iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 Comparison on Full Specifications

By Abby Poole to iPhone Manager, Photo Management | Last Updated on Dec 14, 2018

With the new iPhone's release, all eyes are on the year's massive hits iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8/ Galaxy S8. Beyond question, Samsung Galaxy S8/Note 8 vs iPhone X will be the most important smartphone face-off this year.

iPhone X is the first iPhone in three years that has a substantial change from the iPhone 6, and Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 are Samsung's 'comeback' phones after Note 7 disaster. With both phones has similar bezel-less design and major performance updates, will iPhone X see a mad rush or will Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 win their fans back. Check the iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 comparison on full specs.

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iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8, Which Do You Prefer?

 

iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8/Galaxy S8 (Plus) on Full Specs

compare iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8

1. Display

* iPhone X - 5.8-inch, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, OLED edge-to-edge display, 2,436x1,125 pixels
* Galaxy Note 8 - 6.3-inch, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels (521 ppi pixel density), 83.2% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
* Galaxy S8 (Plus) - 5.8 and 6.2-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels (570 ppi pixel density), 83.6% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass

A curved-edge OLED screen is also offered in iPhone X, same with Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8. iPhone X has no bezel on any sides, no home button and features a 5.8-inch all screen design. The OLED display in iPhone X will have richer colors and greater contrast than iPhone 8 (Plus). But that's nothing new to Samsung.

Galaxy S8 has a same-size display, but curved. If you want a larger screen in iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 comparison, the Galaxy Note 5 with a 6.3-inch screen will have you covered. As the biggest Samsung smartphone, it's an ideal companion for movie playback and working tasks with the S Pen. You may also want to check the difference between iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8.

iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8, who wins?

2. Camera

* iPhone X - Front: 7MP, 1080p@30fps; Rear: 12MP, vertical dual-camera, 4k@60fps, 3D scanning and augmented reality ability
* Galaxy Note 8 and S8 - Front: 8MP, autofocus, 1.22 µm pixel size, 1440p@30fps; Rear: 12 MP, autofocus, 1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 4K video recording

iPhone X features a 12 megapixel shooter on the back to record 4K video at 60fps and 1080p video at 240fps. The front is a 7 megapixel shooter that can record video in 1080p at 30fps. More importantly, iPhone X, for the first of time, debuts an infrared sensor and 3D scanning (1,312-by-1,104 pixels) to replace the Touch ID to unlock the iPhone X; and augmented reality capabilities (640-by-480 pixels).

Compare iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8, the Samsung phones all pair a 12MP on the back and 8MP on the front, marking a very small advantage on the resolution, but less innovation.

iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8

3. Processor and Power

* iPhone X - 10nm A11 chip, 6-core, 3GB RAM
* Galaxy Note 8 - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset (4x 2.35GHz and 4x 1.9GHz Kryo CPUs), Adreno 540 GPU, 6GB RAM
* Galaxy S8/Plus - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset (4x 2.35GHz and 4x 1.9GHz Kryo CPUs), Adreno 540 GPU, 4GB RAM

In iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 comparison, iPhone X has the smallest RAM: 3GB vs 6GB vs 4GB. But still, iPhone X may be the most powerful smartphone. It sports an Apple-designed A11 chip which has six cores, two high-performance "Mistral“ CPU cores and four low-power cores, called ”Monsoon“. All the six cores in iPhone X's A11 chip add unprecedented computing power and bring significant performance boost.

Samsung's Qualcomm 835 also delivers gigabit speeds. But comparing iPhone X with Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8/Plus, Apple has a colossal lead. As for the Samsung phones, Galaxy Note 8 is no doubt more powerful than Galaxy S8 with 2GB more RAM, which can have more apps in the memory, but that's not an obvious difference. But Galaxy Note 8 has an S Pen included, which allows some professional tasks like writing messages, annotating etc.

compare iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8

4. Face ID vs Fingerprint Sensor

* iPhone X - 3D facial recognition technologies
* Galaxy Note 8 - rear-facing and off-center fingerprint scanners
* Galaxy S8/Plus - rear-facing fingerprint scanners

In this round of Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone X comparison, Apple is an easy winner. As mentioned above, the camera in iPhone X has a 3D scanning ability used to include an all-new "Face ID" feature instead of the Touch ID. The face recognition will be quicker, more secure, and more accurate than Touch ID. It's also easy to set up Face ID on iPhone X with just one look.

