Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone X, which one you should buy?
Guys as we promised in our previous post, here we are comparing Note 8 to iPhone X and see which one is worth buying. Apple recently launched the most-awaited iPhones product line with wireless charging, new processor, and enhanced camera and new photo filters. In case, you are still unaware of the news, check out our review of iPhone 8 and iPhone X to know everything about them. But not all features introduced in the new iPhones are the first-timers. The smartphone industry has already seen devices with wireless charging and facial recognition system. It’s Apple’s refinement in the current technology, which makes it an impeccable device to beat. The iPhone X has already set up new standards for the next iPhone models, but when it will be out in November, it can get a tough competition from Samsung’s Note 8.
The battle between Note 8 and iPhone X is pretty close as they have the same design concept, wireless charging, and cameras to take studio-quality photos. Unless you prefer a specific OS between Android or iOS, the decision can be a tough one. The iOS ecosystem completely differs from Android and vice versa. So, we would recommend you to do some research on which mobile OS you want to land and then invest your money.
That being said, let’s first see the “Note 8 Vs iPhone X specs comparison table“:
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8||iPhone X|
|Size||6.3 inches||5.8 inches|
|Weight||195 grams||174 grams|
|Display||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (16 M colors)||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (16 M colors)|
|Build||Corning Gorilla 5 back panel||Front and back surgical‑grade stainless steel glass.|
|Dust and waterproof||IP68 certified- water resistant up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes||IP67 certified- water resistant up to 1 meters and 30 minutes|
|Screen resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels (521 ppi)||1125 x 2436 pixels (458 ppi)|
|3-D Face recognition system powered by TrueDepth camera.|
|Operating System||Android 7.1 (Nougat) upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)||IOS 11|
|CPU||64-bit 10nm octa-core processor (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz quad)||A11 Bionic chips.|
|GPU||Adreno 540||M11 motion processor|
|RAM||6 GB||3 GB|
|Variants||64/128/256 GB||64/256 GB|
|Expandable storage||Support SD card up to 256 GB in single sim mode.||No SD card slot.|
|Camera||12 MP back and 8 MP front camera with dual optical image stabilization and 2x optical zoom.||Dual 12 MP camera with dual image optimization and 2x optical zoom.|
|Battery||3300 mAh non-removable battery||Non-removable Li-Ion battery which lasts 2 hours longer than 7 Plus|
Both iPhone X and Note 8 come with a very thin bezel display. Out of the two, iPhone X design looks more classy as the screen is stretched to every edge of the screen and even at the top. However, the screen display of Galaxy Note 8 is curved at the side edges which gives it a wider viewing angle. iPhone X has a surgical-grade glass at its front and back panels and Note 8 is built with an aluminum frame and glass panel.
Note 8 has a 6.7 inches screen and iPhone X comes with a 5.8 inches display. Both devices use super AMOLED display, but Apple’s in-house technologies give it an upper hand. Apple’s TrueTone technology which first appeared in iPad Pro makes sure that you see the same screen colors in different lighting conditions. Furthermore, iPhone X owns a Super Retina HD display which makes it more color accurate than any AMOLED screen. So, in terms of display quality, there is a close call but iPhone X looks more promising.
In terms of mobile computing, iPhone X wins the battle one-sidedly. As per the latest Geekbench results, Apple’s A11 Bionic processor has crushed all its competitors including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor included in the Note 8. Apple itself claimed the A11 Bionic chip to be the smartest processor ever in a smartphone. With an in-built neural engine, A11 can handle 600 billion operations per second and is optimized to render VR apps efficiently.
If we talk about numbers then Note 8 looks more impressive with a 6 GB RAM as compared to iPhone X as it just has a 3 GB RAM. Despite the size of RAM is smaller in iPhone X, we bet that it can beat Note 8 easily because of its A11 Bionic processor and M11 motion co-processor.
Again, there is a close call between the camera quality of both of these high-end smartphones. Note 8 comes with a 12 MP back camera and 8 MP front camera. On the other hand, iPhone X comes with a dual 12 MP telephoto cameras. Interestingly, both of them support optical image stabilization and bokeh effect. In spite of the similar specs and features, Apple again wins as it has designed an Image Signal Processor which allows users to capture high-quality portrait photos
6. Facial recognition:
As iPhone X has no Home button, it only uses the facial recognition as the primary method to unlock the device. To its contrary, Note 8 also includes a fingerprint scanner at the back in addition to its iris scanner and facial recognition system. But, if we compare the facial recognition system of iPhone X then it seems to be quite advanced. It uses a Dot projector and an infrared camera to generate a 3D face map called Face ID which can even be used to make payments.
The biggest difference in facial recognition system of both of these devices is “smartness”. Face ID of iPhone X is backed by powerful machine learning algorithms which can learn the facial changes over the time and even differentiate between the real and fake faces. Unfortunately, this isn’t true in the case of Note 8. Photos can be used to trick the facial recognition system of Note 8 which is a serious concern for user privacy.
7: Wireless charging:
Note 8 and iPhone X supports Qi-wireless charging standard. So, you can charge both of these devices using any Qi-supported device. But, Apple is again trying to get ahead by AirPower charging mats which will quickly charge your iPhone X and other supported Apple products at once.
AirPower will be available next year though, but it’s worth the wait!
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