Apple iPhone vs Samsung Galaxy models: Specs, prices, and features compared

For those more interested in specifications than flashy marketing, look at this.
Written by Jason Cipriani, Contributing Writer

iPhone X: An early first look

Apple and Samsung each now have three flagship-caliber smartphones. Apple's iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X were just announced, and they will become available in the coming weeks (November for the iPhone X), while Samsung's devices are currently in customers' hands.

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We've rounded up the specifications for each device and put them side by side in the fancy chart below. As you will see, all six devices are competitively equipped without a clear leader based off of specs alone.


I think one of the most notable specs to compare is the overall size of the iPhone X to not only the Galaxy line but Apple's as well. Since most of us have yet to see one in person, it's hard to get a good idea of its size. Just this week, I received this iPhone X case from Nodus:


Left to right: iPhone 7 case, iPhone X case, iPhone 7 Plus (Image: Jason Cipriani/ZDNet)

As you can see, I used the case as a crude way to gauge the size of the iPhone X next to the cases of an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 7 Plus (both of which are roughly the same size as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, respectively).

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Another notable difference is the display quality, especially when you look at the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Both devices have an LCD screen, while all other devices on the list boast OLED displays and a higher resolution.

Outside of the size comparison, the decision on which of these devices is best for you comes down to preferred size, budget, and, for some, preferred operating system.


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