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Samsung S8 vs iPhone 8: Which will Win the First Show?

By Avery Pacheco, 02/03/2017, updated on 14/01/2022

The annual smartphone campaign has begun.Samsung's Galaxy S8 is coming soon. On the second half of this year, Apple iPhone 8 will release. Undoubtedly, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 8 will fight against each other to win the show.

According to the rumors, Apple and Samsung will revamp their flagship mobile phone, bringing them surface display, high-end processors and eye-catching new shape design. The two companies seem to have the similar plan, but they will also try something new.

Today, we will list differences between Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 in all aspects.

1. Appearance: Galaxy S8 VS iPhone 8

In order to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the birth of iPhone, iPhone 8 shape is expected to have a major redesign. According to multiple rumors, iPhone 8 will come with a glass interlayer, equipped with an all-glass case and metal frame. The appearance will be similar to the iPhone 4.

At the same time, Apple also plans to make the iPhone 8 the company's first phone with the OLED displa. The Home button may also be embedded in the display and the physical keys will be removed. In this way, iPhone 8 display will cover almost the entire frontage of the phone. In addition, the screen will even cover both edge of the device.

iPhone 8 Appearance

In terms of the appearance, Galaxy S8 seems to be very similar with the iPhone 8. Allegedly, Galaxy S8 will use curved screen and ultra-narrow frame. Its shape will not be much different from Samsung Galaxy S7. But the physical Home button will be removed and replaced by a virtual Home button.

Previously, Galaxy S7 fingerprint sensor was integrated into the Home button. But now Samsung plans to place the fingerprint sensor on the rear camera. It is worth mentioning that Galaxy S8 will be equipped with 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Winner: iPhone 8

If rumors are true, this will be a groundbreaking innovation compared to the previous iPhone. Such design will stablish a new design standard. In contrast, Galaxy S8's appearance does not have much improvement, and the fingerprint sensor is placed in a unsuitable place.

2. Camera: Galaxy S8 VS iPhone 8

Some analysts expect Samsung to introduce a dual rear camera design in Galaxy S8, which Apple has already used in iPhone 7 Plus. However, Evan Blass has released a very detailed report, revealing that the Galaxy S8 will continue to use dual-pixel camera which is used in Galaxy S7. But image recognition function will be added. When users want to search, he or she can enable OCR. At the same time, Galaxy S8 will be equipped with a 800 million pixel camera, and will also have an iris scanner.

Galaxy S8 Camera

Reliable rumors say that the iPhone 8 will continue to use dual-lens camera on iPhone 7. But it is unknown that the two lenses are arranged vertically or horizontally.All in all, the iPhone 8 rear camera will not contain too much updates.

iPhone 8 Camera

Winner: Galaxy S8

In our test, Galaxy S7 dual-pixel autofocus camera can be more excellent than the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as it provides better image quality, especially in low light environment. It can be said, Galaxy S7 camera has the best performance among all smartphones. Accordingly, Galaxy S8 camera will still be the best among all mobile phones.

3. Display: Galaxy S8 VS iPhone 8

iPhone 8 display is expected to contain significant updates. It will replace the current iPhone LCD display by OLED display. At the same time, iPhone 8 will have a dual-curved display. It will be measured 5.8 inches, which is larger than the 5.5-inch screen of iPhone 7 Plus.

Samsung Galaxy S8 will also be equipped with a dual-curved display, which is expected to include two version - 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches. Like iPhone 8 display, Galaxy S8's display will also be OLED. In addition, resolution of Galaxy S8 will be higher, reaching 4K, or at least 2960 x 1440.

Galaxy S8 Display

Winner: Galaxy S8

4. Fingerprint Sensors: Galaxy S8 VS iPhone 8

The Home button below the screen is expected to removed from Galaxy S8. So the fingerprint sensor may be moved to the rear camera. However, it is unknown that whether the Galaxy S8 fingerprint sensor is easy to use, and whether it can be smeared by user's fingerprint easily.

Most rumors say that iPhone 8 will keep Touch ID fingerprint sensor, but it will be embedded in the bottom of the display. Uses may be allowed to press anywhere to enable this feature.

Winner: iPhone 8

5. Artificial Intelligence Assistant: Galaxy S8 VS iPhone 8

Apple's Siri voice assistant is getting more and more intelligent. And it will also get some updates this year. However, Siri will NOT have a revolutionary update or  significantly improved.

Galaxy S8 AI Assistant

Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be built with intelligent voice assistant, which will be named Bixby. It is said that users can  enable Bixby voice assistant through a special button. Samsung promises that the company will bring a more open and more developer-friendly voice assistant to its users.

Now, it is obviously who will win the show? What is your opinion? Just share with us.