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Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

  • Apple iPhone 8

  • Samsung Galaxy S8

Apple iPhone 8

8.6 / 10 (pro rating)

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Samsung Galaxy S8

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Design

Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemiOS (11.x)Android (7.0)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.45 in x 2.65 in x 0.29 in5.86 in x 2.68 in x 0.31 in
Weight5.22 oz5.36 oz
RuggedYes (Water, Dust proof)Yes (Water, Dust proof)
IP certifiedYes (IP67)Yes (IP68)
MaterialsMain body: glassMain body: glass
FeaturesFingerprint (touch)Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)
Keys  
Left sideYesYes
Volume control, OtherVolume control, Other
Right sideYesYes
Lock/Unlock keyLock/Unlock key
Available color optionsGold, Gray, SilverBlack, Gold, Silver, Purple, Pink, Blue

Display

Physical size 4.7 in5.77 in
Display resolutionOther (750x1334 pixels)Other (1440x2960 pixels)
TechnologyIPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen-to-body ratio65.34%84.26%
Colors16 777 216 
Peak brightness625cd/m2 (nit) 
Touch screenYes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)Yes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)
FeaturesPressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensorHDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chipApple A11 BionicQualcomm Snapdragon 835
Processor model Kryo 280 (Octa-core,2350 MHz,64-bit,10nm)
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Apple 3-core GPU)Yes (Adreno 540)
RAM2 GB (LPDDR4)4 GB (Dual-channel, LPDDR4)
 1866 MHz
Built-in storage256 GB64 GB
Memory card support Yes (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, up to 256 GB)

Camera

CameraYes (12 megapixels)Yes (12 megapixels)
FlashYes (Quad LED)Yes (LED)
Aperture sizeF1.8F1.7
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 26mm
Camera sensor size 1/2.55"
Pixel size1.22μm1.4μm
Hardware FeaturesSapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)
Software FeaturesTouch to focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Frames, Effects
Video captureYes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 60), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps))Yes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 30), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps))
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video lightHigh 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
Additional cameraYes (7 megapixels)Yes (8 megapixels)
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)2560x1440 (QHD)

Battery

Capacity1821 mAh3000 mAh
TypeLi-ionLi-ion
Wireless chargingBuilt-in (Qi)Built-in (Qi, Powermat)
Battery timesTalk time: 14 hours / Music playback : 40 hours / Video playback : 13 hoursTalk time: 29 hours / Stand-by time: 13 days (321 hours) / Music playback : 67 hours / Video playback : 16 hours
Internet use  
3G 11 %01.0f hours
LTE 12%01.0f hours
Wi-Fi 14%01.0f hours

Multimedia

Screen mirroringWireless screen shareDLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Headphones connectorProprietary3.5mm
Additional microphone/sYesYes (Noise cancellation)
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

Network technologyGSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )
DataLTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/sLTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
2G DataEDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS
nano-SIMYesYes
HD VoiceYesYes
VoLTEYes 
Global roamingYesYes

Phone features

SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
NotificationsHaptic feedbackHaptic feedback
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Memo
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
E-mailYesYes
SupportsIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant messagingYesYes
Services Hangouts / Google Talk
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Hearing Aid Compatibility YesYes
Hearing Aid Compatibility ratingM3, T4M3, T3

Connectivity

BluetoothYes (5.0)Yes (5.0, Yes)
Profiles/ Protocols Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Wi-Fi 802.11Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)
MIMOMIMO
Mobile HotspotYesYes
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
USBYesYes (USB 3.1)
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
Connector type ProprietaryUSB Type-C (reversible)
Mobile PaymentApple PaySamsung Pay
Charging connectorProprietaryUSB Type-C (reversible)
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
NavigationYes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)Yes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)

Regulatory Approval

Regulatory ApprovalYesYes
FCC ID valueBCG-E3174AA3LSMG950U
FCC ID link linklink
Date approvedSep 12, 2017Apr 06, 2017
US SAR  
Head1.09 W/kg0.49 W/kg
Body1.09 W/kg0.48 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission1.59 W/kg1.53 W/kg
Wireless Router1.09 W/kg0.46 W/kg

Availability

Officially announcedYes (Sep 12, 2017)Yes (Mar 29, 2017)
Market statusAvailableAvailable
Release dateSep 22, 2017Apr 21, 2017

Shopping information

AccessoriesEarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation 
MSRP price$849 

US carrier availability

CarrierAT&T (Available (Sep 22, 2017)), Verizon (Available (Sep 22, 2017)), Sprint (Available (Sep 22, 2017)), T-Mobile (Available (Sep 22, 2017)), Virgin Mobile (Available (Sep 28, 2017)), Boost Mobile (Available (Sep 28, 2017)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Oct 25, 2017)), Cricket (Available (Oct 25, 2017)), MetroPCS (Available (Nov 14, 2017))Verizon (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), AT&T (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), Sprint (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), T-Mobile (Available (Apr 19, 2017)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), Cricket (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), Virgin Mobile (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), Boost Mobile (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), MetroPCS (Available (Apr 21, 2017))