There are a lot of similarities between the iPhone X and Galaxy S8, including the bezel-less displays, support for wireless charging, and next-level biometric technology. So, what makes Apple’s latest device so different?
Apple is hoping its dual-camera setup, TrueDepth camera technology, and software will attract people away from Samsung’s incredible flagship. Oh, and the iPhone X supports Animoji, for those times when you want to send animated emoji to friends and family.
The real difference between these two phones comes down to price. The iPhone X starts at $999, which puts it out of reach for a lot of consumers. The Galaxy S8, meanwhile, is just over $700 if you want it unlocked straight from Samsung.
You can see a spec-for-spec breakdown between the two phones in the table down below.
|Apple - iPhone X||Samsung - Galaxy S8|
|Display Size||5.8-inch, 1125 x 2436 pixel display (463 ppi)||5.8-inch, 2960 x 1440 pixel display (568 ppi)|
|Display Type||Super Retina HD||Quad HD+|
|Operating System||iOS 11 (at launch)||Android 7.0 (at launch)|
|Processor||A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture||Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process|
|Main Camera (Back)||12MP||12MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||7MP||8MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Height||5.65 inches (14.35 cm)||148.9 mm (5.86 inches)|
|Width||2.79 inches (70.9 mm)||68.1 mm (2.68 inches)|
|Depth||.30 inches (7.6 mm)||8 mm (0.31 inches)|
|Weight||6.14 oz (174 g)||155 g (5.47 oz)|
|Colors||Space Gray Silver||Midnight Black, Orchard Grey, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold|
|Supported Audio Formats||AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF|
|Supported Video Formats||HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM|