Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 7 Plus: The best flagships compared

Apple event saw the announcement of new products in four categories. The Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular announcement was followed by the Apple TV 4K one, which led to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus announcements. After that Apple CEO Tim Cook came on stage to announce the 'One More Thing...' which turned out to be the much anticipated Apple iPhone X.

Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X

The iPhone X will start selling for $999 from 3 November onwards. Pre-orders start from 27 October in over 55 countries including India. The iPhone X will be selling in India for Rs 89,000 from Apple Authorised retailers. The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, on the other hand, will start selling at Apple Authorised Resellers from 29 September in India starting at a price of Rs 64,000.

Apple spoke a lot on the new Apple A11 Bionic chipset that it has developed for this generation of smartphones. It houses a six-core processor which has two high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. The new generation performance controller now lets Apple A11 Bionic chipsets six cores work simultaneously, which bumps up the performance by 70 percent according to Apple. A11 Bionic also integrates an Apple-designed GPU with a three-core design that delivers up to 30 percent faster graphics performance than the previous generation. Apple will be using the CPU and GPU performance together to enhance its ARKit powered apps and games.

All three phones will support wireless charging as well. Apple is expected to launch a wireless charging mat, called AirPower, whose sneak preview was given at the event. This device lets you charge multiple Apple devices on the same mat at the same time.

With Apple's announcement, we have all the major flagships covered for this year. The only one remaining are the Google Pixel 2 and the Huawei Mate 10, which are expected to launch in October.

So here is a quick comparison of specifications of the new iPhones with the Samsung Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8, One Plus 5. We also added in the iPhone 7 Plus as well.

Smartphone iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus iPhone X Samsung Note 8 iPhone 7 Plus Samsung S8+ OnePlus 5
Prices in India Rs 64,000 (64 GB), Rs 77,000 (256 GB) Rs 73,000 (64 GB), Rs 86,000 (256 GB) Rs 89,000 onwards Rs 67,900 Starting Rs 72,000 Rs 64,900 Starting Rs 32,999
Display Size (inch) 4.7 5.5 5.8 6.3 5.5 6.2 5.5
Resolution (pixels) 1334 x 750 1920 x 1080 2436 x 1125 1,440 x 2,960 1,080 x 1,920 1,440 x 2,960 1,080 x 1,920
Pixel Density (PPI) 326 401 458 521 401 529 401
Display Type LCD IPS Retina HD LCD IPS Retina HD OLED Super Retina HDR Super AMOLED LED-backlit IPS LCD Super AMOLED Optic AMOLED
Dimensions(mm) 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 154.7 × 74.1 × 7.3
Weight (gm) 148 202 174 173 188 173 153
Dual SIM No No No Yes (Variant) No Yes (Variant) Yes
Connectivity Types LTE, SCDMA, CDMA EV-DO Rev. A, UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA, GSM/EDGE LTE, SCDMA, CDMA EV-DO Rev. A, UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA, GSM/EDGE LTE, SCDMA, CDMA EV-DO Rev. A, UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA, GSM/EDGE GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / VoLTE GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / VoLTE
Processor A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Exynos 8895 Apple A10 Fusion Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Exynos 8895 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
CPU Cores Hexa-core: 4x high-efficiency cores + 2x high-performance cores Hexa-core: 4x high-effieciency cores + 2x high- performance cores Hexa-core: 4x high-effieciency cores + 2x high-performance cores Octa-core, Octa-core Quad-core Octa-core, Octa-core Octa-core
CPU Clock Speed (GHz) NA NA NA 4x Kryo 280 @ 2.35 & 4x Kryo 280 @ 1.9 and 4x Cortex A73 @ 2.3 & 4x Cortex A53 @ 1.7 2x Hurricane @ 2.34 & 2x Zephyr @ 2.34 4x Kryo 280 @ 2.35 & 4x Kryo 280 @ 1.9 and 4x Cortex A73 @ 2.3 & 4x Cortex A53 @ 1.7 4x Kryo 280 @ 2.45 & 4x Kryo 280 @ 1.9
GPU NA NA NA Adreno 540, Mali G71MP20 Six-Core Adreno 540, Mali G71MP20 Adreno 540
RAM NA NA NA 4 GB, 6 GB 3GB 4 GB, 6 GB 6 GB, 8 GB
Ruggedness IP67 under IEC standard 60529 IP67 under IEC standard 60529 IP67 under IEC standard 60529 IP68 IP67 IP68
On-Board Memory 64 GB, 256 GB 64 GB, 256 GB 64 GB, 256 GB 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB 32,128,256GB 64 GB 64 GB or 128 GB
Expandable Memory No No No Yes, upto 256GB Yes, upto 256GB
Sensors Touch ID fingerprint sensor
Barometer
Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Touch ID fingerprint sensor
Barometer
Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Face ID
Barometer
Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Iris scanner, fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Heart-rate, SpO2 Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer Iris scanner, fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Heart-rate, SpO2 Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass
Primary Camera 12 MP f/1.8 12MP f/1.8 wide-angle and f/2.8 telephoto camera 12 MP wide-angle ƒ/1.8 aperture,
telephoto ƒ/2.4 aperture
12MP, f/1.7, 12MP, f/1.7 12MP, f/1.8 12MP, f/1.7 16MP, f/1.7, 20MP, f/2.6
Optical Image Stabilisation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Camera Array Single Camera Dual Camera Dual Camera Dual Camera Dual Camera Single Camera Dual Camera
Autofocus System Autofocus with Focus Pixels Autofocus with Focus Pixels Autofocus with Focus Pixels Phase detection Phase detection Phase detection Phase detection
Secondary Camera 7 MP, f/2.2 7 MP, f/2.2 7 MP, f/2.2 8MP, f/1.7 7MP, f/2.2 8MP, f/1.7 16MP, f/2.0
Video Capture 4K upto 60 fps 4K upto 60 fps 4K upto 60 fps 4K 4K 4K 4K
Flash Quad-LED Quad-LED Quad-LED Dual-LED quad-LED LED Dual-LED
OS Version iOS 11 iOS 11 iOS 11 Android 7.1.1 Nougat Apple iOS 10 Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.1.1 Nougat
AI (Smart Assistant) Siri Siri Siri Yes, Bixby Yes, Bixby Yes, Google Assistant
Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot
Bluetooth v 5.0 v 5.0 v 5.0 v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX v4.2, A2DP, LE v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX v5, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
NFC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (Apple Pay only) Yes Yes
Fingerprint Scanner Yes Yes No Yes, Rear button Yes, Home button Yes, Rear button Yes, Home button
3.5mm jack No No No Yes No Yes Yes
USB Type Reversible connector Reversible connector Reversible connector Type-C Reversible connector Reversible connector Type-C Reversible connector Type-C Reversible connector
USB Standard Lightning Lightning Lightning USB 3.1 Lightning USB 3.1 USB 2.0
Battery (mAh) NA NA NA 3,300 2,900 3,500 3,300
Quick charge Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes, DASH Charge
Colors Gold, Silver, Space Gray Gold, Silver, Space Gray Space Grey, Silver Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Deep Sea Blue, Maple Gold Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold Midnight Black, Slate Gray

Published Date: Sep 13, 2017 04:12 am | Updated Date: Sep 13, 2017 11:10 am