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Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus!

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus!


– Seven paragraphs in a second, man. It’s true, man, cocked and loaded, ready to rip me a new one. Yo, guys, Jonathan here and
this is gonna be a fun one. The iPhone 7 Plus has been
out for a little while now. It is tried, it is tested, and I think most of us could agree, it is a pretty solid smartphone. But, the Galaxy S8 is here, specifically, the Galaxy S8 Plus. It is big, it is beautiful, and we’re about to see how
these two stack up side by side. Before I jump in, for the
keyboard warrior out there in mid-stroke right now, yes,
I realize the iPhone 7 Plus is just over six months old right now. But you gotta consider,
some people may be looking to upgrade right now and
some people may be watching this exact video on their
precious iPhone 7 Plus tempted and looking to
jump ship over to Android. Plus, at the end of the
day, I’m willing to bet that most of you out there will be happy with either of these phones, especially if I were to give one away. If that’s something you want to see, maybe drop a like down below and subscribe and turn on notifications
so you don’t miss when that happens. Jumping into things, I am
not going to sugarcoat stuff. The Galaxy S8 Plus is the
better looking smartphone. What Samsung has done here
genuinely has me excited and, if I’m being honest,
makes the iPhone 7 Plus look a little dated. The kicker here for me, and I’m sure for most of
you out there as well, is what Samsung is calling
their infinity display. What it is, essentially,
is edge-to-edge glass that gives the middle finger to bezels and looks freaking beautiful. As far as the footprint
goes, if you look close the Galaxy S8 Plus is just slightly taller than the 7 Plus but,
surprisingly, it is more narrow, which makes it easier to hold in one hand. Honestly, the craziest thing about this, regardless of how close
they are in size physically, the S8 Plus is packing a 6.2
inch display inside there where the iPhone 7 Plus is
looking kinda small at 5.5. So, those are some serious screen games. – All kinds, screen gains, oh. – Now as far as within those 5.5 inches, the iPhone 7 Plus has a
resolution of 1920 x 1080 whereas the S8 Plus is
packing all kinds of pixels with a resolution of 2960 x 1440. Now, notably most of those extra pixels are coming vertically. What that’s gonna do is give
you a much taller display on the Galaxy S8 Plus, and that’s cool, especially if you’re holding
your phone in portrait mode because you can then,
essentially, stack layers on top of each other. But, if you flip things
and watch full-screen video like this, then that’s where
the 18.5×9 aspect ratio does get a little bit weird, specifically, you’ll notice two black
bars on the side of me. While that definitely
isn’t a deal-breaker, some people may be turned off by it. On the flip side, with the iPhone 7 Plus having a 16×9 aspect
ratio, those black bars are non-existent. In terms of quality,
yes, the iPhone 7 Plus is a really solid, great-looking display but if we’re talking
wow factor, brightness, vividness, if I’m A-B-ing
the two side-by-side, I’m going with the Galaxy S8 Plus. Now, admittedly, I am not the biggest fan of spec comparisons. But for those who gots to know, the iPhone 7 Plus is packing
Apple’s A10 Fusion chip, which essentially is a pair
of dual-core processors, one high performance and
then one low performance, three gigabytes of RAM, and a
2,900 milliamp hour battery. Flipping sides to the Galaxy S8 Plus. It’s also similar in
the sense where we see a pair of processors. But in this case, that’s actually a pair of quad-core processors, 4 gigs of RAM, and slightly larger 3,500
milliamp hour battery. This is the point in the
video where I explain why I’m not the biggest
fan of spec comparisons because on paper, one might
see the eight total cores on the Galaxy S8 Plus and assume that it is infinitely faster and better than the four total cores
in the iPhone 7 Plus, when that really isn’t the case. Even in things like synthetic benchmarks take Geekbench 4, for example. The Galaxy S8 Plus barely
beats out the iPhone 7 Plus in terms of the multi-core score and that is with double the cores. Hop over to the single
core side of things, and it’s a completely different story. The iPhone 7 Plus actually
smokes the Galaxy S8 Plus. But does that mean the iPhone 7 Plus is infinitely better, faster, and that you should
solely base your decision based on benchmarks? No way. The point that I want
to echo and get across is that in terms of performance, both of these are really fast phones. So much, in fact, that
performance and benchmarks should not be the sole focus
of your buying decision. Rather, it is the features around it that kind of bring everything together. Giving you an example of
where specs aren’t everything, what I did was take a 4K video,
chop it down to 45 seconds and then export a 720p version. The iPhone 7 Plus has half the cores, so, in theory, it should be slower
than the Galaxy S8 Plus. But it actually exports
the video much faster, around 15 seconds,
where the Galaxy S8 Plus is actually over 20. Now, again, this doesn’t mean the iPhone 7 is automatically better. If you like Android, I’m
