Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is official and the units are in the hands of specialized media, it’s time to see the first real comparisons of the device. This time we have to talk about the battery and more specifically make a comparison of the autonomy of the Galaxy S8+ against the iPhone 7 Plus .
As we saw in the feature comparison of both handsets, the S8+ mounts a 3500 mAh battery while the iPhone 7 Plus stays at 2900 mAh . In addition to this difference, we found that the Samsung terminal has a 6.2-inch QHD+ AMOLED display and the Apple option uses IPS LCD type displays with a 5.5-inch diagonal.
After this reminder of two of the main characteristics of both terminals, we move on to talk about the issue that really concerns us: the real performance of the equipment’s battery , that is, its autonomy.
From PhoneArena they have been able to test the autonomy of both terminals (in addition to including other Android smartphones and also the iPhone 7). To make this comparison they have made a series of tests on the devices seeking to match the conditions as much as possible. To do this they have adjusted the brightness to 200 nits in all terminals and performed the same tests on all computers .
As a result, they have obtained that the autonomy of the iPhone 7 Plus is greater in more than one hour than that of the Galaxy S8+ , obtaining the Apple terminal a total of 9 hours and 5 minutes of autonomy and that of Samsung 8 hours.
In the comparison we also find other models that have obtained lower results. For example there is the Galaxy S7 edge with 7 hours and 18 minutes, the Google Pixel XL with 7 hours and 19 minutes or the iPhone 7 with 7 hours and 46 minutes as you can see in the following table.
This comparison shows that having a higher capacity battery is not always synonymous with greater autonomy and highlights once again how the integration between iPhone hardware and software offers a clear advantage over its competitors.
It’s true that the size and resolution of the Samsung Galaxy S8+’s screen may not have been as long as that of the iPhone 7 Plus, but it’s also true that AMOLED technology has a much lower power consumption than LCD IPS.
On this occasion the iPhone has managed to beat the Galaxy , but we will surely soon see other comparisons where the Apple terminal does not come out victorious, after all it is a team that has been on the market for just over six months.