Apple iPhone 7 Plus is one of the best smartphones you can buy today, with excellent performance, waterproof design, intelligent camera technology and a flexible and easy iOS 10 operating system. However, by the end of March, Samsung will also launch the highly anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus to fight against Apple. Samsung claims that these two powerful mobile phone design is more advanced, specifications are higher, absolutely comparable to the iPhone 7 Plus. There are even rumors that the Galaxy S8 Plus is equipped with a dual lens camera to compete with Apple's iPhone 7 Plus. So between the Galaxy S8 Plus and the iPhone 7 Plus, how do you choose? Recombu website for their comparison, the details are as follows:
Although the standard version of the iPhone 7 Plus looks very similar to the previous iPhone 6s Plus, Apple has actually optimized its design in two key areas. First of all, iPhone 7 Plus has a strong waterproof function, even into the toilet can also continue to use normally. Second, you can choose the standard version of matt metal finishes or new smooth finish, but the latter is more prone to scratches.
If those spy photos are true, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus may have a larger screen, but its body becomes more slim. This is due to Samsung's sexy design, the phone around the edge of the screen instead of the surface. Because there is no border, Galaxy S8 Plus can be more comfortable to grasp, and more easily into the pocket or hand bag. Similar to Apple phones, it also has a powerful waterproof function.
Of course, given the size of these two phones, one hand may not be easy to use. Fortunately, Apple and Samsung have their own solutions. IPhone 7 Plus screen can be reduced to the bottom half of the screen, while the Galaxy S8 Plus single-handed mode has a similar effect.
Screen and media
If you want a device that can watch movies on the move, Samsung or Apple devices are competent. According to the Galaxy S8 Plus configuration 6.2-inch Super AMOLED large screen, and can flip, like Galaxy S7 as has a vibrant rich colors. Despite the larger screen, Quad HD resolution ensures clear and detailed picture. IPhone 7 Plus screen is not as exaggerated as Galaxy S8 Plus, stay at 5.5 inches. Although its resolution is not too high, the use of Full HD instead of Quad HD, Apple smart phones can still produce very clear images, so you feel value for money.
Galaxy S8 Plus offers richer tones, while the iPhone 7 Plus offers a more realistic color, both of which can be made according to their own preferences. But when it comes to storage space for the media, the Galaxy S8 Plus seems to be superior. IPhone 7 Plus storage space up to 256GB, and does not support microSD expansion. While the Galaxy S8 Plus up to 128GB, but you can increase the memory card by increasing the storage space.
Rumors Galaxy S8 Plus using Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor, can provide you with faster operation and download speed. In contrast, Apple uses a self-developed A10 Fusion processor, iPhone 7 Plus speed is quite fast. We have not yet tested them in parallel, but it is speculated that in the benchmark test, Galaxy S8 Plus performance at least worse than the iPhone 7 Plus. In any case, playing games on both phones will be easier.
As for the virtual reality (VR) function, Galaxy S8 Plus in two areas occupy a clear advantage. First, Samsung has its own Gear VR platform, which supports all Galaxy S8 series phones. To this end, when you buy Galaxy S8 Plus, you can guarantee a lot of VR games can play. Second, the Quad HD screen provides a clearer picture. In contrast, the iPhone 7 Plus comes with a lower resolution Full HD screen and no dedicated VR support platform.
Of course, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and Apple iPhone 7 Plus is the main difference between the operating system, which determines the software running on the phone when the perception. IPhone 7 Plus running iOS 10, it is Apple's own development of the best mobile operating system. While the Galaxy S8 Plus runs Google's Android Nougat. IOS 10 and Android Nougat each have advantages and disadvantages, but in the new version of the design, they are more and more similar. For example, they now offer side-by-side multi-tasking, powerful applications and game download options, and the ability to get real-time data, such as the latest headlines on the desktop.
The iPhone 7 Plus has Apple's first dual-lens camera with a standard 12 megapixel lens and an optical zoom lens that allows you to get closer to the object and capture more details. Dual lens settings also allow users to capture the beautiful background blur effect, that is, add a fuzzy background to the photo effect, help highlight the theme of the photo. Apple's f / 1.8 aperture lens means that you can absorb plenty of light to improve the quality of the camera under low light conditions. You can also start Optical Image Stabilisation, to reduce the rapid movement of the camera during the hand tremor, fuzzy and so on. You can also shoot 4K resolution video, support full delay photography and slow motion video.
As a result of the use of f / 1.7 lens, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge camera is also very good, you can capture more attractive than the iPhone 7 Plus low light photos. We believe that the Galaxy S8 Plus performs better in dim conditions. There are rumors that Samsung has a second shot on the back of the Galaxy S8 Plus, although it is unlikely to use an Apple-like optical zoom lens, but it will be used to capture more details and add background blur effects. In addition, Galaxy S8 Plus may also support shooting 4K resolution video, slow motion video and delay video clips.
5. UK pricing
Do you want to buy these two phones? It may require you to sell one or two kidneys. Galaxy S8 Plus will be available in the UK in April 2017, priced at £ 899. While the iPhone 7 Plus entry price of 719 pounds. But in any case, you can get from them high-quality high-end mobile phone experience.