Two new Android smartphones are about to launch in India, the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus and the Honor View 10. The Honor View 10 has already been listed on Amazon India and is expected to go on sale soon for Rs. 35,000. The Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus, which was announced a couple of weeks back is also expected to launch in India in early 2018 for approximately Rs. 35,000. Now, for the same price, you can get Apple iPhone 7. Let us find how these three similarly priced smartphones hold up against each other.
Honor View 10 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus vs iPhone 7: Display
The Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus has a 6-inch Super AMOLED display. The display flaunts the bezel-less design like that of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The display comes with Full HD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The display is also covered with Corning Gorilla Glass. Being an AMOLED display, we expect it to have punchier colours, better black levels, and better sunlight visibility than the displays of other two smartphones.
Similar to the Galaxy A8 Plus, the Honor View 10 also features a 5.99-inch bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution. However, the Honor 10 View uses LCD technology instead of Super AMOLED. Therefore, it may not perform as good as the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus.
The Apple iPhone 7 features a relatively smaller 4.7-inch LCD display with 1334×750 resolution. It misses out on the bezel-less design and the Super AMOLED technology, in spite of being costlier than the other two devices in the comparison. However, the Apple iPhone 7 has the 3D-touch technology and spot-on colour accuracy, which the other two devices miss out on.
Honor View 10 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus vs iPhone 7: Camera
The Apple iPhone 7 features a 12MP primary camera with dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus. The 12MP sensor is optically stabilised and is also aided by the quad-LED flash. The front-facing camera on the iPhone 7 has a respectable resolution of 7-megapixels.
The Honor View 10 has a dual-camera setup on the back. The first sensor on the back has 16-megapixel resolution and the second sensor has a 20-megapixel resolution. The camera features phase-detection autofocus, dual-tone dual-LED flash, and 4K video recording. On the front, the Honor View 10 has a 13-megapixel shooter.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus has a 16-megapixel primary camera, and it is the first device in the ‘A’ series to feature phase-detection autofocus. Surprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus has a dual-camera setup on the front; one camera has narrow FoV, while the other has wide FoV. Sadly, the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus is not capable of recording videos in 4K resolution, which the other two smartphones in the comparison can.
All the three smartphones differ vastly in the camera department. According to us, the Apple iPhone 7 will have better performance than the Honor View 10 and the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus. We expect the Apple iPhone 7 to be better because it has OIS and better camera sensor than the other two smartphones. Also, Apple is known for its fine tuning of the camera software.
Honor View 10 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus vs iPhone 7: Performance
The Honor View 10 packs the latest processor from HiSilicon, the Kirin 970. The Kirin 970 has great AI capabilities with its neural networking unit. The device also packs 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Overall, the device is packed with tons of processing power and storage.
The Galaxy A8 Plus features the all-new processor from Samsung, the Exynos 7885. The Exynos 7885 is a hexa core processor with two high-performance cores and four power-efficient cores. The Exynos 7885 is powerful enough to run games and heavy tasks smoothly, but it still isn’t as powerful as the Kirin 970 or Apple A10.
The Apple iPhone 7 features the quad-core Apple A10 chipset along with 2GB of RAM. Thanks to the optimised iOS operating system, the Apple iPhone 7 has silky smooth performance in almost every task you throw at it.
Honor View 10 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus vs iPhone 7: Conclusion
The Honor View 10 and the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus look promising on the paper, and they beat the Apple iPhone 7 in the display and the production departments. However, one can not be sure about the actual performance of that two devices until they are reviewed. So, if you are in a hurry, you can go with the Apple iPhone 7, but if you can wait for a little longer, you may have shot at owning a better device.