iPhone 7
The successor to last year’s iPhone 7 could come with AR functionality. Reuters/Regis Duvignau

With the Galaxy S8 expected to be announced next week and the iPhone 8 not hitting markets until much later in the year, the iPhone 7 stands to be Samsung’s biggest competitor. Samsung and Apple have especially influenced each other during its most recent product launches. Apple has adopted features such as water resistance, which was typically considered an Android and particularly Samsung characteristic. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a dual-lens camera, which Apple introduced on the iPhone 7 in 2016. How similar will the Galaxy S8 be to Apple’s current iPhone 7? Take a look at out by-the-figures specs comparison.


iPhone 7: 4.7-inch / 5.5-inch LCD display
Samsung Galaxy S8: 5.8-inch Quad HD dual-edge / 6.2-inch Quad HD dual-edge


iPhone 7: A10 Fusion 14-nanometer processor
Samsung Galaxy S8: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 / Exynos 8895


iPhone 7 2GB / 3GB
Samsung Galaxy S8: 4GB of RAM

Internal Storage

iPhone 7: 32GB, 128GB, 256GB
Samsung Galaxy S8: 64GB and 128GB (possibly); MicroSD expansion up to 256GB


iPhone 7: 12-megapixel (dual-lens 7 Plus) rear, 7-megapixel front
Samsung Galaxy S8: 12-megapixel rear (dual-lens possible), 8-megapixel front


iPhone 7: 1960 mAh, 2900 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S8: 3,250mAh / 3,750mAh or 3,000mAh battery / 3,500mAh


iPhone 7: N/a
Samsung Galaxy S8: Quick charge 4.0, fast wireless charging


iPhone 7: Lightning
Samsung Galaxy S8: USB-C


iPhone 7: iOS 10
Samsung Galaxy S8: Android 7.0 Nougat (native)


iPhone 7: IP67 water and dust resistant
Samsung Galaxy S8: IP68 water and dust resistant

Special Sensors

iPhone 7: Fingerprint
Samsung Galaxy S8: Fingerprint, Iris or Facial recognition


iPhone 7: $649 / $769 staring
Samsung Galaxy S8: $849 / $950

Release Date

iPhone 7: Available now
Samsung Galaxy S8: March 29 (unveiling), April 21-28 (market release)


iPhone 7: silver, gold, rose gold, black, jet black, red
Samsung Galaxy S8: Black Sky, Orchid Grey, Arctic Silver