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WATER RESISTANCE

DISPLAY SIZE While the Galaxy S8's overall phone size is a little bigger, its screen size is 40-percent bigger than the iPhone's, reminding us that slim-bezeled phones offer more than looks: They also give you more screen-size bang for your phone-size buck.

Both offer impressive water resistance, though Samsung's IP rating is higher.

DISPLAY RESOLUTION

DISPLAY TYPE Apple is rumored to join Samsung with an AMOLED flagship later this year, but the iPhone 7 sticks with IPS.

FINGERPRINT SENSOR Samsung moves the fingerprint reader to the back of the phone this year, to accommodate that nearly-all-display front side.

IRIS SCANNER Similar to the Note 7, the Galaxy S8 has an iris scanner. It supposedly works faster than the one in the Note, though, and our launch-event demo appeared to confirm that.

FACIAL RECOGNITION It may not be very secure, but Samsung offers a facial recognition login as an alternative to the fingerprint or iris scan.

PRESSURE-SENSITIVE DISPLAY Apple's 3D Touch lets you deep-press on the screen to launch various shortcuts throughout iOS. The Galaxy S8 has similar tech, but instead of spanning the entire screen it's only baked into its onscreen home button.

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The Galaxy S8's display has a 75-percent sharper pixel density, but remember Apple does plenty of things in other areas (contrast, white balance, brightness) to make its screens competitive with highend rivals. With that said, display analysis firm DisplayMate recently graded the Galaxy S8 as having the best smartphone display to date.

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