Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 8: What's Better?

Authored By Victoria Smith

Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 8 Comparison Guide

So you're thinking about upgrading to one of the tech world's brand-new devices. Good move! In September, the market saw the release of two new long-awaited smartphones: The Note 8 and the iPhone 8. Much to the delight of Apple aficionados, CEO Tim Cook announced not one but three brand-new iPhone models at its annual Keynote in September. In addition to the new iPhone 8, consumers now have the option to upgrade to the larger iPhone 8 Plus as well as the highly-anticipated iPhone X, Apple's new luxury smartphone.


After the release of the Note 7 - quite literally - crashed and burned, it's no surprise that the Note 8 is bigger, better and even more exciting than customers imagined. The new Note was unveiled on August 23, 2017 and users were able to pre-order shortly after. Coincidence or not, the Note 8 and iPhone 8 have had a strangely similar timeline in terms of release: The Note 8 is said to begin shipping on Sept. 15, just a few days after iPhone 8 pre-orders began. It's no surprise that these two new smartphones are already anticipated to become fast rivals.


Digital Supply USA has the inside-scoop on the differences between these brand-new phones. Scroll down to see a visual comparison of the new iPhone and Note with complete specifications, including screen size, camera performance, battery life and more. We're here to help you figure out which smartphone is best for your needs and budget. Not only that, but we've already got a head-start on phone cases, replacement parts and screen protectors for new iPhones and Notes.

Comparing the Models at a Glance

Overall, reviewers remark that Apple gets the badge in terms of new innovations, especially since Samsung unveiled most of the high-tech features of the Note 8 with last year's releases. Besides the fact that it has the largest screen size yet, the Samsung model doesn't have a huge amount of all-new performance-enhancing features. It's equipped the cool Infinity Display that was released last year on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ models. With that being said, the Note 8 does have a fancy new Dual Camera that features two 12 megapixel cameras, both of which feature optical image stabilization (OIS).

The new collection of iPhones ranges from the $700 4.7-inch iPhone to the $1,000 iPhone X. The X includes features that rival the Note 8 and other Samsung models, including the highest resolution screen to date with a nearly bezel-less display that's similar to Samsung's Infinity Display. It also gets a Dual Camera, with two 12-megapixel cameras featuring wide-angle and telephoto lenses. Apple finally met up with Samsung by adding wireless charging capabilities with all of its new iPhones. As far as which one's better, the jury's still out, but take a look at the specs of each to see which one has the most potential.




Note 8

iPhone 8

iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone X

Overall Size

162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm

134.8 mm x 67.3 mm x 7.3 mm

158.4 mm x 781. Mm x 7.5 mm

143.6 mm x 70.9 mm x 7.7 mm

Screen Size






195 G

148 G

202 G

174 G

Internal Storage

64 GB with

64 or 256 GB

64 or 256 GB

64 or 256 GB

Additional Storage

256 GB






Embedded M11 motion coprocessor

Embedded M11 motion coprocessor

Embedded M11 motion coprocessor


Dual 12 MP

12 PM

12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

Battery Type

3,300 mAh Li-ion




Battery: Video Playback

Up to 16 hours

Up to 13 hours

Up to 14 hours

Up to 13 hours

Battery: Music Playback

Up to 74 hours

Up to 40 hours

Up to 60 hours

Up to 60 hours

Battery: Talk Time

Up to 22 hours

Up to 14 hours

Up to 21 hours


Charging Options

Wired and wireless

Wired and wireless

Wired and wireless

Wired and wireless

Color Options










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