The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was supposed to be the phone of the year before Apple launched their apple iPhone X. Though both devices have created a lot of conjectures about them over the years, their launch has left tech gurus heavily impressed. Both these phones are flagship devices hailing from two of the most prominent mobile companies in the world. Needless to mention, that both these phones, will burn a very big hole in your pocket, if you plan on buying them. However, the fact of the matter is if you are willing to spend the moolah, which of these phones should you put your money on? Well, we cannot make the decision or you, but we surely can draw a comparison, so here we are with the clash of the Titans. Let us find out, which one is better, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or the apple iPhone X.
Display: it is being said that both the phones have 83% screen to body ratio which means that the screen occupies, 83% of the body which is a huge deal. The Note 8 has a rectangular body with rounded corners, with an almost bezel-less body. The apple iPhone X’s display makes use of every available millimetre of space, reaching right into the corners of the phone, with only a small cut-out at the top for the speaker and camera. Both devices have OLED displays, which will make watching videos and movies a feast for the eyes. The technology used in either of these devices makes sure, that the blacks appear more black and the white appear more white. Talking about the specifics the Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s “Quad HD+” display has a resolution of 1440 x 2960 (around 521ppi), while the apple iPhone X has a “Super Retina” display has a resolution of 1125 x 2436 (458ppi).
Camera: In today’s time and age, the camera happens to be one of the most important features in a phone. With so many bloggers and vloggers around, people want better phones to capture pictures and videos for the social media. A good camera makes sure, that the pictures come out crisp and lifelike. Both devices have a dual camera on the rear end, and the users can get the taste of 2X optical zoom, which will enable the camera to capture a depth-of-field. The bokeh effect created by most phones is loved by one and all. Both devices come with a 12MP camera with autofocus, ED dual-tone flash, optical image stabilization, etc. The Apple phone offers the new Portrait Lighting more, which makes the picture appear to be well lit and professional. Coming to the selfie camera the iPhone has 7 MP sensor while the Note 8 has an 8MP sensor. The iPhone 10 has depth sensing technologies which make selfies appear much better.
Battery and power: The Note 8 runs on octa-core Exynos processor which as per Samsung is good enough to make the device a standout. You can multi-task play games and browse the internet with ease. The chip comes paired with 6GB RAM and a choice of 64, 128 or 256GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB with a microSD card. On the other hand, the apple iPhone X runs on Apple’s own six-core A11 “Bionic” chip, which the company claims is the most powerful ever in a smartphone moreover, it has 3GB RAM and a choice of 64 or 256GB of internal storage and as we all know, iPhones do not provide with MicroSD card slots. Coming to the battery, the Samsung device has a non-removable 3300 mAh battery which offers up to 22 hours of talk time, while the iPhone offers 21 hours of talk time.
Software: Nopints for guessing that iPhones run on iOS, which is perhaps the best user interface, as claimed by many tech gurus. The Galaxy Note 8, on the other hand, will have Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which will be updated to Android Oreo very soon. Both the Operating system have introduced new and pathbreaking features which will take the world by storm. You can easily use multiple tabs and multitask, whilst do your work or playing movies or stream videos without any hassle. Both iOS 11 and Android Oreo introduce new multitasking features, allowing two apps to run side by side on the screen which means you can easily do two things at once in the same time. So you can check your Facebook feed and your emails at the same time. The Oreo update will mean that your phone will function smoothly and it has the background limits features which will make sure that you can multitask without lags and stutters.
Additional features: the aforementioned features are more or less pretty much the same n both the phones, so it is the special features which will help users to distinguish between the two devices. The standout feature for the Galaxy Note 8 is the S Pen, which most Note users are very loyal to. A great tool for entrepreneurs and basically professionals who like to take notes, mark up documents and draw on their phone. Other important features are “live messages” which will turn handwritten messages into GIFs and “translate” where you can ask the phone to translate any word into another language. The device is compatible with Samsung DeX-a specially designed docking station that hooks your phone up to a PC monitor so you can use it as a computer.
The iPhone, on the other hand, has an amazing camera with depth of field which is simply unbelievable. It also has facial recognition feature along with the fingerprint reader and iris scanner. Your phone will be able to recognize your face even in the dark! Other special features are the Animojis which will be fun to play with.
Pricing: The apple iPhone X will be made available in two storage variants, i.e. 64GB and 256GB, which have been priced at Rs. 89,000 and Rs. 1,02,000 in the country. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the smartphone which has already launched in India has been priced at Rs. 67,900 in India, with an additional Rs. 4,000 cashback for purchases made via HDFC Bank credit card. So, there is a considerable difference in price between the two devices. It will all boil down to your loyalty and if you prefer iOS over Android and vice versa.
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