Trends in the smartphone world are constantly on changing. Their revolution has taken the world by storm as they are involved in every niche of people’s lives. Technology is dynamic and people are focusing more on making gadgets more powerful, lighter, feature intensive among other factors. A lot comes into play when delving into smartphone comparison. Some of the key aspects include the operating system, design, and features, pricing, and availability. This essay seeks to address the question which is the best of the two flagship smartphones; iPhone 8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Both the Samsung S8 and iPhone 8 have sleek designs and features that creates a dilemma for a potential customer. The S8 features an edge-to-edge display with very thin bezels coupled with corning gorilla glass screen for extra durability (Kumar). The S8 has a display resolution of (2960 x 1440) (SPOONAUER) with a high aspect ratio of 18:9 (Slavov). The iPhone 8 also sports a corning gorilla glass with a very high display resolution of (1920 x 1080) commonly referred to as ‘Retina display’ which is quite crisp. Samsung S8 beats the iPhone 8 in the battle for the screens by incorporating new technology such as ‘AMOLED,’ curved edges and a higher resolution. Both phones feature excellent camera sensors, but the one on the iPhone 8 is much better with an f/1.8 aperture and a 12-megapixel sensor (Kumar). Both phones feature a fingerprint scanner. Samsung decided to place theirs at the back close to the camera which is quite cumbersome whereas in the latter it is embedded in the home button which its safer and easier to use.
Regarding performance, both phones are speedy. The Samsung S8 has an Exynos 8895 processor or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 4 gigabytes of memory (SPOONAUER). Qualcomm processors are renowned for their performance. Whereas, the iPhone sports an A11 Bionic chip coupled with 2 gigabytes of memory. The S8’s chip has more memory on board to handle intensive and multiple tasks. The powerful the chip is, the more power hungry it is. Despite the small amount of memory in the iPhone 8, its processor is quite powerful compared to the S8’s concerning overall performance (SPOONAUER). Both devices have different storage options. Both phones offer onboard storage up to 256 gigabytes, but on the iPhone, there is no room for expansion unless one pays more. The S8 provides micro SD support meaning you can expand the storage more (Kumar). The S8 comes with an out-of-the-box lightning USB-C charging cable. The Iphone8, on the other hand, you have to pay extra for a quick charge cable and converter (Slavov).
On overall, both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8 are excellent devices. iPhone 8 is more powerful than the Galaxy S8, but the S8 offers new and improved technology, such as a better display and additional features. The iPhone 8 has a better camera which is a crucial factor considered by many buyers. Value wise, the iPhone 8 beats the Galaxy S8 as it is cheaper. Still, both phones are outstanding, but the go-to option and overall winner is the Samsung Galaxy S8.