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Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S9

  • Apple iPhone 8

  • Samsung Galaxy S9

Apple iPhone 8

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Samsung Galaxy S9

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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemiOS (12.x, 11.x)Android (8.0 Oreo)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.45 in x 2.65 in x 0.29 in5.81 in x 2.7 in x 0.33 in
Weight5.22 oz5.75 oz
RuggedYes (Water, Dust proof)Yes (Water, Dust proof)
IP certifiedYes (IP67)Yes (IP68)
MaterialsMain body: glassMain body: glass
BiometricsFingerprint (touch)Iris scanner, Facial recognition, Fingerprint (touch)
Left sideYesYes
Volume control, OtherVolume control, Other
Right sideYesYes
Lock/Unlock keyLock/Unlock key
Available color optionsGold, Gray, Silver, RedBlack, Gold, Gray, Purple, Blue, Red


Physical size 4.7 in5.8 in
Display resolutionOther (750x1334 pixels)Other (1440x2960 pixels)
TechnologyIPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen-to-body ratio65.34%84.36%
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, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor


System chipApple A11 BionicQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Processor model Kryo 385 (Octa-core,2800 MHz,64-bit,10nm)
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Apple 3-core GPU)Yes (Adreno 630)
Memory architecture Quad-channel
Built-in storage256 GB256 GB
Memory card support Yes (up to 400 GB)
Type  microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD


CameraYes (12 megapixels)Yes (12 megapixels)
FlashYes (Quad LED)Yes (LED)
Aperture sizeF1.8F1.5-F2.4
Pixel size1.22μm1.4μm
Hardware FeaturesSapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection), 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, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensationExposure 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
Video captureYes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 60), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps))Yes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 60), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (960 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 calling, Video sharing
Additional cameraYes (7 megapixels)Yes (8 megapixels)
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)


Capacity1821 mAh3000 mAh
Fast ChargeYes (USB Power Delivery)Yes (Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging)
Wireless chargingBuilt-in (Qi)Built-in (Qi, Powermat)
Battery timesTalk time: 14 hours / Music playback : 40 hours / Video playback : 13 hoursTalk time: 31 hours / Stand-by time: 3 days (82 hours) / Music playback : 51 hours / Video playback : 17 hours
Internet use  
3G 11 %01.0f hours
LTE 12%01.0f hours
Wi-Fi 14%01.0f hours


Screen mirroringWireless screen shareWireless screen share
Radio Yes (Type: Type: FM)
Headphones connectorProprietary3.5mm
Additional microphone/sYes 
SpeakersEarpiece, Multiple speakersEarpiece, Multiple speakers


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), CDMA (800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (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, 46 )
DataLTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/sLTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
HD VoiceYes 
Global roamingYesYes

Phone features

SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
NotificationsHaptic feedbackService lights, Haptic feedback, Music 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, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, 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
Services Hangouts / Google Talk
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Hearing Aid Compatibility Yes 
Hearing Aid Compatibility ratingM3, T4 


BluetoothYes (5.0)Yes (5.0)
Profiles/ Protocols Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Heart Rate Profile, Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), 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 Direct Yes
USBYesYes (USB 3.1)
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB OTG
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+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Regulatory Approval

Regulatory ApprovalYesYes
FCC ID valueBCG-E3174AA3LSMG960U
FCC ID link linklink
Date approvedSep 12, 2017Jan 11, 2018
Head1.09 W/kg0.35 W/kg
Body1.09 W/kg0.96 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission1.59 W/kg1.59 W/kg
Wireless Router1.09 W/kg0.95 W/kg


Officially announcedYes (Sep 12, 2017)Yes (Feb 25, 2018)
Market statusAvailableAvailable
Release dateSep 22, 2017Mar 16, 2018

Shopping information

AccessoriesEarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation 
MSRP price$849$820

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 (Mar 16, 2018)), AT&T (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), T-Mobile (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), Sprint (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), MetroPCS (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), Cricket (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), Virgin Mobile (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), Boost Mobile (Available (Mar 16, 2018))