72points

Apple iPhone 8

81points

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

96points

Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Comparison winner
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
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Apple iPhone 8 vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
72
points
81
points
96
points

Why is Apple iPhone 8 better than Apple iPhone 8 Plus & Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)?

  • Weight
    148gvs202,163g
  • Thickness
    7.3mmvs7.5,8.5mm
  • Width
    67.3mmvs78.1,68.7mm
  • Height
    138.4mmvs158.4,147.7mm

Why is Apple iPhone 8 Plus better than Apple iPhone 8 & Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)?

  • Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera

Why is Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845) better than Apple iPhone 8 & Apple iPhone 8 Plus?

  • Battery power
    3000mAhvs1821,2675mAh
  • CPU speed
    4 x 2.8GHz & 4 x 1.77GHzvs2 x 2.53 & 4 x 1.42,2 x 2.53 & 4 x 1.42GHz
  • Pixel density
    570ppivs326,401ppi
  • Screen size
    5.8"vs4.7,5.5"
  • RAM
    4GBvs2,3GB
  • Resolution
    1440 x 2960pxvs750 x 1334,1080 x 1920px
  • Front camera megapixels
    8MPvs7,7MP
  • Has an external memory slot

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Weather sealed
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.thickness

7.3mm

7.5mm

8.5mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

4.weight

148g

202g

163g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

5.width

67.3mm

78.1mm

68.7mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

138.4mm

158.4mm

147.7mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

Display

1.resolution

750 x 1334px

1080 x 1920px

1440 x 2960px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

326ppi

401ppi

570ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

4.screen size

4.7"

5.5"

5.8"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

6.Has an AMOLED display
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

2.Has integrated graphics
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

3.Has out-of-order execution
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

4.Has AES
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

5.RAM

2GB

3GB

4GB

Best

Vivo NEX 2

10GB

6.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

Cameras

1.megapixels

12MP

12MP & 12MP

12MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

3.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

2160 x 60fps

2160 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Crosscall Trekker-X4

1080 x 120fps

4.front camera megapixels

7MP

7MP

8MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

5.widest aperture

f/1.8

f/2.8 & f/1.8

f/1.5

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Vivo NEX 2

1.3 & 1.8 & 1.8f

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

3

3

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.has a radio
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Huawei P Smart (2019)

5.has dedicated media keys
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

Battery

1.battery power

1821mAh

2675mAh

3000mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.Has an ultra power save mode
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.

For example

Oppo A7

3.wireless charging
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

4.has a removable battery
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Blu Advance L4

5.Supports fast charging
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

6.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
2.Has offline voice recognition
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Supports Java
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
4.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
5.Is free and open source
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

6.Has sharing intents
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

Miscellaneous

1.Supports instant markup
Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

Instant markup allows you to easily add notes to PDFs or screenshots using a stylus.

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