Compare Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note8

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note8
Network, supported bands and technologies
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
 CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - A1863
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - A1863, A1905HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) - A1863, A1905 LTE
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 MbpsHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRStextYestextYes
EDGEYesYes
Release date
First presented2017, September 2017, August
StatusSoon to arrive. Exp. release 2017, SeptemberSoon to arrive. Exp. release 2017, September
Size and Dimensions
Measurements158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 mm (6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 in)162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)
Weight202 g (7.13 oz)195 g (6.88 oz)
SIMNano-SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 - IP67 certified - resistible to water and dust- Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)- IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes- Stylus- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
DesignbuildCorning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
Display (type and size)
TypeLED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.5 inches 6.3 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels 1440 x 2960 pixels
MultitouchYesYes
ProtectionIon-strengthened glass, oleophobic coatingCorning Gorilla Glass 5
 - Wide color gamut display- 3D Touch display & home button- True-tone display- HDR10 compliant- 3D Touch (home button only)- Always-on display
System and processor information
OSiOS 11Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
ChipsetApple A11 BionicExynos 8895 Octa - EMEAQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 - USA & China
Central processing unitHexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.7 GHz) - EMEAOcta-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - USA & China
Graphics processing unitApple Graphics processing unit (three-core graphics)Mali-G71 MP20 - EMEAAdreno 540 - USA & China
Memory bank
Slot for memory cardNo microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM modelmicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model
Built-in 3 GB RAM 64/256 GB 6 GB RAM 64/128/256 GB
Camera
PrimaryDual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flashDual 12 MP (26mm, f/1.7, PDAF & 52mm, f/2.4, AF), OIS, autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, quality control
Features1/3" sensor size @ 28mm, 1/3.6" sensor size @ 56mm, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, quick tap focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)1/2.55" sensor size, 1.4 ľm pixel size @ 26 mm1/3.6" sensor size, 1.0 ľm pixel size @ 52 mmGeo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, quick tap focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec., quality control
Secondary7 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1/3.6" sensor size, 1.22 ľm pixel size, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
Sound
Different alarm typesVibration, proprietary ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Main speaker
3.5mm jack
 - noise cancellation feature- Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter- 32-bit/384kHz audio- noise cancellation feature
Communication
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFCYes (Apple Pay only)Yes
RadioNo No
USB3.0, reversible connector3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Features
SensorsFingerprint recognition (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, barometerIris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, barometer, heart rate monitor, SpO2
MessagingiMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push EmailSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5 (Safari) HTML5
JavaNoNo
 - quick battery charge: 50% in 30 min- Qi wireless charging- Siri dictation and cammands recognition- iCloud cloud service- MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player- MP4/H.264 player- Audio/video/photo editor- Document editor- Samsung Desktop Experience support- quick battery charge (Quick Charge 2.0)- Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)- ANT+ support- Bixby dictation and cammands recognition- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player- Photo/video editor- Document editor
Battery
 Built-in Li-Ion 2675 mAh batteryBuilt-in Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Talk timeUp to 21 h (3G)Up to 22 h (3G)
Music playerbatmusicplayback1Up to 60 hbatmusicplayback1Up to 74 h
Other
ColorsGold, Space Gray, SilverMidnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Deep Sea Blue, Star Pink (Taiwan only)
PriceAbout 910 EURAbout 1000 EUR