Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone X

The launch of the iPhone X last night has got everyone talking. Can any Android smartphone actually take on Apple’s most expensive $999 iPhone? Well, if there is any company that can compete against the iPhone X, it’s Samsung. And the company has not one but three different devices to compete against Apple’s best offering.

So, let’s quickly do a spec comparison and see how the iPhone X compares to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8+, and the Galaxy S8. These three Samsung devices are widely considered to be among the best Android devices in the market right now and until Google’s second generation Pixel XL lands, they are the Android devices you should be spending your money on.

Basis of Difference iPhone X Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8+ Galaxy Note 8
Dimensions 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
Weight 174gms 155g 173g 195g
IP Certification IP67 IP68 IP68 IP68
Display 5.8-inch Bezel-less OLED display 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display
1125 x 2436 resolution, 458 ppi QHD+ resolution – 2960×1440 QHD+ resolution – 2960×1440 QHD+ resolution – 2960×1440
HDR, Dolby Vision, 3D Touch, True Tone Always On Display Always On Display HDR, Dolby Vision, Always On Display
Chipset A11 Bionic Chip – 6-core 64-bit chip, 10nm process, M11 motion coprocessor Snapdragon 835 – US Only – Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm process
Dual-core Neural engine Exynos 8895 – International markets – Octa core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm process
RAM and Storage 3GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB and 256GB storage 4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage, microSD card slot 6GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage | 128/256GB variants in certain international markets
Camera Rear: Primary 12MP OIS (F1.8), OIS Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), 1.4um Pixel Rear: Primary Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), 1.4um Pixel
Secondary: 12MP (F2/4), 2x Optical Zoom, OIS  – Secondary: 12MP (F2/4), 2x Optical Zoom, OIS
Front: TrueDepth 7MP (F/2.2)  Front: 8MP AF (F/1.7)
Battery TBA 3000mAh 3500mAh 3300mAh
Fast charging Fast charging
Qi wireless charging Fast wireless charging
Connectivity Wi-Fi ac, LTE-A Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, LTE Cat.16
Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with Reader mode, Lightning port, GPS Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou) Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
Sensors Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Barometer Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
OS iOS 11 Android 7.0 Android 7.1.1
Software Features Apple Pay, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Siri, ARKit Samsung Pay, Facial Recognition, Bixby with dedicated hardware button Samsung Pay, Facial Recognition, Bixby with dedicated hardware button, Live Focus
Colors Silver, Space Gray, Gold Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, and Maple Gold Midnight Black, Deep Sea Blue, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold
Others ARKit, Animoji ARCore S Pen with 4096 pressure points, Always On Display, Screen Off Memo, Live Message, ARCore
Biometric Authentication Face ID Face unlock, Iris scanner, fingerprint scanner

What do you think? The Galaxy Note 8 is clearly better than the iPhone X in many areas, though the latter wins in certain aspects as well like Animoji, ARKit, and Portrait Lighting mode.

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