Side by side comparison: The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and The New iPhone X

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone X

The first thing you look for when you get into the market for a new phone is features and how it performs against others. This trend has also been picked by reviewers who are helping buyers decide between two gadgets that belong to the same category. One of the most important comparisons made in the recent past is the one featuring the iPhone X and Note 8, which points to a stiff battle between the two tech giants.

Ian Andrews is a tech expert who has been doing reviews of different gadgets and to help you get the best between the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8, he has prepared a review including features you will get in both phones to help you understand which stands a stronger chance for different uses.


The design of a phone is the first thing you will notice, and on this both manufacturers put enough effort to offer users the best. The iPhone X comes with a design that is simplistic with an all-screen front, so the home button was sacrificed to accommodate the screen, which extends across the device leaving only tiny bezels. The phone feels and looks futuristic with its sleek design. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 8 features a display that is almost all screen, but what is more interesting about the phone is how well the screen curves into the sides. The iPhone X comes with dimensions featuring 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm while the Note 8 measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm, making it larger than the iPhone.


After overall design, you might want to consider the display types used on both phones. This is where differences emerge a bit clearly as the iPhone comes with a 5.8-inch 1,125 x 2,436 pixels Super Retina OLED display that clocks 458 pixels per inch. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 8 features a 1,440 x 2,960 pixels OLED display that offers 521 pixels per inch, which means the Note takes it because it achieves better contrast and can display more vibrant colors than the iPhone X.


When you consider the iPhone X, there are two storage options available, 64GB and 256GB. However, the downside is that you cannot expand the storage using an external microSD card, which is one of the benefits users of the Galaxy Note 8 enjoy. The Note 8 besides allowing expandable memory offers 64 GB internal memory, so with a 256 GB expansion you could get more than 300 GB worth of storage space. But this does not place the iPhone at a disadvantage as the phone has a file compression system that can compress the sizes of files by 50 percent, which allows you to save on space.


The camera is one of the most important features to consider while buying a phone. The iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 come with 12-megapixel double cameras at the back that have little differences. The iPhone X achieves an aperture of f/1.8 on its wide-angle lens while the telephoto lens is rated at f/2.4. This combination makes optical zoom possible and the best part is the lenses come with image stabilization, which means your photos are clearer.

The phone also has depth sensing skills that helps you to blur the background when you want to draw emphasis to the subject while taking photos. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was not left behind in the development of a good camera as it offers two cameras with apertures of f/1.7 and f/2.4 that allow it to accept more light than the cameras of the iPhone X. This means the camera can work under low light conditions to do stable images and videos.


Biometrics is probably one of the areas where the iPhone X loses massively to the Note 8. The iPhone X offers the Face ID biometrics security feature to help you unlock your phone, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with several options including a finger print scanner, an iris scanner, and a face recognition system. This wide array of biometric options provides the user with good support to control the kind of security mechanism they prefer to use.