Samsung Note 8 vs iPhone X

With Apple launching the iPhone X, the biggest phone Apple phone to date, and Samsung Launching the Note 8, could there be a move towards large supersize phones? Let’s have a look and see how they both compare:



The iPhone X comes in at 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm and 174g, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is larger and heavier at 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm and 195g. Both are very similar in design with the rears made of gloss glass and the frames metal.

Both phones are dust and water resistant. The Note 8 is IP68 certified, so it can be submerged up to 1.5 meters deep for 30 minutes, while the iPhone X is IP67 certified, meaning it can be submerged up to 1 meter for 30 minutes, if that floats your boat, although we wouldn’t advise our customers to actively test the above claims.



The screen is the most obvious element of the iPhone X, as it fills almost the entire front of the phone. Apple has got rid of the home button and the finger print recognition to make the screen larger.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 also has almost the whole front being a screen with a small bezel round the edge. However, it has retained its fingerprint scanner, moving it to the back.

The iPhone X’s display is a 5.8-inch 1,125 x 2,436 OLED Super Retina display with a pixel density of 458 pixels per inch, while the Galaxy Note 8’s is a 6.3-inch 1,440 x 2,960 OLED screen with a pixel density of 521 pixels per inch. Both handsets are capable of HDR resolution, but the X adds 3D touch.



Unless you’re a total tech geek testing numerous apps then you shouldn’t be finding either of these handsets slow! The iPhone X uses a new A11 Bionic chipset. It’s a six-core chip which means it’s the most powerful processor Apple have used to date.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 uses an octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset, they’re both top-end and the Note 8 is an exceedingly powerful phone.

The Note 8 has 6GB of RAM, and while Apple hasn’t revealed how much RAM the iPhone X has, it is rumoured to have around 3GB.

Operating system: the Samsung Note 8 has Android Nougat and iPhone X gets iOS 11. If you have used Apple’s iOS before you’ may notice some changes, for example, in place of the home button you must swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to return to your home screen.

Apple have said that the battery can last for up to 12 hours of internet use or 13 hours of video. It also supports wireless charging, and can apparently charge from 0% to 50% in 30 minutes when plugged in. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 matches this and supports both wireless and fast charging, it has a 3,300mAh battery which should last all day.



There’s a dual-lens 12MP camera on the iPhone X, with a f/1.8 wide-angle lens and a f/2.4 telephoto lens. This combination allows for optical zoom and both lenses have optical image stabilization (OIS), for clearer photos.

It’s also got depth sensing skills, allowing you to blur the background of an image for those wanting to explore their artistic side.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 also has dual 12MP cameras, but they have f/1.7 and f/2.4 apertures, meaning it should be able to take in even more light than the iPhone X’s when using the wide-angle lens.

The Note 8 is also capable of optical zoom and sports OIS. However, it’s not quite as good at video recording as the X, at least on paper, as it can shoot in 4K at 30fps, while the iPhone X can do so at 60fps.



Apple have taken the cost of a phone to a whole new level of expensive. starting at around £1000 for a 64GB model and rising to around £1,500 for a 256GB one.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is not cheap either starting at around £900. That’s for a 64GB model, which is the only size it is being released with, however it does have a MicroSD slot… Thank goodness for that!!


With costs that high for a phone, perhaps leasing is a great option for your business.  Why not give us a call and find out what we can do for your business.