Comparing Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone X
Apple surprised the world by releasing the iPhone X, which seems to many people like a new twist in the iPhone series. The phone has come with new features and improvements including the addition of wireless charging, all-screen display, Face ID, and other features that place it on a higher platform than leading smartphones in the market. But some buyers want to know how it fares when compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Here is the comprehensive comparison.
There are similarities when it comes to the design of the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Both come with glass on both front and back, leaving just a thin layer of metal surrounding the edge of the phone. Of the two, Note 8 is larger measuring 162.5 by 74.8 by 8.6 mm, while iPhone X measures 143.6 by 70.9 by 7.7 mm. The Note 8 is also heavier with a weight of 195g while the iPhone X weighs mere 174g. Again, both phones don’t have a home button and are dust proof and water resistant. They support wireless charging, but unlike iPhone X, the Note 8 comes in four colors including Maple Gold, Midnight Black, Deepsea Blue, and Orchid Grey. The iPhone X, on the other hand, comes in silver and space grey.
The screen to body ration on both phones stands at 83 percent, and this means the display area occupies 73 percent of the front. The Note 8, however, comes with a rectangular display that is rounded at the corners with the screen curving at its edges. But the iPhone X makes use of all available space to reach into the corners, leaving a small section at the top for camera and speaker. Each also comes with an OLED display, meaning higher quality display since they don’t use the LCD system that requires a backlight.
Just like Note 8, the iPhone X comes with dual cameras on the rear, and this gives the user 2X optical zoom as well as the ability to capture bokeh. This is an effect that is normally utilized by fashion photographers that helps them to manipulate the subject to appear like it is popping out of the picture, which is made by blurring the background to maintain focus on the subject. Both cameras have 12-megapixel sensors, dual-tone flash, and autofocus.
But there is a subtle different to the software used as Apple offers Portrait Lighting, which creates dramatic lighting effects. The iPhone X also has TrueDepth selfie camera, which is designed to include a dot projector, flood illuminating, features that allow easy face recognition. This technology comes into play while unlocking the screen as the phone now uses the Face ID in the place of the previously applied fingerprint scanning.
Power and battery life
Note 8 relies on a octa-core Exynos processor that provides sufficient power to play games, multitask, stream, and browse. The chip is paired with 64GB RAM and there are choices of internal storage of 128 and 256 GB. You can expand the storage to 512 GB through the microSD card. On the side of the iPhone X, the phone is powered by Apple’s A11 Bionic chip, which is six-core and arguably the most powerful ever to be used in a smartphone.
The phone offers you choices of 64 or 256 GB internal storage, but there is no option for expanding storage using a microSD card. The Note 8 comes with a 3300 mAh non-removable battery that gives you up to 22 hours talk time or 74 hours of music. On the other hand, the iPhone X gives you 21 hours talk time as well as 60 hours of music.
When it comes to software, the two gadgets differ massively. The iPhone X uses iOS11 designed by Apple, which Note 8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which is soon going to be updated to the most recent Android Oreo released by Google. On both platforms, the software is designed with strong multitasking capabilities, so you can simultaneously perform different tasks without risking losing performance. The updates expected with the Android Oreo are meant to offer smooth running of applications and the phone will benefit from features like background limits, which prevent individual apps from consuming the phone’s resources.
The iPhone X stands out with the TrueDepth camera feature, which allows users to unlock the phone using facial recognition. The same technology helps users to create animojis. On the other end, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 stands strong with the Samsung DeX, which is specially designed docking station feature that helps you to hook up to a monitor to allow you use it as your computer. On overall consideration, the iPhone X has come with many improvements, but not too big to triumph over the Galaxy Note 8, which got some of these features earlier.