Samsung and Apple are the two major names in the smartphone industry. In fact, this has been the case for a while now and for this reason, it is inevitable to have comparisons between the two company’s top-end phones, with the current being the iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S8.
Due to their different release schedule, it has always meant that a new Galaxy S series phone gets the better off of a new iPhone. The current iPhone 7 was launched in September 2016 and the Galaxy S8 is hardly a few months into the market. This means that the latter has better hardware specs – probably made on the reference of the performance of the former, but this can also be attributed to the newer technologies in place.
For instance, the new Samsung Galaxy S8 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor that made use of the 10nm process while the A10 processor under the hood of the iPhone 7 made use of TSMC’s 16nm process. As it appears, the A10 is unable to deal with the might of the SD835 in terms of performance speed tests done by Tom’s Guide, but you can also credit this to the bigger 4GB RAM compared to the 2GB on the iPhone 7.
During the test, the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 were put through paces, with activities such as opening apps and cameras tested, video editing, gaming performance or even Wi-Fi speed. From the results, the Galaxy S8 got an easy win over the iPhone 7, but you’d want to go for the latter if you are a mobile gaming freak or enjoy editing videos on your phone.
Video editing and gaming are resource-intensive exercises and the fact that the iPhone 7 does better in these departments is not surprising. Unlike Samsung Galaxy S8, you won’t find any “layer” between the hardware and software. If anything, this is where the likes of Google Pixel and Pixel XL end up as better performers than Samsung flagships – they don’t have a barrier between the stock software and the phone’s hardware.
With the iPhone 7, which is now six months old, still winning in some departments against the new Galaxy S8, it’s easy to think of the upcoming iPhone 8 as the phone that will help take Apple back to the top of performance charts.
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