There are numerous rivalries between new smartphone models every year, but none of them is as highly anticipated and publicized than the face-off between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8. Both phones were released in 2018, and both are flagships for their brands. Find out who wins in a battle between the Samsung S8 and the iPhone 8.
Shop for affordable Samsung phones on Jiji
1. Samsung Galaxy S8 specs and review
Along with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, The Galaxy S8 is the most important Samsung device released in 2017. With this phone, Samsung has hoped to change the narrative around the brand following the Note 7 exploding battery disaster. It’s safe to say that their plan worked, and the Galaxy S8 quickly became a bestseller.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 specs have impressed even the toughest critics. It’s an outstanding and expertly designed phone both from the inside and outside. The beautiful, nearly bezel-less 5.8-inch display of the smartphone is one of the biggest reasons to buy Samsung Galaxy S8, but it’s not the only one.
In every Samsung Galaxy S8 review you’ll find the phone’s specs, and ours is no exception. The S8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and has 4GB of RAM, along with 64GB of internal storage with an option for expansion. There is a 12MP and 8MP camera, a fingerprint scanner, and IP68 water resistance.
|Dimensions (mm) (width x height x thickness):||148.9 x 68.1 x 8|
|5.8 inches, 84.8 cm2|
|1440 x 2960|
|Memory||64 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|8-megapixel iSight camera|
|Front camera||12MP photos and HD video (720p)|
|Sensors||Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
|Colour||Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Rose Pink, Burgundy Red|
[otw_shortcode_button href=”https://jiji.ng/mobile-phones/samsung-galaxy-s8?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=jiji” size=”large” icon_position=”left” shape=”square” color_class=”otw-red”] Click for price [/otw_shortcode_button]
2. iPhone 8 specs and review
During the last few months, the biggest question among Apple fans has been “When is the iPhone 8 coming out?” Their question was answered on September 12th, when Apple unveiled not one, but three new smartphones, including the iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 reviews didn’t keep us waiting, and now everyone can decide whether they want the new device.
The iPhone 8 specifications are an all-around improvement over its predecessor, the iPhone 7. The performance received a 70% bump thanks to the introduction of a new Apple 11 chipset, while the 12MP camera only got minor improvements. Visually, the iPhone 8 is not too big of a change over the previous models.
The 4.7-inch screen of the latest iPhone will be a welcome alternative for users who have not joined the camp of over 5.0-inch smartphone fans. The missing headphone jack may be a slight inconvenience, but the upgraded iOS 11 with all of its breakthrough features should make up for any issues.
iPhone 8 – Technical Specifications
|Dimensions (mm) (width x height x thickness):||138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3|
|4.7-inch Retina HD IPS LCD|
|1,334 × 750 -pixel resolution at 326 ppi|
|Front camera||7MP photos and HD video (720p)|
|Sensors||Barometer, gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, ambient light sensor|
|Colour||Gold, Silver, Space Grey|
|Battery:||Standby time: Up to 225 hours|
[otw_shortcode_button href=”https://jiji.ng/mobile-phones/apple-iphone-8?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=jiji” size=”large” icon_position=”left” shape=”square” color_class=”otw-red”]Click for price [/otw_shortcode_button]
3. Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8
There’s no doubt that after checking our Samsung S8 review and iPhone 8 review, you’re in a mood for upgrading your phone to one of those two models. But which one should you go for? Let’s look at the accessibility of the devices and their pros and cons!
1. Samsung S8 price
The Samsung S8 price in Nigeria has dropped slightly, but it’s still one of the most expensive phones released in 2017. Today you can buy a brand new S8 for ₦300,000, although the price may slightly differ from location to location.
2. Samsung S8 pros and cons
- Outstanding camera
- Fantastic display
- Fast performance
- Attractive design
- Water resistance
- Inconvenient location of the fingerprint sensor
- Poor battery life
- Fragile body
- Too many built-in apps
3. iPhone 8 price
The iPhone 8 price in Nigeria is as important for making the decision as the phone’s specs. The iPhone 8 sales have started on September 22nd, and today you’ll need to pay an average of ₦350,000 for the device.
4. iPhone 8 pros and cons
- Brand new processor
- Cutting-edge camera
- An all-improved iOS
- Water resistance
- No headphone jack
- No memory expansion
- Issues with battery draining
For many Apple fans buying the new iPhone is a no-brainer, but this year they have three new phones to choose from, and we must say that the iPhone 8 is not the best choice out of three if you’re already a seasoned Apple user. If you want to upgrade your old iPhone, you may be better off waiting for the more advanced and expensive iPhone X, which comes out later this year.
However, the iPhone 8 is still a great phone for people with small hands or those who have never owned an Apple phone before. In this case, the iPhone 8 can be a start of a great relationship with Apple tech.
It’s unlikely that many current iPhone users will make the switch to the Android-based Samsung Galaxy S8, but if you own any other older Android device and are looking for an upgrade, the S8 will definitely blow you away, which means it’s a worthy option to consider!
Upgrade your phone using the Jiji app