sure those extra six, seven seconds aren’t gonna kill you but it is a prime example
of why you shouldn’t always listen to specs,
numbers, and benchmarks. As far as the cameras go,
while the rear shooters are pretty similar at 12 megapixels, as far the front cameras go, there is a pretty distinct
advantage on the S8 Plus. This features an eight megapixel sensor as opposed to the seven
on the iPhone 7 Plus. Really, beyond those megapixels, I think the Galaxy S8 just
simply outperforms the iPhone. What I notice most about these two shots, beyond the wider angle on the S8 Plus being nicer is the dynamic range. With the S8 Plus, you
can still see the clouds in the sky, whereas
with the iPhone 7 plus, everything kind of gets blown out. Plus, if you’ve ever wanted
to look like a flying dog with steam coming out of his ears and some oddly placed paws or a pair of some pretty weird sheep, like me and my buddy Rich, you can only do that
on the Galaxy S8 Plus. – Ooh. – Damn, look at that face track. So, as far as the front-facing cameras go, to make things a little more interesting, we know both phones are
water and dust resistant so I think it’s only fitting that we test it out that way. First up is the Galaxy S8 Plus. Next we have the iPhone 7 Plus with that sweet gold carbon
fiber wrap from ColorWare. Now, of course it is water time. First up, Galaxy S8 Plus. Focus, man, there we go. So, we’re alive, we’re working. Follow things up with the iPhone 7 Plus, we are back in business. Things are wet but both
passed the water test. As far as quality goes, let me know with a comment down below what you think looks better. Beyond just video quality
in the front-facing cameras, if microphone and audio
quality matters to you, I would say both of these
perform pretty closely. Although, I’ll give the slight edge to the iPhone 7 Plus. And shout out to these two dude for tearing it up on music. You can show ’em some love by checking out the link down below. Hopping over to the rear-facing cameras. Again, both of these do
feature 12 megapixel sensors. Although, the Galaxy
S8 Plus should perform a little better in low
light with an f-stop of 1.7 compared to f/1.8 on the iPhone 7 Plus. One noticeable difference
with the iPhone 7 Plus that you are not getting with the S8 is dual lenses, which
essentially gives you two focal lengths. Here’s a shot on the iPhone 7 Plus using the main lens at 28 millimeters and then here’s a shot hopping
over to the second lens at 56 millimeters. One thing worth mentioning
is the second lens on the 7 Plus isn’t gonna perform nearly as well as the main lens. With that second 56 millimeter lens, you’re getting an f-stop of f/2.8 compared to the main 28 millimeter lens with an f-stop of f/1.8, you are letting in much less light. Another advantage with that second lens is what Apple calls portrait mode, which is gonna help you get that nice, blurred out background. It’s not perfect, by any means, but it’s definitely a lot better than the software simulated one here on the Galaxy S8 Plus. I felt like in certain shots,
I preferred the S8 Plus. In others, I prefer the iPhone. This one in particular is
where I prefer the iPhone over the S8, specifically, one, because the sky is much nicer, and then, two, the Adidas
text is much clearer and easier to read on the iPhone 7 Plus. And shout out to Rich’s tri-colors. Conversely, here’s an
example of where I prefer the S8 Plus over the iPhone 7. I think, really, it comes
down to the S8 performing much better in low light. For me, what pops out
specifically about this picture is actually the light around the sign. It’s a little more natural and, overall, just a more pleasing image. Flipping sides again,
in these two shots here, I prefer the iPhone 7 Plus. The S8 Plus image is definitely sharp here but if you look closely at
the trees and the flowers, it almost becomes a little over-processed. Where everything in the iPhone Plus just feels a little more natural. Next, reiterating my
point about low light, the Galaxy S8 Plus clearly
takes the cake here. Really what it comes down
to is, out of the box, you’re gonna get some
instantly satisfying pictures. With the S8 Plus, it is
better in low light for sure, but I think both are really solid cameras and the iPhone is
definitely gonna give you a less saturated, less sharp, and an overall more natural image. So, here we are on the iPhone 7 Plus and it’s a pretty good low light test since we’re pretty much right at sundown. If I’m gonna guess, I’m gonna say the iPhone 7 Plus probably doesn’t look as good out of the box as the S8 Plus but the stabilization is
probably gonna be top notch. Once we start to move around,
we get a little closer, and it starts to pull focus,
you kind of shift that way, I’m gonna give that edge
to the iPhone 7 Plus. Here we are over on the S8 plus, not exactly sure how this looks. Rich, how’s it look? – [Rich] Not looking
as good as the iPhone. – Apparently not as good
as the iPhone 7 Plus, but you guys let me know
with a comment down below. – [Rich] Imagine it looks better and all I get is hate comments. – Rich, you blind as– So, hopping back into design. Because of Samsung’s infinity display, you may have noticed there is no longer a physical home button. It’s actually kind of
