iPhone X V Samsung Galaxy S8. Who wins?
Apple has released three new phones, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X. The design changes between the iPhone X and the 8 and 8 Plus are drastic, just like the price. The iPhone X goes for around £950-£1200, depending on the condition. Contracts from phone companies go for between £50 and £88 a month for two years. Some people think this is a ridiculous price, and others think it is reasonable. What do you think about this? Tell us in the comments.
Like Apple, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has had a severe change in design. By removing the home button, there are lots of different views on this. Some people believe that the no home button makes the phone looks more neat and slick, and some people think that it is harder to use and it would be more practical with a home button. Both sides of this debate are reasonable, and Samsung have also adopted a similar approach with their newest phone, the Galaxy Note 8. The Galaxy S8 goes for around £550-£650, depending on the condition.
Both phones now include more ways of recognising your features to unlock your phone. The Iphone X can use Facial Recognition ID, but has ditched Touch ID altogether, which has upset a lot of Apple fans. However, the Galaxy S8 also uses Facial Recognition ID, Iris ID, and Touch ID.
Displays have been a big issue for both companies, competing to have the best for the users. However, the Galaxy S8 knocks the iPhone X out of this competition. The Galaxy S8 has a great 570ppi pixel density, with the iPhone X only packing a 458ppi pixel density.
Something serious to consider is the camera. Everyone wants to have the best camera quality for their selfies, photography and much more. The rear camera on the iPhone X is just as good as the Galaxy S8. They are both the same, with 12MP and 4K video. But however, the Galaxy S8 has a better front camera than the iPhone X, with 8MP and 1080p video.
Battery life on the Galaxy S8 has 3000 mAh, and the iPhone X has 2716 mAh, with both phones having wireless charging. This means that the Galaxy S8 has won the battery life competition!
Concerning the weight, these phones both have a similar mass. The iPhone X does have a bit more weight – with 174 grams. However, the Galaxy S8 has 155 grams, but these will both manage to fit in your jeans pocket just fine.
Regarding the storage, the Galaxy S8 has 64GB available, and the iPhone X has the option to go with 64GB or 256GB. If you like to download lots of music, watch Netflix, take lots of videos, and take lots of pictures, it would be a good option to go with the 256GB if you are looking for a new Apple phone.
Finally, after some quite serious lashback, have Apple decided to put back the headphone jack after removing it from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus last year..? Nope! Apple has still removed it, and have not changed their mind on putting it back. Still annoying by the way Apple.
So, what do our Boston High Newsroom Journalists think?
Abi, a Year 9 Journalist told us, “The S8 is better because it is easier to access and has more battery life when you are out.”
Paige, a Year 8 Journalist told us, “The S8 is better, because the iPhone X is at a stupid price, it is too expensive.”
Poppy, a Year 7 Journalist told us, “The iPhone X is definitely better than the S8 – Apple is better than Samsung.”
Tell us your opinion, everyone seems to have one.
Eleanor, YJA Newsroom