Iphone 8 vs Samgung Galaxy Note 8
- Sep 09, 2017
- Catchy Road
CatchyRoad presents comparison between iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is OFFICIAL and, as the rumours suggested, it is something of a beast. Pretty much everything you’ve read prior to launch was true; the specs and hardware tally up nicely with what leakers were reporting since around April.
The camera on the Note 8 is a dual-sensor setup, a first for Samsung and, mercifully, it is still rocking a 3.5mm headphone jack. Though all these nifty updates come at a price – a hefty price of £849.99.
Essentially we know the iPhone 8 will feature a brand new A11 processor, and we also know it will use an edge-to-edge OLED display provided by Samsung. In the past the rumours said it was curved, but sources suggest Apple ditched the curvature in favour of a flat implementation. The above design is based on numerous leaked schematics and dummies of the final product, the kind of stuff sent out to case makers so they can build accessories which fit, so we have good reason to believe it is the real deal in terms of aesthetics.
We still don't know what the deal is with the Touch ID scanner though, some sources suggest it may have been dropped in favour of a 3D face and iris scanning technology possibly dubbed "FaceID". It's believed Apple could not successfully implement in-screen fingerprint scanner technology but wanted to preserve the edge-to-edge OLED panel. The only other options speculated include embedding the scanner in either the back panel or the side-mounted power key, neither of which has been apparent so far.
A bulk of sources also point to fast charging and wireless charging, a dual-sensor camera is practically confirmed at this point too, as is 3GB of RAM.
“Samsung’s launch of the Note 8 underlines its current confidence. It’s a testament to Samsung’s stubbornness and determination that the launch of the Note 8 cements its position as the leading Android smartphone maker drawing a clear line under the Note 7 problems," said Ben Wood, Chief of Research, CCS Insight.
He added: “The Note 8 joins the well-received S8 and S8+ arguably giving Samsung the best high-tier Android line-up of any manufacturer. The fact Samsung was prepared to continue using the Note brand shows its belief that there is significant pent up demand for another top-of-the-line flagship device alongside the rest of its smartphone portfolio.
There is a ton of competition in the smartphone space right now though, for both Samsung and Apple to contend with. The OnePlus 5 and HTC U11 are still relatively recently launched, but on top of that we have Andy Rubin's Essential Phone PH-1 as a newcomer with something of an Android pedigree and some very competetive specs. Then there's the imminent arrival of the Google Pixel 2 series in October AND Nokia's triumphant return to the smartphone space with the Android-based Nokia 8 flagship that has only just been launched. Huawei will also release the Mate 10 in mid-October.
For some people, however, the contest between Samsung and Apple as the two leaders (number one and number two spot in global sales, respectively) is the only one that matters. Some analysts believe that's going to change though, and that the lead of these two is slowing as the market diversifies!
In the meantime though, let's take a look at how two of 2017's biggest and most hotly rumoured phones stack up.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs
Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.6 x 8.5mm
Display: 6.3in Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960x1440 Infinity Display (18.5:9 Aspect Ratio)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (10nm) octa-core CPU OR Samsung Exynos 8995 (10nm) octa-core CPU - region dependent
GPU: Adreno 540 (Qualcomm Snapdragon) OR ARM Mali-G71 (Samsung Exynos) - region dependent
Software: Android Nougat
Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Type-C USB, NFC, GPS, Fingerprint scanner, Iris Scanner, Face Scanner
Storage: 64GB, 128GB or 256GB - region dependent
Primary Camera: Dual-12MP, f/1.7 and f/2.4 apertures, 1/2.3" sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, Dual-Pixel Phase Detection Autofocus, OIS, 2x optical zoom, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama, 2160p video @30fps, 1080p video @60fps
Secondary Camera: 8MP with autofocus, f/1.7 aperture, Auto HDR, 1440p video @30fps
Other: IP68 Certified (Water & Dust Resistant), S-Pen Stylus
iPhone 8 Rumoured & Leaked Specs
Display: 5.8in 2800 x 1242 OLED
Storage: 64GB and 256GB
CPU and RAM: A11 processor, 3GB RAM
Front Camera: 8MP
Rear Camera: 12MP dual lens, 4K video recording
Extras: FaceID, wireless charging.