The Samsung Galaxy S8 isn’t official yet, but it will certainly be soon, and there have been a lot of leakages that we have a really great idea of what to anticipate. As well as one thing we understand for certain is that it will be among one of the most popular phones on the marketplace, measuring up to the iPhone 7 … well, amongst the Android followers at least.

That pleads the inquiry which is much better? We won’t know for certain until Samsung exposes all on March 29 (or even after that we’ll require to place some time in with the brand-new phone), but based upon the expected specifications and attributes of the Galaxy S8, here’s exactly how we think it will certainly pile up to Apple’s flagship.

Design

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is practically absolutely going to have a glass back and a metal frame, with the glass on both sides gently curving, to give it a balanced appearance and also ideally make it comfy in the hand.

The apple iphone 7 has a rather different yet likewise superior design, with a metal unibody that’s slim and compact at 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm, while the Galaxy S8 is rumored to be 148.9 x 68 x 8mm.

That makes Samsung’s phone fairly a whole lot larger, so you won’t be able to use it as comfortably with one hand, but if anything there appears to be less squandered room on the S8, with minimal bezel around the display – it’s just that the display is a lot bigger, as you’ll see below.

Still, the iPhone 7 will still be an extra portable phone. It’s additionally among the best-looking phones around – but the Galaxy S8 is likely to equal it there.

The S8 is likewise anticipated to be IP68 certified, making it somewhat much more water-resistant than the IP67 licensed iPhone 7.

Screen

Most rumors concur that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will certainly have a 5.8-inch screen, which would make it definitely large and leave it overshadowing the 4.7-inch iPhone 7.

And it’s not simply the sizes that will vary. The Samsung Galaxy S8 will certainly likely make use of Super AMOLED, where the iPhone 7’s screen is LCD – meaning Samsung’s phone is most likely to use even more brilliant, high-contrast colors.

The Galaxy S8 must likewise have an unbelievably sharp display, with reports securing the resolution at 1440 x 2960, where the iPhone 7 is restricted to 750 x 1334.

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Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to have a curved screen at the sides, while the apple iphone 7’s is level, and also the S8 is likely to support HDR content, which the apple iphone 7 doesn’t.

It will most likely additionally be a various facet ratio, at an extremely widescreen 18.5:9, with the iPhone 7 a much more basic 16:9.

In brief then, the display will certainly be among the greatest differences between the two phones, and one where the Samsung Galaxy S8 has the much higher specification in almost every department (aside from the more subjective display screen innovation).

But the apple iphone 7 still has a top quality display, and not everyone is mosting likely to want a big 5.8-inch option.

OS and power

The operating system is where the fight lines are attracted between these two phones, with the Samsung Galaxy S8 running Android (likely Android Nougat) and the apple iphone 7 making use of iOS 10.2.

Both phones ought to be tremendously effective though. We understand for sure that the apple iphone 7 is the most grunt-worthy mobile phone from Apple yet, with its Apple A10 Blend chip and 2GB of RAM. 

The Galaxy S8, at the same time, is rumored to deliver with 4GB of RAM and also either a Snapdragon 835 chipset (in the United States) or an Exynos 8895 one (in most other areas).

Those are both top-end chips, so we anticipate silky smooth efficiency in both as well as probably Samsung to a minimum of match the iPhone in terms of display action under the finger.

Camera

We’re not as certain about the Samsung Galaxy S8’s video camera as some elements of it, but most recent reports indicate it being a 12MP single-lens one. 

In reality, it seems like it could be the exact same electronic camera as the Samsung Galaxy S7 has, which is a good sensing unit however could not stand up against the very best in 2017.

The iPhone 7’s electronic camera is adept either. It’s a 12MP one as well, as well as gain from optical picture stabilization, which we’d expect the Samsung Galaxy S8 will certainly as well.

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The S8 may be much more qualified at slow activity capturing however, with one rumor suggesting it will certainly be able to shoot in sluggish movement at 1000fps (structures per secondly), where the iPhone 7 can only take care of 240fps.

The Galaxy S8’s front-facing camera might also be somewhat more capable, with rumors suggesting it will be 8MP, where the iPhone 7’s is 7MP.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will most likely have a 3,000 mAh battery. That would certainly make it a lot larger compared to the iPhone 7’s 1,960 mAh battery, yet then the S8 makes sure to be a much bigger phone with a high-intensity display, so it will require even more juice.

We can’t anticipate precisely just how durable it will certainly be, however the iPhone 7 requires a day-to-day cost, and sometimes doesn’t even make it through up until bedtime, so the Samsung Galaxy S8 has a great chance of going additionally daily.

The S8 is additionally certain to support rapid charging. The iPhone 7 could also charge quickly, but just if you connect it in to a 2.1 A iPad battery charger, instead than the plug that has the phone.

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Price

We don’t yet know what the Samsung Galaxy S8 will certainly cost, but reports placed it at around $845/£695/AU$1,115.

The iPhone 7 on the other hand begins at $649/£599/ AU$ 1,079. That would certainly make the Samsung Galaxy S8 significantly more costly compared to Apple’s flagship, but then again it’s reported that there may be 64GB of storage in the base version, while the iPhone 7 begins with 32GB of storage.

There is no 64GB apple iphone 7 version, however even the 128GB one is available in at $749/£699/ AU$ 1,229, which is comparable in the UK and also still more affordable compared to the reported S8 rate in the US.

Takeaway

The apple iphone 7 is among the very best phones on the planet, and also we have little question that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will certainly be also, yet they’re extremely various propositions.

Beyond the obvious operating system differences, the Galaxy S8 is most likely to have a larger, sharper as well as most likely better screen, a really various – but similarly premium – layout, and also a probably greater rate tag.

Differences in the camera and performance might be harder to spot, as well as battery life remains something of an unidentified until we run it through our complete … cough … battery of tests.

Going totally by specifications the Samsung Galaxy S8 looks to be the slightly extra effective phone – but the spec list isn’t everything, and you may have to pay an eye-watering cost to obtain it.

  • The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is coming too.