Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus: Which One Is Better?

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The Previous year was an action-packed year for Samsung, and that’s putting it meekly. When the August saw the launch of the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 7, which blew the competition out of the way-quite factually as the device was soon banned from the entire countries and the major airlines after it discovered a bad habit of catching fire in the customer’s pockets. But still Samsung is not a small corporation, which would let its image go down, so they came with the best phone with the features like never before in Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus.

In the one hand, undoubtedly Apple’s best handset to the date with a super big screen, super fast processor and with significant components in almost every aspect, including the ostentatious dual camera on the back and the smooth and aerodynamic IOs 10 running the show. If you’ve set your heart on an iPhone, it’s worth the extravagant to get the plus.

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But now in the world of phablets, it now has a serious new competition i.e. Samsung’s Galaxy s8 plus which seems to be a huge favourite. We’re already captivated with the standard galaxy s8, itself a very big handset, but the S8 plus adds another 0.4in to the screen. It’s an impressive device. The price of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is around 55000 and the price of Apple iPhone 7 Plus varies according to its storage as for 32GB it is 72,000, for 128GB variant it is 82,000, and for 256GB variant it is 92,000.

Specifications and Features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and the iPhone 7 Plus

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Display and resolution

Apple iPhone 7 screen is a low resolution for a standard phone today (i.e. 750p), in spite of the retina branding, at least the iPhone 7 Plus reaches the 1080p. And the iPhone 7 Plus comes with 5.5inch LCD panel is outstanding, with immense colour and contrast, loads of brightness and brilliant viewing angles. It’s undoubtedly the best.

The Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus proves to be the best by offering AMOLED panel. It is taller than an average phone as it uses 18.5:9 ratios in the landscape view. The size of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is 6.2inch, which makes it look like a phablet. The display on the iPhone 7 Plus is just 1080 x 1920 pixels, while the display on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is 1440 x 2960 pixels, which being bigger than the iPhone still provides a much sharper screen. The iPhone 7 Plus doesn’t support HDR video while Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus supports HDR video which gives more remarkable contrast. Other differences between these two devices include that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus comes with the curved display on both the edges but the iPhone 7 Plus doesn’t support the same.

Processor and performance

Both the best phones of Samsung and Apple are very powerful. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus uses an octa-core chipset clocked at 2.35GHz. The Samsung also includes the fastest chipset ever in an android phone Exynos 8895 and a Snapdragon 835 one in the US. And it also provides with the 4GB of RAM which would be enough to compete with the other phones in the market. While the iPhone 7 Plus uses its apple A10 Fusion chipset and3GB RAM for almost perfectly smooth performance.

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On the rear side, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has a 12MP camera, which is similar to its Galaxy S7. But still, it’s one of the best Smartphone cameras. The iPhone 7 Plus has a 12MP dual camera which is not there in the Samsung Galaxy S8 plus. This extra lens on the iPhone 7 Plus can be used to create an effect, by blurring the background of the subject of your shot and making it look like a picture clicked in DSLR. It can also help you to have a 2x optical zoom without getting the quality of image lower. The iPhone 7 Plus has a 7MP sensor, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has an 8MP sensor in it.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has a front camera with 8MP AF with F1.7 aperture while the iPhone 7 Plus comes with a 7MP front camera.

Connectivity and sensors

The connectivity options in both the flagship devices are likely similar to each other consisting of  Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, USB, connector, turn-by-turn navigation, voice navigation, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and barometer. These both devices have their payment systems like Samsung pay in Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, and Apple Pay in iPhone 7 plus. These both the devices can support GSM SIM cards only. They both are capable of 4GLTE and VoLTE. Also these both phones accept Nano sized SIM cards. The iPhone 7 Plus has its best and well-known touch ID sensor, while the Samsung Galaxy S8 has the faster and quick opening fingerprint scanner and also a new Iris scanner for more protection and convenience which is not there in iPhone 7 plus.

Operating system

The differences between the two devices operating system are much more noticeable. The Samsung Galaxy S8 runs on the latest Android version 7.0 nougat while the Apple iPhone 7 Plus works on latest IOS 10. Although both the interfaces have become more and more analogous over the years, there are some differences in them like the Apple IOS forces you to keep all your apps on the home screen while the Android gives you an app drawer for the same.

Battery and Storage

There is a 3500mAh battery in the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, while on the iPhone 7 plus there is a 2900mAh battery. The power capacity of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is much bigger than the one in iPhone, but it also has a much larger screen. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus comes with a fast charging technology which means you can fluid it up faster, and it also has wireless charging.

As far as concerning with the storage of both the devices, Apple doesn’t allow for microSD cards to increase its storage so you have to purchase it in either 32GB or would have to pay higher prices for 128GB and 256GB options. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus only ships with a 64GB model, but its storage can be increased up to 256GB via microSD cards.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus comes with the Gear VR supported and further iris scanner and the all new dex station through which you can use your Galaxy S8 Plus with an external monitor, while the Apple iPhone doesn’t support these all.


Initially, the iPhone 7 Plus is the best of the Apple’s product to the date. But apart from the better camera and its benefits, the phone is the enhanced version of the iPhone 6s Plus which is itself the improved version of iPhone 6. While the Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus is the newer and better version of its Galaxy S7. And its improvements and tweaks can be seen easily. The phone offers a lot, but Apple still has the advantage of the incredible IOWS apps and a game ecological unit which Android can’t. If one buys the iPhone 7 plus he has to pay INR 72,000 onwards, while if one purchases Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus he has to compensate INR 55000. The iPhone is available in Gold, Rose gold, silver, black, jet black and the red product variants, while the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is available in rich palette including midnight black, orchid grey, Arctic silver, coral blue and maple gold.

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