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Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy S8 versus iPhone 7, Google Pixel and LG G6

Samsung Galaxy S8

The biggest mobile tech event of the year, Mobile World Congress, lacked a major 2017 release from Samsung — unless you count the company’s latest tablet. Consequently, the Samsung Galaxy S8 cast a shadow over the mobile market, making it difficult to evaluate the handsets debuted at MWC (particularly the LG G6) in a broader industry context.

Now, at long last, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has made its entrance, bringing with it not only premium specs, but also a number of new technologies that the company no doubt hopes will make this flagship stand out in the over-saturated mobile market.

Here, we pit the S8 against its brand new competitor, the LG G6, along with the two other most popular flagships currently on the market: Apple’s iPhone 7 and Google’s Pixel.

Do you think the S8 stacks up well against these devices? Let us know in the comments.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Apple iPhone 7

Google Pixel

LG G6

Display

5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, 18.5:9 aspect ratio

4.7 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, 750 x 1334 pixels (326 ppi)

5.0-inch, AMOLED display, 1080 x 1920 pixels

5.7-inch, QHD+ display, 2880×1440, 18:9 aspect ratio

Processor

Snapdragon 835 (Exynos 8895 in Europe and other regions)

Apple A10 Fusion

Snapdragon 821

Snapdragon 821

RAM

4GB of RAM

2GB

4GB

4GB of RAM

Storage

64GB (expandable up to 256GB)

32/128/256 GB

32GB, 128GB (non expandable)

32GB (expandable up to 2TB)

Dimensions (in.)

148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm

138.3mm x 67.1mm x 7.1mm

143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5mm

148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm

Weight

152g

138g

143g

163g

Rear Facing Camera

12-megapixel (f/1.7, OIS)

12-megapixel, Optical Image Stabilizer, f/1.8, 4K video recording at 30 fps

12.3-megapixel, (f/2.0, EIS, AF) dual-LED flash

13-megapixel (f/1.8) +13-megapixel (f/2.4)

Front Facing Camera

8-megapixel (f/1.7)

7-megapixel, f/2.2

8-megapixel, (f/2.4)

5-megapixel (f/2.2)

OS

Android 8.0 Oreo

iOS 10

Android 7.1 Nougat

Android 7.0 Nougat

Battery

3,000 mAh

Non-removable Li-Ion 1,960 mAh battery (7.45 Wh)

2,770mAh battery

3,300mAh

Network Connectivity

GSM/HSPA/LTE

HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE

GSM / HSPA / LTE

GSM/HSPA/LTE

Sensors

Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor

Touch ID fingerprint sensor, barometer, three-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, colour spectrum

SIM Type

Nano SIM

Nano SIM

Nano SIM

Nano SIM

Launch Date

March 29, 2017

September 16, 2016

October 20, 2016

April 7, 2017

Misc

Colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold| Bixby, IP68 certified water-resistant, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C.

IP67 certified - dust and water resistant

Colours: Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue |

Colours: Ice Platinum |USB Type-C port, Headphone jack, IP68 certified water and dust resistant

Display

Samsung Galaxy S8

5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, 18.5:9 aspect ratio

Apple iPhone 7

4.7 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, 750 x 1334 pixels (326 ppi)

Google Pixel

5.0-inch, AMOLED display, 1080 x 1920 pixels

LG G6

5.7-inch, QHD+ display, 2880×1440, 18:9 aspect ratio

Processor

Samsung Galaxy S8

Snapdragon 835 (Exynos 8895 in Europe and other regions)

Apple iPhone 7

Apple A10 Fusion

Google Pixel

Snapdragon 821

LG G6

Snapdragon 821

RAM

Samsung Galaxy S8

4GB of RAM

Apple iPhone 7

2GB

Google Pixel

4GB

LG G6

4GB of RAM

Storage

Samsung Galaxy S8

64GB (expandable up to 256GB)

Apple iPhone 7

32/128/256 GB

Google Pixel

32GB, 128GB (non expandable)

LG G6

32GB (expandable up to 2TB)

Dimensions (in.)

Samsung Galaxy S8

148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm

Apple iPhone 7

138.3mm x 67.1mm x 7.1mm

Google Pixel

143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5mm

LG G6

148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm

Weight

Samsung Galaxy S8

152g

Apple iPhone 7

138g

Google Pixel

143g

LG G6

163g

Rear Facing Camera

Samsung Galaxy S8

12-megapixel (f/1.7, OIS)

Apple iPhone 7

12-megapixel, Optical Image Stabilizer, f/1.8, 4K video recording at 30 fps

Google Pixel

12.3-megapixel, (f/2.0, EIS, AF) dual-LED flash

LG G6

13-megapixel (f/1.8) +13-megapixel (f/2.4)

Front Facing Camera

Samsung Galaxy S8

8-megapixel (f/1.7)

Apple iPhone 7

7-megapixel, f/2.2

Google Pixel

8-megapixel, (f/2.4)

LG G6

5-megapixel (f/2.2)

OS

Samsung Galaxy S8

Android 8.0 Oreo

Apple iPhone 7

iOS 10

Google Pixel

Android 7.1 Nougat

LG G6

Android 7.0 Nougat

Battery

Samsung Galaxy S8

3,000 mAh

Apple iPhone 7

Non-removable Li-Ion 1,960 mAh battery (7.45 Wh)

Google Pixel

2,770mAh battery

LG G6

3,300mAh

Network Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S8

GSM/HSPA/LTE

Apple iPhone 7

HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE

Google Pixel

GSM / HSPA / LTE

LG G6

GSM/HSPA/LTE

Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S8

Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor

Apple iPhone 7

Touch ID fingerprint sensor, barometer, three-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor

Google Pixel

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

LG G6

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, colour spectrum

SIM Type

Samsung Galaxy S8

Nano SIM

Apple iPhone 7

Nano SIM

Google Pixel

Nano SIM

LG G6

Nano SIM

Launch Date

Samsung Galaxy S8

March 29, 2017

Apple iPhone 7

September 16, 2016

Google Pixel

October 20, 2016

LG G6

April 7, 2017

Misc

Samsung Galaxy S8

Colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold| Bixby, IP68 certified water-resistant, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C.

Apple iPhone 7

IP67 certified - dust and water resistant

Google Pixel

Colours: Quite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue |

LG G6

Colours: Ice Platinum |USB Type-C port, Headphone jack, IP68 certified water and dust resistant

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