iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 specs comparison

It's the battle of the 8s, as Apple's hot new iPhone squares up against Samsung's flagship

Apple's iPhone 8 is here and ready to get into a smartphone royal rumble with the current king of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8. As we saw at the spectacular Apple iPhone event 2017, the iPhone 8 isn't messing around either this time, with a great design and some top-tier hardware planting it firmly at the top of the premium phone market.

The big question is though, can the iPhone 8 dethrone the mighty Samsung Galaxy S8 in terms of power and performance?

Here we compare the two phones on hardware specs alone.

iPhone 8 specifications

The new iPhone 8 has a new 12MP pixel camera with Portrait Lighting, a step on from the iPhone 7 Plus portrait mode. There's also a new screen, although sizes and resolution have been carried across from the iPhone 7, Apple has upgraded the Retina HD display, with improved colour accuracy and a cinema wide colour gamut. Also, the new Apple A11 Bionic processor has cores that are 70% faster than those in the A10 with 3x faster graphics now made by Apple itself.


Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in) 

Weight: 148 g (5.22 oz) 

Display: LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen 

Screen size:  4.7 inches (750 x 1334 pixels, 326 ppi) 

Protection: Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating 

Chipset:  Apple A11 Bionic 

CPU: Hexa-core 


Memory: 64/256 GB

Rear camera: 12 MP

Front camera: 7 MP

Video: 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps 

Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion battery 

Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the best smartphone in the world right now, boasting the brilliant Infinity Edge display which occupies 84-percent of the body and cutting-edge guts. Yep, this futuristic smartphone is a looker, and when it was released earlier in 2017 it instantly made its competitors look dated.

Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 in)

Weight: 155 g (5.47 oz)

Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

Screen size: 5.8 inches (1440 x 2960 pixels, 570 ppi)

Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Chipset: Exynos 8895 Octa / Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835

CPU: Octa-core

GPU: Mali-G71 MP20 / Adreno 540


Memory: 64 GB

Rear camera: 12 MP

Front camera: 8 MP

Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR, dual-video recording

Battery: Li-Ion 3000 mAh 

Want more details? Then read T3's full Samsung Galaxy S8 review now

Robert Jones

Rob has been writing about computing, gaming, mobile, home entertainment technology, toys (specifically Lego and board games), smart home and more for over 15 years. As the editor of PC Gamer, and former Deputy Editor for T3.com, you can find Rob's work in magazines, bookazines and online, as well as on podcasts and videos, too. Outside of his work Rob is passionate about motorbikes, skiing/snowboarding and team sports, with football and cricket his two favourites.