Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8

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$340 VIEW ON AMAZON

Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 ratio,
401 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
570 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

67.58 %
84.26 %

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Adreno 540

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

256GB, not expandable
64GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

2900 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus)
 

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 MP (HDR)
8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Gold, Silver, Red, Rose gold, Jet black
Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Charging, Headphones port, Mass storage device
Charging, Video out, Mass storage device

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 969
 
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