Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

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Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
568 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

67.47 %
74.89 %

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

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 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
 

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 

Video recording

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

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm)
5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm)

Weight

7.13 oz (202 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
 

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics

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

Colors

Gold, Silver, Red, Space gray
Gold, Gray

Multimedia

Headphones

Lightning
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

 
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Apple 3-core GPU
Adreno 540

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

256 GB, not expandable
64 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.1, EDR

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

 
Mass storage device, USB charging

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), LTE-A, 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, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

2691 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

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

Charging

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

 
32.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time

 
5.0 days (120 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 

Music playback

60.00 hours
113.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Jun 30, 2017

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMG892A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.57 W/kg

Body

 
0.37 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.44 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.88 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
 

MSRP price

$ 949
$ 850
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