70points
17points

Apple iPhone 8

92points
26points

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9
Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
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138 facts in comparison

Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S9

Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
70
points
Apple iPhone 8
92
points
Samsung Galaxy S9

Why is Apple iPhone 8 better than Samsung Galaxy S9?

  • 192GB more internal storage
    ?

    256GBvs64GB
  • LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
    ?
  • Has an IPS screen
    ?
  • 15g lighter
    ?

    148gvs163g
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    ?

    3vs2
  • 1.2mm thinner
    ?

    7.3mmvs8.5mm
  • Shoots raw
    ?
  • 2x greater zoom range
    ?

    2xvs0x

Why is Samsung Galaxy S9 better than Apple iPhone 8?

  • 1.65x more battery power
    ?

    3000mAhvs1821mAh
  • 1.75x higher pixel density
    ?

    570ppivs326ppi
  • 1.79x faster CPU speed
    ?

    4 x 2.9GHz & 4 x 1.9GHzvs2 x 2.53 & 4 x 1.42GHz
  • 4.26x higher resolution
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    1440 x 2960pxvs750 x 1334px
  • 2GB more RAM memory
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    4GBvs2GB
  • 23.4% bigger screen size
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    5.8"vs4.7"
  • 14.29% more megapixels (front camera)
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    8MPvs7MP
  • Has an external memory slot
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Price comparison

Apple iPhone 8

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPhone 8 AmazonApple iPhone 8, 256GB, Gold - Fully Unlo...Apple iPhone 8, 256GB, Gold - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$314.99
Apple iPhone 8 AmazonApple iPhone 8 256GB GSM Unlocked Phone,...Apple iPhone 8 256GB GSM Unlocked Phone, Gold (Renewed)
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$352.98
Apple iPhone 8 AmazonApple iPhone 8 256GB Unlocked GSM Phone ...Apple iPhone 8 256GB Unlocked GSM Phone - Silver (Renewed)
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$389.00
Apple iPhone 8 aliexpressOriginal Apple iphone 8 Plus Hexa Core i...Original Apple iphone 8 Plus Hexa Core iOS 3GB RAM 64-256GB ROM 5.5 inch 12MP Fingerprint 2691mAh LTE Mobile Phone
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$392.69

Samsung Galaxy S9

Buy used:

$299.99

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy S9 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9 Single SIM 64GB SM-G96...Samsung Galaxy S9 Single SIM 64GB SM-G9600 Factory Unlocked 4G Smartphone (Midnight Black) -International Version - No Warranty in The USA - GSM ONLY, NO CDMA
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$499.00
Samsung Galaxy S9 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9 G960U Verizon + GSM Un...Samsung Galaxy S9 G960U Verizon + GSM Unlocked (Renewed) (Lilac Purple, 64GB)
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$299.00
Samsung Galaxy S9 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9, 64GB, Lilac Purple - ...Samsung Galaxy S9, 64GB, Lilac Purple - For AT&T / T-Mobile (Renewed)
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$299.99
Samsung Galaxy S9 walmartTotal Wireless SAMSUNG Galaxy S9 Plus LT...Total Wireless SAMSUNG Galaxy S9 Plus LTE, 64GB Black - Prepaid Smartphone
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$723.38
Samsung Galaxy S9 aliexpressSamsung Galaxy S9 G960U Original Unlocke...Samsung Galaxy S9 G960U Original Unlocked LTE Android Cell Phone Octa Core 5.8" 12MP 4G RAM 64G ROM Snapdragon 845 NFC 3000mAh
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$254.10

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Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

148g

163g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.thickness

7.3mm

8.5mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.width

67.3mm

68.7mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.height

138.4mm

147.7mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Display

1.pixel density

326ppi

570ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

750 x 1334px

1440 x 2960px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
3.screen size

4.7"

5.8"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. 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 IPS screen
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.53GHz & 4 x 1.42GHz (Apple A11 Bionic)

4 x 2.9GHz & 4 x 1.9GHz (Samsung Exynos 9810)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

2GB

4GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

256GB

64GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPhone 8 (Apple A11 Bionic)
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Samsung Exynos 9810)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
6.semiconductor size

14nm

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

12MP

12MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

7MP

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
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.
4.video recording (main camera)

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.
5.wide aperture (main camera)

f/1.80

f/1.50

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.
6.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
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
Samsung Galaxy S9
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has a radio
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
4.number of microphones

3

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.battery power

1821mAh

3000mAh

Battery power, also called battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy stored in the battery. Measured in milliampere-hours (mAh), it indicates how much electric power can be used over time. More battery power translates into longer battery life.
2.has a removable battery
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has wireless charging
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
4.Supports fast charging
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
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.
5.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Apple iPhone 8 (iOS 11)
Samsung Galaxy S9 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
6.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.download speed

600MBits/s

1200MBits/s (Samsung Exynos 9810)

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.has NFC
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
5.is DLNA-certified
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S9
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
6.Bluetooth version

5

5

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Price comparison

Apple iPhone 8

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPhone 8 AmazonApple iPhone 8, 256GB, Gold - Fully Unlo...Apple iPhone 8, 256GB, Gold - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$314.99
Apple iPhone 8 AmazonApple iPhone 8 256GB GSM Unlocked Phone,...Apple iPhone 8 256GB GSM Unlocked Phone, Gold (Renewed)
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$352.98
Apple iPhone 8 AmazonApple iPhone 8 256GB Unlocked GSM Phone ...Apple iPhone 8 256GB Unlocked GSM Phone - Silver (Renewed)
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$389.00
Apple iPhone 8 aliexpressOriginal Apple iphone 8 Plus Hexa Core i...Original Apple iphone 8 Plus Hexa Core iOS 3GB RAM 64-256GB ROM 5.5 inch 12MP Fingerprint 2691mAh LTE Mobile Phone
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$392.69

Samsung Galaxy S9

Buy used:

$299.99

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy S9 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9 Single SIM 64GB SM-G96...Samsung Galaxy S9 Single SIM 64GB SM-G9600 Factory Unlocked 4G Smartphone (Midnight Black) -International Version - No Warranty in The USA - GSM ONLY, NO CDMA
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$499.00
Samsung Galaxy S9 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9 G960U Verizon + GSM Un...Samsung Galaxy S9 G960U Verizon + GSM Unlocked (Renewed) (Lilac Purple, 64GB)
Amazon logo
$299.00
Samsung Galaxy S9 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9, 64GB, Lilac Purple - ...Samsung Galaxy S9, 64GB, Lilac Purple - For AT&T / T-Mobile (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$299.99
Samsung Galaxy S9 walmartTotal Wireless SAMSUNG Galaxy S9 Plus LT...Total Wireless SAMSUNG Galaxy S9 Plus LTE, 64GB Black - Prepaid Smartphone
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$723.38
Samsung Galaxy S9 aliexpressSamsung Galaxy S9 G960U Original Unlocke...Samsung Galaxy S9 G960U Original Unlocked LTE Android Cell Phone Octa Core 5.8" 12MP 4G RAM 64G ROM Snapdragon 845 NFC 3000mAh
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$254.10

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