Comparing iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S8 – A Tale of Two Beasts

Apple has released its iPhone 7 Plus in September 2016, while Samsung has brought its Galaxy S8 last year, in April 2017. Today, we will compare these two handsets and let you decide which one of them suits your needs better.


The iPhone 7 Plus measures 158.2×77.9×7.3mm and weigh 188 grams. Likewise its predecessor, it has a full aluminium body, but the lines from the back are close to the very edges. The Galaxy S8 is thicker and lighter, as it measures 148.9×68.1x8mm and weights 155 grams. This model is almost identical to its successor, as well, as it features a glass and metal design.


The iPhone 7 Plus features a LED-backlit IPS LCD display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 401 PPI. On the other hand, the Galaxy S8 has a bigger super AMOLED display of 5.8-inch that supports a higher resolution of 2960×1440 pixels at 570 PPI.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The iPhone 7 Plus has an Apple A10 Fusion chipset, a quad-core CPU clocked at 2.34GHz (formed from 2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr), a PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics) graphics card and 3GB of RAM. The Galaxy S8 comes in two variants, as follows:

  • Chipset: Exynos 8895 Octa or Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835;
  • Processor: octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) or octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo);
  • Graphics card: Mali-G71 MP20 or Adreno 540;
  • RAM: 4GB of RAM.


The iPhone 7 Plus has been released in three internal storage variants of 32GB, 128GB and 256GB, but it can be expanded. However, the Galaxy S8 comes in a single internal storage variant of 64GB, which you can expand up to 256GB using a microSD card.


The iPhone 7 Plus sports a dual primary camera of 12MP that features 2x optical zoom, quad-LED flash, geo-tagging, autofocus, HDR and a secondary camera of 7MP that’s able to record videos at 1080p@30fps. The Galaxy S8 has a primary camera of 12MP that features OIS, phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, auto HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 8MP that’s able to record videos at 1440p@30fps.


The iPhone 7 Plus has a non-removable battery of 2900 mAh, which is slightly less powerful than the 3000 mAh non-removable battery that the Galaxy S8 comes with.

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