IPHONE 8 VERSUS SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 3
screen as opposed to the iPhone 8 that has a 4.7 inch LCD display (Coull & Dyer, 2014).
Samsung Galaxy S8 has more than 180% color Gamut as opposed to its rival, iPhone 8 with a
color gamut ranging from 119-125% (Hughes, B. (2017). The two smartphones compete neck to
neck in color accuracy of less than 1 where zero was regarded perfect. However, Samsung
Galaxy S8 produces sharper images courtesy of its higher resolution of 2960 X 1440 pixels as
opposed to its rival, iPhone 8 which despite its smaller screen size, has a lower resolution of
1334 X750 pixels (Hughes, B. (2017). For that reason, the display of Samsung S8 is better than
that of iPhone 8.
In special features, Apple is finally incorporated wireless charging into its device, the
iPhone 8, a feature that has been offered by Samsung for years (Hughes, B. (2017). However,
the Samsung Galaxy S8 boasts a fast wired charging system as an alternative to the wireless
changing. Sumsang Galaxy S8 is one of the rare smartphones that can allow the user to run two
applications side by side courtesy of the Multiwindow feature (Janeczko, 2017). It has a Bixby
personal assistant which enables the user to accomplish a wide range of tasks such as Gear VR,
voice recognition among others which turns the smartphone into a mini PC (Hughes, B. (2017).
On the contrary, iPhone 8 does not offer many features but hits its own level of personal
assistance through online picture editing, reality applications and its Siri is more polished (Coull
& Dyer, 2014). However, Samsung Galaxy S8 wins again in the battle of extra features.
In performance, iPhone 8 is at its top speed with the A11 Bionic Chip as opposed to the
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, the fastest android chip that powers the Galaxy S8 (Coull & Dyer,
2014). For instance, iPhone 8 takes less than a minute to edit a video as opposed to the Galaxy
S8 which takes more than 4minutes. IPhone 8 also boasts of the best Camera which takes better
pictures in different light conditions than its rival, the Galaxy S8 (Janeczko, 2017). It has a
larger optical zoom of 2X which cannot which is way ahead of the Samsung smartphone.
IPhone 8 is cheaper than its competitor (Coull & Dyer, 2014).