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iPhone 7 or Galaxy S8: Which Is The One For You?

Samsung and Apple are really good competitors on the market of smart phone, considering the hesitation of users between Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7? If you are planning to buy a smart phone of high technology, you must consider both Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 for many reasons.

To begin with, they both are the ground shaking devices of the year 2017. A review in terms of displays and design might be helpful for you to decide on the one for you although there are many other features to compare and contrast. Let’s start!

iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S8
iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S8


  • Galaxy S8: 5.8-inch Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1440 pixels (570 ppi pixel density), 83.6% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • iPhone 7: 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi), 65.6% screen-to-body ratio

Bigger is not always better. So the difference of the sizes can be ignored for a general saying. However, Samsung seems to win iPhone considering brightness and resolution. Its OLED ‘Infinity Display’ is apparently brighter and sharper than iPhone 7’s LCD Retina Display. The screen is also protected against scratches with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. On the other hand, for a longer battery life, you need to reduce the resolution to 2220 x 1080 which is still higher than Apple’s product.


  • Galaxy S8: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31-inch), 155g (5.36 oz)
  • iPhone 7: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) and 138 g (4.87 oz)

iPhone has the power of a more durable aluminum back while both phones are water and dust resistant. However, this common feature is not an evolution in this time of high technology. Even though iPhone 7 is stronger at some point, the screen-to-case ratio is still very low compared to its rival. The 65.6% screen-case ratio is really too much comparing with the Galaxy S8 with 84.2 screen-case ratio. Other than that, Apple’s new smartphone is criticized for its design lines because it is not different from previous models.

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