Thanks for your comment. Gigabit LTE is a good one but that would still give the win to S8 in special features. It is worth doing a real-world speed test though on same network, so that's a great follow-up idea.
Larger RAM doesn't make much difference in real-world tests we run. Loading apps from the background is one test, but I could see tangible difference with A11 when loading levels in games. There's simply less waiting with iPhone X.
Samsung Pay is more widely available than Apple Pay but again that would give Samsung edge in category it already wins in special features. Plus, adoption of mobile payments isn't that great.
According to WSJ, Just 13% of iPhone users have tried the mobile-payment service, by one estimate. Apple Pay has the highest usage at 5.5%; still below its 5.9% peak
Walmart Pay has second highest at 5.1%, with a significant growth since last quarter
Samsung Pay third at 3.3% https
So Samsung is behind both Apple and Walmart in adoption.
Alot of Samsung features are left out.
Gigabit Lte compatibility. Two hour movie downloaded in seconds. Samsung yes, apple no.
Larger ram closes the speeds in real life tests. Apple has to close apps before opening, where Samsung catch up. Saw this test on another site.
Samsung pay rewards real money back ($5-100 debit cards etc), and works everywhere there is card swipe. Apple doesn't.
Add in other stuff-apple phones splitting while charging, latest ios update eating up battery life.... etc
How about not leaving out features to get the desired result?