Samsung and Apple and are currently engaged in a merciless war, constantly trying to outdo each other with their latest smartphones. This time, it is Samsung that tries to cross a course, with its new Galaxy S8 and S8 +, considerably increasing the display surface, the overall performance of its devices, and offering a new voice assistant.
If Apple has a chance to respond to Samsung, it will nevertheless wait until this autumn, period when the iPhone 8 should be launched. Until then, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 + “big-size” can carve the lion’s share, as they have all the assets in hand to become the new master smartphone masters. So here is how the new Galaxy S8 can claim to compete with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Who Has the Best Design?
If you have fallen into a deep sleep since the release of the iPhone 6 in 2014, and consequently missed the coming of the iPhone 7, remember that Apple’s latest born nevertheless experienced some cosmetic changes. The iPhone 7 saw the introduction of a haptic home button, waterproofing and new colors, including two shades of black. But at first glance, the Apple iPhone 7 does not seem so different from the previous generation.
Impossible to make such a remark with regard to the Samsung Galaxy S8. The Infinity screen of the phone extends from one end to the other, and this is truly one of the highlights of the device. The physical button has been replaced by a virtual button with haptic and retroactive pressure. As you can imagine, the screen size of the Galaxy S8 is larger than that of the iPhone 7. On one side, Samsung’s smartphone measures 14.99 x 6.9 x 0.76 cm, when That of Apple is 13.83 x 6.17 x 0.71 cm. The S8 is a bit heavier too, since it weighs 156 grams, against 138 for the iPhone 7.
On the other hand, even if the S8 + is larger than the iPhone 7 Plus, it is a little more slender and profits the same thickness, while its weight is less (173 against 188 grams). The only sensitive point remains, as we already noted in our first grip, the position of the fingerprint sensor. Located at the back of the camera, it is located a little too close to the photo sensor. Station to the fingerprints on the photo sensor lens, so.
Who Wins Best Quality Display?
OLED technology has long been a distinct advantage for Samsung devices. Probably because they deliver richer colors and better angles of vision. So what about the S8 and the S8 +?
The S8 has a 5.8-inch screen, while the S8 + expands things to 6.2-inch. Despite this difference in size, both Samsung phones both offer the same quad-HD + definition (2960 x 1440 pixels).
Next, to it, Apple’s smartphones are pale: the iPhone 7 has a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels for 4.7 inches, while the iPhone 7 Plus only caps at 1920 x 1080 pixels for 5.5 Inches. Finally, both use LCD technology.
Who Wins the Best Camera War?
Samsung has not made any improvements on the rear sensor of its new smartphone. S8 has the same dual pixel technology introduced with the Galaxy S7, which made it possible to impose the smartphone in terms of photo last year. Samsung has nevertheless worked on some software improvements, which will significantly improve image quality.
What About Best Performance?
The A10 Fusion chipset, which powers both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, continues to be one of the most powerful mobile processors of the moment. Until the Huawei Kirin 960 landed, the iPhone 7 Plus has always recorded the best benchmark results we have recorded.
Who Wins the Best Assistant?
Siri is no longer the only challenge of the assistants: Samsung has developed its own digital assistant, called Samsung Bixby. This one is available in the Galaxy S8, which takes advantage of a physical button on the side of the phone dedicated to invoking the wizard.
But to conclude, it is certain that Samsung sets the tone with its new device. The Korean manufacturer is taking a new step in the era of smartphones, and Apple will now roll up its sleeves to do as well with its future iPhone 8.