Nowadays, the smartphone industry looks more like a game of who can outrun who in terms of the best device ever. Needless to say, this is all facilitated by the capitalist model of the free and competitive market, and for all purposes it seems to work out in the advantage of consumers (at least for now). Two of the major power players on this scene are Samsung and Apple, whose main trifle with one another is in the smartphone game, even though both companies offer a much more extended spectrum of devices.
In honor of this longstanding and healthy competition between the two tech giants, let’s analyze their two major launches of this year: the iPhone 8 (soon to come) and the Samsung Galaxy S8 (launched earlier this year). In the case of the iPhone 8, we only have the rumored specs to go on, while we know for sure what the Samsung Galaxy S8 looks like. So, let’s begin, shall we?
First things first, let’s talk display. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has two variants of either a 5.8-inch or a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Display with a resolution of 2960×1440 pixels. The iPhone 8 on the other hand is rumored to come in three variants: 4.7, 5.5 and/or 5.8 inches of Curved OLED Display with a resolution of 1920×1310 pixels. Ten points for Samsung thus far!
The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with 64GB of internal memory, but this can be expanded up to 256GB through SD-support. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset running on 4GB of RAM and an iris scanner. The iPhone 8 also has an iris scanner, and it comes in three storage variants: 32GB, 128GB or 256GB, but none of them come with integrated SD-support. As far as RAM goes, the iPhone 8 will have either 3 or 4GB, and it will run on an Apple-produced A11 chipset.
So who would you say is the winner? Leave a comment below.