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Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus

  • Samsung Galaxy S8+

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8+

8.9 / 10 (pro rating)

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus

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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemAndroid (8.0, 7.0)iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions6.28 in x 2.89 in x 0.32 in6.23 in x 3.07 in x 0.29 in
Weight6.1 oz6.63 oz
RuggedYes (Water, Dust proof)Yes (Water, Dust proof)
IP certifiedYes (IP68)Yes (IP67)
MaterialsMain body: glassMain body: aluminum
BiometricsIris scanner, Facial recognition, Fingerprint (touch)Fingerprint (touch)
Left sideYesYes
Volume control, OtherVolume control
Right sideYesYes
Lock/Unlock keyLock/Unlock key
Available color optionsBlack, Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink, BlueBlack, Gold, Silver, Pink, Red


Physical size 6.22 in5.5 in
Display resolutionOther (1440x2960 pixels)Other (1080x1920 pixels)
TechnologySuper AMOLEDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio83.32%67.58%
Colors 16 777 216
Peak brightness 625cd/m2 (nit)
Touch screenYes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)Yes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)
FeaturesHDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensorPressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor


System chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Apple A10 Fusion
Processor modelKryo 280 (Octa-core,2450 MHz,64-bit,10nm) 
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Adreno 540)Yes (PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus)
Memory architectureDual-channel 
Built-in storage64 GB256 GB
Memory card supportYes (up to 256 GB) 
Type microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD 


CameraYes (12 megapixels)Yes (12 megapixels)
FlashYes (LED)Yes (Quad LED)
Aperture sizeF1.7F1.8
Focal length (35mm equivalent)26mm28mm
Camera sensor size1/2.55"1/3"
Pixel size1.4μm1.22μm
Optical zoom Yes (2x)
Hardware FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)Second camera, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection), Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software FeaturesManual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingRAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed controlExposure compensation
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Frames, EffectsBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
Video captureYes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 30), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps))Yes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 30), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps))
FeaturesHigh 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 sharingOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
Additional cameraYes (8 megapixels)Yes (7 megapixels)
FeaturesWide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Video capture2560x1440 (QHD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)


Capacity3500 mAh2900 mAh
Wireless chargingBuilt-in (Qi, Powermat) 
Battery timesTalk time: 34 hours / Music playback : 99 hours / Video playback : 20 hoursTalk time (3G) : 21 hours / Stand-by time 3G: 16 days (384 hours) / Music playback : 60 hours / Video playback : 12 hours
Internet use  
3G14 %01.0f hours13 %01.0f hours
LTE16%01.0f hours13%01.0f hours
Wi-Fi15%01.0f hours15%01.0f hours


Screen mirroringDLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL 
Headphones connector3.5mmProprietary
Additional microphone/sYes (Noise cancellation) 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Multiple speakers

Internet browsing

Supports HTML, HTML5
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload)


Network technologyGSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), CDMA (1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )
DataLTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
HD VoiceYes 
Global roamingYesYes

Phone features

SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
NotificationsHaptic feedbackHaptic feedback, Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
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, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SupportsIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant messagingYesYes
ServicesHangouts / Google Talk 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Hearing Aid Compatibility Yes 
Hearing Aid Compatibility ratingM3, T3 


BluetoothYes (5.0, Yes)Yes (4.2)
Profiles/ ProtocolsAdvanced 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)
Mobile HotspotYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes 
USBYes (USB 3.1)Yes
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
Connector type USB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary
Mobile PaymentSamsung PayApple Pay
Charging connectorUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Regulatory Approval

Regulatory ApprovalYesYes
FCC ID valueA3LSMG955UBCG-E3087A
FCC ID link linklink
Date approvedApr 06, 2017Sep 07, 2016
Head0.33 W/kg1.09 W/kg
Body0.29 W/kg1.10 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission1.55 W/kg1.52 W/kg
Wireless Router0.19 W/kg1.13 W/kg


Officially announcedYes (Mar 29, 2017)Yes (Sep 07, 2016)
Market statusAvailableAvailable
Release dateApr 21, 2017Sep 16, 2016

Shopping information

MSRP price $969

US carrier availability

CarrierVerizon (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), AT&T (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), Sprint (Available (Apr 21, 2017)), T-Mobile (Discontinued (Mar 19, 2018)), U.S. Cellular (Discontinued (Jun 18, 2018)), Boost Mobile (Available (May 16, 2018))Verizon (Available (Sep 16, 2016)), AT&T (Available (Sep 16, 2016)), Sprint (Available (Sep 16, 2016)), T-Mobile (Available (Sep 16, 2016)), MetroPCS (Available (Sep 23, 2016)), Boost Mobile (Available (Dec 06, 2016)), Virgin Mobile (Available (Dec 06, 2016)), Cricket (Available (Dec 07, 2016)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Dec 08, 2016))