Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8


- [Jonathan] Hey guys, Jonathan here.

Without a doubt Samsung's Galaxy S8 is one of

the most impressive phones of 2017.

The iPhone 8 however is officially here

and with that I think it's time to see

how these two stack up side by side.

Now clearly once you put these phones next

to each other in terms of the design,

aesthetics and really just overall looks,

not to sugarcoat it or anything but the Galaxy S8

is miles ahead.

The iPhone 8 definitely does have some

very impressive features, but design wise,

it really hasn't changed much over the years.

So honestly for all intents and purposes,

it very well could have been called the iPhone 7S.

The Galaxy S8 on the other hand is a completely

different story.

It has this beautiful bezel-less display

that looks like it's straight outta the future.

And I've said it before but I still think the Galaxy S8

is arguably the best looking phone of 2017.

Now with the upcoming iPhone X that very well

may change that statement for me,

but that is different comparison for a different day.

For now, and especially because both the iPhone 8

and Galaxy S8 are very similar in pricing

we're gonna focus on these two phones.

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Now unfortunately with the iPhone 8 it still connects

to a lightning port and surprise, surprise

does not have a headphone jack.

So two potential advantages with the Galaxy S8,

is one, USB C and two, the fact that you can connect

a pair of wired headphones without any adapter.

Now another potential advantage with the Galaxy S8

is MicroSD card expandability.

Now I don't want to turn this into an iOS

versus Android war.

For me I've never really felt the need

to store anything on a MicroSD card

but for some it may be big deal

and if that's the case, that is clearly

where the Galaxy S8 has one up.

Some of you might notice that both the iPhone 8

and Galaxy S8 feature an all glass back.

Now that's because both of these feature wireless charging.

Clearly this isn't anything new to Samsung

or the Galaxy line up.

It is however brand new to the iPhone 8.

They're using a wireless Qi standard

and not some proprietary crap.

So the fact that it's finally here on the iPhone

is only gonna help wireless charging become further adopted

and that is better for everybody.

The one thing mention though in terms of fast charging

or quick charging, that is something you get

right out of the box with the Galaxy S8

whereas with the iPhone 8 you're going to need to spend

nearly $100 in accessories just to get that

which is kinda crazy.

So definitely a plus one to Samsung for providing

Quick Charge out of the box, and unfortunately

in typical Apple fashion, you're gonna pay more

for adapters and accessories.

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Now from there, jumping into displays.

It is not even close.

The Galaxy S8 here is the clear winner.

It features a beautiful and I mean beautiful

5.8 inch Super AMOLED display.

It's bright it's colorful, it's vibrant

and the lack of bezels kinda just makes you wanna stare

in awe at it, and there is really no other word

to describe it than impressive.

With the display Samsung also did a fantastic job

of implementing a virtual home button

into the screen and it just works really well.

The downside to that is that Samsung could not implement

the finger print reader into the display

so in turn it is located awkwardly on the back

next to the camera which I'm still not a fan of.

Unlike the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 does however

have a fingerprint reader or Touch ID up front

so in terms of that, I definitely prefer the iPhone 8.

That though unfortunately does not

help the iPhone 8's display when stacked up

side by side against the Galaxy S8.

Now the iPhone 8 is not a bad display by any means.

Its got a beautiful white color gamut, bright, true tone,

actually works really well but it just kinda pales

in comparison in both size and resolution.

It is a 4.7 inch display with a 750P resolution.

And again when you stack it side by side

against the Galaxy S8 it's not even close.

So while the display is a clear advantage to the Galaxy S8

if we look under the hood, the iPhone 8 might surprise you.

Yes, the Galaxy S8 has an eight core processor

and I've seen people make fun of the iPhone 8,

the iPhone X for finally getting a six core processor.

But the fact is the A11 Bionic chip is nuts.

Stacked up side by side against the Galaxy S8

it completely smashes and obliterates it.

The big thing with that A11 chip is that when

it needs to it's gonna utilize all six of those cores

at the same time whereas with the Galaxy S8,

it is actually two pairs of quad core processors.

That in turn is why the iPhone 8 and especially

in multi-core performance does so well.

And just for reference that is on par

with a 13 inch MacBook Pro which is crazy

in terms of a smartphone.

