- [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
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
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
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
If you missed it I just dropped a brand new
iPhone 8 Plus versus 8 unboxing and comparison.
You can check that out here or check out the link below.
This is Jonathan and I will catch you guys later.