Samsung Galaxy S8 comparison with two cheaper alternatives; Cubot X18 & Elephone S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Cubot X18 vs Elephone S8
Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Cubot X18 vs Elephone S8 comparison

The mighty Samsung Galaxy S8 goes toe-to-toe with two smaller and cheaper rivals, Cubot X18 and Elephone S8 with about some specs in common. The devices have been placed side by side in the comparison table below.

So, be the judge. Are the two devices worth a match for the Samsung Galaxy S8?

Device / Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S8Cubot X18Elephone S8
Device typeAndroid SmartphoneAndroid smartphones

Android smartphone

Release date

April 2017August 2017September 2017
Screen size5.8 inches5.7 inches

6.0 inches

Screen type

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

Always-on display

IPS HD+ capacitive touchscreenIPS QHD+ capacitive touchscreen
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass

Corning Gorilla Glass

Display resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels1440 x 720 pixels1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density570 ppi282 ppi

490 ppi

Available colours

Midnight Black

Orchid Gray

Arctic Silver

Coral Blue

Gold

Blue

Black

Black

Blue

Length148.9 mm159.6 mm

158.0 mm

Width

68.1 mm74 mm80 mm
Thickness8 mm8.5 mm

8 mm

Weight

155 grams (with battery)170.8 grams (with battery)180 grams (with battery)
RAM4 GB3 GB

4 GB

Internal storage (ROM)

64 GB32 GB64 GB
Primary/ Rear cameraSingle 12 MP camera with single LED flashSingle 16 MP camera with LED flash

Single 21 MP camera with LED flash

Secondary/ Front facing camera

Single 8 MP camera (no LED flash)Single 13 MP camera with LED flashSingle 8 MP camera with LED flash
Processor (CPU)2.35 GHz Octa core processor1.5 GHz Quad core processor

2.5 GHz Deca-core processor

GPU

Adreno 540Mali T720Mali T880
ChipsetQualcomm Adreno 835MediaTek MT6737T

Mediatek Helio X25

SD card support

Yes, up to 256 GBYes, up to 128 GBYes, up to 256 GB
SIM supportDual SIM cardDual SIM card

Dual SIM card

SIM type

Hybrid Dual SIMHybrid Dual SIMNano + Nano
Operating system (OS)Android v7.0 NougatAndroid v7.0 Nougat

Android v7.1.1 Nougat

Battery type

Non-removable batteryRemovable Lithium Ion battteryNon-removable Lithium Polymer battery
Battery capacity3,000 mAh3,200 mAh

4,000 mAh

Fast/ Quick charge

Quick charge 2.0Quick chargeQuick charge
Wireless chargingYesNo

No

Sensors

Iris scanner

Fingerprint scanner (rear mounted)

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Proximity

Compass

Barometer

Heart rate

Sp02

Proximity sensor

Light sensor

Accelerometer

Fingerprint scanner (rear mounted)

 

Gravity sensor

Fingerprint sensor (Front mounted)

Proximity sensor

Light sensor

Gyroscope

Hall

Compass

Breath LED

Price

$700$160

$279

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