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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GB vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GB vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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25 Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GB vs 05 Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GB





64bit Octa


Non removable

Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB





64bit Quad


Non removable

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GB

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25 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GB

Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GBvsiPhone 7 Plus 256GB
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.34Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
Advantage+More external storage for files using memory cardsUntil 256GB vsNot supported
173 grams (6.06 ounces)vs188 grams (6.58 ounces)
Advantage+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
+Higher resolution screen
1440 x 2960 pixelsvs1080 x 1920 pixels
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
531 PPIvs401 PPI
+Larger screen
+Higher resolution main camera
12.2 megapixelsvsDual 12 megapixels + 12MP f/2.8 56mm 1/3.6
Advantage+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameravsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.5" inchesvs1/3" inches
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (aperture)vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
8 megapixelsvs7.1 megapixels
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560 x 1440 pixels)vsFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3500 mAhvs2900 mAh
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps
Advantage+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores3.5mm jackvsOutput owner
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceIris scannervsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceHeart ratevsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceSpO2vsNot supported
Advantage+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in generalFMvsNot supported
Advantage+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible deviceDLNAvsNot supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 5.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster5.0 version with A2DPvs4.2 version with A2DP
Advantage+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorvsUSB 3.0 Proprietary connector

05 Advantages Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB

iPhone 7 Plus 256GBvsGalaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GB
+More internal storage for applications and files
256GB (245GB user available)vs128GB (111GB user available)
7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)vs8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Advantage+The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightQuad-LED flashvsLED flash
Advantage+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesDigital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cableProprietary TV-outvsNot supported

26 Common items in both devices

+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion videoOIS: Optical stabilization
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightnessBSI sensor
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo/video on both cameras
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
+The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster4G+ LTE-A
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Sensors help you use the deviceBarometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceBiometric (fingerprint)
+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLithium ion - Non removable / Lithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removable
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO
+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devicesNFC
+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla Glass 5 / Sapphire Glass
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for exampleWaterproof (IPxx certified)

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GBApple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB
ModelGalaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GBiPhone 7 Plus 256GB
Also known asGalaxy S8+ Duos 6GB/128GB, Samsung Dream 2iPhone 7 Plus A1661 CDMA, iPhone 7 Plus A1784
Country or region where it's soldChinaVarious (International)
Release dateApril, 2017September, 2016
Design / TypeBarBar
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)73.4 x 160 millimeters (2.89 x 6.3 in)77.9 x 158.2 millimeters (3.07 x 6.23 in)
Weight173 grams (6.06 ounces)188 grams (6.58 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Water protectionWaterproof (IPxx certified)Waterproof (IPxx certified)
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GBApple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatiOS 10
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoiOS 11
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GBApple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24 (16nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.34Ghz Dual-Core Hurricane
2Ghz Dual-Core Zephyr
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540PowerVR Series7XT Plus MP6
Internal storage128GB (111GB user available)256GB (245GB user available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GBApple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
Screen size6.2" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~67.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1440 x 2960 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI401 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Sapphire Glass
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GBApple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB
Dual SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900, CDMA 800/1900/2100 (A1661)
3G networkCDMA2000
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
A1661 model:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A1784 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
4G networkLTE Cat16 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat9 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,26,27,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
2G network SIM2GSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
3G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2GPRS, EDGENot supported
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps450/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GBApple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GBApple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB
Main camera12.2 megapixelsDual 12 megapixels + 12MP f/2.8 56mm 1/3.6
Main camera resolution4032 x 3024 pixels4608 x 2592 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2.5" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.22µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Front camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GBApple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB
Front camera8 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264 x 2448 pixels3072 x 2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560 x 1440 pixels)Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered32mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GBApple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAC, eAAC, M4A
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GBApple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.0 Proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jackOutput owner
Bluetooth5.0 version with A2DP4.2 version with A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GBApple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
Ambient Light
Biometric (fingerprint)
Iris scanner
Heart rate
Hall effect
Ambient Light
Biometric (fingerprint)
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Body material: Aluminium
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Fast battery charging
- Quick Charge 4.0
- Qi Wireless charging (PMA)
- Samsung Pay
- 24bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30min
- Colors: Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
- Oleophobic coating
- Simultaneous HD video and image recording
- 3D Touch display
- FaceTime
- Siri
- AirDrop
- iCloud
- NFC Apple Pay only
- New stereo dual-speaker system
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- WiFi hotspot
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30min
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GBApple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB
Battery technologyLithium ion - Non removableLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removable
Battery capacity3500 mAh2900 mAh
Battery modelfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 days1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day
Standby20580 minutes | 343 hours | 14.3 days23040 minutes | 384 hours | 16 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G9550 128GBApple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered

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