– Seven paragraphs in a second, man.
It's true, man, cocked and loaded, ready to rip me a new one.
Yo, guys, Jonathan here andthis is gonna be a fun one.
The iPhone 7 Plus has beenout for a little while now.
It is tried, it is tested, and I think most of us could agree, it is a pretty solid smartphone.
But, the Galaxy S8 is here, specifically, the Galaxy S8 Plus.
It is big, it is beautiful, and we're about to see howthese two stack up side by side.
Before I jump in, for thekeyboard warrior out there in mid-stroke right now, yes,I realize the iPhone 7 Plus is just over six months old right now.
But you gotta consider,some people may be looking to upgrade right now andsome people may be watching this exact video on theirprecious iPhone 7 Plus tempted and looking tojump ship over to Android.
Plus, at the end of theday, I'm willing to bet that most of you out there will be happy with either of these phones, especially if I were to give one away.
If that's something you want to see, maybe drop a like down below and subscribe and turn on notificationsso you don't miss when that happens.
Jumping into things, I amnot going to sugarcoat stuff.
The Galaxy S8 Plus is thebetter looking smartphone.
What Samsung has done heregenuinely has me excited and, if I'm being honest,makes the iPhone 7 Plus look a little dated.
The kicker here for me, and I'm sure for most ofyou out there as well, is what Samsung is callingtheir infinity display.
What it is, essentially,is edge-to-edge glass that gives the middle finger to bezels and looks freaking beautiful.
As far as the footprintgoes, if you look close the Galaxy S8 Plus is just slightly taller than the 7 Plus but,surprisingly, it is more narrow, which makes it easier to hold in one hand.
Honestly, the craziest thing about this, regardless of how closethey are in size physically, the S8 Plus is packing a 6.
2inch display inside there where the iPhone 7 Plus islooking kinda small at 5.
So, those are some serious screen games.
– All kinds, screen gains, oh.
– Now as far as within those 5.
5 inches, the iPhone 7 Plus has aresolution of 1920 x 1080 whereas the S8 Plus ispacking all kinds of pixels with a resolution of 2960 x 1440.
Now, notably most of those extra pixels are coming vertically.
What that's gonna do is giveyou a much taller display on the Galaxy S8 Plus, and that's cool, especially if you're holdingyour phone in portrait mode because you can then,essentially, stack layers on top of each other.
But, if you flip thingsand watch full-screen video like this, then that's wherethe 18.
5×9 aspect ratio does get a little bit weird, specifically, you'll notice two blackbars on the side of me.
While that definitelyisn't a deal-breaker, some people may be turned off by it.
On the flip side, with the iPhone 7 Plus having a 16×9 aspectratio, those black bars are non-existent.
In terms of quality,yes, the iPhone 7 Plus is a really solid, great-looking display but if we're talkingwow factor, brightness, vividness, if I'm A-B-ingthe two side-by-side, I'm going with the Galaxy S8 Plus.
Now, admittedly, I am not the biggest fan of spec comparisons.
But for those who gots to know, the iPhone 7 Plus is packingApple's A10 Fusion chip, which essentially is a pairof dual-core processors, one high performance andthen one low performance, three gigabytes of RAM, and a2,900 milliamp hour battery.
Flipping sides to the Galaxy S8 Plus.
It's also similar inthe sense where we see a pair of processors.
But in this case, that's actually a pair of quad-core processors, 4 gigs of RAM, and slightly larger 3,500milliamp hour battery.
This is the point in thevideo where I explain why I'm not the biggestfan of spec comparisons because on paper, one mightsee the eight total cores on the Galaxy S8 Plus and assume that it is infinitely faster and better than the four total coresin the iPhone 7 Plus, when that really isn't the case.
Even in things like synthetic benchmarks take Geekbench 4, for example.
The Galaxy S8 Plus barelybeats out the iPhone 7 Plus in terms of the multi-core score and that is with double the cores.
Hop over to the singlecore side of things, and it's a completely different story.
The iPhone 7 Plus actuallysmokes the Galaxy S8 Plus.
But does that mean the iPhone 7 Plus is infinitely better, faster, and that you shouldsolely base your decision based on benchmarks? No way.
The point that I wantto echo and get across is that in terms of performance, both of these are really fast phones.
So much, in fact, thatperformance and benchmarks should not be the sole focusof your buying decision.
Rather, it is the features around it that kind of bring everything together.
Giving you an example ofwhere specs aren't everything, what I did was take a 4K video,chop it down to 45 seconds and then export a 720p version.
The iPhone 7 Plus has half the cores, so, in theory, it should be slowerthan the Galaxy S8 Plus.
But it actually exportsthe video much faster, around 15 seconds,where the Galaxy S8 Plus is actually over 20.
Now, again, this doesn't mean the iPhone 7 is automatically better.
If you like Android, I'msure those extra six, seven seconds aren't gonna kill you but it is a prime exampleof why you shouldn't always listen to specs,numbers, and benchmarks.
As far as the cameras go,while the rear shooters are pretty similar at 12 megapixels, as far the front cameras go, there is a pretty distinctadvantage on the S8 Plus.
This features an eight megapixel sensor as opposed to the sevenon the iPhone 7 Plus.
Really, beyond those megapixels, I think the Galaxy S8 justsimply outperforms the iPhone.
What I notice most about these two shots, beyond the wider angle on the S8 Plus being nicer is the dynamic range.
With the S8 Plus, youcan still see the clouds in the sky, whereaswith the iPhone 7 plus, everything kind of gets blown out.
Plus, if you've ever wantedto look like a flying dog with steam coming out of his ears and some oddly placed paws or a pair of some pretty weird sheep, like me and my buddy Rich, you can only do thaton the Galaxy S8 Plus.
– Damn, look at that face track.
So, as far as the front-facing cameras go, to make things a little more interesting, we know both phones arewater and dust resistant so I think it's only fitting that we test it out that way.
First up is the Galaxy S8 Plus.
Next we have the iPhone 7 Plus with that sweet gold carbonfiber wrap from ColorWare.
Now, of course it is water time.
First up, Galaxy S8 Plus.
Focus, man, there we go.
So, we're alive, we're working.
Follow things up with the iPhone 7 Plus, we are back in business.
Things are wet but bothpassed the water test.
As far as quality goes, let me know with a comment down below what you think looks better.
Beyond just video qualityin the front-facing cameras, if microphone and audioquality matters to you, I would say both of theseperform pretty closely.
Although, I'll give the slight edge to the iPhone 7 Plus.
And shout out to these two dude for tearing it up on music.
You can show 'em some love by checking out the link down below.
Hopping over to the rear-facing cameras.
Again, both of these dofeature 12 megapixel sensors.
Although, the GalaxyS8 Plus should perform a little better in lowlight with an f-stop of 1.
7 compared to f/1.
8 on the iPhone 7 Plus.
One noticeable differencewith the iPhone 7 Plus that you are not getting with the S8 is dual lenses, whichessentially gives you two focal lengths.
Here's a shot on the iPhone 7 Plus using the main lens at 28 millimeters and then here's a shot hoppingover to the second lens at 56 millimeters.
One thing worth mentioningis the second lens on the 7 Plus isn't gonna perform nearly as well as the main lens.
With that second 56 millimeter lens, you're getting an f-stop of f/2.
8 compared to the main 28 millimeter lens with an f-stop of f/1.
8, you are letting in much less light.
Another advantage with that second lens is what Apple calls portrait mode, which is gonna help you get that nice, blurred out background.
It's not perfect, by any means, but it's definitely a lot better than the software simulated one here on the Galaxy S8 Plus.
I felt like in certain shots,I preferred the S8 Plus.
In others, I prefer the iPhone.
This one in particular iswhere I prefer the iPhone over the S8, specifically, one, because the sky is much nicer, and then, two, the Adidastext is much clearer and easier to read on the iPhone 7 Plus.
And shout out to Rich's tri-colors.
Conversely, here's anexample of where I prefer the S8 Plus over the iPhone 7.
I think, really, it comesdown to the S8 performing much better in low light.
For me, what pops outspecifically about this picture is actually the light around the sign.
It's a little more natural and, overall, just a more pleasing image.
Flipping sides again,in these two shots here, I prefer the iPhone 7 Plus.
The S8 Plus image is definitely sharp here but if you look closely atthe trees and the flowers, it almost becomes a little over-processed.
Where everything in the iPhone Plus just feels a little more natural.
Next, reiterating mypoint about low light, the Galaxy S8 Plus clearlytakes the cake here.
Really what it comes downto is, out of the box, you're gonna get someinstantly satisfying pictures.
With the S8 Plus, it isbetter in low light for sure, but I think both are really solid cameras and the iPhone isdefinitely gonna give you a less saturated, less sharp, and an overall more natural image.
So, here we are on the iPhone 7 Plus and it's a pretty good low light test since we're pretty much right at sundown.
If I'm gonna guess, I'm gonna say the iPhone 7 Plus probably doesn't look as good out of the box as the S8 Plus but the stabilization isprobably gonna be top notch.
Once we start to move around,we get a little closer, and it starts to pull focus,you kind of shift that way, I'm gonna give that edgeto the iPhone 7 Plus.
Here we are over on the S8 plus, not exactly sure how this looks.
Rich, how's it look? – [Rich] Not lookingas good as the iPhone.
– Apparently not as goodas the iPhone 7 Plus, but you guys let me knowwith a comment down below.
– [Rich] Imagine it looks better and all I get is hate comments.
– Rich, you blind as– So, hopping back into design.
