iPhone X Vs Galaxy S8 Plus
Hello, Friends! Today I’m going to do a full specifications comparison between the iPhone X Vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The S8 Plus was released in April 2017 while the iPhone 10 in November 2017. So, there’s an approximate 6-months gap between the two smartphones. Apple and Samsung dominate the flagship phone market and are the biggest rivals as such users quickly asked questions, such as is the 10 is better than the S8 Plus? And that’s exactly what I’m going to tell you in this discussion. So, Let’s start-
Design & Build: –
Both the iPhone 10 and the S8 Plus have similar build quality. The front panel and the back panel you will find glass on both phones with a metal band around the edges. This makes for a high-end build, therefore, both phones feel like a million dollars when you hold them in your hands.
Both smartphones have massive frontal displays and they both look beautiful. Galaxy S8 Plus has a large and tall display that dominates the screen, tiny bezels on the top and bottom. While the iPhone 10 strives to feel the entire front panel with a screen almost succeeding except for that tiny notch on the top.
You will observe that the bezels on the side of the S8 Plus are actually thinner and it sports the signature dual-curved edge design. Overall, I must say the design is a subjective choice but in my opinion, Galaxy S8 Plus still seems to pull ahead slightly it seems cleaner in overall presentation from the front.
Connectivity & Sounds: –
Both phones also sport Bluetooth v5.0 which is the latest standard in Bluetooth which is going to allow a better quality audio and also for the longer Bluetooth range. So, the Galaxy S8 Plus retains the 3.5mm headphone jack which may or may not matter to some people.
But the iPhone 10 sports dual stereo speakers as a response. It doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack but it does have two great sounding stereo speakers that take the win over the Galaxy S8 Plus single mono speaker.
Water / Dust Resistance: –
Both phones come with water resistance but S8 Plus gains a slight lead with a high IP68 rating as opposed to the iPhone 10 IP67 rating rest assured both smartphones can easily handle a rainy day or an accidental drop into a puddle of water.
The iPhone 10 has a 5.8-inch Super OLED Retina display with a resolution of 1125 by 2436 and 458 pixels per inch. The Galaxy S8 Plus has a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 by 2960 with 529 pixels per inch. Both phones support HDR so basically, Apple has finally caught up to Samsung and display quality and features present.
Both phones have fantastic displays that look stunning from every angle. They’re very vibrant. The S8 Plus is sharp, clear and it’s slightly more saturated. The iPhone X is also a sharp and clear but with less saturation but better colour accuracy. Overall, both look very clean and crispy so I will consider this category a draw.
The Galaxy S8 Plus sports a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with an aperture of f/1.7 while the iPhone 10 is slightly different it has a dual camera system. It has a regular wide-angle 12-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with an aperture of f/2.4. The primary reason the telephoto lens exists is to give you two things 2 times optical zoom and special effects for portrait shots including the bokeh effect. And both smartphones cameras are optically stabilized.
Both smartphones take razor-sharp photos in day-light and have great low-light performance meaning you can take photos at night time and actually get a clean photo without too much noise. If you’re an average user you will be satisfied with either one of these cameras. However, the iPhone 10 does have an advantage, it has a secondary camera which allows two times optical zoom and some special effects for portrait images.
The iPhone 10 has another advantage because it has the option to record 4K videos at 60 frames per second or you can turn it down to 30 frames per second. Galaxy S8 Plus can also record in 4K but only at 30 frames per second. Additionally, iPhone X is also capable of recording slow-motion video at 1080p@240 frames per second which is quite amazing. S8 Plus can record at 240 frames per second as well but only at 720p a lower resolution. So, certainly, iPhone 10 outdoes the Galaxy S8 Plus.
Finally, S8 Plus has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera while the iPhone X has a 7-megapixel front-facing camera great for useless selfies to overpopulate Instagram and of course video conferencing.
Performance & Memory: –
The iPhone 10 powered by A11 Bionic chipset which clocked at Hexa-Core powerful Processor with 3GB of RAM and can be acquired with 64GB of storage for the base model or 256GB of storage. The Galaxy S8 Plus also sports a powerful processor an Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 chipset or an Exynos 8895 variant in non-US markets with 4GB of RAM. S8 Plus will only be available in 64GB storage option but you can easily add up to 256GB of extra storage using a micro SD card.
So, adding extra storage to the Galaxy S8 Plus is much cheaper you can get a 128GB microSD card for around 50 dollars and just load up on photos, videos and any other media. With the iPhone 10 that jumped from 64GB to 256GB will cost you $150 premium.
