The eternal debate: Android vs. iPhone? Which is better? Or in this case, Samsung Galaxy vs. Apple iPhone? Which is better? Is this REALLY a debate? Here’s the thing, Korean technology has exploded over the past handful of years. So yes, we guess it IS a thing! Here’s a basic assessment of the Samsung Galaxy vs Apple iPhone.
Samsung Galaxy Vs Apple iPhone: Which is Better?
Price: £869 (64 GB)
- 6.3″ Quad HD+ Super AMOLED screen
- Updated and refined S Pen
- Samsung DeX docking option
- Bixby personal assistant (understands voice, text, and touch)
- Dual 12 mega-pixel rear cameras (F1.7 lens; both featuring optical image stabilisation)
- Water-resistant to a max. depth of 1.5m for up to half an hour and dust resistant
- Unlike the iPhone, the S Pen allows you to express yourself by creating animated gifs, writing over your photos and using the impressive technology to create amazing artwork, make notes and more!
- Samsung also offers expandable memory, something that is unavailable to Apple customers aside from increasing iCloud storage.
- Samsung makes switching to a Galaxy Note8 from your “old phone” a breeze with Smart Switch.
Price: £999 (64 GB)
- All-glass design and 5.8” OLED Super Retina Display (no more Home button!)
- Face ID unlocking technology
- Water and dust resistant
- A11 chip (6-core CPU) is energy efficient and the extra power gives you access to new machine learning, AR apps and immersive 3D games.
- Battery Life (Talk-time) Up to 21 hours (wireless)
- Camera (rear-facing): 12 megapixel wide-angle and telephoto cameras, Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture, Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture, Digital zoom up to 10x, Dual optical image stabilisation, Six-element lens, Quad-LED True Tone flash with slow sync, Panorama (up to 63MP)
- Camera (front-facing): 7 megapixel, 1080p HD video recording, Retina Flash, f/2.2 aperture, Auto HDR
- New image signal processor – giving you super pixel processing, faster autofocus in low light and better High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos.
- Ability to shoot 4K video up to 60 frames per second (fps) and 1080p slow motion up to 240fps.
- 25% louder stereo speakers than previous iPhone models
- Lightening adapter at bottom of the phone only (compatible with Lightning connector headphones, other headphones in addition to included 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, and wireless headphones)
- Also, thanks to iOS 11 and iCloud, you can connect your Apple products automatically and make your everyday tasks easier. For example, stream videos from your iPhone X to your television via your Apple TV 4K; everything’s synced, so all your devices have the latest information.
Most tech lovers would agree that Samsung’s hardware has been outpacing Apple’s for a few years now at least (politely ignoring the exploding Galaxy Note 7 snafu), but what they are lacking is the cult following of the whole package–aesthetics, design, software, AND hardware.