IPhone 8 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8–Which One to Pick?

You might be thinking about getting either iPhone 8 or Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and you are not able to decide because you don’t have complete information about the specifications of the phones. The best way to know which offers you value for money is to compare features included particularly the camera and security.

Here is a comparison that will help you to easily choose between the iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.



From the iPhone 7, the iPhone 8 is a better deal as it comes with modest enhancements. It features two 12-megapixel rear-facing cameras, one with a telephoto aperture of f/2.8 and the other at f/1.8. It also comes with a fast and larger sensor that makes low-light results better and the snaps speedier. It offers spot-on exposure even when lighting is inconsistent. On the other end, the Galaxy Note 8 offers 12MP dual rear cameras of f/2.4 and f/1.7 aperture. It allows you to do optical zoom and portrait shots. So, which of the two wins when you take the camera as the sole comparing factor? This comes as a draw.



The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features the Exynos 8895 chip for some parts of the world and the Qualcom Snapdragon 835 for other parts. In both cases, the phone is a complete powerhouse. With the 6GB RAM, the phone runs smoothly. It also looks like Apple might come with a commanding lead when you consider the performance of the iPhone 8. The A11 Bionic chip used on the iPhone 8 is a complete upgrade from the A10 Fusion chip that powered the iPhone 7. The iPhone 8 is more powerful and it performs better at multitasking.


The first thing you probably will look at before picking either the iPhone 8 or the Galaxy Note 8 is the design. On the iPhone, there is no much difference from its predecessors when you consider looks, but there is some little addition to the glass backing that replaced the aluminum finish. The upgrade is slick but the look and feel is generally the same as before. If you jump on to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s look, it offers an almost all-screen design that leaves thin bezels at the bottom and top. It looks striking, so if this is your consideration before picking one of the two, the winner obviously is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Battery and perks

One of the benefits of the iPhone 8 is the wireless charging system, which Apple embraced starting with the iPhone 8 Plus. However, it seems it’s not that special in this battle as the Note 8 also uses such a charging system. Both rely on a Qi coil for charging, which means you can use any pad that is compatible to charge your phone. Additionally, the phones come with fast charging capabilities, but on the durability of power, the iPhone seems to score better. The efficient operating system of the iPhone 8 is the contributing factor to achieving higher battery life.

Other features you might want to consider when comparing the two is ease of navigation. You will find that the Galaxy Note 8 comes with the S Pen, which adds a productivity boost for users of power. The Galaxy Note 8 has also scored better when it comes to supporting Gear VR and DeX Station dock, which are not possible on the iPhone 8. Of course, the iPhone 8 wins on storage as it offers both 64GB and 256 GB models with options for expandable storage. The Galaxy Note 8 comes with only 64GB storage with micro SD expandable capability.

About the author: Noelle Neff is a professional photographer covering niche markets. She graduated from the University of Miami and is based in the same city. Noelle Neff is also a renowned blogger on topics such as photography and travel. You can also find some of her shots at various online stock photo sites.

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