Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: size comparison

It's about time: in three weeks Samsung will unveil its brand new Galaxy Note 8, in four weeks we expect to see the LG V30, and in a bit more than a month Apple will take the wraps off its premium new iPhone 8.

It does not get any better for phone fanatics: three flagship devices by three of the most renowned phone makers out there.

But you don't even need to wait for the official announcements to know what they will look like: Apple itself leaked a lot about the upcoming iPhone 8 in a HomePod firmware that it accidentally released, and leaks about the Galaxy Note 8 and V30 have been plentiful. We not only have sketches, we know the exact dimensions of these three upcoming phones. We wasted no time and went to the drawing board to give you our detailed Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30 size comparison. 

Take a look right below:

Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30

The one thing that you notice immediately is just how compact the new iPhone 8 is. All three phones are expected to feature AMOLED screens, but the iPhone has the smallest display of them all: a 5.8-inch one, while the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to come with a 6.3-inch screen, while the V30 is said to ship with a 6-inch display.

And you can see one other key difference: the huge notch on the iPhone 8 screen, a feature that neither the S8, nor the V30 have. Both of them have uninterrupted displays, with a slight curve on all four edges. The curve is more pronounced on the V30 and it's very slight on the Note 8.

We also know the thickness of these three phones: the LG V30 is expected to be the slimmest at just 7.4mm and the iPhone 8 measures almost the same at 7.5mm, while the Note 8 is a hair thicker at an expected 8.5mm (also thicker than the 8.1mm S8 series).

Feel free to also take a look at our size comparisons between the Apple iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and current generation phones right below:

Disclaimer: All images below are based on leaked, non-official information from reliable sources.



1. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Cant wait for the pixel xl 2

4. dnomadic

Posts: 449; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

My thoughts precisely... I would have a pixel now if it was waterproof. Luv my S8+ and I partially liked my Iphone 7 Plus, but Ican't wait to have my smooth running water resistant, constantly updated, full screen, pure Android experience on my Pixel 2 (though I wish dual cameras would be incorporated, the one feature I loved on my Iphone).

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7622; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

All the other displays before the iPhone 8 are symmetrical with no cut outs. Apple is doing that so they can push the bezel boundary for bragging rights. However for functionality it is impractical. The two edges of the display can only be used for a limited amount of status information. No matter how you look at it the top part of the iPhone 8, it has a Hugh cut out for all the cameras and sensors. If Apple includes those extra pixels of the cut outs on this display, as extra resolution, or that it adds to the overall high of the display. Then it's clearly bragging rights. It will be definitely interesting to see the final resolution of all of these displays. All the others have full displays with no cut outs on their displays 1) the displays are symmetrical 2) are better for things like VR 3) are more practical for apps in general.

13. Victor.H

Posts: 1107; Member since: May 27, 2011

The upcoming Essential phone has a cutout as well.

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7622; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I forgot about the Essential smartphone has a tiny cut out for the one camera only. Plus it is using an IPS LCD display. All the others on this list are OLED displays. Plus OLED has a much faster refresh rate and is preferred for VR.

20. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

It should be interesting to see how the cut out behaves with burn in since it could be much more static than what we see on for example the S8, where the status bar disappears most of the time (as do the navigation buttons), since the area can be functionally used while browsing, gaming and watching videos and images.

35. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It can do the same as the S8 home button.........

19. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I have the htc u11 and i treat it as a non water proof phone because i dont feel like i should just put it in water and stuff and i worry it might get damaged plus the speakers..

39. LiveFaith

Posts: 519; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

What is your personal satisfaction with that in light of the other newbies out now / coming? I'm sure you wanted it or you wouldn't have it. But, how does it work for you on a daily basis?

29. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I hope it true about the two front facing speakers!

2. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Tfw you compare phones that aren't even out.

3. twens

Posts: 1186; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

And they act like there's no iPhone plus model. Smh

7. LilJokr unregistered

Have there been leaks of the plus model's design? If not, then that likely explains it....

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7622; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The iPhone 7s plus has the same display as the 3 previous ones before it. Same IPS LCD display. Same lower resolution and size in comparison to the competition Android flagships. The iPhone 7s is even worse. Low and mid range Android smartphones have higher resolution displays with physical sizes that are not much bigger than an iPhone 7 with it's low resolution HD display. That is why iPhonearena is only comparing the iPhone 8 with it's new OLED display.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

All the iPhone are mid-ranged phones. I think the iPhone 8 may finally fit into the same category as the Galaxy S. We will see. The base iPhone is a overpriced low end phone. Its its tiny 4.7" display and 720P resolution. 750P is not a real resolution but Apple's way of not using standards. 1080P displays are found on mid-ranged phones. Not top model flagships. Top models are now sporting 1440P/4K displays.

24. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

If the iPhone is midrange than the S8 duo is low end. Damn thing can't even scroll up or down fluidly. "1080P displays are found on mid-ranged phones. Not top model flagships." OnePlus 5 and the Pixel say hi. Also, resolution wars are beyond meaningless to 90% of phone buyers. Why do you think the S8/+ come shipped at 1080P? Because people don't give a s**t about ultra rez nonsense.

30. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

" Damn thing can't even scroll up or down fluidly.". A person not using s8, should not make such remarks. If s8 was your daily driver and you had faced the lack of fluidity, it would be a valid point. Secondly, resolution war is meaningless ONLY to iphone users and NOT all phone users. Wait for iphone 8 with 2k display. All iphone users will start bragging about how ultra crisp their screen is. Oneplus5 is not a flagship device. It is a mid ranger. Calling it a flagship device is a marketing strategy. Pixel came out with FHD resolution. It was a con of pixel. Pixel 2 will rectify it. There is a difference between a mobile being shipped with 1080p display and a mobile having 1080p resolution or even lower.

43. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

My mid range iphone is so much smoother then my co workers V20 flagship. I like Android but their processors lag behind Apples CPU. Wish people stop putting Android down when they a midrange out performs most there flag ships.

44. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Lol Kikosheep yard. Specs are specs and besides the CPU, the iPhone is mid range or low end.. No ifs and ands about it. Those are hardware facts. Low end resolution, low end ram amount, low end battery size, all facts/specifications. Your scrolling BS is purely subjective and not rooted in any facts. How the hell did you get 3 up votes tardy boy.

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1868; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Definitely getting the note, if Apple can bring some new tech to it's anniversary phone I'll definitely be picking that up, the V30 I'll probably pick up in early 2018, and if the pixel 2 looks like any of the renders floating around then that's a definite cop.

6. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Why are you comparing basic iPhone with note? There is a plus model varient. Perhaps you want to gain an unfair advantage. How typical of you pa. You haven't changed one bit.

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7622; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The iPhone 8 has the larger display. The iPhone 7s plus from all accounts still has the same display as the last 3 years. Making it the forth year in a row with the same display size and resolution. So it's always lower in resolution and size when comparing to the Android flagships.

8. shmebulock

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 29, 2017

To me (front design) : V30 > Note 8 > iPhone 8 (back design) : Note 8 > V30 > iPhone 8

9. gigicoaste

Posts: 466; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

doors vs. windows, apple vs. melon, oven vs. nuclear plant.. that is PA's knowledge when it comes about comparing things.. especially unreleased devices!

10. shield

Posts: 892; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Nice size.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31772; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

8-23-17 is getting close.

17. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Both V30 and Note8 have a new look, the Iphone doesn't. Shame on Apple users who still buy that outdated uninspiring toy.

18. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Shame on you for posting garbage posts.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Shame on you for not debating whether he is wrong or right.

28. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Says the guy who almost cried the other day because another user said the LG V30 looks better. Talkin' about shame.

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