Which is the better choice? iPhone 7 / 7 Plus vs Galaxy S8 / S8+

Which is the better choice? iPhone 7/7 Plus vs. Galaxy S8/S8+

Still wondering which phone to get?

As always Samsung and Apple are always quick to say they offer the best phone around. Still deciding which phone is the best to invest in? We’ve got you covered! Read on below to see a review of the pros and cons of both phones!


Just by looking at the phones it’s safe to say there’s definitely a huge difference between the 4 screens.

Spec-wise for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ we see 5.8” and 6.2” displays respectively. Both having Quad HD + Super AMOLED and certified with Mobile HDR Premium TM by the UHD Alliance. Most are pretty impressed with Samsung’s new achievement and its sharper looking screen.

While the iPhone 7/ 7 Plus that have 4.7” and 5.5” Retina HD displays respectively. Both have wide color display and dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles.

Samsung also has a higher screen-to-body ratio phones compared to Apple’s.

Display win goes to Samsung: by a landslide.


On paper, both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have a 8MP AF front camera that has F1.7 Aperture and a rear camera of Dual Pixel 12MP AF and F1.7 Aperture. The phone’s camera is reminiscent of the camera hardware from Galaxy S7.

While the iPhone 7 has a 12MP camera with f/1.8 aperture and the iPhone 7 Plus has a 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8 aperture) and telephoto (f/2.8 aperture) cameras.

These phones were tested on the field by various reviewers. One of the highlights found is the iPhone 7 Plus gives a more natural image while the Galaxy S8+ gets better low light photos in this video. While this video shows Samsung’s flagship phone having vibrant colors while the iPhone 7 Plus has smoother panning.

Software and Processor

Apple is still considered having a smoother, updated yet simple platform that users can easily navigate through. And almost all Apple users, with 79% of active iOS devices are up to date with updates.

Unlike Android where only 4.9% of active devices use the latest Android Nougat. Most users are still using the Android Lollipop which was first released November 2014. Google can make a comeback by pushing through with their policies for their third-party apps.

Several reviewers initially tried to check out the performances of the phones such as this and this one in different ways.

Safe to say, both phones have their pros and cons and it’s a tie.

More than just superphones

During the launch, Samsung launched a lot of other devices that go with their flagship phone. There’s the new Gear 360, Gear VR, different types of unlocking the phone and the new DeX Station—making the device a mini-CPU.

For the iPhone 7/ 7 Plus we’ve also noticed different devices that can go with it. There’s the new Hover Camera Passport, Skoogmusic Skoog 2.0 Tactile Musical Interface, iDevices Switch Gamevice Controllers and more.

Bonus: Pretty sure at the back of your mind (and we can’t blame you) is this question: is there any chance the new Galaxy phones can or will burst into flames? Other than there’s no reports, we got to see this video. So it’s highly unlikely it’ll burst unlike the last one. Kudos Samsung!

Both seems to be great phones! But with greatness comes cost…

And Tech Armor is here to help you out whichever you choose! 😉

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