iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S8
Which is the best new smartphone: the iPhone 7, or the Samsung Galaxy S8?
We now know, having listened to Apple’s Q1 2017 financial results, that the iPhone 7 launch went well. Some of the reviews were negative, focusing on how much it had in common with the previous two generations of iPhone and the annoyance of losing the headphone port, but the actual customers voted with their wallets and gave Apple a record quarter for iPhone revenue.
But attention spans are short in the tech sector, and smartphone fans have since moved on to the next big flagship phone launch: the Samsung Galaxy S8, which was unveiled at a special press event on 29 March and goes on sale in April 2017. We’ve put together a comparison of the two smartphones to help you decide whether to buy an iPhone 7 or pre-order the Galaxy S8.
Design & dimensions
The iPhone is smaller than the Galaxy S8, although this is to be expected given the S8’s larger screen. And it’s not a huge difference: a little over 10mm in length, 1mm in width and 0.9mm in thickness. The iPhone is 14g lighter.
iPhone 7 dimensions
- 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm
Samsung Galaxy S8 dimensions
- 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm
Design is a subjective matter, so here are some photos of the two devices to help you decide which you like more. First the Samsung Galaxy S8:
And now the iPhone 7: