Mar 29, 2017 10:35 PM EDT
After a stressful year due to the notorious reputation of its predecessor phone, Samsung is hoping to get their glory back with their new flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S8. Today, they just unveiled to the public the phone that was hyped by the fans and tech experts.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 was marketed as something bigger and bolder and shape. The phone also shows its new features like the personal assistant Bixby and a desktop mode that could entice the users to check the product, according to Endgadget
But what could be its edge against Google Pixel, LG G6, and iPhone 7? While reviews of the phone are still not being written by tech critics, it's up to you to judge the Samsung Galaxy S8 with the specs revealed to the public.
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Currently, there is no available fixed price for the Samsung Galaxy S8 as it varies by the carrier that will set it. 9to5 Google has reported that the phone will be released at AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular. The Verge has reported that the phone would be available this May at Best Buy.
Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S8's rivals Google Pixel is started its price at $649 then its off-contract price is $749. LG G6's price varies according to its carrier (T-Mobile sells it at $650 while AT&T sells it at $719) and the iPhone 7 ranges from $649 to $849 (off-contract).
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a bigger dimension to the other phones, sporting a 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches) dimension. Google Pixel has 143.84 x 69.54 x 7.31mm (5.66 x 2.74 x 0.29 inches), LG G6 has 148.84 x 71.88 x 7.87mm (5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches), and iPhone 7 has 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches)
In terms of weight, Samsung Galaxy S8 is the heaviest phone of them all as it weighs 5.8 inches (147.32mm). Google Pixel weighs 143g (5.04 ounces), LG G6 weighs 162.73g (5.74 ounces), and iPhone 7 weighs 138g (4.87 ounces).
As usual with their company's line of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has a bigger screen with 5.8 inches (147.32 mm). It is bigger compared to Google Pixel with 5.0 inches (127mm), LG G6 with 6.7 inches (148.78mm), and iPhone 7 with 4.7 inches (119.38mm)
The Samsung Galaxy S8 was revealed to be equipped with Quad HD and AMOLED. Meanwhile, Google Pixel has Full HD AMOLED, LG G6 has QHD Plus LCD with DolbyVision HDR, and iPhone 7 has Retina HD.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will not have the same battery life with its notorious predecessor as it has 3000mAh. Google Pixel has 2770mAh, LG G6 has 3300mAh, and iPhone has 1,960mAh.
Internal and External Storage
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has an internal storage of 64GB with a microSD as its external storage. Google Pixel has 32GB and 128GB internal storage with no external storage, LG G6 has 32GB internal storage and microSD external, while the iPhone 7 has the biggest internal storage with choices of 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB with no external storage.
Unfortunately, the Samsung Galaxy S8 still needs to catch up with Google Pixel and LG G6 in terms of having a better camera as it was revealed that the phone will have 12MP and f/1.7 camera specs. Google Pixel has 12.3MP, f/2.0, 1.55µm pixel size, LG G6 has Dual cameras: 13MP, f/1.8; 13MP, f/2.4, and iPhone 7 has 12MP, f/1.8 camera specs.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will have 8MP camera specs with its front snapper. Google Pixel has 8MP, f/2.4, 1.4µm pixel size, LG G6 has 5MP. f/2.2 and iPhone 7 has 7MP, f/2.2 features.
The Samsung Galaxy S87 will run under Android 7.0 Nougat. Google Pixel is running under Android 7, LG G6 is also running under the Android 7.0 Nougat, and iPhone 7 is running with its own iOs10 operating system.
As revealed, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will have an iris scanner, fingerprint sensor, USB Type, and it has been IP68 certified. Google Pixel has a fingerprint sensor and USB Type-C and it was IP53 certified, LG G6 has a fingerprint sensor, MIL-STD-810G-tested shock resistant, USB Type C and an IP68 certification, and iPhone 7 has TouchID, lightning connector, and an IP67 certification.
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