Samsung and Apple have been in direct competition with one another over the years. Both create quality and highly attractive smartphones and, as of late, those phones have become more similar in appearance and features.
Many consumers are either firmly an Apple fan or a Samsung fan, but now that trend is starting to change. These two phones have many things in common. Here’s a breakdown of a few common specifications of the Galaxy S8 and iPhone X. See which phone is best for you.
When it comes to price, both of these phones hit the wallet pretty hard. The iPhone X is pretty well-known for being the $1000 iPhone. However, the Galaxy S8 is not far behind with a price tag of $750 for a Galaxy S8 and $850 for a Galaxy S8+.
There is perhaps no feature more important on the smart phone than the camera. Cameras on smartphones have quickly become high-quality cameras that rival professional ones.
The iPhone X has dual rear cameras while the Samsung Galaxy S8 only has one camera. However, in a comparison review, the iPhone X was superior when it came to showcasing details such as color, light, hues, and tones. If you care at all about the infamous phone “selfie” you’ll definitely think of the iPhone X’s camera as the superior choice.
Perhaps equally as important are the special features that a brand-new smartphone has. Special features are what sets new generations of phones apart from previous generations. Here are some of the special features for both the iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy S8.
The iPhone X has portrait mode selfies which have already gone viral on social media. This mode allows for users to take professional level selfies that blur out the background. The iPhone X also allows the user to use Animoji which is a bit like a built-in Snapchat app. Animoji allows users to create funny expressions using one of 12 cute animal filters and pairs with a funny voice.
Samsung Galaxy S8
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has its share of special features as well. This new version includes Bixby, which is a personal voice assistant much like Siri. Since Bixby is so new, don’t expect it to be as efficient as Siri which has gone through several iterations. The Galaxy S8 also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, something the iPhone X lacks.
Battery life alone might not be the deciding factor in this race since the difference is so small. Although the iPhone X does beat the Galaxy S8, it only wins by 10 minutes (10:49 hours compared to the Galaxy S8’s 10:39 hours). Muddying the waters further, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ beats the iPhone X by 15 minutes with 11:04 hours of battery life.
Overall, deciding which phone is for you will come down to what features you feel are most important. Want a more affordable phone with a slightly longer battery life? Choose the Samsung Galaxy S8+. If you really care about a quality camera and don’t mind paying extra, choose the iPhone X.