Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

iPhone 7 Plus vs. Galaxy S8+

Samsung has finally announced their flagship smartphones for the year 2017. Let’s see how the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus compares with the almost 6 months old Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

  iPhone 7 Plus Galaxy S8 Plus
Display 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density) 6.2 inches, 1440 x 2960 pixels (~529 ppi pixel density) infinity display
Camera 12 MP, f/1.8, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, Four-LED (dual tone) flash, Secondary 7 MP, f/2.2 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS LED flash, Secondary 8 MP, f/1.7
CPU 64 bit 4 core Apple A10 Fusion Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – US model

Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) – EMEA



32/64/128/256( Jet black) GB


64 GB, microSD, up to 256 GB


Connectivity LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, BT v4.2, A2DP, LE, A-GPS LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, BT v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX, A-GPS, NFC
Sensors Fingerprint, 3D Touch display, and home button, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
OS iOS 10.3 Android OS, v7.0
3.5mm Audio Jack No Yes

On paper, it looks like the Galaxy S8 plus is totally crushing the iPhone 7 Plus but this is not always true. When it comes to the performance comparison the hardware specs doesn’t always give the straight answer. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has the powerful processor but the iPhone 7 Plus has the better software to hardware integration.

We have decided to divide this argument into four sections,

Where iPhone 7 Plus Shines,

  • Better hardware and software integration
  • Better Single core performance
  • Wide range of accessories available
  • Specially utilized Apps and Games
  • Better OIS
  • Dual Camera support

Where iPhone 7 Plus Tanks,

  • Full HD display
  • Smaller battery
  • Lack of 3.5mm audio jack
  • Average secondary camera
  • No micoSD slot
  • No Wireless charging support

Where Galaxy S8 Plus Shines,

  • Beautiful edge to edge 1440 x 2960 pixels infinity display
  • 12 MP, f/1.7 primary camera and wide-angle 8 MP, f/1.7 secondary camera
  • Dedicated microSD card slot
  • Better design
  • Iris Scanner
  • Bluetooth BT v5.0, simultaneously stream to two devices
  • Wireless Charging
  • capable of gigabit LTE speeds
  • It can turn into a PC with its DeX dock
  • Has a 3.5mm audio jack and NFC

Where Galaxy S8 Plus Tanks,

  • The awkwardly positioned FP scanner
  • The new Face lock feature can be tricked by a digital photo
  • Bixby (Why?)
  • Apps are not utilized for the odd aspect ratio
  • Poor accessories line up

Like almost every damn year at the end of the day, it is your choice which ecosystem you are want to get into.

Stay tuned for the updates.

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