similar to what we saw on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, where the best way I can describe this is if both phones were off
and you press the button, nothing would happen. The difference with the Galaxy S8 Plus is the home button is built right in to the freaking screen. The iPhone 7 Plus still
gives you some sort of a physical home button feel whereas with the Galaxy S8 Plus, you’re actually pressing the display. So, in terms of pure tech bad-assery, yes, the S8 Plus having the
home button in the display, feels super futuristic, but it
does leave a couple problems. The first of which being
the fingerprint reader on the S8 Plus is now
located, oddly, on the back. And, don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind fingerprint
readers on the back of the phone when it is executed properly but with the S8 Plus, it’s kinda weird because you really don’t
know where you’re pressing. Oftentimes, I kept swiping
and smudging up the camera. As far as the fingerprint reader goes, I definitely prefer the iPhone 7 Plus. It’s easier to access,
it’s a little more natural, and it really makes me wish Samsung would’ve gone the extra mile
and put the fingerprint reader into their infinity display. If you hop into settings,
there is actually an option where you can unlock
your phone by pressing the home button from your lock screen. The problem here, though, is there is no level of security. Again, if Samsung could’ve incorporated the fingerprint reader here,
it would’ve been amazing. Yes, the S8 Plus has an iris
scanner, it has face unlock, but those still feel a little
gimmicky at this point. I really have no desire to unlock my phone with my face. Moving on, we’re gonna
play a game of things I really like on the S8
Plus, starting with USB-C. As most of you are aware, Apple uses their
proprietary Lightning cable and it really makes me wish, Tim Cook, please, man, move on the USB-C because if everything
was one singular cable it would be amazing. Next to that sweet USB-C port, you’ll also notice on the Galaxy S8 Plus, there is still a headphone jack. Speaking of headphones, a pretty
cool move Samsung did here, was to incorporate a pretty sweet pair of AKG headphones in the box. These supposedly are
around a hundred bucks. If you compare these with
the Lightning-based EarPods which sell for 29, Samsung
definitely takes the cake here. What I do really like
about this move, though, is is kind of puts some pressure on Apple to step things up. I think the equivalent here would be for Apple to include a pair
of AirPods with the iPhone. They clearly don’t want us using cables. So, if that’s the case, make it easy and give us AirPods. Flipping things for a second, one thing I really like about the 7 Plus is the fact that it
incorporates stereo speakers. That’s something that Galaxy
S8 Plus does not have. (“Love & War” by Yellow Claw) Now, I totally understand, hearing those two compared
side-by-side through video is not better than hearing them in person but I will say the Galaxy S8 Plus does hold it’s own in terms of volume. But as far as sheer sound
quality and clarity, the stereo speakers on the 7
Plus definitely sound better. As far as battery life, even though the iPhone 7 Plus is technically a smaller capacity, whenever I’ve used one,
I’ve never had a problem getting through an entire day. They’re actually pretty close
in terms of battery life. A couple of other cool things
with the Galaxy S8 Plus is you’re getting Micro SD card expansion up to 256 gigabytes. Beyond that is Bluetooth 5.0, which is kind of cool
because you can control two separate Bluetooth
devices independently, something you cannot do
on the iPhone 7 Plus. You also have wireless charge on S8 Plus, even though whenever I
bring up wireless charging everyone freaks out
because no one actually likes wireless charging,
but you have it anyways. I’m not gonna dive too much into Bixby. Although, I will say I cannot stand the dedicated Bixby button on the S8 Plus because every time I go to
press the volume rocker, I activate Bixby and– – Bixby, why you being such a (beep). – [Bixby] Why don’t you
ask your little girlfriend Google Assistant or Siri, your side chick? – Also, there really
isn’t a whole lot to cover on iOS versus Android. Each of them have their
strengths and their weaknesses. Android is gonna get you
a ton more customization and tweak-ability. And iOS is gonna get you iMessage. So, at the end of the day, you can see the Galaxy
S8 Plus is gonna put a ton of pressure on
Apple with the iPhone 8. Stacked up next to the iPhone 7 Plus, in terms of sheer technology, the Galaxy S8 Plus is
definitely the cooler phone. Aside from that, thank you
guys very much for watching. And about that giveaway,
that is going down right now. I’ve teamed up with Miss Krystal Key, we’re giving away a
brand new Galaxy S8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus. For a chance to win, make
sure you’re subscribed here as well as her channel. If you guys cannot get
enough of camera comparisons, she did a much better job than me. You can check that video out here. Go watch it now. This is Jonathan and I
will catch you guys later. (beep) Damn 58 strokes a minute. How many strokes a minute you do, Rich? – [Rich] I get up to
like a hundred something. – Hundred and something?

