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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8

  • Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Design

Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemAndroid (7.1)iOS (11.x)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions6.4 in x 2.94 in x 0.34 in6.24 in x 3.07 in x 0.3 in
Weight6.88 oz7.13 oz
RuggedYes (Water, Dust proof)Yes (Water, Dust proof)
IP certifiedYes (IP68)Yes (IP67)
MaterialsMain body: glassMain body: glass
FeaturesIris scanner, Fingerprint (touch), StylusFingerprint (touch)
Keys  
Left sideYesYes
Volume controlVolume control, Other
Right sideYesYes
Lock/Unlock keyLock/Unlock key
Available color optionsBlack, GrayGold, Gray, Silver

Display

Physical size 6.3 in5.5 in
Display resolutionOther (1440x2960 pixels)Other (1080x1920 pixels)
TechnologySuper AMOLEDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio82.98%67.47%
Colors16 777 21616 777 216
Peak brightness 625cd/m2 (nit)
Touch screenYes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)Yes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)
FeaturesHDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensorOleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 835Apple A11 Bionic
Processor modelKryo 280 (Octa-core,2350 MHz,64-bit,10nm) 
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Adreno 540)Yes (Apple 3-core GPU)
RAM6 GB (Dual-channel, LPDDR4)3 GB (LPDDR4)
1866 MHz 
Built-in storage64 GB256 GB
Maximum User Storage53 GB 
Memory card supportYes (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, up to 256 GB) 

Camera

CameraYes (12 megapixels)Yes (12 megapixels)
FlashYes (LED)Yes (Quad LED)
Aperture sizeF1.7F1.8
Focal length (35mm equivalent)26mm 
Camera sensor size1/2.55" 
Pixel size1.4μm1.22μm
Optical zoomYesYes (2x)
Hardware FeaturesDual-camera, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)Dual-camera, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software FeaturesManual focus, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingRAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed controlExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, EffectsBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
Video captureYes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 30), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps))Yes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 60), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps))
FeaturesTime-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharingOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Additional cameraYes (8 megapixels)Yes (7 megapixels)
FeaturesAutofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Video capture 1920x1080 (1080p HD)

Battery

Capacity3300 mAh2691 mAh
Type Li-ion
Wireless chargingBuilt-in (Qi, Powermat)Built-in (Qi)
Battery timesTalk time: 22 hours / Music playback : 74 hours / Video playback : 16 hoursTalk time: 21 hours / Music playback : 60 hours / Video playback : 14 hours
Internet use  
3G12 %01.0f hours 
LTE13%01.0f hours 
Wi-Fi14%01.0f hours 

Multimedia

Screen mirroringDLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink, SlimPortWireless screen share
Headphones connector3.5mmProprietary
Additional microphone/sYes (Noise cancellation)Yes
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Stereo speakers

Cellular

Network technologyGSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )
DataLTE-ALTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
2G DataEDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS
nano-SIMYesYes
HD VoiceYesYes
VoLTEYesYes
Global roamingYesYes

Phone features

SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
NotificationsHaptic feedbackHaptic feedback
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timerCalendar, Alarm, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
E-mailYesYes
SupportsIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant messagingYesYes
ServicesHangouts / Google Talk 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Hearing Aid Compatibility YesYes
Hearing Aid Compatibility ratingM4, T3M3, T4

Connectivity

BluetoothYes (5.0)Yes (5.0)
Profiles/ ProtocolsAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Heart Rate Profile, Health Device Profile (HDP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)
Wi-Fi 802.11Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)
MIMOMIMO
Mobile HotspotYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes
USBYesYes
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
Connector type USB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary
Mobile PaymentSamsung PayApple Pay
Charging connectorUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary
NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
NavigationYes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)Yes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)

Regulatory Approval

Regulatory ApprovalYes 
FCC ID valueA3LSMN950U 
FCC ID link link 
Date approvedJul 28, 2017 
US SAR  
Head0.7 W/kg 
Body0.14 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.59 W/kg 
Wireless Router0.36 W/kg 

Availability

Officially announcedYes (Aug 23, 2017)Yes (Sep 12, 2017)
Market statusAvailableAvailable
Release dateSep 15, 2017Sep 22, 2017

Shopping information

Accessories EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
MSRP price$930$949

US carrier availability

CarrierVerizon (Available (Sep 15, 2017)), AT&T (Available (Sep 15, 2017)), Sprint (Available (Sep 15, 2017)), T-Mobile (Available (Sep 15, 2017)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Sep 15, 2017))Verizon (Available (Sep 22, 2017)), AT&T (Available (Sep 22, 2017)), Sprint (Available (Sep 22, 2017)), T-Mobile (Available (Sep 22, 2017)), Virgin Mobile (Available (Sep 28, 2017)), Boost Mobile (Available (Sep 28, 2017)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Oct 25, 2017)), Cricket (Available (Oct 25, 2017)), MetroPCS (Available (Nov 14, 2017))