The struggle of high-end and high-spec Android phones continues between Samsung and Google. Everyone is waiting curiously to see which Android smartphone will be on the top. With the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S8, it took its place in the biggest Android smartphones of 2017. But, which one dothe consumers prefer to buy, Apple or Samsung?
Today there are many Android alternatives, from the Huawei P10 Plus to the OnePlus 3T.
Google’s own smartphone, newly introduced Google Pixel is said to be the most preferable one. Being a completely holistic version of the smartphone OS and with its award-winning camera, the Pixel became the biggest threat to Samsung’s Android dominance in the technology market.
Due to their high level prices it would be wise to compare their properties before buying one of them. The South Korean Samsung Galaxy S8 is beautifully designed with its curving “Infinity screen” which is approximately a 5.8-inch screen but which still fits in your hand. The rest of the S8 is a polished mix of glass and metal that makes it look every penny of its price.
Unlike S8, the Google Pixel is the blank slate of smartphone design. Curving aluminium with a front unblemished by logos or buttons. The only questionable issue of this phone is the glass panel on the back of the phone. If you drop it on a hard surface, it may easily be damaged.
When we compare their performances, it is exact that the S8 and the Pixel are two phones on top of their game when it reflects on their performance. The Galaxy S8 contains Samsung’s own Exynos 9 chip, which the company claims offers 27% higher performance compared to its previous chip. The Pixel has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. In fact, both of these smartphones are extremely powerful and capable to run a multitude of applications and games.
Both devices have 4GB of RAM. But, they offer different storage space preferences. The Pixel prefers 32GB or 128GB but there’s no option to expand that. The S8 gives you 64GB and the option to upgrade via microSD.
The Galaxy S8 has a 12-Megapixel “Dual Pixel” camera on the back, for improved low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos, and an 8-Megapixel selfie camera with smart autofocus on the front. The Pixel has a 12.3-megapixel camera, featuring an f/2.0 aperture and big 1.55 micron pixels to capture lots of light. The Pixel’s camera has taken a score of 89 by DxOMark making it the highest-rated smartphone camera ever tested.
When we look at the battery life, the Samsung S8 offers a 3,000mAh battery as Google has a 2,770mAh battery inside the Pixel. However, the S8 has a bigger, brighter display that requires powering. We think you’ll get a nearly a day and a half from regular usage.
If we compare their prices there’s not much to difference between these two. Prices for the S8 start at £689 and rises to £779 if you take Galaxy S8+. The Pixel is not tto much different. It demands £600 while the Pixel XL costs £719.
If you are not able to decide which one to buy, ask yourself how often are you really going to use all the features like Bixby, DeX and the Iris Scanner? The Pixel in turn offers a cheaper, simpler version of Google’s excellent Android system. It focuses on the important stuff like camera and battery life rather than being loaded with lots of unused features. But, if you’re looking for a smartphone that will work as a Swiss Army Knife, it’ll be the S8.