Apple iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Pick The Best One

Apple, Samsung, Nokia are some big names which are popular for their high-end gadgets. And this year has been a great one for all these three huge multinational companies.

Nokia once ruled the mobile industry, bounced back with its own line of Android handsets, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, while some are yet to release.

Samsung launched its two flagship devices Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. And just a two months back, the South Korean company brought the massive phablet Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

The Cupertino Company, recently launched the highly anticipated iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8. These three devices have been crafted with utmost technology which the world has not seen before. Especially the special feature offered in iPhone X, the Face ID can bring in a revolutionary change in the smartphone business.

Now, one can think as to which is the best one among the recent launches that are among iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.


We will today compare among these three smartphones in depth and let you decide the best one- Fair enough!?


The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 holds a massive Super AMOLED display of 6.3 inches with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. The phablet is scratch and shock resistant as it protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

To the contrary, the display of iPhone X is slightly less as compared to the Galaxy Note 8, but is bigger than the iPhone 8 Plus. Just like Note 8, iPhone X also sports a Super AMOLED screen which measures 5.8 inches with a resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels. The phone is secured by a scratch-resistant glass.

However, the iPhone 8 plus features an IPS LCD screen of 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It is further secured by an Ion-strengthened glass and oleophobic coating.

Both the Apple devices are water and dust proof, they are IP 67 certified, which means iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X can in water up to 1 meter for half an hour. Whereas the Note 8 is IP 68 certified, it can stay at a depth of 1.5 meters for about 30 minutes.

In this category, we can clearly see that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a winner as compared to the latest iPhone handsets.



Operating System and Processor:

Comparing iOS and Android wouldn’t be fair. Both are different and best in their own way. The iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X performs on the latest iOS 11 and is chipped by the Apple A11 Bionic processor.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is chipped by Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA and for USA and China, the phablet runs on Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 processor. The smartphone works on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

The Apple’s A11 Bionic is immensely powerful. The Snapdragon 835 is also no less, it supports heavy multitasking without affecting the performance. Both the processors are almost same in speed and working.


RAM and Internal Storage:

The Galaxy Note 8 has got a gigantic 6GB RAM so there is no question of slowing down of the device or getting hanged. Also, the Note 8 is available in three different internal storage variants- 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The internal storage capacity can be increased by an external memory card.

Both the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X is available in two variants of ROM- 64GB and 256GB. But you already know that Apple doesn’t provide the option of expanding the internal space. And both the latest Apple smartphones run on a RAM of 3GB.

The Galaxy Note 8 holds a 6GB RAM which is quite huge as compared to the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus. But we can’t tell that which smartphone is at the top in this aspect because we have already told you that it not fair enough to compare between iOS and Android.




The Galaxy Note 8 features a rear dual camera of 12 MP with f/1.7 and f/2.4 aperture. Optical Image Stabilization, autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash are a part of the primary camera.

The front camera holds an 8MP lens with f/1.7 aperture.

The iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus comprises of the same dual camera setup. Both the handsets sport a dual rear camera of 12MP with /1.8 & f/2.4 aperture. Phase detection autofocus, OIS, 2x optical zoom and quad-LED (dual tone) flash are also a part of the primary camera.

The front-facing camera nestles a 7MP snapper.


Here all three smartphones flaunt dual rear cameras. And also all the three phones feature the ‘bokeh mode’. The ‘portrait mode’ is present only on the iPhones while the feature of Live Focus is only in Note 8. The Note 8 also gives the option to adjust the level of background blur which is not available on the iPhones.

Whereas the iPhones have got a special feature named as Portrait Lighting that reproduces various instances of studio-style lighting after portraits are shot.



Samsung has learned a lesson after the Note 7 fiasco, so it this time they didn’t want to take a chance. The Galaxy Note 8 is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery. It also has the option of fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0).

The iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus get its energy from a non-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery and 2691 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery, respectively. Both the iPhones have got the option of fast battery charging which charges the smartphone up to 50% in 30 minutes.

Apple has claimed that the iPhone 8 Plus battery will perform just like the battery performance of iPhone 7 Plus. While the battery of iPhone X will run extra two hours more. The Galaxy Note 8 when fully charged runs for at least 9 hours continuously.



What is special in iPhone X which is missing in Galaxy Note 8?

  • The iPhone X doesn’t have a home button unlike Galaxy Note 8. The device is unlocked by the Face ID which uses the TrueDepth camera to create the facial map of the user and then recognizes it. And in dark light conditions, the infra-red camera does the trick.

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  • Animoji is a concept where the emoticon replicates user’s facial expression. This is a whole new concept which may be soon copied by the other smartphone companies.



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