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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 Plus vs LG G6 vs OnePlus 3T

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 Plus vs LG G6 vs OnePlus 3T

Highlights

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 with 5.8-inch Infinity Display launches on April 21
  • iPhone 7 Plus will be Samsung Galaxy S8’s biggest competition
  • Other popular big-screen phones in the running are OnePlus 3T and LG G6

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have officially launched in India at a starting price of Rs. 57,900. As expected, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ models are the dual-SIM, Exynos-powered variants of the handsets. The highlight of the two new Samsung flagship phones is the edge-to-edge Infinity display.

Samsung Galaxy S8 price in India and pre-book offers

The Samsung Galaxy S8 price in India is Rs. 57,900 (MOP), while the Samsung Galaxy S8+ price in India is Rs. 64,900 (MOP). The latter will be available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and Maple Gold colour variants, while the Galaxy S8 will come in Midnight Black and Maple Gold colour options. Pre booking of the Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy S8+, with a scheduled launch date of May 5. The two new Samsung flagship smartphones come bundled with AKG earphones in the box.

 

As for pre-booking offers, Samsung will be bundling a wireless charger free (Rs. 4,499) with the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy S8 - you can read the full terms and conditions on the Samsung site. Samsung also detailed a launch offer for Reliance Jio users. Called the Reliance Jio Double Data offer, it provides 28GB+28GB data a month at Rs. 309 for 8 months to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ buyers.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ will compete with Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as well as several Android flagships like the LG G6 and OnePlus 3T, among others. Let's take a closer look at specifications of some of these smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 Plus

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch bezel-less ‘Infinity Display’ with 1440x2960 pixel resolution and a 3000mAh battery with fast-charging. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are powered by a Exynos 9985 chipset alongside 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage, up to 256GB storage expansion. Samsung's newest phones come with 12-megapixel Dual Pixel camera, 8-megapixel front camera, Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, and a USB Type-C port.

Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus, which can be seen as the biggest competitor of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, on the other hand, has a 5.5-inch screen with 1080x1920 pixel resolution, quad-core A10 fusion chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32/ 128/ 256GB storage options, 12-megapixel dual camera setup on the back, 7-megapixel front camera, 2900mAh battery, and Lightning port. The iPhone 7 boasts identical specifications other than a smaller screen and battery. The smaller iPhone 7 Plus sibling also comes with a single rear camera.

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3T is another popular smartphone that might be available at half of the cost of the Samsung Galaxy S8, but it still packs a punch. It offers a 5.5-inch display with 1080x1920 pixel resolution, Android 7.0 Nougat software, and Snapdragon 821 chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S8 competitor comes in 64GB and 128GB storage variants, and has 16-megapixel cameras on the front and back. The OnePLus 3T also has 4GB RAM, USB Type-C port, and 3400mAh battery with fast-charging.

LG G6

LG G6 may not be in India yet, but a launch is around the corner, and the phone has many similarities with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. It has a 5.7-inch 1440x2880 pixel screen, runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, octa-core Snapdragon 821 processor, alongside 4GB of RAM, and 32GB internal storage. This upcoming Galaxy S8 competitor supports microSD cards up to 2TB capacity, has a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and a 3300mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6 vs OnePlus 3T vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus comparison

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Key Specs

Screen Size
5.80-inch5.70-inch5.50-inch5.50-inch
Resolution
1440x2960 pixels1440x2880 pixels1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Storage
64GB32GB64GB32GB
Processor
1.9GHz octa-core-1.6GHz quad-corequad-core
RAM
4GB4GB6GB3GB
Rear Camera
12-megapixel13-megapixel16-megapixel12-megapixel
Front Camera
8-megapixel5-megapixel16-megapixel7-megapixel
OS
Android 7.0Android 7.0Android 6.0.1iOS 10
Battery Capacity
3000mAh3300mAh3400mAh2900mAh

Ratings

Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for money Rating

General

Release date
March 2017February 2017November 2016September 2016
Dimensions (mm)
148.90 x 68.10 x 8.00148.90 x 71.90 x 7.90152.70 x 74.70 x 7.35158.20 x 77.90 x 7.30
Weight (g)
155.00163.00158.00188.00
Battery capacity (mAh)
3000330034002900
Removable battery
NoNoNoNo
Colours
Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple GoldIce Platinum, Astro Black, Mystic WhiteGunmetal, Soft GoldRed, Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black

Display

Screen size (inches)
5.805.705.505.50
Resolution
1440x2960 pixels1440x2880 pixels1080x1920 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)
570564401401

Hardware

Processor
1.9GHz octa-core-1.6GHz quad-corequad-core
Processor make
Samsung Exynos 8895Qualcomm Snapdragon 821Qualcomm Snapdragon 821Apple A10 Fusion
RAM
4GB4GB6GB3GB
Internal storage
64GB32GB64GB32GB
Expandable storage
YesYesNoNo
Expandable storage type
microSDmicroSD--
Expandable storage up to (GB)
2562000--

Camera

Rear camera
12-megapixel13-megapixel16-megapixel12-megapixel
Flash
YesYesYesYes
Front camera
8-megapixel5-megapixel16-megapixel7-megapixel

Software

Operating System
Android 7.0Android 7.0Android 6.0.1iOS 10
Skin
--OxygenOS 3.5.3-

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standards supported
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
YesYes, v 4.20Yes, v 4.20Yes, v 4.20
NFC
YesYesYesNo
Number of SIMs
1121

SIM1

SIM Type
-Nano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/LTE
YesYesYesYes

SIM2

SIM Type
--Nano-SIM-
4G/LTE
--Yes-

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer
YesYesYesYes
Proximity sensor
YesYesYesYes
Accelerometer
YesYesYesYes
Ambient light sensor
YesYesYesYes
Gyroscope
YesYesYesYes
Barometer
NoNoNoYes
Temperature sensor
NoNoNoNo
 
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