Specs Showdown: iPhone X Vs Samsung Note 8

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It's been a decade since Apple changed mobile phones forever and today, they announced their latest model - the iPhone X. We've covered all the finer details here, and with Samsung's Note 8 releasing in a couple of weeks, you might be wondering how the two stack up to one another. In a battle of the mobile heavyweights, who wins?

The Specs

iPhone X Samsung Note 8
OS iOS 11 Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Dimensions 143.6mm x 70.9mm x 7.7mm 162.5mm x 74.8mm x 8.6mm
Weight 174g 195g
CPU A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64bit, 10nm processor
Storage/Memory 64/256 GB 64 GB
Display 5.8-inch Super Retina HD display 6.3-inch WQHD+ AMOLED Display
Resolution 2436 x 1125 (458 ppi) 2960 x 1440 (521 ppi)
Battery N/A 3300mAh
microSD support No Yes, up to 256GB
3.5mm Headphone Jack No Yes
Camera Dual vertical 12MP rear (f/1.8, 28mm and f/2.8, 56mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS), 7MP front Dual 12MP rear (wide-angle f/1.7, telephoto f/2.4, OIS), 8MP front
Colours Silver and Space Grey Midnight Black and Maple Gold

What Are The Major Differences Between The Note 8 And The iPhone X?

Samsung’s Note 8 boasts many of the same features as the iPhone X. The Note8 wins out on screen real estate (it's bigger than the iPhone X) and the addition of a stylus - although you really need to be a creative type to get the most out of this accessory. It's also less expensive which should help to keep mobile plan prices down compared to the iPhone X.

The iPhone X benefits from a gorgeous OLED display and a beefy A11 Bionic CPU that should make for a zippier experience. If you're a security conscious phone user, the new facial recognition system is also a big bonus. It also supports 4K 60p recording and 1080p 240p slow-mo for all the videographers out there.

Despite Apple's hyperbole about game-changing improvements, it's fair to say that the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note8 are fairly even in terms of bang-for-buck. If you prefer big screens and a stylus, go with the Note8. If you're a keen photographer, the iPhone X might be more your bag. Naturally, we won't be able to provide a definitive answer until we actually test both devices. Watch this space!


    Doesn't the Samsung support MicroSD up to 2TB, not 256 GB?

    Wouldn't the S8/+ be a better comparison?

      Why's that? The iPhone X and Note 8 are the two most recent flagships.

      No, u would compare the iPhone 8 to the s8.

      S8/+ would be comparable to iPhone 8/Plus

      I could not agree more with your statement. IPhone X does not come close to Note 8. With 6 GB RAM, better resolution, larger screen, with s-pen, better resolution on front camera, how can someone say “basically Ipone X and Note 8 are same”?

    Dont forget IP67 to IP68... and No Fingerprint Reader to Fingerprint Reader

    Last edited 13/09/17 1:34 pm

    Samsung’s Note 8 boasts many of the same features as the iPhone X

    Seriously? That's like saying " the British Parliament has a lot of the same features that the Australian Parliament has"

    So while the iPhone isn't actually derived from the Note (as in the parliamentary example above) the Note came out first. I think the comparison should really be the other way.

      We also know that Samsung skates to where it knows Apple will be.

    Apple is an idiotic company selling products on infliated prices.There is no innovation left in them just branding on dead man.

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