Galaxy S8 Vs iPhone 8: Everything We Know


In 2017 we will likely witness the release of two most anticipated smartphones of the year: The Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Apple’s iPhone 8. There is a lot a hype already created for both of these phones, but Galaxy S8 has got slightly edge because its release date is near than the iPhone 8. In this article, we will compare both of these smartphones. So let’s start the Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8: Release date, prices, specs, rumors and everything we know.

Galaxy S8 Vs iPhone 8: Release Date, Prices, Specs, Rumors And Everything We Know

Galaxy S8 Vs iPhone 8

It is a big year for both rivals because it will be the first big release by Samsung after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster of recall and discontinuation. On the other hand, Apple is celebrating their 10th anniversary, and it is a rumor that they would come with a new design.

Galaxy S8 Vs iPhone 8: Release Dates

Samsung usually announces their Galaxy S-series smartphone during or around the Mobile World Congress – MWC event but due to Galaxy Note 7 mishap, they are delaying the release, and now it is expected that they will release Galaxy S8 during the third week of April.

Read More: Everything We Know About Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date

While Apple has made the tradition of launching the iPhone 8 models in fall specifically in the month of September and it is expected same in the case of iPhone 8.

Galaxy S8 Vs iPhone 8: Price, Models, And Storage

We have been writing many stories on the price of Galaxy S8 including its price in specific countries.

Read More: Worldwide Price Of Samsung Galaxy S8

So, According to GSM Arena, there will be two variants of Galaxy S8 such as primary Galaxy S8 of 5.7 inches screen and premium Galaxy S8 Plus/Edge of 6.2 inches screen.

Galaxy S8 will have the storage of 64 GB and 128 GB with Micro SD card slot which can support up to 256 GB.

Oppositely, iPhone 8 may have three variants, such as basic iPhone 8 of 4.7 inches display, premium iPhone 8 Plus of 5.5 inches display, and iPhone 8 Ferrari of 5.8 inches screen.

As Apple already ditch the 16 GB and 64 GB space options. Now they will retain with iPhone 7 storage options of 32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB.

The price of Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 are listed below.

Apple iPhone 8Samsung Galaxy S8StoragePrice
iPhone 832 GB$650
iPhone 8128 GB$750
iPhone 8256 GB$850
iPhone 8 Plus32 GB$750
iPhone 8 Plus128 GB$850
iPhone 8 Plus256 GB$950
iPhone 8 Ferrari32 GB$1000
iPhone 8 Ferrari128 GB$1100
iPhone 8 Ferrari256 GB$1200
Galaxy S864 GB$850
Galaxy S864 GB$950
Galaxy S8 Plus/Edge128 GB$950
Galaxy S8 Plus/Edge128 GB$1050

Galaxy S8 Vs iPhone 8: Specs, Features, And Details

Headphone Jack

Galaxy S8 Vs iPhone 8


Samsung may ditch the headphone jack in the upcoming Galaxy S8. We also did a couple of stories, and they also planned to launch wireless earbuds.

Read More: Galaxy S8 Headphone Jack To Be Eliminated By Samsung

Read More: Samsung Might Launch Galaxy S8 Wireless Earbuds

Apple already parted ways with the headphone jack in iPhone 7 models, and they are likely to continue the same with iPhone models.

Home Button

Both the smartphones users will miss more than just a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The Galaxy S8 may come without the home button. In case if you are wondering that how the functions of a home button we will perform then Samsung plans to make the fingerprint sensor into the glass panel, and it will work as your home button.

Read More: Samsung Galaxy S8 Might Ditch Physical Buttons

On the other hand, the home button of iPhone 8 would be integrated into the display screen. Remember, the iPhone 7 home button is not quite a button. It is the force-sensitive button instead of a physical button.


Galaxy S8 Vs iPhone 8

The upcoming Galaxy S8 may have more than ninety percent of the screen because of no side bezels and very thin top and bottom bezels. You can view some leaked images by the renderers.

Read More: Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaked Images

The Apple iPhone 8 will have a glass back, and front and the chassis of the device would be made of stainless steel.

Water Resistance

The Samsung Galaxy S8 would feature IP68 rating, and Galaxy S7 has already IP68 rating which can give you the protection of 30 minutes under 1.5 meters.

According to The Investor, Apple’s iPhone 8 may also adopt the technology of IP68 rating.

Digital Assistants

The Galaxy S8 is ready to give the competition to Apple’s Siri because Galaxy S8 will feature Artificial Intelligence (AI) digital assistant as Reuters reported, which will be called Bixby.

Read More: The AI Assistant Of Galaxy S8 Will Be Called ‘Bixby.’

S Pen Stylus

According to the latest reports, Galaxy S8 might feature S Pen Styles. It is common for the Galaxy Note series, but it would be the first time that Galaxy S series will have S Pen Stylus.

Read More: Samsung Galaxy S8 Might Feature S Pen Stylus

Your guess is as good as our because we do not have much idea about the iPhone 8 featuring Stylus, but as per the previous trends, it is a big no.

Wireless Charging

There is no chance that Galaxy S8 will feature wireless charging as they do not need to take any risk after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

However, there are strong rumors that iPhone 8 might feature wireless charging and it can support wireless charging from 15 feet away.

Galaxy S8 Vs iPhone 8: Conclusion

So, these were some details about the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 on the internet, and we tried to compare them. However, stay tuned for latest updates because we will update this story as we get any new details.