100 thoughts on “Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus!”

  1. Is it just me or does the audio sound a little muffled on the s8 when taking video

    I’m an iPhone guy and I will always choose them tbh I just ordered a 7plus

    And the s8 does take great pictures but I’m not a fan of the over saturated look over the natural look

  2. I don't understand all the fuss about the finger print scanner, I held both the s8 and s8+ in a store and was able to reach that finger print reader no problem, it was a bit of a stretch on the note 8 so I am fine with the fuss there but on the s8 and s8+ unless you have really small hands you won't have a problem

  3. My current phone is an iPhone 7 Plus (its my first iPhone). I’m definitely going back to Android. As much as I do love my iPhone, the fact if there isn’t good enough light the pictures look like crap. Yes outside it’s phenomenal but I’m not always outside.

  4. @Jonathanmorrison

    have you noticed that when you update S8+ to OREO you can no longer go full screen on youtube…

  5. I had the galaxy s3 till the galaxy s6 . Than I switch to I phone 7 plus I wanted something different.witch I must say it is different I had to get use to the I phone 7 plus it took some time I miss the back you turn arrow button witch the iPhone only has a home button so far I like it It’s never froze on me but I’m still getting used to it I’m not hundred percent got used to it yet,I phone is more of a classy phone Buisnes phone Galaxy is more of a toy phone,Again I’m not putting down the galaxy they both great phones but you can get Androids operator for $200 and the MetroPCS phone it’s almost the same iPhone you don’t have that option .or it a Iphone $700 or it no phone ,Yes I’m sure now you can go for cheaper after a year and a half out on the market , if you change from a galaxy to iPhone is definitely a big big different meaning you got to get used to it not easy,I’m sure vice versa if someone from my iPhone going to a galaxy it’s the same I don’t know but I assume ,,My friend wants to get a new phone he has a galaxy he S5 ask me if I’m happy with the iPhone I told him this words it’s definitely different but do you have to get used to it if you have time to learn a new phone and get it if you happy with the galaxy stay with the galaxy,,So far I’m happy with the iPhone it’s my first iPhone 7 Plus

  6. I’ll tell you the truth what’s going on here people are not sure what to get iPhone or galaxy they both great phones so they don’t want to feel like a loser or feel they got the wrong phone so they keep bragging iPhone he or she says galaxy let’s make them happy and make them feel better they made the right choice was honestly they’re both great phones

  7. I am using an iPhone, but Samsung Galaxy S8 is way better! Literally iPhone is worse in every aspect, so my next phone will be a Samsung.

  8. Watch from 8:24 to 8:55
    The guy looks pale on the 7+ wtf and the person who's videoing is saying the s8+ doesn't looks good as the 7+(it makes the guy looks a little pale). I use both but I definitely think he's being bias.

  9. Hey Jonathan you’re great as always. I wanna recommend a great amateur creator. Check this guy out
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0Oo4It_ATHI

  10. I am Confused between 7+ nd s8+ please give me suggestion. I am not a heavy gamer . just want a phone which could take better images for snapchat/instagram.

  11. Android fanboys..chill the f*** out. I've been Apple hater since iphone 4 came out and i only used android phones until my brand new S3 died while charging ( motherboard problem, i wasn't the only one ). After that, i only had iphones. Now after a few years with Iphone 6s plus at the moment, i said to me , " dude you have to check that badass looking S8+ so i bought one. Looks wonderful, works as a 200$ phone.

