The iPhone 7 or the Galaxy S8 makes for a tough choice, so we weight the pros and cons of each.
They’re the titans of the smartphone industry: the iPhone and the Galaxy. The iPhone 7 has been released, and the Galaxy S8 is coming soon, so which should you choose if you’re in the market for a new smartphone?
One possible selling point is the design. That will come down to your preference, but Samsung has won accolades for its curved-screen “edge” design that will certainly be an option for users of the S8. Apple may introduce that option in the future, but it’s not available with the iPhone 7. Aside from that, the designs of the two phones will be fairly similar, with both devices going for slimmer, sleeker looks.
Then there’s the camera. Apple improved the cameras for both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus, adding an f/1.8 aperture, 12-megapixel camera. Even that doesn’t get it up to the level of the Galaxy S7, but it’s a lot closer. If you’re big on the camera quality, the Galaxy will probably the way to go, as it uses a 12-megapixel sensor along with a f/1.7 aperture and larger 1.4µm pixels to deal with low light conditions.
What baout features? Apple probably has the edge there with a quad-core A10 processor, which is 40 percent faster than the A9 on the iPhone 6. It also has 2 gigabytes of RAM to improve gaming experiences. The S7 has a Qualcomm Exynos processor and 4 gigs of RAM, making it quite powerful for an Android device, but with a screen at twice the resolution of the iPhone, its performance won’t be as good.