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Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500) vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 7 Plus XSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)28Points
Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
06PointsApple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 X
Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

7.1mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2900
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)28 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)vsiPhone 7 Plus (128GB)6 Advantages Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
+2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core40%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.34Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+4GB LPDDR433%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+155 grams (5.43 ounces)21%
Lighter
vs188 grams (6.58 ounces)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1440x2960 pixels106%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+568 PPI42%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs401 PPI
+5.8"5%
Larger screen
vs5.5"
+1/2.55" inches18%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/3" inches
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(front) 8MP13%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 7.1MP
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps128%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsproprietary audio output
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3000 mAh3%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2900 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
64GB (51GB available)vs+128GB (119GB available)133%
More internal storage for applications and files
UFS 2.0vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)10%
Thinner
(back) 12.2MPvs+(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP96%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures

29 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front
60Hz
16 million
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+22 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
ModelGalaxy S8 (SM-G9500)iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S8 Duos G9500 (Snapdragon), Samsung DreamiPhone 7 Plus A1661 CDMA, iPhone 7 Plus A1784
Country or region availableChina
China
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateApril, 2017September, 2016
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)68.1 x 148.9 millimeters (2.68 x 5.86 in)77.9 x 158.2 millimeters (3.07 x 6.23 in)
Weight155 grams (5.43 ounces)188 grams (6.58 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatiOS 10
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 14
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
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
RAM memory4GB LPDDR43GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.0
128GB (119GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size5.8" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~67.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)568 PPI401 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Sapphire Glass
Display features60Hz, HDR1060Hz, 625 nits
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
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 (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps450/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900, CDMA 800/1900/2100 (A1661)
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
A1661 model:
CDMA2000
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A1784 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat9 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,26,27,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
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, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
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, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.856mm1/3.6
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4608x2592 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens32mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- 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
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh2900 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day
Standby19560 minutes | 326 hours | 13.6 days23040 minutes | 384 hours | 16 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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