10 things the Samsung Galaxy S8 can do that the iPhone can’t

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Samsung just came out with its flagship model, the Galaxy S8 and it is pretty impressive. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus can easily be said the best production of Samsung. Here we have compiled a list of all those features that you won’t be able to find in the leading iPhone.

Iris Scanner

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Iris scanner in S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus pack an iris scanner to provide the ultimate security. Once configured, It unlocks only after scanning your iris. Samsung says that the iris scanner is more secure than the fingerprint sensor.

Facial Recognition

The Samsung flagship models come with facial recognition feature that helps you unlock your smartphone with a selfie. And it is faster than the iris or fingerprint scanner.

Increased Screen Size

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Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Samsung has increased the screen to bezel ratio, and the S8 has a 5.8-inch screen, and the S8+ has a 6.2-inch display. It is much larger compared to the iPhone screen size.

Wireless Charging

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 can be charged by placing it on a wireless charging pad. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus also comes with fast charging that enables it to be charged quite quickly. The iPhone does not support wireless or fast charging.

The Headphone Jack

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Any standard Headphone can be plugged into the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus via its Headphone jack. iPhone has infamously removed the 3.5mm audio jack that was available on iPhone 6 Plus.

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay that comes with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus can make payment via the magnetic card readers. You don’t need a special NFC pad like with Apple Pay.

Mobile VR

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Samsung is giving away VR headsets with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus if preordained before 21 April. Samsung has its virtual reality software that is powered day Facebooks Oculus. iPhone can work with VR headsets, but it does not come with native support for virtual reality.

Heart Rate Sensor

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus come with heart rate sensors on their back. To measure your pulse via an iPhone, you will have to buy an Apple Watch or another accessory.

Use the phone as a desktop PC

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With special docks, Samsung Galaxy S8 can be connected to monitor, keyboard and mouse and you can run a desktop version of your smartphone on your regular computer.


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Bixby is Samsungs personal digital assistant. While Apple has its own all assistant named Siri, it doesn’t support smart camera features. That is Bixby let your take a picture of real life object and displays relevant information. This feature isn’t available on Siri.

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