Now, if you move on to the benchmarks it is immediately clear that the iPhone X has quite a bit of raw horsepower and the Galaxy S8 Plus is not a slow smartphone but iPhone A11 Bionic chip has efficient some amazing power output which will possibly translate into great –looking, buttery sleek games and top level increased reality experience. In this department, the iPhone 10 is better than the Galaxy S8 Plus.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus runs on the latest version of the Android while the iPhone 10 runs on the latest version of iOS. When comparing iOS and Android it’s very tough to oversee two huge differences. Android system is a much more open-ended and allows for detailed customization via visits, themes, wallpapers and home screen tweaking. You can tweak an Android phone to fit your personal sense of style.
iOS on the other hand, when it comes to home I just a stagnant grid of application icons with essential customization capabilities such as being able to change your wallpaper. The iOS does offer some decent and polished applications and a high-quality gaming experience. This is effete Galaxy S8 Plus won’t be able to match.
Apple App Store does yield a huge number of quality applications as an opponent to the Google Play Store. So, if you care about applications and games and how well they perform. This is doubtless to pay close attention to beyond those two differences S8 Plus is sure more productive and feature-rich in the software category.
The Galaxy S8 Plus allows for split-screen multitasking which means you can run two applications side by side at the same time. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus also has the edge functionality you can swipe inward from the edges of the display to bring up the edge panels. These edge panel can give you access to apps shortcuts rather widgets tools such as a compass or a digital ruler, a calculator and much more. On top of that, it is fully customizable you can actually add or remove a bunch of panels based on your needs.
As a counter attack, iPhone 8 does have 3D touch which is a pressure-sensitive screen that allows you to access quick actions and other gestures by pressing down on the screen with a certain amount of pressure, not a bad feature but rarely used. So, it is clear from everything I mentioned that the Galaxy S8 Plus is more customizable, feature-rich and productive.
iPhone 10 has a longer battery life after a full charge. It will give you a couple hours of extra line in comparison to the S8 Plus. Both smartphones are able to last a full day with a full charge with a medium to heavy use. Both the iPhone and Galaxy S8 Plus offer wireless charging using the same Qi standard which is fantastic.
Now, S8 Plus has fast wired charging out of the box with the included charging adapter. However, the iPhone 10 will require you to purchase the fast charging compatible wall adapter. If you wish to utilize the fast charging option but both smartphones do have fast wired charging option. So, the 10 leads in overall battery life but the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus gives faster wired charging cable included with your purchase.
Biometrics & Security: –
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has three ways to unlock your phone a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and basic Facial recognition tool. The iPhone 10 only have one way to unlock your phone which is the Face ID. Now, the Face ID replaces the fingerprint sensor known as the Touch ID on the iPhone. It is essential to understand that the Face ID on 10 is far superior to the basic facial recognition tool which found on the S8 Plus.
Even Samsung does not recommend using the facial recognition tool on the Galaxy S8 Plus as a reliable security measure. So, honestly, we could potentially discard that option on the S8 Plus.
The iPhone with a state of the art Face ID system Vs the S8 Plus with a state of the art Iris recognition tool plus the proven fingerprint sensor. So, as I said the Galaxy S8 does have more options so the win goes to the Galaxy S8 in this category.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has an official price of $850 for the 64GB model but I’ve seen it go on sale for as low as $700 and even lower. So, it does fluctuate between the $700 – $850 in the US markets. The iPhone 10 starts at $1000 for the 64GB model and $1150 for the 256GB model.
Overall, both phones are technological amazing. As a tech package, they both offer a value, the S8 Plus has a bigger screen, higher water resistance rating of IP68, still retains the 3.5mm headphone jack, better design, and it has more biometric security options to unlock your phone.
On the flipside, iPhone 10 offers powerful processor which translate to better gaming, it has stereo speakers and great dual camera experience.
They both have wireless charging and as for the display, they both have top-notch displays. So, it’s kind of tough to pick a winner among so well-equipped smartphones and of course, no doubt software will play a major role in deciding between the two. You either pick a solution that is an open-ended system with a lot of customization and built-in software features. And you pick a closed-ended system with minimum customized ability but a truly solid app eco-system which has its own unique appeal.
Here is the S8 Plus is much cheaper than the iPhone 10 yet it is an equally high-quality product and in some respects even better such as we mentioned. So, if you are someone trying to buy one of these I could easily say to pick the Galaxy S8 Plus over the iPhone 10 just because of the price.