For Samsung, 2016 has been a controversial year. With fans and critics watching every move they make, especially their plans for the Samsung Galaxy S8, the Korean tech giant is carefully calculating its every move. Here is what you need to know about the latest news regarding the Samsung Galaxy S8 and let's compare it to one of the powerful smartphones this year, the iPhone 7 Plus:
According to reports, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will have 256 GB storage and 6 GB RAM. On the other hand, the Apple iPhone 7's storages are 32, 128 and 256 GB. RAM is 3 GB.
Personally, I find it a sin for phone companies to let users choose what kind of GB storage they want. Yeah, in a way it has its perks because consumers get to buy according to their budget. However, there is this sense of superiority when someone buys a 256 GB storage. I don't like that.
Hopefully, the Galaxy S8 won't share this kind of approach and will only be available in 256 GB storage. But hey, it all depends on the buyer's preference, right? Now let's talk about the other specs and features (source based on GSM Arena).
Network. The Galaxy S8 networks are GSM, HSPA, and LTE. The iPhone 7 Plus networks are GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO, and LTE. I think the iPhone 7 Plus is better because it has more networks.
Body. The body dimension of the Galaxy S8 is unknown. Body weight is also unknown. As for the iPhone 7 Plus, body dimension is 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm and body weight is 188g. Personally, I think the iPhone 7 Plus is a powerful phone, but 188g is kind of heavy which makes it a sin for me.
Display. Display type of the Galaxy S8 is Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, display size is 5.1 inches, and display resolution is 1440 x 2560 pixels. As for the iPhone 7, display type is LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, display size is 5.5 inches, and display resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels. Though I hate heavy phones and super large phones, I like large screens for gaming, but just large enough to fit inside my pocket.
Platform. OS of the Galaxy S8 is Android OS, v7.0, the chipset is Qualcomm Snapdragon 830, Exynos 8895 Octa. There is not much information about this and I might end up misleading you, so I will just stop here for the Galaxy S8's platform. As for the iPhone 7 Plus, OS is iOS 10.0.1 (upgradable to iOS 10.1), the chipset is Apple A10 Fusion, CPU is Quad-core 2.23 GHz, and GPU is six-core graphics.
Camera. Front camera of the Galaxy S8 is 8MP, rear camera is Dual 12 MP, and video is2160p@60fps and1080p@120fps. Front camera of the iPhone 7 Plus is 7MP, rear camera is dual 12 MP, video is 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, and 720p@240fps. For me, the iPhone 7 Plus is better.
Battery. About the Galaxy S8's battery, all we know is that it is a non-removable Li-Ion battery. Talk time, standby time, and music play is unknown. As for the iPhone 7 Plus, the battery is a Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery (11.1 Wh). Talk time is up to 21 hours, standby time is up to 384 hours, and music play is up to 60 hours.
Features. About the features of the Samsung Galaxy S8, I will just base it on the sources that I have. Samsung galaxy sensory features are iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, and SpO2. Other features are wireless charging, fast battery charging, and S-voice. However, Samsung has created its own digital assistant, the Brixby, and many believe that the brixby will be featured at the Galaxy S8. As for the iPhone 7 Plus, sensory features are a fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer. Other features are Siri and iCloud service.
Other news about the iPhone 7
Lately, there have been some controversies of bug issues regarding the iPhones. One is the 5-second video that shuts down the iPhones, and the other is Google Pixel owners are having distorted images caused by screen shots sent from an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. If you want to know more about the details regarding these issues, click article A for the 5-second video article and article B for the distorted image issue.