Because of Samsung's infinity display, you may have noticed there is no longer a physical home button.
It's actually kind ofsimilar to what we saw on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, where the best way I can describe this is if both phones were offand you press the button, nothing would happen.
The difference with the Galaxy S8 Plus is the home button is built right in to the freaking screen.
The iPhone 7 Plus stillgives you some sort of a physical home button feel whereas with the Galaxy S8 Plus, you're actually pressing the display.
So, in terms of pure tech bad-assery, yes, the S8 Plus having thehome button in the display, feels super futuristic, but itdoes leave a couple problems.
The first of which beingthe fingerprint reader on the S8 Plus is nowlocated, oddly, on the back.
And, don't get me wrong, I don't mind fingerprintreaders on the back of the phone when it is executed properly but with the S8 Plus, it's kinda weird because you really don'tknow where you're pressing.
Oftentimes, I kept swipingand smudging up the camera.
As far as the fingerprint reader goes, I definitely prefer the iPhone 7 Plus.
It's easier to access,it's a little more natural, and it really makes me wish Samsung would've gone the extra mileand put the fingerprint reader into their infinity display.
If you hop into settings,there is actually an option where you can unlockyour phone by pressing the home button from your lock screen.
The problem here, though, is there is no level of security.
Again, if Samsung could've incorporated the fingerprint reader here,it would've been amazing.
Yes, the S8 Plus has an irisscanner, it has face unlock, but those still feel a littlegimmicky at this point.
I really have no desire to unlock my phone with my face.
Moving on, we're gonnaplay a game of things I really like on the S8Plus, starting with USB-C.
As most of you are aware, Apple uses theirproprietary Lightning cable and it really makes me wish, Tim Cook, please, man, move on the USB-C because if everythingwas one singular cable it would be amazing.
Next to that sweet USB-C port, you'll also notice on the Galaxy S8 Plus, there is still a headphone jack.
Speaking of headphones, a prettycool move Samsung did here, was to incorporate a pretty sweet pair of AKG headphones in the box.
These supposedly arearound a hundred bucks.
If you compare these withthe Lightning-based EarPods which sell for 29, Samsungdefinitely takes the cake here.
What I do really likeabout this move, though, is is kind of puts some pressure on Apple to step things up.
I think the equivalent here would be for Apple to include a pairof AirPods with the iPhone.
They clearly don't want us using cables.
So, if that's the case, make it easy and give us AirPods.
Flipping things for a second, one thing I really like about the 7 Plus is the fact that itincorporates stereo speakers.
That's something that GalaxyS8 Plus does not have.
("Love & War" by Yellow Claw) Now, I totally understand, hearing those two comparedside-by-side through video is not better than hearing them in person but I will say the Galaxy S8 Plus does hold it's own in terms of volume.
But as far as sheer soundquality and clarity, the stereo speakers on the 7Plus definitely sound better.
As far as battery life, even though the iPhone 7 Plus is technically a smaller capacity, whenever I've used one,I've never had a problem getting through an entire day.
They're actually pretty closein terms of battery life.
A couple of other cool thingswith the Galaxy S8 Plus is you're getting Micro SD card expansion up to 256 gigabytes.
Beyond that is Bluetooth 5.
0, which is kind of coolbecause you can control two separate Bluetoothdevices independently, something you cannot doon the iPhone 7 Plus.
You also have wireless charge on S8 Plus, even though whenever Ibring up wireless charging everyone freaks outbecause no one actually likes wireless charging,but you have it anyways.
I'm not gonna dive too much into Bixby.
Although, I will say I cannot stand the dedicated Bixby button on the S8 Plus because every time I go topress the volume rocker, I activate Bixby and– – Bixby, why you being such a (beep).
– [Bixby] Why don't youask your little girlfriend Google Assistant or Siri, your side chick? – Also, there reallyisn't a whole lot to cover on iOS versus Android.
Each of them have theirstrengths and their weaknesses.
Android is gonna get youa ton more customization and tweak-ability.
And iOS is gonna get you iMessage.
So, at the end of the day, you can see the GalaxyS8 Plus is gonna put a ton of pressure onApple with the iPhone 8.
Stacked up next to the iPhone 7 Plus, in terms of sheer technology, the Galaxy S8 Plus isdefinitely the cooler phone.
Aside from that, thank youguys very much for watching.
And about that giveaway,that is going down right now.
I've teamed up with Miss Krystal Key, we're giving away abrand new Galaxy S8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus.
For a chance to win, makesure you're subscribed here as well as her channel.
If you guys cannot getenough of camera comparisons, she did a much better job than me.
You can check that video out here.
Go watch it now.
This is Jonathan and Iwill catch you guys later.
(beep) Damn 58 strokes a minute.
How many strokes a minute you do, Rich? – [Rich] I get up tolike a hundred something.
– Hundred and something?.