Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 8

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Display

Size

5.8 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
570 PPI
1334 x 750 pixels, 16:9 ratio,
326 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

84.26 %
65.34 %

Peak brightness

 
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 540
Apple 3-core GPU

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
256GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
 

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
1821 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Talk time

30.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1116 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1116 min)

Stand-by time

13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
 

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 

Music playback

88.00 hours
40.00 hours

Video playback

17.00 hours
13.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP
12 MP

Features

OIS, PDAF
Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor

Specifications

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

Flash

LED
Quad LED

Software Features

Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Frames, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

8 MP
7 MP

Features

Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR
HDR

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)
5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

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

Biometrics

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

Keys

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

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

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), 66(AWS-3)
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, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
 

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0, EDR
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)

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; MIMO, Hotspot

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Lightning

Features

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

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T3
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Apr 06, 2017
Sep 12, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMG950U link
FCC ID value: BCG-E3174A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.49 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Body

0.48 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.53 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.46 W/kg
1.09 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

 
$ 849

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 29, 2017
Sep 12, 2017
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