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iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Who Wins? Apple’s New Hero Or This Year’s Best Phone


The newest iPhone is here. Apple’s latest flagship, iPhone X, has completely revamped design, which includes massive screen, improved specs and other new features.

Basically it is an impressive phone, however iPhone X is not the first impressive handset that has been released this year, as the giant Samsung Galaxy S8 has had a major head-start. It has a bigger screen, a great design and loads tons of high-tech features.

So how does these two phones compare? Who is better? To quickly get the answers, we have put these two impressive phones head-to-head across different categories.

iPhone X vs S8 Design

iPhone X has a lot common with S8 when it comes to its design. Both phones caters metal frame and a glass back.

The only biggest difference when viewing the font of the phones is that the Samsung Galaxy S8’s display curves around the edges, while the iPhone X’s doesn’t.

In the iPhone X’s the only real bezel is a small ‘notch’ at the top of the display, where you’ll find the front-facing camera and sensors. The Samsung Galaxy S8 isn’t quite as free of clutter, with a slim strip above and below the screen, but there’s still little other than the display on the front.

For the back both phones are plain-looking, with the main element being a single-lens camera and fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy S8’s case, and a dual-lens camera in the iPhone X.

Both phones are more durable than they might look, as the S8 is IP68-certified, meaning it can be submerged in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes, while the iPhone X is apparently water- and dust-resistant to a ‘microscopic’ level.

Perhaps the most obvious visual difference though is the colors you can get these two phones in. The S8 is available in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold, while the iPhone X is launching in just Space Gray and Silver only.

Phone X vs S8 Display

Both iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8 have 5.8-inch OLED screens, and both also support HDR content and fill almost the entire front of the phone. But there are plenty of differences too, the most immediately obvious being the fact that the S8’s is curved, while the iPhone X’s is flat.

They’re also different resolutions, with the iPhone X coming in at 2436 x 1125 for 458 pixels per inch, while the Samsung Galaxy S8’s screen is 1440 x 2960 for 570 pixels per inch, so Samsung’s phone is higher-resolution and sharper.

But iPhone X has a True Tone display, which adjusts the white balance to suit your environment. Other differences include the ways you can interact with their screens. S8 lets you swipe across the curved edges to bring up menus and shortcuts to apps, contacts or any number of other things you might want quick access to.

The iPhone X meanwhile has 3D Touch, which lets you display different menus or interact with apps in different ways depending on whether you use a light or heavy tap. It also has gesture controls in place of the home button.

iPhone X vs S8 Power

 iPhone X uses Apple’s brand-new A11 Bionic chipset. It’s a six-core one and by far Apple’s fastest mobile chipset yet. There’s no word yet on how much RAM the iPhone X has, but rumors pegged it at 3GB.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 meanwhile has an octa-core chipset (a Snapdragon 835 in the US or an Exynos 8895 elsewhere) and 4GB of RAM.

While the Galaxy S8 is very powerful and the iPhone X is almost as same too, one key difference between them is the amount of storage they have. For the iPhone X you can choose between a 64GB and 256GB. And for the Samsung Galaxy S8 there’s only a 64GB size, but you also get a microSD card slot with support for cards of up to 256GB, which the iPhone X doesn’t have.

iPhone X vs S8 Camera and Battery

The iPhone X has a 12MP dual-lens camera, with new features. As well as being usable to create a bokeh effect by blurring the background of images, the iPhone X’s camera also has optical image stabilization on both lenses, to help keep your shots steady and in focus.

Capturing video has also been upgraded, with 4K video at able to be shot at up to 60fps and 1080p slo-mo video at 240fps.
It also sports augmented reality (AR) features opening up a world of new opportunities in apps, from seeing constellations come to life in front of you to playing AR games on your table.

Around the front of iPhone X there’s a 7MP camera, which also has the ability to use depth of field effects. And it includes a 3D face scanner, so you can unlock your phone just by looking at it. It’s supposedly advanced, as it should be able to recognize you even if you change your hair or wear a hat, yet won’t be fooled by a picture.

On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S8 just has a single lens 12MP camera on the back, but it too includes optical image stabilization and can take great, detailed shots, helped by its large f/1.7 aperture, which means more light can get in than on many smartphone cameras. 4K video is capped at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps, but there’s also a capable 8MP front-facing camera.

And it has a face scanner of its own, it’s less advanced than Apple’s though, as it only scans a 2D image of your face.

For the batteries, Apple hasn’t revealed the iPhone X’s battery size, but has said it will last for 2 hours longer than the iPhone 7. It also supports wireless charging, which is a first for an Apple phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 3,000mAh battery and that too supports wireless charging, as well as fast charging. It comfortably last a day or more of moderate use between charges.

iPhone X vs S8 price

The iPhone X starts at $999 for the 64GB model and will also be available in a 256GB size for $1,149.

While the Samsung Galaxy S8, which costs $725, though can be found for less if you shop around.

The Verdict

As for which is better, well, wait until the reviews are out for iPhone X. But in reality it really depends on who will use the phone. it depends on the person preferability.


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