Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone X : Beast With Beauty Smartphones Face OFF

Apple’s iPhone X is no-doubt extremely powerful but is of $1,000+ but if ccompared to the Samsung Galaxy S8? Will it stand out?

Apple’s new iPhone lineup is out in market : iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X

It’s that iPhone-X that packs in the most powerful features, such as edge-to-edge OLED display, beautiful body, facial recognition and wireless charging which is also found on iPhone 8.
Any of these features sound familiar? They should actually, because you can find most of those features on the Samsung Galaxy S8 as well. Read further to see how the Apple flagship keeps up against the best Android smartphone.

Design or Physical Features

As always Apple bought a design revolution with  iPhone X that brings the company closer to its Android rivals. It has edge-to-edge display with a  cutout at the top for various imaging sensors and the earpiece and another at the bottom for the speaker.
Galaxy S8 curves the display along the sides but keeps a tiny bezel on the top and bottom to spare you from an awkward cutout.
The S8 got few things the iPhone X is missing,
1: A headphone jack on the bottom, letting you listen to music without a dongle.
2: A microSD slot for extra storage.
3: A fingerprint sensor on the back  to the camera.
iPhone X gets rid of fingerprint sensor to favor of Face ID, which lets you unlock the phone by looking at it. Apple claims it to be reliable as Touch ID and  will also work with Apple Pay.
Both are similarly sized phones. The iPhone X is 5.65 by 2.79 by 0.30 inches (HWD) and weighs 6.14 ounces. That’s a little heavier than S8 (5.87 by 2.68 by 0.31 inches, 5.47 ounces), but both phones fit in your hand comfortably and neither strain your thumb when reaching edges.
Both smartphones support wireless charging and are water-resistant and dust-resistant. The iPhone X is rated IP67, which can survive in 5 feet of water for half hour. The S8 is IP68 allowing it to survive slightly deeper upto 6 feet.


If there’s one thing iPhones have typically lagged in is it’s display. Apple still has 1080p panels while the rest got Quad X
Super Retina HD display is an OLED panel. For the first time Apple users get the same rich, saturated colours and dense inky blacks which Samsung owners have enjoyed by now. You will also get Apple’s wide colour gamut, True Tone display, and HDR for significant visual enhancements for photos and videos. A high maximum brightness should allow for good sunlight visibility and the iPhone X has the same pressure-sensitive 3D Touch feature from iPhone 6s.
5.8-inch Super AMOLED display on the Galaxy S8 has one distinct advantage over iPhone-x (a higher resolution at 2,960 to 1,440and 570 ppi). High pixel density will make images and text on the S8 appear sharper in addition to the advantages of an normal OLED display.

Processor, Battery, and Camera

The iPhone X runs Apple’s new A11 Bionic chipset is incredibly powerful beating every Android device and all previous iPhones and iPads.
This new A11 Bionic chipset blows the Snapdragon 835-powered S8 out with double the speed and power.
S8 camera
iPhone X’s battery capacity should last two hours longer than the iPhone 7 Plus. iPhone 7 Plus clocked 6 hours with full-screen video over LTE at maximum screen brightness so this put the iPhone X at 8 hours.  Galaxy S8 lasts a little shorter upto 5 hours, 45 minutes.
Camera capabilities are the hardest to determine without doing a shootout test. The S8 is one of the best camera phones we’ve tested, boasting a single 12-megapixel rear camera that excels in capturing detail and shooting in low light. You also get optical image stabilization, 4K video recording, and manual controls.

The iPhone X has a dual camera sensor setup that gives you a pair of 12-megapixel sensors. One is a standard lens, the other is a telephoto lens, and both come with OIS letting you take clearer, more stable video and improving shooting in low light. Having two camera sensors should also present some advantages when it comes to depth sensing in AR.

There are no manual controls, but the iPhone X does introduce a unique aspect to portrait mode, letting you adjust lighting on selfies to a studio-grade level. A bokeh effect is also introduced for the 7-megapixel front camera. An improved image signal processor should allow the iPhone X to focus faster in low light, snap quicker, and take better quality HDR photos. Other standard features like 4K video recording are also present, but rather than the normal 30fps, you can shoot at a smoother 60fps. It’s also capable of 240fps slow-mo video.

Software and Features

The new iPhone X is running iOS 11 which is Apple’s latest operating system. It bring with it new features like ARKit’s augmented reality support, a file manager, some serious multitasking capabilities and much awaited in Iphone screen recording.
S8 does run Android 7.1 Nougat and updates to Android 8.0 Oreo.
iPhone X battery

Price and Availability

Samsung Galaxy S8 is currently out for sale at a price range between $750 to $800.
iPhone X will cost you more starting at $999 for the 64GB storage option and $1,149 for 256GB. Just to compare, you’ll pay have to pay $200 to $300 more for the iPhone X compared with the Galaxy S8.
Both the phones share the same set of features including a beautiful design with high-resolution edge-to-edge display, wireless charging  and some great camera quality. On the other hand, the iPhone X looks like it may be the most powerful phone on the market and its dual rear camera sensors and unique Face ID unlock will have lots of potential when it comes to AR. We’ll surely put the iPhone X to the test, so stay tuned for our full review.
Let’s have a quick recap of features comparison : 

Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
OSiOS (11.x)Android (7.0)
Dimensions5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
Weight6.14 oz (174 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
MaterialsMain body: Glass; Accents: Stainless steelMain body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
FeaturesIris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)
RuggedWater, Dust resistantWater, Dust resistant


Physical size5.8 inches5.8 inches
Resolution1125 x 2436 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density

459 ppi570 ppi



Screen-to-body ratio

82.35 %84.26 %
FeaturesHDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensorHDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Camera12 megapixels12 megapixels
FlashQuad LEDLED

Aperture size



Focal length (35mm equivalent)


26 mm

Camera sensor size – A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.


Pixel size

Pixel size – The size of an individual pixel on a camera’s sensor. The bigger, the better.


1.4 μm
Optical zoom2.0 x
Hardware FeaturesDual-camera (12-megapixel, F2.4 aperture), Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)
Software FeaturesRAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presetsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Frames, Effects
Camcorder3840×2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920×1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280×720 (720p HD) (30 fps)3840×2160 (4K) (30 fps), 2560×1440 (QHD), 1920×1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280×720 (720p HD) (240 fps)
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Front-facing camera7 megapixels8 megapixels
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

System chip

Apple A11 BionicQualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998


Hexa-core, 64-bit, 10 nmOcta-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

Graphics processor

Apple M11Adreno 540

System memory


Built-in storage

256 GB64 GB

Storage expansion

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 256 GB

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