- Good Camera?
- Screen quality? The more pixels the better?
- Battery life? Everyone hates poor battery don't they?
- Good Performance, so Processor speed and Ram?
So I did a comparison and was surprised at some of the results.
Both the iPhone X and the Samsung Edge 7 have AMOLED screens, which give infinite contrast ratio, in other words, lovely bright whites and dark blacks. It's measured this way because, effectively, AMOLED screens can turn pixels off; which not only uses less power, but also means that the screens can be partially used when the phone is on standby. So far, the handsets are equal, but when you look at overall resolution and pixel density, the Samsung takes the first clear win. Yes, the last generation of Samsung handsets has a higher resolution screen than the iPhone X. 1440x2560 vs 1125x2436, it's not much, but this is a 2016 handset versus Apple's £1000 (entry level) model AND, because the iPhone screen is 5.8 inches, not 5.5 inches, that also means it's pixel density is less. 458 pixels per inch, vs the Samsungs incredible 534! Thats a clear win to Samsung. The display is better, and that's a fact.
Samsung 3600 Mah
Apple 2716 Mah
Another shocking win for Samsung and an embarrassing loss for Apple. iOS claims to be more processor friendly, but GSM arena tests suggest the Samsung has a 92 hour endurance rating, vs the Apple's 74 hour. Another factual win to Samsung.
Honestly, I can't really say a great deal about the processing power that can't be explained in the benchmarks. And here, it's a clear win for Apple. The Samsung S7 Edge scores half what the iPhone does, meaning, for fluidity of operation, the iPhone will feel more natural to use. Indeed it sports a 120 hz display meaning scrolling and the like will be ultra smooth and gaming won't work the handset too hard at all. But I game on my computer and console. I don't play immersive graphic intensive games on my mobile. I just don't enjoy it, which means I'm left with an Octa-core handset with a dedicated graphics chip that works perfectly with 90% of apps, regardless of which handset I choose. So although it's a win for the iPhone, the point is moot, for me.
It's got more, its that simple.
VALUE FOR MONEY?
The smartphone debate will rage on and there is more to the iPhone X than is mentioned here. But, this is a handset that (if choosing the 256Gb model) is 3 times MORE than the last generation of Samsung flagship handset compared here, and it loses on too many points. If you buy the Apple flagship handsets and if you've bought the iPhone X you'll probably have something to say about this comparison tell me what I'm missing, because digging around for an extra £800 is going to take some convincing as thats a FREE holiday to some people!