Advertisement

iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8: Apple answers Samsung with a knockout

by Brandon Russell | September 12, 2017September 12, 2017 2:00 pm PDT

Apple on Tuesday officially took the wraps of the iPhone X, the company’s most exciting iPhone in years. It features a 5.8-inch OLED display, improved camera, and facial recognition for authenticating payments. By all accounts, it’ll be the smartphone to beat when it launches on November 3—but Samsung’s Note 8 certainly has a lot to say.

Samsung’s Note 8 features many of the same things Apple just announced for the iPhone X. In some cases, the Note 8 is superior to the iPhone X because it features a stylus, a larger display, and a more affordable price. But this is Apple we’re talking about, and it’s never as easy as comparing one of its devices with a competitor’s.

You can see how these two stack up on paper in the chart down below.

Apple - iPhone X Samsung - Galaxy Note 8
Display Size 5.8-inch, 1125 x 2436 pixel display (463 ppi) 6.3-inch, 2960 x 1440 pixel display (522 ppi)
Resolution X 1125 2960
Resolution Y 2436 1440
Display Type Super Retina HD Quad HD+
Operating System iOS 11 (at launch) Android 7.1.1 (at launch)
Processor A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm processor/Octa core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm processor - Differs by market
RAM 3GB (unofficial) 6GB
Storage
  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 12MP 12MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 7MP 8MP
Networks
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A: 800, 1900, 2100
  • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
  • GSM/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
  • TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0 LE
Battery N/A 3300mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • Lightning port
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • MST
  • USB Type-C
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Face ID
  • Proximity
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Geomagnetic
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart rate
  • Iris
  • Proximity
  • Pressure
GPS
  • Assisted GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • Galileo
  • QZSS
  • BeiDou
  • Galileo
  • Glonass
  • GPS
Height 5.65 inches (14.35 cm) 162.5 mm (6.40 inches)
Width 2.79 inches (70.9 mm) 74.8 mm (2.94 inches)
Depth .30 inches (7.6 mm) 8.6 mm (0.34 inches)
Weight 6.14 oz (174 g) 195 g (6.88 oz)
Colors Space Gray Silver N/A
Supported Audio Formats AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+) MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE
Supported Video Formats HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement