Samsung just announced the launch of its latest flagship smartphone for the market, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Both the smartphones are top of the line and there can be no better time than this for a flagship showdown. We have taken the best smartphones that companies have to offer and are pitting them against each other in this comprehensive specs comparison. For this showdown, we have selected Apple iPhone 7 PlusLG G6Google Pixel XL and the OnePlus 3T.
SmartphoneSamsung S8+Google Pixel XLiPhone 7 PlusLG G6OnePlus 3T
Display Size (inch)6.25.55.55.75.5
Resolution (pixels)1,440 x 2,9601440 x 25601,080 x 1,9201440 x 28801,080 x 1,920
Pixel Density (PPI)529534401564401
Display TypeSuper AMOLEDAMOLEDLED-backlit IPS LCDIPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Dimensions(mm)159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1154.7×75.7×8.6158.2×77.9×7.3148.9×71.9×7.9152.7×74.7×7.35
Weight (gm)173168188163
Dual SIMYes (Variant)NoNoYes (Variant)Yes
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Connectivity TypesGSM / HSPA / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTE / VoLTEGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / VoLTEGSM/HSPA/LTEGSM / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / VoLTE
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835, Exynos 8895Qualcomm Snapdragon 821Apple A10 FusionQualcomm Snapdragon 821Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
CPU CoresOcta-core, Octa-coreQuad-coreQuad-coreQuad-coreQuad-core
CPU Clock Speed (GHz)4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo and 4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz2×2.15 Kryo & 2×1.6 Kryo2.232×2.35 Kryo & 2×1.6 Kryo2×2.35 Kryo & 2×1.6 Kryo
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 530Six-CoreAdreno 530Adreno 530
RAM4GB RAM4GB3GB4GB6GB
RuggednessIP68IP67IP68
On-Board Memory64 GB32,128GB32,128,256GB32,64GB64,128GB
Expandable MemoryYes, upto 256GBYes, upto 256GBYes, upto 256GB
SensorsIris scanner, fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Heart-rate, SpO2Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, BarometerFingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, BarometerFingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Color spectrumFingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass
Primary Camera12MP, f/1.712MP, f/2.012MP, f/1.813MP, f/1.8 and 13MP, f/1.816MP, f/2.0
Optical Image StabilizationYesNoYesYes
Camera ArraySingle CameraSingle CameraDual CameraDual CameraSingle Camera
Autofocus SystemPhase detectionPhase detectionPhase detectionLaser AutofocusPhase detection
Secondary Camera8MP, f/1.78MP, f/2.07MP, f/2.25MP f/2.216MP, f/2.0
Video Capture4K4K4K4K4K
FlashLEDdual-LEDquad-LEDLEDLED
OS VersionAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.1 NougatApple iOS 10Android 7.0 NougatAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
AI (Smart Assistant)Yes, Bixby
GPSYesYesYesYesYes
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, HotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual, band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNAWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-bandWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, HotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP, LE, aptXv4.2, A2DP, LEv4.2, A2DP, LEv4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HDv4.2, A2DP, LE
NFCYesYesYes (Apple Pay only)YesYes
InfraredNoNoNoNoNo
Fingerprint ScannerYes, Rear buttonYes, Home buttonYes, Home buttonYes, Rear buttonYes, Home button
3.5mm jackYesYesNoYesYes
RadioNoNoNoYes, FM RadioNo
USB TypeType-C Reversible connectorType-C Reversible connectorReversible connectorType-C Reversible connectorType-C Reversible connector
USB StandardUSB 3.1USB 2.0LightningUSB 3.1USB 2.0
Battery (mAh)3,5003,4502,9003,3003.4
Quick ChargeYesNoYes, Quick Charge 3.0Yes, DASH Charge
ColorsMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple GoldBlue, Silver, BlackJet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose GoldMystic white, Astro Black, Ice PlatinumGraphite, Soft Gold, Gunmetal, Midnight Black
Prices in India (Rs)To be announcedStarting Rs 67,000Starting Rs 72,000To be announcedStarting Rs 29,999

Even though, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ looks the best on paper with the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Super AMOLED display, features such as DeX and Bixby and other things like Bluetooth v5.0, we will have to wait for the benchmarks and real world performance of the smartphone before terming it as the best.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are expected to be launched officially on 21 April. India launch dates and price points have yet to be announced. We will update the copy accordingly.