iPhone 8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: Which one you should buy?

Last month, Apple revealed 2 different iPhone concepts to the public. The one is iPhone X, which they call “the future of smartphones.” And, the other one is iPhone 8, which design-wise doesn’t differentiate much from its predecessor. So, if iPhone X is the best from Apple, does it mean that iPhone 8 is not good enough to compete with its biggest rival Samsung Galaxy S8? Let’s find out.

In this article, we will compare iPhone 8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8. We will examine all their advantages and weaknesses to answer you the question, which one you should buy.

iPhone 8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8 Comparison

Apple, this year, returned to using a rear glass panel for iPhone 8. That makes it similar to the Galaxy S8. They both have glass and metal sandwich design, and now, they both support wireless charging. Now let’s start with the differences.


iPhone 8 is an extraordinary piece of hardware, but the huge bezels look very out-dated compared to the curved screen with almost no bezels on the Galaxy S8. However, one thing that many users will find better on the iPhone 8, in comparison with the Galaxy S8, is the fingerprint scanner location. iPhone 8 still has its Touch ID on the front, while the Galaxy S8 has moved it to awkwardly position, next to the rear camera.

Both devices are waterproof and dustproof. But, the Galaxy S8 has a higher IP68 rating, while the iPhone 8 has IP67.


In the display department, the Galaxy S8 dominates. Its astonishing Infinity Display makes it stand out from the crowd, leaving the iPhone 8 miles behind. Samsung Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED screen with curved edges, rounded corners, and resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels.

iPhone 8 sticks to the 4.7-inch LCD Retina display with a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels. However, iPhone 8 now supports True Tone, which provides automatic white balance adjustments, and a wider color gamut.


In the specifications, the story is a little different. iPhone 8 has upgraded internals compared to the iPhone 7. It has a new A11 Bionic processor with six cores. Additionally, iPhone 8 has a new three-core GPU and 2 GB RAM.

Samsung Galaxy S8 sports an octa-core Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835 depending on the region. It has 4 GB RAM, and unlike the iPhone 8, it has expandable internal storage. No matter how these numbers look in favor of the Galaxy S8, keep in mind that they both run different operating systems.


In the camera department, the capabilities of both these devices are similar. Both iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 have 12 MP rear cameras. Also, they both have optical image stabilization (OIS). But, the Galaxy S8 camera has a better low-light performance with an f1.7 aperture, while the iPhone 8 camera has an f1.8 aperture. At the front, iPhone 8 has an 7 MP camera, and Samsung Galaxy S8 has an 8 MP camera.

iPhone 8 really shines when we talk about a video production. It is capable of recording 4K videos up to 60 fps and FullHD videos with 240 fps. Samsung Galaxy S8 can record 4K videos with 30 fps and FullHD videos up to 60 fps.


As with any other comparison of an iPhone vs. an Android device, the software is a huge difference. You have to choose between Android on the Galaxy S8, and iOS on the iPhone 8. Both, are good in their own way.

Why Should You Buy Samsung Galaxy S8?

  • For any of you who are looking for an Android phone, you should probably just stop reading right now. Samsung Galaxy S8 is the right smartphone for you. It is the only device in our today’s comparison that runs Android. It does not run the latest version, but Samsung promised that they would provide the updates soon.
  • If you are in love with large displays, again Samsung Galaxy S8 is an obvious choice for you. With the crystal-clear 5.8-inch display it is definitely the one that will suit you much better than the iPhone 8.
  • Lastly, Samsung Galaxy S8 has a lower price than the iPhone 8. So, if you are looking for the cheaper variant, this is the one for you.

Why Should You Buy iPhone 8?

  • First, and the most obvious, if you are used to the Apple ecosystem, iPhone 8 is a better option for you than the Galaxy S8. For example, if you own a MacBook, Apple Watch, iPad, or iMac, and you use FaceTime, it will be much more useful for you if you grab the iPhone 8.
  • If you are looking for a device for a higher level of security, you should buy the iPhone. The secure-enclave in the iPhone chipsets, used to store fingerprint information for the Touch ID sensor, has been widely praised by many security experts. Additionally, the entire iOS provides a higher level of security than Android.
  • iPhone 8 is a better choice for all of you who are first-time smartphone users. It has an intuitive operating system without tons of customizations, which makes it easier and simpler to use compared to Android.

Wrap Up

iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8, both are excellent phones. However, they both have advantages and weaknesses. There is no perfect smartphone out there. The one may be better for you than the other, and that’s the point in today’s tech world. You always need to choose the one that fits your needs. Take your habits into consideration every time you buy a smartphone, and examine what you need and what you don’t. That’s the only way how you will be sure which one you should buy.


Kevin Arrows

Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.
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