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?
|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|
|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)|
|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!