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)|
|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|
|Main Camera (Back)||12MP||12MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||7MP||8MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0 LE|
|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|