Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7: 10 features which give Samsung the lead

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Here’s a list of features that Samsung Galaxy S8 has, but the Apple iPhone 7 doesn’t.</strong>" data-reactid="40">Here’s a list of features that Samsung Galaxy S8 has, but the Apple iPhone 7 doesn’t.

Given the longstanding rivalry, whenever a new Samsung or Apple smartphone is launched, it is inevitably compared with the other. The ditto happened with Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launch last week. People instantly compared it with how it beats the iPhone. Let’s take a look at 10 things where the Apple iPhone 7 falls short of the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Jack O’ Courage

iPhone </a>7 and iPhone 7 Plus, while the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ lets you enjoy the good old headphones with its 3.5mm aux port. Though Apple bundles a pair of EarPods compatible with the Lightning Port, and a Lightning to 3.5 adaptor, the world is still not ready for a 3.5mm-less phone, which is why the Samsung Galaxy S8 wins this round." data-reactid="44">We just have to begin with the ‘courageous’ absence of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, while the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ lets you enjoy the good old headphones with its 3.5mm aux port. Though Apple bundles a pair of EarPods compatible with the Lightning Port, and a Lightning to 3.5 adaptor, the world is still not ready for a 3.5mm-less phone, which is why the Samsung Galaxy S8 wins this round.

Face Almighty

After Apple introduced the TouchID with iPhone 5s, fingerprint sensors have now become quite common. While the iPhone 7 still sticks with its fingerprint sensor, Samsung took the security a step forward. Both Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ feature Iris scanner for biometric authentication. The iris scanner can not only be used to unlock your smartphone, but also to verify your Samsung account, sign-in to web pages and more. Additionally, the Galaxy S8 also comes with a facial recognition feature, which Samsung claims is the fastest way to unlock a smartphone.

More screen to you

This is sort of the first thing you would notice when you physically compare the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Apple iPhone 7. The iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch screen, and the iPhone 7 Plus a 5.5-inch screen. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, on the other hand, come with a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch displays respectively.

Display to the Infinity

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+: Top 8 Features</a></strong>" data-reactid="50">Unlike the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Samsung flagships come sans any physical button on the face of the device. The home button has been placed beneath the display. And by getting rid of capacitive buttons, Samsung has also been able to bump the screen size while keeping a sleek and slim form factor. Both smartphones feature Super AMOLED panels running at QHD resolution, and aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Samsung calls it Infinity Display. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+: Top 8 Features

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No cable charging

Though reportedly Apple will be releasing the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus with wireless charging capabilities, in the current flagship comparison, the Galaxy S8 takes the cake for featuring wireless charging at this point. Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus also come without the fast charging support, which the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ feature.

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay contactless payment solution launched in India; here’s how it works</a></strong>" data-reactid="56">Now Apple Pay is a big thing abroad, but India is yet to use the feature. However, few days ahead of the launch of its flagship smartphones, Samsung also made its payment system official in India. The company tied up with MasterCard, Visa, and American Express for the service, which also supports mobile wallets like Paytm, and UPI apps. ALSO READ: Samsung Pay contactless payment solution launched in India; here’s how it works

Samsung DeX

Samsung DeX Station price revealed, to cost approximately Rs 9,700, shipping starts in late April</a></strong>" data-reactid="58">While iPhone 7 lets you mirror your phone to a desktop, Samsung lets you actually use your smartphone as a desktop. At the Unpacked 2017 event, the company launched Samsung DeX, which allows users to connect the smartphone to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse set, and use it like a full-fledged desktop. ALSO READ: Samsung DeX Station price revealed, to cost approximately Rs 9,700, shipping starts in late April

Bluetooth 5.0

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ are the first smartphones to feature Bluetooth 5.0</a></strong>" data-reactid="60">The new Galaxy S8 smartphones are the first to feature Bluetooth 5.0, which also allows them to support two wireless headphones simultaneously. Bluetooth 5.0 technology is faster, stronger and offers a longer range than the previous version. Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus support Bluetooth 4.2 version. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ are the first smartphones to feature Bluetooth 5.0

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The guts

While Apple is known to among the very best when it comes to smartphone chipsets, with Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung has managed a lead. The smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and the company’s very own Exynos 8895, both of which are the world’s first 10nm processors. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, work with Apple’s A10 Fusion processor, which is a 64-bit system on a chip.

Gigabit LTE support

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are also among the first smartphones in the world to support Gigabit LTE (which means up to 1,000mbps). This comes with the smartphone’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor’s X16 LTE modem which supports such high speeds. The company’s Exynos 8895 also has Gigabit LTE support. Apple iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus come with up to 450mbps LTE support.

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