    * Shitty front camera, i want to see my real face, not my edited face in photoshop.
    * WORST position of the touch id + rotative your finger a little bit and it does not work. Iphone works in any position.
    * Did you check how much a Iphone 7 plus screen cost vs Samsung S8+ ? One drop and say bye bye to at least 200$, on iphone can replace yourself for 30-45$.
    * Bixy dedicated button , really SAMSUNG ?You have to put a button special for this ?
    * ZERO optimization, try using apps really fast and you will see how frames drops and you see lags exactly as you can see on a 200$ android phone. Really ? I buy a high tech phone wich has configuration as a desktop computer and i have lags ? You don't have this in iOS, at least not every freacking day.

    Iphone has disadvantages, i totally agree, but there are only a few. Nothing will beat iOS. I speak from experience, not from videos of youtube.

    Now i will sell iPh 6s plus and S8+ and will buy a 7 plus with larger memory, this was the primary problem on the 6s because in terms of speed and camera, it's still fantastic.

  12. The 7 Plus Is Better Then Every Samsung Out And The IPhone 8 And 8 plus A11 Chip Just Dominated Androids ….Game Over🤷🏾‍♂️

  13. iPhone or Samsung 🤔. It’s all down to personal choice and what you want from your phone. I have had the iPhone 7 Plus and am currently using the s8. My only gripe with the s8 is that it is narrower than what I’m used to, hence why I am changing to s8 plus. Personally I prefer an Android phone, however when it comes to tablets choose an iPad over a Samsung tablet 😀

  14. Bruh, customisation is one of the option too that Samsung is best at but iPhone can't customise everything because you stick to it's own OS which is kind of…boring

  15. Galaxy S8 plus for me had it for a year glass crack due to my idiotic brain and I put a small knife in my pocket and the tip of the knife when right up in to the ear speaker and broke the glass in a spider like all away to the bottom now I am willing to pay 140 euros for full repair it's worth it. Better than many of the new phones out there.thanks for the video.

  16. Fuck iPhone and Samsung and buy Chinese phone 😂😂😂😂 and then u will become to see iPhone and Samsung sell their phones in half price 😂

  17. I just got the s8 plus I was using an iPhone 6s plus for 3 years but I was pretty pissed at apple for destroying my iPhones battery life with the ios 11 update an bot allowing us to downgrade back to ios 10 making us older iphone users either pay for a battery replacement or buy a new iPhone which really aggravated me so I switched to the s8 plus an loving it I'm familiar with android as well the oled notch less 6.2 inch 1440p screen is gorgeous I love ios more but prefer samsung phone screen designs more

  18. Just switched from samsung to apple. Why? Because it has GARAGEBAND, DUAL SPEAKERS, and it has better camera than the S8+

  19. Great Comparison Bro! Todaa i vsit your some videos .I really like your videos .Hopefully we will alwa be good friend thanks brother…😎❤💚

  20. Great video! Got an iPhone 7 just a month ago. Btw, the front camera of the iPhone 7 is 7 mp not 5🤗

  21. 10:20
    Samsung managed to put the fingerprint sensor on the screen while iphone only gives you face unlock and still no usb c

  22. i had an s8 plus but it was shit camera and social networking apps were shit
    i shifted to iphone 7 plus and my life is beautiful now
    ios is much better than android

  23. fingerprint sensor on iPhone is now dead, the things u love about apple,Apple just takes it away take the air power wireless charger for example Dead

  24. Iphone look premium from back /
    but the small screen make it outdated
    One the other hand
    Samsung s8+ just ummm look good from back
    but infinity display make the phone looks good
    hahaha i am in 2019 XD

  25. I am not biased towards either all smartphones perform the same functions just depends if you want the services that Apple provides like me such as IMessage, FaceTime, airdrop, airplay and so on…… these keep me locked into iOS

  26. I've have had android since 2012 but after give it a try to iphone 7 plus I don't want switch back to android. Right decision I've ever made. You buy phone for your needs not to impress someone else.

  27. I switch from android to apple literally the camera of iphone 7plus is adorable samsung s8 plus make picture like artificial iphone produce natural picture the potrait mode in iphone is amazing iphone is best for gaming boot up speed of pubg in iphone is amazing

  28. So thankful for your help really helped me alot for choosing between these phones but finally i`ve chosen Samsung S8 Plus but did i made wrong choice?

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