Comparison: Samsung S8 vs iPhone X

The latest phones compared: Samsung S8 vs iPhone X

As a loyal Android user of many years it’s not hard for me to chuckle at the efforts Apple are using to pretty much replicate Samsung’s technology and claim it as their own.

Let’s first look at the specs of each phone and marinate in this thought….
After 10 years Apple is celebrating their success, totally bypassing the iPhone 9, fast forwarding to the iPhone X and claiming it to be ground breaking technology and dedicating it to their 10-year anniversary ….
They’ve apparently pushed the limits, created an all glass phone, With better cameras, faster low voltage usage, Iris/face recognition etc etc C’mon Apple….. Samsung have been way ahead of you for years. Your marketing all the new iPhone X features as if Samsung hasn’t already had them for the last 4 generations…..

I must give credit where credit is due though, very clever marketing Apple.
But hang on a minute…. Samsung technology is within the Apple iPhone X with Samsung OLED screens. That makes me proud to be an Android lover…

Let’s check out the specs

iPhone X Galaxy S8
Screen 5.8-inch OLED 5.8-inch Super AMOLED
Display 2436×1125 (458ppi) 2960×1440 (570ppi)
Aspect ratio 16:9 18.5:9
Rear camera 12MP wide-angle, f/1.8, OIS | 12MP telephoto, f/2.4, OIS 12MP, f/1.7, OIS
Front camera 7MP f/2.2 8MP, f/f.7
Chipset Apple A11 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Samsung Exynos 8895
RAM 3GB 4GB
Storage 64/256GB 64GB
Battery Not stated 3000mAh

Taking everything into consideration when comparing these 2 brands and models I wonder how Apple determine their prices. 2 phones that are practically identical except a few things here and there and yet Apple tag their products more superior. For what?
When reviewing the Apple iPhone 6 through to the iPhone 8, I can’t help but to realise that we have been paying exorbitant prices for the exact same technology each time. Only the Software updates are keeping them faster and current.
Samsung prices are always more appealing considering they actually push their technology, offer expandable memory, a headphone jack, the world’s best AMOLED screens and in my opinion, are the overall leaders in mobile technology.

Now from a repair point of view Apple iPhone are more affordable to fix. Due to the generic screens that they use, they can easily be copied by aftermarket companies. In saying that, Aftermarket screens come in many different quality levels, so you never know what you’re paying for. It is best to trust in the repairer’s years of experience, reviews from past customers and the detailed information that the repairer can give you. A good repairer will have the highest quality aftermarket screens and maybe even a second option of a genuine refurbished screen. These are genuine apple LCD, frame and spare parts, re-laid with an aftermarket Glass. This product is superior to any aftermarket screens. Very rarely are there repairers whom offer Full Genuine Apple screen replacements and if they do, please take caution. These are not readily available, come with a hefty price tag and if you end up with an aftermarket screen instead but have paid the extra money….. it will all be in vain.

However, the amazing technology within the Samsung Super AMOLED screens mean that they are harder for aftermarket companies to copy. Which means that when considering fixing your Samsung phone…. make sure you know what you’re paying for. In our experience of 20 years, we have found that aftermarket Samsung screens are so much more unreliable than a Genuine. And, there’s usually only a $80-$150 difference, so why not pay that little bit extra for peace of mind and reliability.
Just a little tip – No matter which brand or model phone you are purchasing, its safe to say that you will usually pay half of the phone purchase price to fix the Screen.

So, Now that the iPhone X has arrived with Samsung’s OLED technology behind their screens, it will mean that the repair price factor will be at an even playing field finally…… I wonder if this fact alone will entice Apple to lower their handset prices? I am confused as to where Apple thinks the extra hundreds of dollars to purchase their handset are valid!
I would like to leave on this note….

Although I am pro Android and have been Nicknamed the Android Queen, I do see the beauty of the Apple iPhone. Their operating system is simple to use and when encouraging my older customers to finally upgrade from their Nokia or Motorola, I always prefer to recommend the Apple iPhone. Even though I love Android and am loyal to Samsung, I can see that the older generation would benefit more from an iPhone simplicity.

But Android is for me….. being able to have access to anything I google instead of being limited to Apples’ Monopoly type mindframe, bring me joy in knowing its still a free world