The iPhone X weighs 174g and measures 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm. The Samsung Galaxy S8, on the other hand, weighs 155g and measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm. Just like the glass back of the Galaxy S8, the iPhone X also has a glass back that allows for wireless charging.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a microSD expansion slot, a headphone jack and a fingerprint reader, something that the iPhone X doesn’t have as Apple uses Face ID instead. Samsung’s smartphone only has one speaker, while the iPhone X has stereo speakers.
Since the Galaxy S8 is dust resistant and IP68 certified, it can be submerge in water up to 1.5 meters deep for 30 minutes. The iPhone X is also resistant to dust and water and has IP67 certification. It can be immersed in water up to one meter deep for thirty minutes.
The iPhone X has a 5.8″ True Tone OLED display, while the Samsung S8 features a 5.8″ Super AMOLED screen. Compared to the 625 nits of the iPhone X, the Samsung S8 is definitely brighter as it boasts 1000 nits. The top bezel notch of the iPhone X is equipped with Face ID. Face ID is a facial recognition system that gives the phone a unique look. Its True Tone display reacts to the light in the environment, so the display is color accurate all the time. Both the iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8 are HDR certified. The Samsung S8 doesn’t have a physical Home button. Instead, under the glass is a capacitive key. Samsung also moved the fingerprint scanner to the rear panel together with the camera sensor.
The iPhone X offers 3GB RAM, while the Galaxy S8 has 4GB RAM. Apple’s smartphone maps the face of a user through the Face ID system. The added depth ensures that the phone cannot be fooled by photos. The Samsung Galaxy S8 can power an optional Dex dock that connects the smartphone to a monitor and converts the user interface into a functional desktop environment.
The iPhone X is equipped with a 2716mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8 has a 3000mAh battery. The latter comes also features a USB-C port that works with everything. The iPhone X, on the other hand, uses Lighting and needs an adapter to charge from Mac devices.
Both the iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8 have a 12MP wide-angle rear camera. However, the Galaxy S8 has larger pixels at 1.4 µm and f/1.7 aperture, which is faster than the f/1.8 aperture of iPhone X. It has an 8MP front camera with f/1.7 aperture, which is also higher than iPhone X’s 7MP, f/2.2 camera. The latter, however, adds a 12MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture that offers two times optical zoom supported by image stabilization. The iPhone X also has a Portrait Mode that blurs the background, which gives the image a high-quality finish.
Both smartphones have their own pros and cons. Consider your needs and budget, so you can choose the right one for you. See also our post iPhone X vs IPhone 8 – What’s The Better Choice For You?