Over time, Apple and Samsung have become two of the biggest names in the phone industry. This year saw Apple launch the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus while Samsung launched their Samsung Galaxy 8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. With speculations that Apple was going to make another release before the end of the year, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sales fell way below the company’s estimates. It was because most of Apple enthusiasts wanted to get the best of what the phone manufacturer was going to offer before the end of 2017. Apple released iPhone X in early November.
With the two companies bearing the flagship in the phone industry, it is important to compare the features of Apple and Samsung mobile phones. A 2017 survey showed that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus clinched the second position when it came to performance. iPhone 8 and 8 Plus took the fifth and fourth position respectively while Samsung’s eighteen-month-old Galaxy S7 took the third position. Here’s a comparison of various features of Apple and Samsung mobile phones with a particular interest in iPhone 8 and Samsung S8:
iPhone presents a pretty new operating system-A11 Bionic chip- which takes its performance a notch higher. Galaxy S8 and S8+, on the other hand, are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. Apple’s A11 chip has been built using the 10nm manufacturing process used on Exynos 8895 and 835, creating a smaller, more efficient chipset. It explains why iPhone 8 will take 42 seconds only to edit a video compared to four minutes for Galaxy S8. The overall performance of Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8+ showed impressive scores compared to Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
When it comes to the design, Samsung’s S8 and S8+ feature impeccable Infinity displays, stretching from one edge to another with an attractive curve. While the S8+ features a big screen of 6.2 inches, the aspect ratio of 18.5:9 makes it possible to hold it using one hand. This distinct feature makes it beat Apple’s smaller iPhone 8 Plus, which has a 5.5-inch display. A larger screen would make most users assume that Samsung S+ is heavier; on the contrary, it is an ounce lighter than iPhone 8+. The other notable feature of these two phones design is their glass backs. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus maintained the thick-bezels that give the illusion of an old-fashioned phone compared to Samsung’s flashy look. The glass backs allow phones to charge wirelessly when paired with good Qi-powered accessories.
Both Apple and Samsung mobile phones have exceptional performance when it comes to camera performance. However, the iPhone 8+ has an edge over Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ as it has a larger sensor. The feature allows it to zoom two times with a nifty portrait mode that blocks out the background. A dual camera feature for Samsung mobile phones is only found on the more expensive Galaxy Note 8. As such, a few shots from Apple’s iPhone 8 brings out a brighter image compared to Samsung’s Galaxy S8.
Both Apple and Samsung mobile phones will not disappoint when it comes to battery life. However, Galaxy S8 lasts a little longer than iPhone 8. Tests on the phones’ charging time showed that iPhone 8 and 8 Plus charged faster than Samsung’s S8 and S8+ as long as you are using a 29-way charger and a USB-C lightning cable. iPhone 8 reaches 49% in an impressive thirty minutes while Galaxy S8 and S8+ reach 37 and 38 percent in the same amount of time.
The discussion should provide a brief overview of what to expect from Apple and Samsung’s latest devices. Both phones have an edge over the other on certain features; iPhone 8 has better performance compared to Samsung Galaxy 8. But, when it comes to design, Samsung 8 and 8+ has an edge over iPhone 8 and 8+. If you are looking for a cool phone Samsung’s S8 and S8+ make a better option but if you are a loyal fan of Apple’s new releases, then its latest iPhone X suits you best.