Friday, October 13, 2017

Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 – South African pricing

iStore has announced the pricing of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in South Africa, with the devices starting at R13,499 and R15,499 respectively.

The new iPhone will launch on 20 October, available in silver, space grey, and gold.

Apple's smartphones are set to compete against the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, with both sets of devices delivering high-end performance and features.

The major difference between the phones is their operating systems – iOS and Android – and is likely to be the deciding factor for most buyers.


The table below summarises the specifications and pricing of the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 models in South Africa.

Only 64GB versions of the Galaxy S8 are available in South Africa – currently on special at Takealot and Raru.

SpecificationsiPhone 8iPhone 8 PlusGalaxy S8Galaxy S8+
Dimensions138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm
OSiOS 11iOS 11Android 7Android 7
Display4.7″ 750 x 1,3345.5″ 1,080 x 1,9205.8″ 1,440 x 2,9606.2″ 1,440 x 2,960
Rear camera12MPDual 12MP12MP Dual Pixel12MP Dual Pixel
Front camera7MP7MP8MP8MP
Storage64GB / 256GB64GB / 256GB64GB64GB
ProcessorA11 BionicA11 BionicExynos 8895 Octa-coreExynos 8895 Octa-core
Battery"Up to 12 hours Internet use""Up to 13 hours Internet use"3,000mAh3,500mAh
NetworkLTE-A Cat. 16 (4CA)*LTE-A Cat. 16 (4CA)*LTE Cat. 16 (5CA)LTE Cat. 16 (5CA)
BiometricsTouch IDTouch IDIris, face, fingerprintIris, face, fingerprint
PriceR13,499 (64GB) / R16,499 (256GB)R15,499 (64GB) / R18,499 (256GB)R12,999R14,149
* Certain iPhone specifcations are from unofficial sources.

Apple iPhone 8

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Samsung Galaxy S8

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Samsung Galaxy S8

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