Specs Showdown: iPhone X Vs Samsung Note 8

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!


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