• Samsung vs. Apple: Fight! (mid-2017 edition)

    This past weekend the Android subreddit seemed more than a bit obsessed with comparing the latest from Samsung with the current iPhone. Three separate videos on the subject made it to their front page, so I thought I'd share them here for you to enjoy as well.



    Jonathan Morrison is first up with an in-depth comparison between the XL versions of each phone, including a soak test (they both survived). Despite the very obvious Apple Watch adorning his wrist he admits that the iPhone looks dated next to the Galaxy S8 Plus—in his own words: "The Samsung is the cooler phone".



    Krystal Key focuses on cameras (boo), pitting the regular S8 against the dual-camera iPhone 7 Plus. Her findings? While Samsung's OIS loses to Apple, especially in video, with images it produces better results in HDR mode and low-light situations. It's almost as if Sammy's high-contrast output is tuned for an OLED display or something. Also, nice Apple Watch.



    I guess there's something to that "wall huggers" joke after all... Not being an Apple user myself, I just assumed that the iPhone had some sort of fast charging, but as the video above demonstrates, it clearly does not. The 7 Plus takes an hour longer to reach a full charge—2 hours and 46 minutes, to be exact, vs. 1 hour and 42 minutes for the SGS8 Plus.

    Now Apple fans could rightfully point out here that a more fair comparison would be between two 2017 phones—that is, the Galaxy S8 vs the iPhone 8, 7s or whatever it is that Apple has planned for Q3 of this year. I'm guessing that both YouTubers and reddit will be all-too-happy to revisit this comparison before Christmas.

    Sources: r/Android (1) (2) (3)

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    1. wilbur101's Avatar
      wilbur101 -
      When it comes to photos and video, I've always liked Samsung quality. I've actually seen it rival more expensive systems in the right conditions
    1. dragon2knight's Avatar
      dragon2knight -
      Quote Originally Posted by wilbur101 View Post
      When it comes to photos and video, I've always liked Samsung quality. I've actually seen it rival more expensive systems in the right conditions
      Agreed, they seem to have hit the perfect balance on their latest offerings, I especially like my S7 Edge' camera, it really is amazing. As good as mid level phones have become, the rear camera is where they fall flat every single time. I'd rather pay more for the best quality pics...and this is from a dedicated cheapskate who loves to try out the latest and greatest from China. Sometimes there's no way around it, you gotta pay more to get the best.
    1. Telemakhos's Avatar
      Telemakhos -
      I agree with you.

      Why skimp out and have a partial phone when you can have a beast phone that enriches your life?

      If you're a photo enthusiast, have you tried:

      https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galax.../dp/B01E7VQNSK

      http://www.samsung.com/latin_en/mobi...alaxy-s7-edge/


      Quote Originally Posted by dragon2knight View Post
      Agreed, they seem to have hit the perfect balance on their latest offerings, I especially like my S7 Edge' camera, it really is amazing. As good as mid level phones have become, the rear camera is where they fall flat every single time. I'd rather pay more for the best quality pics...and this is from a dedicated cheapskate who loves to try out the latest and greatest from China. Sometimes there's no way around it, you gotta pay more to get the best.
    1. dragon2knight's Avatar
      dragon2knight -
      Quote Originally Posted by Telemakhos View Post
      I agree with you.

      Why skimp out and have a partial phone when you can have a beast phone that enriches your life?

      If you're a photo enthusiast, have you tried:

      https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galax.../dp/B01E7VQNSK

      http://www.samsung.com/latin_en/mobi...alaxy-s7-edge/
      Wow, didn't even know that this was available! Looks great, just bought it! Thanks!!
    1. Telemakhos's Avatar
      Telemakhos -
      Yeah, I have $60 worth of eBay Bucks and want to buy it, but I'm still not sure if I'll keep my S7 Edge or just upgrade to an S8 instead.

      Quote Originally Posted by dragon2knight View Post
      Wow, didn't even know that this was available! Looks great, just bought it! Thanks!!