This was never going to be a fair fight on a site called Android Authority, but I believe that, all fanboyism aside, we can objectively prove the Galaxy S8 is better than the iPhone 7. So grab some popcorn and settle in, because this is about to get ugly.
Cast aside the illusory appeal of the term ‘Retina’ for a moment and look at the facts: the Galaxy S8 has a much larger screen than the iPhone 7 despite sharing a similar footprint, has higher resolution and greater pixel density, a larger screen-to-body ratio, (arguably) better display technology, and much, much smaller bezels.
Yes, there’s a slight height difference, but it’s a small price to pay for a bigger, better display, and they feel the same in the hand due to the S8’s taller aspect ratio.
Apple bid farewell to the 3.5 mm headphone port on the iPhone 7 last year, ostensibly to allow the company to make a thinner phone with more valuable internal space for other technology (cough! accessories!).
Whatever the reason, the Galaxy S8 has a headphone jack, still has a better IP water-resistant rating than the iPhone 7 and can also pair with wireless headphones, including AirPods.
The Galaxy S8 has so many unlock options you’ll need to read our post on the best way to unlock your Galaxy S8. The iPhone 7 on the other hand has the (admittedly good) TouchID, but that’s it, besides a backup PIN.
On the other hand, the Galaxy S8 has the familiar PIN/password/pattern options as well as a facial recognition feature, a fingerprint scanner, and an iris scanner.
More isn’t always better, but when TouchID and the S8 finger sensor are equally good, all the other S8 options, especially the iris scanner, are just icing on the safety cake.