There is also face recognition in Note 8, but it's not so fantastic in Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone X. Both Galaxy Note 8 and S8/Plus has fingerprint scanners, but located in weird awkwardly. The rear scanner on the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and S8+ is tough to use consistently, while the off-central is still too far.

iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8

5. AI Assistant: Siri vs. Bixby

* iPhone X - improved Siri
* Galaxy Note 8/Galaxy S8/Plus - new Bixby

Samsung has its own AI-based digital voice assistant Bixby that comes built into the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 to compete with iPhone X' Siri. Siri has learned over time, and in iPhone X, there is a smarter Siri with improvements like a more natural voice, a new visual interface, its own button, translating ability etc. Samsung may lose this round of iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 comparison.

Bixby is promising, and it does things that Siri can't, particularly when it comes to controlling the phone. But it's inconsistently implemented and not as quick as Siri or Google Assistant.

differences between iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8 and S8

6. Battery Life

* iPhone X - 2700 mAh
* Galaxy Note 8 -3300 mAh
* Galaxy S8/Plus - 3000 mAh/3500 mAh

Battery is a big difference between iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8 and Galax S8/Plus. Poor battery life is a long-standing complaint for iPhone and there are massive googling for iPhone battery life tips. iPhone X aims to solve this problem with a much larger battery. According to Apple, iPhone X has an additional two hours of battery life thanks to being more power-efficient with its new A11 Bionic processor and other updates

However, when compared iPhone X with Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8/Plus, there is an obvious gap. The Note 8 packs a 3,300 mAh battery, slightly less than Galaxy S8 Plus' 3500mAh battery. But if you want to choose a phone that will last longer, you should also consider the enormous 6.3-inch 2,960 x 1,440 display in Galaxy Note 8, which will need a lot of battery to handle.

iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8

7. Operating System

* iPhone X - iOS 11
* Galaxy Note 8/Galaxy S8/Plus - Android 8.0 Oreo

Beyond the hardware, software is a key factor when you choose which to buy between iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8/S8/Plus. Both operating systems have something in common, like picture-in-picture, new emoji etc, and both have unique features that the other doesn't. For iOS 11, you can enjoy amazing ugmented reality, powerful new features for iPad, smarter voice assitant, and a slew of improved functionalities.

And on Android 8.0 Oreo, there is autofill framework for logins and passwords, battery life improvements, notification dots, suite of tools that helps to improve the performance and security named Vital and more. It's hard to determine a winner in this round.

compare iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8

8. Price

* iPhone X - $999/£999 for 64GB and $1,149 for 258 GB
* Galaxy S8 - 64GB - $750 / €799 / £689
* Galaxy Note 8 - 64GB - $929 / €1009 / £869

When it comes to price comparison between iPhone x vs Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8/Plus, all the three premium phones come at high price. iPhone X, starts at $999, £999 in the UK and AU$1,579 in Australia, and goes up to $1,149 for the 256GB version, marks the most expensive iPhone. The Samsung Galaxy series aren't cheap either with Galaxy Note 8 costing over $1,000

Side-by-side Comparison between iPhone X and iPhone 8/Plus

Phone


iPhone X


Samsung Galaxy Note 8


Samsung Galaxy S8/Plus

Color

Silver, Space Gray

Black, Grey, Blue, Gold, Pink

Black, Gray, Silver, Blue, Gold, Pink (Plus)

Design

No home button, it's all screen

Back fingerprint Sensor

Back fingerprint Sensor

Display

5.8-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display; Super Retina HD display

6.3-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 2960 pixels (~521 ppi pixel density)

5.8/6.2-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 ppi pixel density)/1440 x 2960 pixels (~529 ppi pixel density)

Processor

A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture

Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835

Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835

Charging

Wireless charging (works with Qi chargers), fast charging

Qi/PMA wireless charging, fast charging

Qi/PMA wireless charging, fast charging

Camera

Dual-lens camera, 12MP wide-angle and telephoto rear cameras; 7MP front camera

Dual 12 MP camera; 8MP front camera

Single-lens camera, 12MP rear camera; 8MP front camera

Capacity

64GB, 256GB

64, 128, 256 GB

64GB/64 GB, 128GB

ID

Face ID

Touch ID

Touch ID

Battery

Lasts up to 2 hours longer than iPhone 7

Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 3300/3500 mAh battery

Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant

Yes

Yes

Yes

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