Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus – Device Comparison

A lot of people have been wondering and curious about which smartphone is better between the new Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus. It is quite difficult comparing these two Flagship smartphones – Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs. iPhone 7 Plus side by side because they both offer great design and luxurious specifications. But before that, we will give a bit profile of these two smartphones.

Samsung officially released the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus in March 2017; it offers a premium design with metallic frame combined with protective glass with the concept of Infinity Display featuring a premium impression. Then to the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus offers a fast performing fingerprint reader at the back which is a move criticised by many, but it was a last minute decision since Synaptics could not provide the “fingerprint scanner under screen” early. Another excellent feature of the S8 Plus is the Exynos 8895 octa-core processor with a clock speed of up to 2.3 GHz and a fantastic 205,000 Antutu score.

As for the iPhone 7 Plus which was officially released by Apple in September 2016. The main selling point of the iPhone 7 Plus is its dual rear camera having a resolution of 12 MP + 12 MP and equipped with series of advanced features such as f / 1.8, OIS and 56mm, f / 2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, and Quad-LED (dual tone) flash.

RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Then, for the price, these two smartphones difference is not too far, $850 for the price of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and $858 for the price of the iPhone 7 Plus. Now the price is not much different, but which smartphone is better and more feasible to have? Just see below for full comparison:

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus

Galaxy S8 PlusiPhone 7 Plus
  • GSM, 3G, HSDPA, HSPA +
  • 4G LTE Cat 16 1024/150 Mbps
  • Dual SIM, Nano SIM
  • hybrid Slot
  • GSM, 3G, HSDPA, HSPA +
  • 4G LTE Cat 9 450/50 Mbps
  • Dual SIM, Nano SIM
  • hybrid Slot
  • Dimensions: 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm
  • Weight: 173 grams
  • Material: Metal + Glass
  • LED Notifications: There
  • IP68 (Waterproof)
  • Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 188 grams
  • Material: Metal
  • LED Notifications: There
  • IP67 (Waterproof)
  • Super AMOLED screen capative
  • Width 6.2 inches
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Density: ~ 529 ppi
  • Edge Screen
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Always On Display
  • LED-backlit IPS screen LCD capative
  • Width 5.5 inches
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Density: ~ 401 ppi
  • retina Display
  • Ion-strengthened glass
  • Android OS v7.0 Nougat
  • IOS OS 10.0.1, an upgrade to IOS 10.3
  • Chipset: Exynos 8895 Octa
  • CPU: Octa-core (Quad Quad 2.3 GHz and 1.7 GHz)
  • GPU: Mali-G71MP20
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Chipset: Apple A10 Fusion
  • CPU: Quad-core 2:34 GHz (2x + 2x Hurricane Zephyr)
  • GPU: PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics)
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • 12 MP rear camera
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Dual Pixels Autofocus
  • LED Flash
  • Video recording 2160p @ 60fps
  • Front Camera 8 MP
  • autofocus
  • Dual rear camera of 12 MP + 12 MP
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Phase Detection Autofocus
  • Quad-LED (dual tone) Flash
  • Video recording 2160p @ 30fps
  • 7 MP Front Camera
  • Internal memory of 64 GB
  • Micro SD up to 256 GB
  • Internal memory of 32/128/256 GB
  • Micro SD –
  • WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
  • Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • Hot spot
  • GPS – A GPS Support
  • A2DP Bluetooth v 4.1
  • Micro USB v3.1, Type-C
  • WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
  • Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • Hot spot
  • GPS – A GPS Support
  • Bluetooth v 4.0 A2DP
  • Micro USB v3.1, Type-C
  • Iris Scanner
  • fingerprint
  • ambient Light
  • accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • gyroscope
  • Compass
  • Barometer
  • Heart Rate
  • fingerprint
  • ambient Light
  • accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • gyroscope
  • Compass
  • Barometer
  • Li-Ion 3500 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • Fast Charging
  • Charging wirelles
  • Li-Ion 2900 mAh
  • Non-Removable
>> NOTE: Color Red means Better

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus:

1. The wide screen that gives more comfort.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus comes with a 6.2 inches Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels which should offer more comfort, for example when used for watching video is definitely more comfortable, because of its broad display and a high resolution. The standpoint that is shown when watching videos look broader and clearer.

In addition to the super big screen, the advanced Super AMOLED screen technology used on this device gives you more comfort when used playing big games.

2. The performance: Exynos 8895 Octa processor.

About performance, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus goes faster because of its powerful Exynos 8895 Octa-core processor with a clock speed of up to 2.3 GHz backed by a RAM of 4 GB and able to produce fantastic 205,000 scores on Antutu benchmark, which means that the performance of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is faster than the iPhone 7 Plus with the Apple A10 Fusion Quad-core processor.

3. Able to dive deeper into the water with IP68 certification.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is water, and dust resistant and is IP68 certified which means it can stay in water that is 1.5 meters deep for 30 minutes compared to the iPhone 7 Plus with IP67 certification which is only capable of operating in water with a depth of 1 meter for a duration of 30 minutes.

4. Security is more sophisticated with Iris Scanner sensor.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus not only rely on Fingerprint sensor fingerprint scanner as security but is also equipped with an Iris Scanner Iris scanner sensor that automatically scans the eye to unlock the smartphone when needed. So with a blend of these two advanced sensors, anything stored in the privacy of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will be safer.

5. The battery is more durable and charge faster.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus stay on for a very long time because of his great capacity battery of 3500 mAh which Samsung claims is capable of surviving in the duration of one and a half days of regular use.

In addition to having a battery that can last a long time, charging the battery on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus also does not take long, because the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus battery is equipped with advanced technology that is capable of charging Charging the device Wirelessly in just 1.5 hours.

Note: In addition to what the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus offers as listed above, there are several other features such as faster LTE technology, Edge Screen design, stronger screen protector, better selfie camera, have the Always On Display technology, is equipped with microSD and censorship Heart rate.

If you want the S8 Plus, you would have to wait until

April 21 to be able to get one. That is when it is said to start shipping, however, preordering suppose to start anytime soon. As for users in Nigeria, you might not see the phone until when Samsung decides to ship it over. It could take 1-3 months.

iPhone 7 Plus:

1. The dual rear camera of 12 MP + 12 MP more steady.

iPhone 7 Plus has an exciting rear camera that is more awesome when compared to the single 12 MP f / 1.7 sensor ISOCELL of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, the iPhone 7 Plus comes carrying a dual rear camera resolution of 12 MP + 12 MP aperture of f / 1.7 with Sony Exmor RS sensor that is certainly good for amazing picture quality.

2. The display is equipped with Retina Display technology.

Retina Display technology into one of the benefits of the iPhone 7 Plus, because with this feature, users are given more satisfaction when watching the video. The Retina Display can make user’s eyes not see the pixels on the screen while watching videos that makes the screen look clearer and more vivid.

Well so is the comparison between Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs. iPhone 7 Plus as conveyed. Specify your choices wisely! Hopefully, this article can provide benefits to you and thank you.

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