Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Google Pixel 4

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Display

Display size

5.8 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
1080 x 2280 pixels

Pixel density

570 ppi
443 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

84.26 %
77.32 %

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90 Hz Refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12.2 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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

Second camera

 
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 45 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

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

Features

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
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Dual-Camera, Time-of-Flight (ToF)

Design

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
5.79 x 2.71 x 0.32 inches (147.1 x 68.8 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

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

Biometrics

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Colors

Black, Gold, Silver, Purple, Pink, Blue
 

Colors

 
Just black, Clearly white, Oh so orange

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
USB Type-C (reversible)

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 640

RAM

4 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
 

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (10)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0, EDR
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Mass storage device, Video out
 

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Other

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

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, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2800 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
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 20 h (1174 min)
 

Stand-by time

13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 

Internet use

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

Music playback

88.00 hours
 

Video playback

17.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
 

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Apr 06, 2017
Sep 03, 2019

FCC ID value: A3LSMG950U link
FCC ID value: A4RG020I link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.49 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Body

0.48 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.53 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.46 W/kg
1.01 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
18W USB-C power adapter, 1m USB-C to USB-C cable, Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

MSRP price

 
$ 799
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