Again, I don't want to turn this into a war

or negate how awesome the Galaxy S8 is,

because it is a fantastic, beautiful, really fast phone.

But in terms of performance, it is clear that Apple

is miles ahead.

From there I wanna jump over to cameras

because honestly that is probably one of

the most important features to pretty much everybody

out there.

Both the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 feature 12MP shooters

on the back and in terms of performance goes

as far as photography, both do an amazing job.

The showcase that I think these two pictures here

are a prime example of why that is the case,

this was shot on the Galaxy S8 which is an amazing picture

but if we hop over to the iPhone 8, it is pretty much

equally as impressive.

I'm not sure which I like more

but I think either way you would not be disappointed

with either of these.

Same thing here with these pictures,

I think the iPhone 8 does a fantastic job

of capturing the highlights, the shadows,

not over blowing the sunset.

But it's pretty much the same thing

on the Galaxy S8.

The only advantage I would say the S8 has

with this picture over here is if we crop it

and zoom in, it does retain sharpness

just a little bit better over the iPhone 8.

Now into where I prefer the Galaxy S8

over the iPhone 8 is this alpha balance shot

right here.

The iPhone 8, it is every so slightly

just a little over washed, a littler over exposed.

But as we hop over to the Galaxy S8,

it kinda just holds everything together better.

The colors pop more and overall it's just

a more pleasing image.

From then we move into more of a lower light situation.

I think both the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8

do a really fantastic job.

I think with the iPhone 8,

you get a more natural true to life image

with more accurate colors,

whereas with the Galaxy S8 it looks great

but it tends to cool things down a bit

but overall it was just a sharper image.

Now as far as the front facing cameras go

that hands down goes to the Galaxy S8.

I've always liked their wide angle lens.

The iPhone has just never really felt wide enough.

And as you can see as we stack them side by side,

both do a really impressive job

but I just prefer the look of the Galaxy S8 more.

Now from there, one clear advantage the iPhone 8 has

over the Galaxy S8 is when it comes to video.

The iPhone 8 will shoot up to 4K at 60 frames per second.

That's something the Galaxy S8 does not do.

So for reference here's an example of both

at 4K 30.

So we're here on the iPhone 8 testing out 4K 30FPS video.

Also gonna get a little test out to the stabilization.

We're gonna walk around, give it a little back and forth.

Rich with the crispy shirt.

Looking good with the tricolors.

Ralphy holding down the camera.

And now let's hop over to the Galaxy S8.

Holy crop factor, we're here on the Galaxy S8.

Moving around again, test out the stabilization.

Video quality looks good, I'm curious to see how it reacts

a little bit, moving in, grabbing focus.

That's pretty quick.

Tricolors one more time.

It looks crisp here, not gonna lie.

Back to Ralphy, and lemme know which you think

looks better with a comment down below.

The other big deal with the iPhone 8

is 1080P 240FPS slow motion video

which is crazy.

Here's a quick example of the 240FPS slow motion video

on the iPhone 8.

Again, this is not something the Galaxy S8 even does

so I can't truly compare apples to apples.

To make it a little more even

here's what 120FPS slow motion video looks like

on the iPhone 8 and you can see

it does a really amazing job.

Clearly my rock juggling skills could use some improvement

but as we hop over to the Galaxy S8, you can see

in terms of clarity and just overall quality

it is miles better on the iPhone 8.

Now ultimately it really comes down

to preference and ecosystem.

Both of these are fantastic high quality phones.

The Galaxy S8 is far superior in terms of design,

hardware, the display.

And while the iPhone 8 may not look the most impressive

on the outside, it is packing some serious power

and impressive features inside.

With the Galaxy S8 and more specifically Android

you're clearly getting more customization,

more freedom, more flexibility whereas with the iPhone 8

and more specifically iOS11, yes it can be limiting

but in terms of the eco-system the App Store

it is second to none.

For me, both these are fantastic phones,

and again it is a great time to be alive

in terms of technology.

Hopefully this video kinda showcase

what is cool about each of these phones

and helped you with your choice.

Aside from that, thank you guys very much

for watching.

If you missed it I just dropped a brand new

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This is Jonathan and I will catch you guys later.

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