Samsung finally took the wraps off the Galaxy Note 8, and it features a lot of similarities to the Galaxy S8 Plus. This begs the questions: Which Samsung phone is better?
The answer is simple yet slightly complicated.
The Note 8 and S8 Plus are strikingly similar phones, but the Note 8 takes the advantage in nearly every spec category of importance. Samsung upgraded the Note 8’s specs to the max. It comes with a 6.3-inch AMOLED QHD+ Infinity Display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage with expandability, dual camera, 3,300mAh battery and of course, the S-Pen.
The main upgrade comes with the dual camera. Instead of the lone 12-megapixel sensor found in the S8 Plus, which admittedly took fantastic photos, the Note 8 features two 12-megapixel cameras. The easy answer is to crown the Note 8 the winner right away because it is the successor to the Galaxy S8, so Samsung made sure it’s a better phone than its predecessor.
It comes down to this: the S8 features a fantastic design that can now be purchased at a deep discount while the Note 8 offers the latest and greatest specs with an upgraded camera and S Pen. You’ll have to decide on which side of the line you fall on.
Check out the table down below to see how the Note 8 and Galaxy S8 Plus compare.
|Samsung - Galaxy Note 8||Samsung - Galaxy S8 Plus|
|Display Size||6.3-inch, 2960 x 1440 pixel display (522 ppi)||6.2-inch, 2960 x 1440 pixel display (531 ppi)|
|Display Type||Quad HD+||Quad HD+|
|Operating System||Android 7.1.1 (at launch)||Android 7.0 (at launch)|
|Processor||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||Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process|
|External Storage Specs||
|Main Camera (Back)||12MP||12MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||8MP||8MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0 LE||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Height||162.5 mm (6.40 inches)||159.5 mm (6.28 inches)|
|Width||74.8 mm (2.94 inches)||73.4 mm (2.89 inches)|
|Depth||8.6 mm (0.34 inches)||8.1 mm (0.32 inches)|
|Weight||195 g (6.88 oz)||173 g (6.10 oz)|
|Colors||N/A||Midnight Black, Orchard Grey, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold|
|Supported Audio Formats||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF|
|Supported Video Formats||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM|