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Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: video stabilization comparison


Video stabilization has been a marquee feature of flagship phones: more affordable devices simply don't get it and video that's recorded on such phones - even in 4K - looks terribly jittery and often borders with the unusable.

That's why we look at two of the best phones out there: the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to see which one does better in terms of video stabilization.

Both phones support a dual camera system on their back with a main, wide-angle camera and a secondary, tentatively called 'telephoto' lens that allows a 2x optical zoom. The main camera on both has optical image stabilization (OIS), while the secondary tele lens only has OIS on the Note 8.

Here are the full camera specs:

Camera SpecsApple
iPhone 8 Plus
Samsung
Galaxy Note 8
Rear Camera 112MP12MP
Aperturef/1.8f/1.7
Focal distance28 mm26 mm
Optical Image
Stabilization
YesYes
Rear Camera 212MP12MP
Aperturef/2.8f/2.4
Focal distance56 mm52 mm
Optical Image
Stabilization
NoYes

Does this make a difference?

Take a look at the video right above and see for yourselves.

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