Comparison: iPhone X vs Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy Note 8

Apple has introduced iPhone X as its flagship smartphone to take on Samsung’s Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 handsets. The competition between the two tech giants is furious this time around. Samsung has managed to avoid any battery exploding incident this time around and Apple has unveiled a new design in the form of iPhone X. The iPhone X is the first iPhone model that comes with an OLED display and the Samsung has been using OLED in its devices since many years now.

How exactly iPhone X compares to its direct Android competitors; Galaxy S8 and Note 8 is specs showdown? Continue reading to find out.

It is worth mentioning that hardware specifications do mean little in real-world usage of handsets. Because performance is all about hardware and software optimization – an area where Apple excels at. Nonetheless, let’s have a quick rundown of specs comparison between iPhone X, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy Note 8.

iPhone X vs Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy Note 8 – Specs Comparison

All these three flagships from Apple and Samsung comes with top of the line hardware specifications that are available on any smartphone around the globe. Here are the exact specs of these devices:

iPhone X

Galaxy S8

Galaxy Note 8

General

Announced September, 2017 March, 2017 August, 2017
Released November, 2017 April, 2017 September, 2017

Body

Dimensions 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm 148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
Weight 174 grams 155 grams 195 grams
Color Space Gray, Silver Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Deep Sea Blue, Star Pink (Taiwan only)
Water & Dust Resistance Rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529 IP68 certified – dust/water proof IP68 certified – dust/water proof

Display

Display Type OLED Super AMOLED  Super AMOLED
Screen Size 5.8-inch 5.8 inches 6.3 inches
Resolution 1125 x 2436 pixels 1440 x 2960 pixels 1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel Density 458ppi 570ppi 521ppi
Display Features True Tone Display, Wide Color Display, 3D Touch, HDR10 display, All-screen Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 3D Touch in Home button, Always-on Display Corning Gorilla Glass 5, HDR10, 3D Touch in Home button, Always-on Display

Hardware & Software

Chipset Apple A11 Bionic (64-bit) Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – USA & China
Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – USA & China
RAM 3GB 4GB 6GB
Internal Storage 64GB / 256GB 64GB 64GB / 128GB / 256GB
External Storage N/A microSD, up to 256 GB microSD, up to 256 GB
SIM Card Nano-SIM Nano-SIM (dual SIM option available) Nano-SIM (dual SIM option available)
NFC Apple Pay Samsung Pay Samsung Pay
Sensors Face ID (Facial recognition)
Barometer, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
OS iOS 11 Android 7.0 (Nougat) Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)

Camera

Main Camera 12MP Dual:
Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
4K – @24fps, @30fps, @60fps
1080p – @30fps @60fps @120fps @240fps
720p – 30fps
12 MP – f/1.7
2160p@30fps
1080p@60fps
Dual 12 MP:
Wide-angle: ƒ/1.7 aperture
Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
4K – @30fps, @60fps
1080p – @30fps @60fps
720p – 30fps, @240fps
Front Camera 7MP – ƒ/2.2 aperture
1080p HD video
Portrait Lighting
Animoji
8 MP – f/1.7
1440p@30fps
Camera Features Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
Portrait mode
Portrait Lighting
OIS, LED flash, HDR, dual video call, dual video recording Dual OIS, Optical zoom at 2X, Digital zoom up to 10X, Dual Capture, HDR

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion battery Li-Ion battery Li-Ion battery
Battery Capacity 3000mAh 3300mAh
Features Wireless Charging, Fast Wired Charging, Non-Removable wireless charging, Fast Wired Charging, Non-Removable wireless charging, Fast Wired Charging, Non-Removable

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0 5.0
USB 2.0, Lightning reversible connector 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

When it comes to the price, Apple iPhone X is the most expensive handset among these three smartphones. Apple iPhone X starts at US$999 (S$1,648) and goes all the way up to $1,149 (S$1,888). The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the second expensive starting at $929.99 (S$1,398) and the Galaxy S8 starts at 724.99 (S$1,198). Samsung also bundles a number of freebies/accessories to further sweeten the deal.

There you have it folks; iPhone X vs Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy Note 8 Specs comparison. What do you think about Apple’s latest iPhone X now?

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