Samsung just announced the launch of its latest flagship smartphone for the market, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Both the smartphones are top of the line and there can be no better time than this for a flagship showdown. We have taken the best smartphones that companies have to offer and are pitting them against each other in this comprehensive specs comparison. For this showdown, we have selected Apple iPhone 7 Plus, LG G6, Google Pixel XL and the OnePlus 3T.

Smartphone Samsung S8+ Google Pixel XL iPhone 7 Plus LG G6 OnePlus 3T
Display Size (inch) 6.2 5.5 5.5 5.7 5.5
Resolution (pixels) 1,440 x 2,960 1440 x 2560 1,080 x 1,920 1440 x 2880 1,080 x 1,920
Pixel Density (PPI) 529 534 401 564 401
Display Type Super AMOLED AMOLED LED-backlit IPS LCD IPS LCD Super AMOLED
Dimensions(mm) 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 154.7×75.7×8.6 158.2×77.9×7.3 148.9×71.9×7.9 152.7×74.7×7.35
Weight (gm) 173 168 188 163
Dual SIM Yes (Variant) No No Yes (Variant) Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Connectivity Types GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE / VoLTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / VoLTE GSM/HSPA/LTE GSM / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / VoLTE
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Exynos 8895 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Apple A10 Fusion Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
CPU Cores Octa-core, Octa-core Quad-core Quad-core Quad-core Quad-core
CPU Clock Speed (GHz) 4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo and 4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz 2×2.15 Kryo & 2×1.6 Kryo 2.23 2×2.35 Kryo & 2×1.6 Kryo 2×2.35 Kryo & 2×1.6 Kryo
GPU Adreno 540 Adreno 530 Six-Core Adreno 530 Adreno 530
RAM 4GB RAM 4GB 3GB 4GB 6GB
Ruggedness IP68 IP67 IP68
On-Board Memory 64 GB 32,128GB 32,128,256GB 32,64GB 64,128GB
Expandable Memory Yes, upto 256GB Yes, upto 256GB Yes, upto 256GB
Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Heart-rate, SpO2 Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Color spectrum Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass
Primary Camera 12MP, f/1.7 12MP, f/2.0 12MP, f/1.8 13MP, f/1.8 and 13MP, f/1.8 16MP, f/2.0
Optical Image Stabilization Yes No Yes Yes
Camera Array Single Camera Single Camera Dual Camera Dual Camera Single Camera
Autofocus System Phase detection Phase detection Phase detection Laser Autofocus Phase detection
Secondary Camera 8MP, f/1.7 8MP, f/2.0 7MP, f/2.2 5MP f/2.2 16MP, f/2.0
Video Capture 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K
Flash LED dual-LED quad-LED LED LED
OS Version Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat Apple iOS 10 Android 7.0 Nougat Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
AI (Smart Assistant) Yes, Bixby
GPS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual, band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX v4.2, A2DP, LE v4.2, A2DP, LE v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD v4.2, A2DP, LE
NFC Yes Yes Yes (Apple Pay only) Yes Yes
Infrared No No No No No
Fingerprint Scanner Yes, Rear button Yes, Home button Yes, Home button Yes, Rear button Yes, Home button
3.5mm jack Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Radio No No No Yes, FM Radio No
USB Type Type-C Reversible connector Type-C Reversible connector Reversible connector Type-C Reversible connector Type-C Reversible connector
USB Standard USB 3.1 USB 2.0 Lightning USB 3.1 USB 2.0
Battery (mAh) 3,500 3,450 2,900 3,300 3.4
Quick Charge Yes No Yes, Quick Charge 3.0 Yes, DASH Charge
Colors Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold Blue, Silver, Black Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold Mystic white, Astro Black, Ice Platinum Graphite, Soft Gold, Gunmetal, Midnight Black
Prices in India (Rs) To be announced Starting Rs 67,000 Starting Rs 72,000 To be announced Starting Rs 29,999


Even though, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ looks the best on paper with the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Super AMOLED display, features such as DeX and Bixby and other things like Bluetooth v5.0, we will have to wait for the benchmarks and real world performance of the smartphone before terming it as the best.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are expected to be launched officially on 21 April. India launch dates and price points have yet to be announced. We will update the copy accordingly.

Publish date: March 30, 2017 12:15 am| Modified date: March 30, 2017 12:05 pm

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