If you have lots of spare cash lying around and also happen to be a tech enthusiast, chances are high that you are interested in one of the following high-end flagship handsets. We are talking about the iPhone X, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S8. To make the job of choosing between these powerful, feature-packed a bit easier, we thought of comparing the spec sheets of these devices. Let us start with things right away, shall we?
iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Display, Design
The iPhone X is perhaps the most radically designed smartphone in this list. The large 5.8 display on the phone with the (in)famous notch will ensure that the iPhone X is at the center of everyone’s attention wherever you take it. The iPhone X gets a stainless steel frame and glass coating on both the front and the rear. The 5.8-inch display is of the AMOLED type and has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixels. This translates to a pixel density figure of 458 PPI.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the spiritual successor to the Samsung Galaxy S8 – which we are also going to talk about in this comparison. The Note 8 features an aluminium frame and has a glass coating at the rear. The display of the Note 8 is in the 18.5:9 aspect ratio and measures 6.3-inches across. The Super AMOLED panel boasts of a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels – translating into a PPI density of 521.
The iPhone 8 Plus is for folks who simply do not have enough money to buy the iPhone X or if they are too fond of the iPhone design language since the iPhone 6. This phone features an aluminium frame and has a glass coating at the rear. The 5.5-inch display on the iPhone 8 Plus is an IPS LCD screen and boasts of a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This translates to a PPI density of 401.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the last phone in this comparison and features a front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), and an aluminium frame. The phone gets a 5.8-inch 18.5:9 aspect ratio Super AMOLED display with the same resolution as the Galaxy Note 8. The pixel per inch density, therefore, is now at an incredible figure of 570 PPI.
iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Hardware, software
Both the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus come powered by the same Apple A11 Bionic SoC and are offered in identical storage capacities – a 64GB version and a 256GB version. Both the phones also get 3GB of RAM. Both these phones also use the same Apple GPU for graphics. As far as software is concerned, both the iPhone models ship with iOS 11.
Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus come in two versions depending on where you buy it from. While several markets get the version with Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 Octa Core chip, other markets get the version that comes with the Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 SoC. While the Note 8 gets 6GB of RAM, the Galaxy S8 comes with only 4GB of RAM. In India, only the 64GB versions of both these phones are available. Both the devices also run Android 7.1.1 Nougat and are yet to receive the official Android 8.0 Oreo treatment.
iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Camera and imaging
The iPhone X features a dual camera setup at the rear that consists of a 12 MP (f/1.8, 28mm) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 52mm) lens. The camera supports OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, as well as quad-LED dual-tone flash. This camera can record videos in the following resolutions: 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps. At the front, the iPhone X gets a 7-megapixel shooter with a f/2.2, 32mm lens. This front camera can record videos in 1080p@30fps and 720p@240fps. The iPhone 8 Plus has almost the same camera setup at the front and the rear.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 also gets a dual camera setup at the rear like the iPhone X. This setup consists of a dual 12-megapixel unit with a f/1.7, 26mm lens that supports Dual Pixel PDAF and a secondary lens – also 12-megapixel that has a f/2.4 aperture. The primary cameras support OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, and LED flash. The phone supports video recording in 4k at 30fps. At the front, the Note 8 gets an 8-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture. This camera records video in 1440p@30fps.
The Samsung Galaxy 8 gets a single 12-megapixel shooter at the rear as its primary camera with an aperture of f/1.7. The camera supports Dual Pixel, phase detection autofocus, as well as OIS and LED flash. The S8 Plus records 4K videos at 30fps at the maximum quality. At the front, the Galaxy S8 Plus gets an 8-megapixel selfie camera with 8 MP f/1.7 aperture and support for autofocus.This camera records 1440p videos at 30fps.
iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Price in India
Here are the current prices in India of each of these handsets. Note that these are the base prices for each storage version. The prices differ depending on the colour option you choose as well.
- Apple iPhone X 64GB, Silver: Rs.82,499
- Apple iPhone X 256GB, Space Grey: Rs. 98,829
- Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB: Rs.69,999
- Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB Silver: Rs. 81,999
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8, 64GB: Rs.67,900
- Samsung Galaxy 8, 64GB: Rs. 53,900