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Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB vs Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) X16Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

7.1mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2691
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Apple iPhone 8 Plus X10Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
5.5"
AMOLED

1080x1920

13
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3600
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


16 Advantages Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB
iPhone 8 Plus 256GBvsGalaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
 24%24%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.39Ghz 64bit Hexa-Corevs1.6Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 24 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
256GB (245GB user available)vs16GB (10GB user available)
 7%7%
+Thinner
7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
 88%88%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12MP + 12MPvs(back) 13MP
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS: Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 2 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 300 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Active noise cancellationvsNot supported
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Proprietary TV-outvsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.1 version A2DP
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Scratch-resistant glassvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP67 certifiedvsNot supported

10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GBvsiPhone 8 Plus 256GB
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 12%12%
+Lighter
181 grams (6.34 ounces)vs202 grams (7.07 ounces)
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
Advantage
+The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
LED flash on both camerasvsQuad-LED flash
 6%6%
+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)
 81%81%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 13MPvs(front) 7.1MP
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsproprietary audio output
 34%34%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3600 mAhvs2691 mAh
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported

26 Common items in both devices
3GB LPDDR4X
Aluminum frame, front/back glass / Aluminum body, front glass
16 million
1080x1920 pixels
401 PPI
5.5"
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable) / Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
NFC
USB 2.0 Proprietary connector / MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresApple iPhone 8 Plus 256GBSamsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
ModeliPhone 8 Plus 256GBGalaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
Also known asiPhone 8 Plus A1863 (CDMA), iPhone 8+ A1905 (GSM)Galaxy J7 2017 J730F/Dual-Sim, Galaxy J7 Pro
Country or region availableVarious (International)Europe
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2017July, 2017
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)78.1 x 158.4 millimeters (3.07 x 6.24 in)74.8 x 152.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6 in)
Weight202 grams (7.07 ounces)181 grams (6.34 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassAluminum body, front glass
Protection against water and othersIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30minNot supported
Operating system (OS)Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GBSamsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
Operating systemiOS 11Android 7.1 Nougat
Firmware updateiOS 13Android 9.0 Pie
HardwareApple iPhone 8 Plus 256GBSamsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Apple A11 Bionic (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870 (14nm)
CPU processorHexa-Core, 2 processors:
2.39Ghz Dual-Core Monsoon
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Mistral
1.6Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerApple GPU MP3ARM Mali-T830 MP1 700Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage256GB (245GB user available)
NVMe (SSD)
16GB (10GB user available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPhone 8 Plus 256GBSamsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
Display typeTFT LCD IPS LED-BacklitSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~67.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~73.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI401 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Mobile networks and dataApple iPhone 8 Plus 256GBSamsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900/2100 (A1863 model), GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkA1863 model:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A1905 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat16 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2000/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,26,28,29,30,34,66)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat6 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE 2300 (Bands 40)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingApple iPhone 8 Plus 256GBSamsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary / back cameraApple iPhone 8 Plus 256GBSamsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
Main camera(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP f/2.8 1/3.6" 57mm telephoto
13 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashQuad-LED flashLED flash on both cameras
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraApple iPhone 8 Plus 256GBSamsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
Front camera7.1 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution3072x2304 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedLED
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length32mm lens28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPhone 8 Plus 256GBSamsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, MKV, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFFMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesApple iPhone 8 Plus 256GBSamsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
USBUSB 2.0 Proprietary connectorMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outNot supported
Audio outputproprietary audio output3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.1 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPhone 8 Plus 256GBSamsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Oleophobic coating screen
- 3D Touch
- AirDrop, iCloud, FaceTime, Siri
- NFC Apple Pay only
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- Fast battery charging: 50% in 30min
- 1080p@240fps slow motion
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- 2.5D glass screen
- Always on Display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyApple iPhone 8 Plus 256GBSamsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2691 mAh3600 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day1440 minutes | 24 hours | 1 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GBSamsung Galaxy J7 2017 SM-J730F/DS 16GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered0.567 W/Kg (head) | 1.33 W/Kg (body)