At some point in the not too distant future, the top two flagship smartphones of next year 2017, will go head-to-head. Yes, there will undoubtedly be many handsets launched next year, but none will have the prestige of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7. And thanks to the thousands of rumors doing the rounds on line, people like me and you already know (think we do) what they will offer us on launch day. So with that in mind, lets compare them and see, which comes out on top!
Galaxy S8 Vs iPhone 7
Now before I move on, this is not going to be an extensive comparison it is just too early to do that! And all of the specifications I am going to quote in this comparison come from rumors. As of yet nothing has been confirmed by either Apple or Samsung.
1. Galaxy Vs iPhone Design
I used to think that Apple’s handsets where well built and had great design ethics, but that was until Samsung decided to pull its proverbial finger out and create something of beauty starting with the Galaxy S6 range. Now Apple is known for its rather plastic looking handsets, that inspire know one, which is a complete role reversal in my opinion.
So this means that Apple needs to do something and fast to regain its top design crown however, consistently rumors have suggested that the iPhone 7 will have no great design awakening and instead offer almost identical looks to it predecessor.
Moving onto the Galaxy S8, Samsung will have a lot of work ahead of it to best the Galaxy S7 and Edge both handsets are simply gorgeous, if not a little fragile. But you would expect the Galaxy S8 to win out in the design and looks department and early images show that it does just that!
2. Who will Win the Displays?
Not so long ago, Samsung’s handsets paled in comparison to the iPhone with its IPS LCD technology. However, Samsung has moved on to master all that is Super AMOLED, and as a result left the iPhone far behind. And just like with design, there has been an almost complete role reversal, meaning that Apple needs to pull out all of the stops to be able to compete with Samsung on this one.
Recent rumors have suggested that both handsets could have the following display specs:
It is expected that both will have 4K displays, but the resolution of them is a little more awkward to define. As some rumors suggest that both will have 4096 x 2160 resolutions, the iPhone 7 with a 5.1-inch screen and the Galaxy S8 with a 5.2-inch screen.
However, more recent rumors surrounding the Galaxy S8, have focused on a 5.5-inch display that Samsung showed off at a recent conference. The display was both 4K and boasted a pixel count of just over 800! So it is easy to see why, if going on previous form is considered, the Galaxy S8 should easily best the iPhone 7 is this department.
3. Best For Audio
Audio could be one area in which the iPhone 7 does extremely well! As with the iPhone 7, Apple is expected (rumored) to be about to rip up the so called rule book. This line of thinking stems from early iPhone 7 rumors, which suggested that Apple was going to do away with the 3.5mm head phone port. Insted, Apple is said to be thinking of using its lightning port for as a one stop port for all connections, alongside Bluetooth.
Apart from the obvious space saving benefits this will bring, it is also thought that Apple headphones will become digital and bring in better quality sound and noise-cancellation. So does all of this make the iPhone 7 superior to the Galaxy S8 in the audio stakes? I would go as far as saying it could do, as audio is not one of the areas Samsung is best at and it looks as though Apple is doing its best to take this crown!
So which is better?
There is no doubt that both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7 are going to great handsets, ones that other manufacturers only aspire to emulate. However, there is little real fact to go on at the moment, so I am going to go with what I know about design and displays to answer the question.
If Samsung continues to meet and even surpass its own standards, then you can be sure that overall the Galaxy S8 will be the superior handset. It could not only be better looking, have a far superior display, but it could also do enough to take some long standing Apple fans away from the US tech giant.
So with that as my answer, I hope that Apple does not just lay down and die, but comes out fighting and builds an iPhone 7 that helps reinvigorate what many see as a stagnant smartphone market.