a few thousand.

23. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

*sales lol

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes sales

24. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

If you're speaking of the S8, that phone has bezels at the top and bottom. iPhone 8 will have a slight bezel at the top that doesn't even go all the way across and that's it. Also, it's looking more and more like the FPS will be in the screen and not on the back. This phone will also have other camera features for AR. No there is not another phone on the market with a setup like this at the moment. As for 15 million, Apple may pull that off in the first weekend lol!

29. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

15M will be sold in a little over 48 hrs. Lol

33. baldilocks

Posts: 1542; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

It still has side bezels. And in that render, it makes it look like a child's toy.

31. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Nothing to do with the original conversation... thanks for playing.

87. M4th3u54ndr4d3

Posts: 67; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

What? So the S8 isn't a mass phone? The best-selling phone of 2017?

90. JonGarrett

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 06, 2011

What kind of new iDiot are you? People don't buy Galaxy S & Galaxy Note in mass ??


Posts: 943; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Cause its got an Apple logo on it. And we all know Samsung and LG copied apple with the reduced bezels......

16. Xilam unregistered

iPhone will not "take over the world" if the price is too high. It's not like android is lagging behind when it comes to ergonomics and design. I would buy the new note 8 over iPhone in a heartbeat if it wasn't for the reflective edges - gimme flat note 8 and I'll buy it. Otherwise I have to look elsewhere. Why does Samsung insist on making these edges?

50. macawmatt

Posts: 140; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

More like lose their minds over the price of the phone.

2. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I'm very curious to see what it's gonna look like.

4. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

What's your current phone?

7. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Wait, the ip8 is smaller than the pixel and galaxy s8 and a hair taller than the iphone 7? WTF? I'll believe it when i see it tbh.

34. slow00

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Have another look at galaxy s8 and curiosity solved .....but the galaxy s8 lags (ignore this i have been diagnosed with Lumbergh-itis)

3. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Could you make a comparison of iPhone 23 and Pixel 18XL?

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Too bad 1100$ starting price will make this worst selling iPhone from all the 3 new models. UNLESS.. Apple makes a bang! and they do a starting price at 999$.

10. jellmoo

Posts: 2645; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Price won't be the limiting factor with this, supply will. Even at $1100 Apple won't be able to meet demand.

20. Xilam unregistered

Jellmoo, I fear that you're right. For a lot of people in the states, the difference between $700 and $1000 is negligible, if it's for a gadget they like using. Not for me though - that price hike (if true) will be a deal breaker, or at least I'd wait a few months till some deals roll in. Basically what I'm saying is, some will take it because they can afford (some will buy it even if they can't, idiots). Lots of people will hold off for better deal, or switch if they must have a new device at the moment. But knowing the market today - Apple will have tough time meeting demand like every other year. Either way it's another gamble for Apple just like removal of 3.5 jack. They're bound to loose some customers for sure.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Deal will be available on pre-order. Up to 50% off if you trade in a top tier device.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because they choose not too. Its not because they can't. Foxconn has the capacity to make 5M per month of each selling iPhone model. Yes more than 5M in a month will want an iPhone and yes production won;'t keep up for a quarter as always. But then after black friday, plenty will be available. You also have to consider in many countries, apple sell less than 1M phones with all available selling models. They can simply ship to locations that have the highest demand first...which is the US and Europe.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I disgree and yet I agree. $1100 as an asking price will mean this phone will have very low sells outside the US and Europe. In fact, any country where carriers don't do some type of subsidation of the cost will land lower sales. In the USA carriers will make it easy for buyers to buy it. I gave examples before: First, US carriers will provide higher than usual trade in deals on older iPhone models. Since the iPhone 7 is the most recent, you can expect carriers will give a 50% retail value trade-in. So in my case, I have an iPhone 7+ (RED) 128. I paid $869 + TAX. So that means carriers will offer be $400-500 to trade it in for the iPhone 7's. The iPhone 6S models will likely have a trade in value of $300-400 and the 6 or older will have at last $200. Becaus eof a $11000 price point, their won't be a BOGO deal on it, but I do see deals like but an iPhone 8 and get the 7S or 7S+ at 50% off or 40% off or 30% off. For buy an iPhone 8 and get iPhone 7S free and the 7S+ at some type of discount. Trading in a recent top tier Android, like a Sony Xperia Premium or Galaxy S8+S8+ as examples, gets you that same $400+ off. In other countries especially Asian countries, you have to have the money upfront to buy a phone. The carriers don't wrap the phone cost into your monthly payment. So anyone outside the US will need loads of cash and seeing most incomes outside the US won't support the cost on any level. Which is why Apple is gonna sell it so high, to make up the loses for sales they know they won't get.

26. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Dude this is Apple. They could make it $1500 and it would sell out lol!

46. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

U assume. I'm curious. Those entertainers who paid $10,000 for the Apple Watch Edition, how many of them wear them now?! Personally how many they sell doesnt matter to me. They will sell pit because they purposely every year sont make enough product whixh drives demand foe the following year. Fact - Apple has 800M+ on iOS. Each year Apple has sold 200M+ of just the iPhone, only aince 3 years ago. Now we know as a fact that at least 70% of buyers are upgrades. So Apple knows they coukd easily sell 150M of a new model in a year. Yet they purposely kewp production of a re model at 5M per month vs dropping making one older mod and increasing production of new model to 10M. Why? Because in 2 quarters Apple will sell about 40-70M of the newest modem and then sales cool down becajse people will just wait foe the next one, because they know prices are aboit to drop as new model leaks appear. Notice Apple sales trend. 70-75M on their Q1, 60-70M Q2 and then Q3 drop to -50M. For the first 2 quarters, it's mostly older models selling and then by Q3 the newest modem is the top seller, but then it dies with a new model coming and the cycle starts over. Apple purposely create a demand by never filling the demand. FOXCONN has the ability to make 15-20M iPhone per month. All Apple has to do is pay FOXCONN to not run production on 1 extra iPhone model and a potential competitors model. Do the math. FOXCONN does a production run for Apple for 5 selling model. Newest at 5M. Drop one older and then change new model to 10M. With 10M per month or more, Apple coukd actually increase sales in the 2 big quarters. But they dont becajse when the new model cycle starts, less people will buy because they have last year's model. Other OEMs dont do this because they sell more than one model that is brand new per year.

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