Apple announced three iPhones at its September 12 keynote event. One of the most highlighted ones would be its X model. The smartphone comes packed with a Face ID and “Animoji” capabilities. There’s the latest A11 Bionic chipset onboard. The handset’s rear panel is built out of solid glass which supports wireless charging technology.

The device competes directly with Samsung’s Galaxy S8. Even though Samsung announced its S8 line-up way back in February, it is still ahead of many of the smartphones on the market at the moment. The handset includes a fast processor, an abundance of storage, and a never-seen-before bezel-less front panel with an exclusive “Infinity” display.


If a particular handset does not pack the right processor to support its features, what’s the use? In the same sense, both Apple and Samsung’s flagship offerings include a great variety of specs but it is their processors that are entirely responsible for their successful functionality.

iPhone X features the A11 Bionic chipset. Apple specifically designed it to debut with this year’s handsets. It packs a total of six cores – two low-power and four high-power ones. The device’s motherboard is built on a customizable three-core GPU card.

The samsung galaxy S8, on the other hand, is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip. This processor has debuted on many other handsets – including HTC U 11, Nokia 8, OnePlus 5, and LG V30 to name a few.

The system-on-chip achieved a score of 1,832 in the single-core test and 6,301 on the multi-core test conducted by benchmarking website Geekbench.


Android smartphones usually have an upper hand over iOS devices when it comes to storage. The Galaxy S8 includes 4GB of RAM and an inbuilt storage of 64GB. Users have the option of expanding the handset’s memory up to 256GB if they’d like.

iPhone X, on the other hand, includes 3GB RAM only and comes in two storage flavors, 128GB and 256GB. Users have the option of expanding the memory up to 2TB.


Samsung introduced the special “Infinity” display with the Galaxy S8 smartphone. Its front panel includes a bezel-less design, which makes the handset stand out.

Apple’s iPhone X includes a similar design. The only major difference is that its physical home button is missing. The company replaced its Touch ID with a facial recognition camera. Apple also decided to switch from LCD screens to LED panels this time.