Samsung’s next generation S-Line handsets are now available to buy; however, stocks are probably low. If you weren’t one of those, who pre-ordered one of the two smartphone variants when announced. There’s a chance you may be interested in finding out how the larger Plus compares to Apple‘s iPhone 7 Plus.
Galaxy S8 Plus Vs. iPhone 7 Plus
Now, if for whatever reason, you haven’t familiarized yourself with these two devices, let’s take a quick look.
Starting with the S8 Plus: 6.2-inch Super AMOLED, 529 ppi pixel density display. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, or Exynos 8895 chipset, with an Adreno 540 graphics processing unit. Internal storage 64GB with 4GB of RAM, plus MicroSD card compatibility up to 256GB. 12-megapixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, with features such as an iris scanner and fingerprint sensor. Finally, there’s a non-removable Li-Ion 3500mAh battery.
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As for the iPhone 7 Plus: There’s 5.5-inch IPS LCD with 401 ppi pixel density. Apple A10 Fusion chipset, which features a PowerVR Series7XT Plus graphics processing unit. Internal storage of 32, 128, or 256GB with 3GB of RAM, no MicroSD card compatibility is available. Dual rear camera sensors with a rating of 12-megapixels, plus a front-facing 7-megapixel camera. It runs on iOS 10 out of the box, and Face detection and Touch ID fingerprint sensors. As for the battery, it is a non-removable Li-Ion with a 2900mAh capacity.
From the brief non-real world look at the specs above, it’s clear to see that the iPhone 7 Plus has the better rear camera. However, the Galaxy S8 Plus beats the iPhone when it comes to its vibrant display. But, what about the speed, how can that be compared?
When looking at the specs above, it’s difficult to determine an answer to that question. Although the S8 does have 1GB extra RAM compared to the iPhone, which should mean it’s faster. However, according to a recent comparison of each handset’s memory management capabilities, it would seem that is not the case. YouTuber, PhoneBuff, put together a test and filmed it for his/her followers, this test revealed a surprising result. One which may affect people’s purchasing decision going forward for the remaining of 2017.
So, just to recap, the Galaxy S8 Plus in the U.S.A where this test was conducted features Qualcomm’s fastest chipset. The octa-core Snapdragon 835, which is accompanied by 4GB of RAM. As for the iPhone 7 Plus, it has the Quad-core Apple A10 Fusion chipset, it comes with 3GB of RAM.
As for the approach taken by PhoneBuff, it involved the pretty standard practice of launching one after the other. The apparent purpose of this method of testing is to determine which handset is the faster. That is determined by which of the two completes one full lap.
So, which handset one the race, did the next-gen Android, Galaxy S8 Plus wipe the floor with the iPhone 7 Plus? No, instead, the iPhone actually keeps up and even beats the Samsung when loading apps directly via its RAM.
Now, does this mean, the 7 Plus is faster than the S8 Plus in the real word? We’re not sure, as this method of testing isn’t trying to prove that, instead, it’s more of an indication. One that suggests, the iPhone 7 Plus even though a handset from last year, can compete with this year’s top of the line S-device.
If you want to view the test itself, we’ve included the video below; you should take a look and form your own opinion. Let us know what you think via the comments section below.