The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 came with many surprises and buyers were impressed with the usual finesse Samsung has been sharing across most of its premium devices. It indeed was a great way to redeem the dented image of the Note that came with the Note 7. But before the Note 8 enjoyed all the fame, the iPhone X landed in the scene with a bang and a redesign that has helped redefine the way iPhones of the future will look.
As Noelle Neff, a tech expert and reviewer explains, it might prove a challenge to effectively choose between the two giants and the best way to make a useful decision is to first understand the features included in each of the phones. Here is a comparison between the iPhone X with 7 glaring differences you should know about.
1. Biometric Options
One of the things that differentiate the two phones is biometric/login options. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with three biometric options including a fingerprint scanner, an iris scanner, and a face recognition system. On the other hand, the iPhone X includes only one option, the Face ID, which is a face recognition system said to be the most effective way to secure a phone.
2. Audio Output Options
When it comes to audio output, another difference between the two phones emerges where the iPhone X lacks a headphone jack like its predecessors since the iPhone 7. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 offers you a headphone jack, which allows you to easily play your music directly from the phone.
Although the iPhone X and Note 8 share a few things when it comes to design, the two phones have stood on different platforms as far as design is concerned. On size, the Note 8 is larger measuring 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm, this compared to the iPhone X that measures 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm. The screen of the iPhone X is flat and covers virtually the entire front space leaving only tiny bezels.
But when you preview the Note 8 its screen is curved into the edges creating a sleek design. Additionally, you will get the Note 8 in four colors including deep-sea blue, midnight black, orchid grey, and maple gold. On the other hand, the iPhone X features only two colors, silver and space grey.
Software comparison is one of the most distinctive features between the iPhone X and Galaxy Note8. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 runs the Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which is expected to be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo soon. One of benefits of the Android Oreo software is that it is designed to ensure apps run smoothly and it also comes with features that help to limit processes of individual apps to ensure they don’t chew through the resources of the phone. On the other hand, the iPhone X runs the iOS 11 that introduces an interactive multimedia experience that includes augmented reality apps and looping live videos.
5. Storage Options
On storage, the iPhone X offers both 64 and 256 GB options with no room for expandable memory. The Note 8 on the other hand allows expandable memory of up to 256GB using the micro SD slot. It however offers you only 64GB internal storage option.
Both phones come with dual rear cameras. Note 8 offers optical zoom that includes OIS and is good when taking photos in low light. The phone features f/1.7 and f/2.4 apertures compared to the iPhone X that features f/1.8 and f/2.4 lenses.
7. Special Features
Other additional features on the phones can be highlighted on the Note 8, which comes with a stylus pen, a feature absent on the iPhone X. But the inclusion of the feature on the Samsung has been a standard practice, so iPhone it seems this is not a demand on the side of iPhone users.