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Smartphones are very essential in our daily routine. They are playing a major role in our professional and personal life. What can’t our phone do for us, along with a bunch of features, smartphone is most powerful accessory these days.
There is huge competition among the makers to make smartphone even more smart and powerful.
Prominent smartphone maker Samsung’s next major product, Galaxy S8, equipped with impressive set of features.
Let’s take a look at the 10 interesting things that Samsung Galaxy S8 can do, that iPhone can’t.
Iris scanner for unlock the phone and secure the data.
Samsung says it’s more secure than a fingerprint sensor. The iPhone doesn’t have an iris scanner.
A new facial recognition feature lets you unlock the phone with a selfie.
It’s much faster than using the iris or fingerprint scanner.
Big screen. The S8 has a 5.8-inch screen. The S8+ has a 6.2-inch screen.
Compare that to the iPhone: The iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch screen and the iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen.
Wireless charging with fast charging option.
The iPhone does not have wireless charging. There’s also no fast-charging option.
You can plug in standard headphones thanks to the headphone jack.
Apple famously removed the standard headphone jack on the iPhone 7. You have to use a dongle if you want to plug in your wired headphones.
Samsung Pay can make payments on standard magnetic credit card readers.
You don’t need a special NFC pad like you do with Apple Pay.
The Galaxy S8 comes with its own virtual reality software, powered by Facebook’s Oculus.
You get a free Gear VR headset if you pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S8 before April 21. The iPhone can work with some VR headsets like Google Cardboard, but it doesn’t natively support VR.
The Galaxy S8 has a heart rate sensor.
Get your pulse on the go! You’ll have to buy an Apple Watch or another accessory if you want to measure your pulse using the iPhone.
You can use Galaxy S8 as a desktop.
You can attach the Galaxy S8 to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse with a special dock and run a desktop version of the smartphone’s operating system on a normal computer. While features like this haven’t been proven, it could appeal to enterprises.
Samsung’s Bixby digital assistant.
Bixby lets you take photos of real-world objects and brings up relevant information like shopping links and nearby locations to visit. Apple Siri doesn’t have a smart camera feature.