Since the first Apple iPhone launched in 2007, the tech giant has transformed the cellular phone market with smartphone technology. Samsung has become a fierce rival in this sector coming up with equally enthralling devices with sleek designs.
The latest flagship devices from the companies have drawn some attention from critics as well as consumers. Many may be asking themselves which model to invest in.
Comparing the Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7:
The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a standard feature of a curved, bezel-less screen, which means that the device has an edge-to-edge display. This is a feature dominating latest smartphone designs, and is something set to become more popular with new devices.
The device also features new AI assistant Bixby. Although Apple iPhone’s Siri is the most popular assistant, Bixby is an improved version – something Apple will surely want to fix.
The 5.8 inch device also has no home button, which explains the bezel-less look. Available in Arctic, Silver and Black, the S8 has an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and an internal memory of 64GB.
The fingerprint sensor is on the back and the phone also has iris scanning technology.
As is standard with most new smartphones, the S8 is IP68 certified, making it dust and waterproof over 1.5m and for 30 minutes.
One area in which Samsung devices shine is the camera. The S8 is no different and features a 12MP rear camera, phase detection, autofocus and an 8MP front camera.
Already on the market for a few months, the iPhone 7 features a vibrant screen. The display comes in 4.7 and 5.5 inch variants, while the device also has a Haptic home button.
A feature that makes the phone popular is the 3D Touch Technology and Live Photos feature. The Retina HD feature makes it extremely clear at distances.
The phone is also IP67 certified, making it dust and water resistant.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 verdict?
Given the new features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the impressive design, this model would be the better investment. The iPhone 7 has been criticised for lack of innovation and too much similarity to the iPhone 6 and 6S.
Update: If you are checking out these two competitors, also be sure to consider the new Nokia 9…