Galaxy S8 vs iPhone X

The 2nd half of 2017 has colossally provided an environment for the mobile phone industry to move into the new arena of technology. Of all the recent developments, the trending heave of S8 Vs I-phone X has flooded social media and other relevant platforms. It has indeed become difficult for the consumers to select between these two devices as the features and technical genera overlays.  The two devices are in a battle field in all mobile shops across the globe.   Both handsets came in to change the landscape once again, with their  bezel-free design, uprated specs and cameras, and massive price tag.    The specifications of each device have been   rounded up to put them side by side in the fancy chart below. These devices are competitively equipped without a clear leader based off of specs alone.

  IPhone X Samsung S8
Display 5.8 inch Super retina HD OLED HDR true tone (2435×1125,458 ppi) 5.8 inch QHD Super AMOLED (2960X1440, 570 ppi)
Size 143.6×70.9×7.7mm 148.9X68.1x 8mm
Weight 174g 155g

Appli 11 Bionics

US: Qualcomm snapdragon 835 elsewhere; exynos 8895
Memory 3 GB 4 GB
Storage 64 GB 64 GB/ 256 GB
Rare camera 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 7 MP 8 MP
Battery TBD 3000 mAh
Biometrics Fingerprint / FR Facial Recognition
Water/ dust Resistance IP67 IP68
Software iOS 11 Android 7 Nougat with Samsung experience
Color Space grey, Silver Gold Silver, Space grey
Price $725 $999

Analysing the purchaser’s market, you want to look for a phone that can handle the stresses of daily use, and for the business group and employees who travels a lot and works in the field, you want a phone design that is somewhat more rigid.

Having said that, the introduction of I-phone X with a glass sandwich design has given new drift to its consumer market.  The more fragile design has created a different niche in the current customer pool.  However, for daily routine use the phone is more prone to accidental damage.

The Samsung on the other hand is also struggling with edge-to-edge bezel-free and button less screen designs that make it more difficult to protect the screen because a protective case will not have as much material on it to reinforce the edges and will also not provide as much bezel elevation as a traditional Snap-On case design.

The Galaxy S8 Active incorporates all of the technology of the Galaxy S8, but with a built-in Otterbox-style MIL-STD spec casing and an expanded 4,000mAh battery. For this reason, it has the advantage on the industrial design front. It should be noted that when it comes to raw industrial design, none of these phones, with the exception of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active are particularly well-suited for vertical market, field-oriented applications.

As far as the processor of both phones is concerned, the Apple A11 “Bionic” produced by TSMC utilizes 4 smaller “Mistral” cores and two larger “Monsoon” cores (big.LITTLE design), which can operate simultaneously in tandem with an Apple-designed tri-core GPU. However, the Samsung Exynos 9 used in global versions of the Galaxy devices utilizes twin Quad-core CPU clusters, one larger and more powerful pair running at 2.4Ghz, and the other smaller pair running at 1.7Ghz, which are combined with an ARM Mali G20 for graphics acceleration. Generally speaking, the A11 is going to be the chip to beat.

For Storage, apple’s iOS is said to be more resource efficient than Android and also assigns thread priority to the user interface — so it’s more of a “clock-heavy” OS. That means it can do more with less in the RAM department. Conversely, because of the way Android is engineered, it needs that extra memory to unpack stuff, collect garbage, and have space for its runtime.

In terms of camera capability, Apple and Samsung are effectively at parity for still and video. Both are using 12-megapixel OIS-capable sensors in the rear, the primary difference is which models use dual sensor (iPhone 8, iPhone X, and Galaxy Note 8) for optical zoom versus single sensor and whether both rear sensors have OIS (iPhone X, Note 8).

Apple’s iPhone X has no fingerprint reader due to the lack of a home button or a rear biometric scanning device. Conversely, all the Samsung devices have fingerprint readers on the back of the phone near the rear cameras. Fingerprint scanners such as Touch ID use a special area of system storage called a “Secure Enclave,” which keeps an encrypted signature of your fingerprint(s). This signature is only accessible by the fingerprint reader and it cannot be faked or substituted when the system requests it.

While the iPhone X, battery capacities have not yet been verified, the devices are very similar in terms of weight and form factor as their iPhone 7 counterparts, so it is expected that the battery performance is similar or slightly better (20 percent is typical for an incremental revision in iPhone models). The battery time of S8 is relatively better than other android phones

Samsung clearly positioned its products as more targeted toward business users, whereas the iPhone is more consumer-targeted.


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