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As the year is approaching its end, the best phones in the industry are out on the streets and the markets. The top phones in UAE are making rounds of sales in high numbers, and people are excited to buy them. At the same time, there’s a growing confusion in people’s minds. Which phone shall I buy? The iPhone X or the Galaxy Note 8? Well, here’s our attempt to answer to the question. Let’s take a look at Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and how do these phones would fare against each other.

Apple iPhone X

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The latest flagship from Apple Inc. has seen the most following and internet traffic directed towards it while it was being shown to the world. The phone has a spectacular almost bezel-less OLED display. The phone stole people’s hearts right away. With the best possible features, the iPhone X stands tall in the competition. The device has 3GB of memory along with a never ending 64GB/256GB storage. With the 5.8 inch OLED display, the phone’s screen will offer unparalleled image and video quality. To top it off, there’s a vertically aligned dual-lens camera module system with a Dual-Tone LED flash. The lenses and the sensors are incredibly powerful that the images taken with the iPhone X will even surpass that of many DSLR cameras. With the hexa-core A11 bionic chip, the iPhone X will simply kill any other phone in the competition, with its super-powerful performance.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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This device found a following like no other. The Note 8 was being teased by the company for weeks. The phone gathered a huge curiosity. After the Note 7 episode, the Galaxy Note 8 had to be the best device ever by Samsung. So, with a 12MP+12MP dual-camera with dual OIS and the trademark stylus, the Note 8 was indeed the best device ever. The phone runs on the Qualcomm SnapDragon 835 Octa-Core chipset, has 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. To top it off, Samsung has given expansion option too. You can expand your storage by another 256GB using a dedicated microSD card slot. The phone’s 6.3-inch super AMOLED display is the best in the entire industry. The camera of the Note 8 has features so amazing, one will forget any other phone or camera once they’ve used the Galaxy Note 8.

But what they’re pitched against each other?

The two phones are the best in their respective manners and cannot be really compared. They run different OS, are priced differently, have different processors and are totally meant for a different type of people. But there are people who’d still be interested in buying any of the two. Here’s a quick comparison between the two phones.

 

Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8

 

iPhone X Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Processor A11 Bionic Chip
Hexa-Core, 64-bit
Qualcomm SnapDragon 835/Samsung Exynos 8895
Octa-Core, 64-bit
Memory 3GB RAM | 64/256GB Storage 6GB RAM | 64/128/256 GB Storage
(Expandable by 256GB)
Camera
Rear 12MP+12MP (ƒ/1.8 W/A + ƒ/2.4 Telephoto)
Quad-LED True Tone flash, Dual OIS
12MP+12MP (f/1.7 W/A + f/2.4 Telephoto)
Dual-LED Dual Tone Flash, Dual OIS
Front 7MP (f/2.2 Aperture), Animoji Enabled 8MP (f/1.7 Aperture), Smart Auto Focus Enabled
Display 5.8” OLED Super Retina HD Bezel-Less display 6.3” Super AMOLED Dual-Edge Infinity Display
Battery 3100 mAh Li-Ion Non-removable Battery 3300 mAh Li-Ion Non-removable Battery
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth v5.0
  • Wifi IEEE 802.11ac
  • Lighting Connector
  • NFC(Apple pay)
  • Bluetooth v5.0
  • Wifi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • USB-C
  • NFC(Samsung Pay)
Operating System iOS 11, Upgradable to Future Updates Android v7.1.1 Nougat, Upgradable to Android v8.0 & further
Security FaceID, Pin Code, Password Lock Fingerprint scanner, Iris scanner, Pattern Lock, Pin Code, Password
Colors Space Grey, Silver Galaxy Note 8: Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, Deep Sea Blue
Pricing AED 4099 (64GB variant) AED 3399 (64GB variant)

Verdict

There’s no clear winner here. Both the phones are equally good with one surpassing the other in some aspect or the other. While the Android performance of the Note 8 is highly promising and Samsung has been great always; at the same time, Apple is famous for the excellent user performance their products offer. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the ultimate phone for an Android fan. The iPhone X is the same for an Apple fan. If you wish to purchase any of the two, buy the Samsung for the great performance, Apple for user experience.