Iphone 7 plus versus Samsung s8

Apple iPhone 7 128GB versus Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

First impression

Which device is better: the iPhone 7 128GB from Apple or the Galaxy S8 Plus from Samsung? A direct comparison should reveal the greatest differences.

The excellent quality of the Apple iPhone 7 128GB is noticeable when you unpack it. The Apple team did a perfect job here.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: It looks amazing and impresses when you hold it in your hand. Once in hand, you don't want to put it down anymore.

From the first impression, both models make an equal impression. None of the smartphones is superior to the other device here.

Processor and memory

Both devices work at an equal pace. The 4 cores of the Apple A10 processor in the iPhone 7 128GB are clocked at 0 GHz. The Galaxy S8 Plus is equipped with a Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 processor with 4 + 4 cores, which provides performance with 2.3 GHz.
Samsung has installed 4.00 GB of RAM in the Galaxy S8 Plus. The Apple iPhone 7 128GB is shipped with 2.00.
The Galaxy S8 Plus does better in comparison.
The Galaxy S8 Plus has around 52.00 GB of free memory. The iPhone 7 128GB offers approx. 119.80 GB of space. This means that the devices are about 67 GB apart. The memory card slot only allows a quick upgrade on the Galaxy S8 Plus.

Display

The display of the iPhone 7 128GB is definitely convincing, the display of the Galaxy S8 Plus also makes a very good impression. A 4.7 "(LCD) display is built into the iPhone 7 128GB. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is equipped with a 4.7" OLED display.
The iPhone 7 128GB has a resolution of 750 x 1,334 pixels. The resolution of the Galaxy S8 Plus: 1,440 x 2,960 pixels.

Height Weight

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is heavier than the Apple iPhone 7 128GB. The Apple iPhone 7 128GB weighs around 138 grams, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus around 173 grams, and the Apple iPhone 7 128GB weighs around 35 grams less.
The Apple iPhone 7 128GB is more compact than the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: The iPhone 7 128GB is 138 mm high, 68 mm wide and approx. 9 mm thick. The Galaxy S8 Plus has these dimensions: 160mm x 75mm x 8mm (height / width / thickness).

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camera

Overall, the quality of the photos from the iPhone 7 128GB can be described as satisfactory. The picture quality of the Galaxy S8 Plus is rather average. The camera of the Apple iPhone 7 128GB has 12.2 megapixels. A 12.2 mega-pixel camera is built into the Galaxy S8 Plus. The selfie camera on the front of the iPhone 7 128GB is equipped with 7.2 megapixels. The front camera in the iPhone 7 128GB has a resolution of 8MP.
The cameras need about 0.86 seconds (iPhone 7 128GB) or 0.95 seconds (iPhone 7 128GB) from triggering to the finished photo. The smallest focal length: 4.0 mm (iPhone 7 128GB) / 4.2 mm (Galaxy S8 Plus).
If you like to take close-ups, you have to keep the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus at least 6 cm away from the object. You have to stand at least 8 cm away from the object for macro shots when taking photos with the Apple iPhone 7 128GB.

The separate release button of the iPhone 7 128GB supports quick photography. With the separate release button, the Galaxy S8 Plus also enables quick snapshots.

battery pack

The performance of a battery does not always say something about the operating time. What is the difference between the batteries of the Galaxy S8 Plus and the iPhone 7 128GB:

There is nothing to complain about about the battery of the iPhone 7 128GB. This one is really great. The battery of the Galaxy S8 Plus is also TOP and lasts a long time.
The capacity of the iPhone 7 is specified as 128GB 1960mAh. Lower average. Could be better. Samsung states the battery capacity of the Galaxy S8 Plus with 3500mAh. This is not a great value in comparison with other comparable models.
Apple does not plan to simply replace the battery in the iPhone 7 128GB. A clear deduction. The battery in the Galaxy S8 Plus cannot be replaced either. Actually standard for high quality devices.

discharge

Apple iPhone 7 128GB
The time it takes to make calls until the battery is empty is around 14 hours on the iPhone 7 128GB. When using the internet only, the battery runs out after 9 hours.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
The pure talk time in battery operation is over after 24 hours with the Galaxy S8 Plus. You can surf the Internet with the Samsung smartphone for up to 11:10 hours on battery power.

Charging

Apple iPhone 7 128GB
A quick charge is not possible due to the lack of Quick Charge 2.0 technology. If the battery is completely empty, it takes 2:30 hours to be fully charged again.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
A quick charge is guaranteed thanks to the Quick Charge 2.0 technology. An empty battery is 100% charged again after about 1:50 hours.

Sound & sound

Apple iPhone 7 128GB
The overall sound is very convincing. The sound with the included headphones is very good. The sound quality when making calls is convincing. Hear everything clearly and distinctly. Thanks to HD Voice, the voices are transmitted well.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Compared to other smartphones, the overall sound is TOP. The headphones that are included in the delivery produce a good sound. The sound quality when making calls is OK. You understand everything without any problems. Thanks to HD Voice, calls in the UMTS or LTE network sound clearer and clearer.

Data connections & interfaces

Apple iPhone 7 128GB
Version 4.2 is supported as the Bluetooth standard. Screen transmission on a TV is made possible by "Lightning". Supported WLAN standards are 802.11 n, ac. NFC is not supported, so cashless payment is not possible. UMTS data reception is realized with 42.2 Mbit / s, transmission is carried out with up to 5.8 Mbit / s.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
For the Bluetooth connection, Samsung uses version 5.0 for the Galaxy S8 Plus. There is no TV output. UMTS data is received with 42.2 Mbit / s, the sending happens with a maximum of 5.8 Mbit / s. USB On-The-Go is a feature that makes the device versatile. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus supports the WLAN standards 802.11 n, ac. An integrated NFC chip enables data to be exchanged over short distances via radio technology. E.g. for cashless payments.

Furnishing

Apple iPhone 7 128GB
No savings were made on the equipment. Integrated radios are not available in all models: Unfortunately, they are also missing here. A fingerprint reader is integrated. The SIM card must be a nano SIM. A second SIM card is not supported. The smartphone uses a status LED to inform you of incoming messages, etc.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Well equipped smartphone. Thanks to a multi-colored status LED, you are always informed about the status of the device. An integrated fingerprint reader is intended to improve security. The smartphone does not have an integrated radio. The smartphone accepts nano-SIM cards. The dual SIM function is unfortunately not possible here.

Conclusion

For which device, whether Apple iPhone 7 128GB or Samsung Galaxy S8 PlusAfter all, you have to make a decision, everyone must know for themselves.
Fundamental differences can be found in the operating system: Either you swear by iOS (as in the iPhone 7 128GB) or you get along better with Android (Galaxy S8 Plus).

However, if you compare the numbers, you get the following result:

  • The iPhone 7 128GB works faster
  • The iPhone 7 128GB has the better display
  • The battery in the Galaxy S8 Plus is better
  • The camera in the Galaxy S8 Plus takes more useful pictures
  • The iPhone 7 128GB has the better sound
  • The equipment in the Galaxy S8 Plus is more generous


The test winner in a direct comparison Apple iPhone 7 128GB against Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus!
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