As much as numerous speed tests already indicate Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is slower than Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus, people still hail S8+ to be a breakthrough of the year. The praises continue to pour in courtesy of the elegant display, superior design, and top-notch specifications. But will its high ranking profile hold against the upcoming iPhone 8 set to be released this fall? Here’s is a keen look at the two and why we believe Apple’s iPhone 8 is far much better than Galaxy S8.
Who’s the King Now
Unquestionably, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus sit on the throne of the best 2017 smartphone going by its design and features. But that may soon change once the new iPhone 8 Plus is introduced. The Cupertino-based company is set to bring to the market something much more exciting than we have ever heard of.
The only problem is that Apple has the tendency of keeping all its information close to the chest. Thus, all that we have are rumors and no confirmed information for outright confirmation. But to make everything level, we rely solely on accurate and trusted sources.
iPhone 8 Release Date
After having witnessed speculations for quite a long time now, it is apparent that iPhone 8 will be launched this fall. That could be somewhere in October or November. That means Apple has already studied the S8 and will undoubtedly released a smartphone that beats it squarely.
The insiders’ leaks point to the following areas as the main points of defeat for the much hyped Galaxy S8.
The Galaxy S8 can comfortably host a fingerprint sensor. In fact it was expected that it would be on the display. The reason for not having it here is yet to be known but could be due to lack of ability to solve technical issues. With such a failure, the piece of technology was on the rear of the handset. The negativity comes in with the location, closer to the camera lens, meaning users will smudge the lens with their finger.
But Apple is rumored to have found a better alternative for this. The fingerprint sensor will be an on-screen tool, which is far much convenient than the rear one.
For decades, smartphones continue to evolve and bring on board advanced features such as faster processors, better cameras and elegant displays. The battery has however remained ignored even with the understanding that these new additions are power-hungry.
Samsung is even much more complicated when looked at from the battery angle of view. Who can forget its Note 7 problems? But the past shouldn’t make us judge the gadget harshly since the S8 seems to be more stable. To achieve such a level of stability, Samsung underwent radical approach in testing its smartphones. The implication is that S8 battery capabilities may be lower than we may have wanted. But with software management, they can last long if not longer.
When it comes to iPhone 8, Apple has no history of battery issues on its iPhone series. Nothing so far suggests of such a thing happening. Actually insider reports state that Apple is working on improving its iPhone 7 Plus battery and push it beyond the 12-hour mark.
Samsung is the King of wireless charging. No doubt about that. But the company uses inductive technology to achieve this much coveted possibility.
Recent leak by Nikkei Asian Review suggests that Foxconn is actively involved in developing wireless charging modules for iPhone 8. The idea is to have a smartphone that can charge without having to place it on the mat. What this means is that once the technology pushed through, iPhone will dominate this sector much more than Samsung has done.
World class Pictures
One major disappointing fact about the new Galaxy S8 Plus is that its camera is just a slight upgrade of last year’s device. But again, iPhone 7 camera was able to beat the Galaxy S7 camera, and so the same is likely to happen with iPhone 8.
Apple’s iPhone 8 is bound to put the power of the lens in its customers’ hands and allow them take world class photos and videos. The zoom quality is also rumored to be improved.