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iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 – Which One Is Right For You?

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Apple’s iPhone 8 are among today’s top smartphone models. Both provide an excellent camera and overall performance and new features such as wireless charging. One thing is for sure: Making the right choice is not easy! In this comparison, we will show you which smartphone is the right one to choose.

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Design & Display

The biggest difference between the two smartphones can probably be seen in the design. The Galaxy S8’s display is an almost edge-to-edge display with no physical home button. It provides HD resolution with 1440 x 2560 pixels. However, due to its enlarged surface, the picture size is a little wider than before (5:9 instead of 16:9). Despite its aluminum case, the smartphone weighs 155 grams. In terms of contrast and colors, the Galaxy S8 reached top numbers. It is available in Midnight Black, Arctic Silver and Orchid Grey.

The iPhone 8 comes along with a much smaller 4.7-inch display with a lower resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels. Unlike Samsung’s Galaxy S8 the iPhone’s display has wider borders. The iPhone is built out of tempered glass which makes it quite shock-resistant. It weighs 148 grams. The iPhone 8, as well as the Galaxy S8, are protected against water and dust. Nevertheless, the Galaxy S8 reaches a higher protection class concerning its resistance. The iPhone 8 is available in Gold, Silver and Space Grey.


Chip & Storage

Both smartphones provide top performances thanks to their processors. The iPhone 8 benefits from Apple’s A11 Bionic chip which runs much faster than its predecessor – the A10 Fusion chip. The Galaxy S8’s powerful Octa-core processor also guarantees a strong performance. Like its predecessors, the iPhone 8 foregoes any space for an SD card but has an internal storage of 64 GB or rather 256 GB. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is only available with 64 GB data capacity but has, in contrast to the iPhone, space for a micro SD card which enables an additional capacity of up to 256 GB.


The Galaxy S8’s camera is a Dual Pixel 12MP camera with instant autofocus and F1.7 aperture which guarantees amazing shots even with poor light conditions. In comparison to the Galaxy S7, the Galaxy S8’s shots stand out due to better details, less color noise and higher saturation. The iPhone 8 provides a 12MP dual camera, digital zoom up to 5x, a portrait mode and 4K video recording at 60 fps. Both cameras provide an excellent image quality and are just as good as the other.


In terms of its battery, the iPhone 8 is again exceeded by the Galaxy S8. In the comparison test, Samsung’s smartphone reaches about 10 hours of battery while the iPhone 8 only achieves about the same as its predecessor: 9 hours. Both smartphones enable fast and wireless charging, however, the respective Qi loading station has to be purchased separately.


Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Apple’s iPhone 8 are both high-class smartphones being almost equally good in terms of camera and overall performance. Advantages of the Galaxy S8 are the longer battery life and the lower price. Even if the Galaxy S8’s display is a real eye-catcher, you will have to decide if you prefer iOS or Android in the end. With the launch of the iPhone X Apple users will finally get their first edge-to-edge display.