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Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: specs comparison

Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: specs comparison

With the iPhone X now official, it's time to compare it against some of the best Android devices out there, namely the Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30.

You saw that coming, right? We mean, that's essentially the cream of the Android crop at the moment, thus comparing Apple's most advanced iPhone yet with these two monsters is quite natural. 

Snapdragons go against Apple's own chips, productivity features clash, and classy bezel-busting designs wage war on one another, vying for their place in your pocket.  

Here goes:

Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30

Design
OSiOS (11.x)Android (7.1)Android (7.1)
Dimensions5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 inches (151.7 x 75.4 x 7.39 mm)
Weight6.14 oz (174 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
6.88 oz (195 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
MaterialsMain body: Glass; Accents: Stainless steel Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
Features Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch), StylusFingerprint (touch)
RuggedWater, Dust resistantWater, Dust resistantWater, Dust resistant
IP certified

IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

IP 67IP 68IP 68
MIL-STD-810 certified  Yes
Display
Physical size5.8 inches6.3 inches6.0 inches
Resolution1125 x 2436 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels1440 x 2880 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

459 ppi522 ppi537 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

OLEDSuper AMOLEDP-OLED
Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

82.35 %82.98 %81.21 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Peak brightness625 cd/m2 (nit)  
Camera
Camera12 megapixels12 megapixels16 megapixels
FlashQuad LEDLEDDual LED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F1.8F1.7F1.6
Focal length (35mm equivalent)

Focal length (35mm equivalent) - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

 26 mm 
Camera sensor size

Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

 1/2.55" 
Pixel size

Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

 1.4 μm1 μm
Optical zoom2.0 xYes 
Hardware FeaturesDual-camera, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Dual-camera, Optical image stabilization, AutofocusDual-camera, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Software FeaturesRAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingManual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, Digital image stabilization, Histogram, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Camcorder3840x2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps)3840x2160 (4K), 1920x1080 (1080p HD), 1280x720 (720p HD)
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharingTime-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharingHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Front-facing camera7 megapixels8 megapixels5 megapixels
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)  
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A11 BionicQualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Hexa-core, 64-bit, 10 nmOcta-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nmOcta-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Graphics processor

Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

Apple M11Adreno 540Adreno 540
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

3 GB RAM6 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 1866 MHz) / LPDDR44 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 1866 MHz) / LPDDR4
Built-in storage

Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

256 GB64 GB64 GB
Storage expansion

Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

 microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Battery
Capacity

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

 3300 mAh3300 mAh
Fast ChargeYesYesYes
Wireless chargingBuilt-inBuilt-inBuilt-in
Talk time 22.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1240 min)
 
Internet use   
3G 12 hours 
LTE 13 hours 
Wi-Fi 14 hours 
Music playback60.00 hours74.00 hours 
Video playback13.00 hours16.00 hours 
Multimedia
Screen mirroring DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPortWireless screen share
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz  
LTE (FDD)Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30 
LTE (TDD)Bands 38, 39, 40, 41Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 
DataLTE-A, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTSLTE-ALTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
Connectivity
Mobile PaymentApple PaySamsung Pay 
Availability
Scheduled release

Scheduled release - Shows when is the particular phone scheduled to be made available to the public in North America

03 Nov 2017  
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 1149$ 930 




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posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:17 3

1. basher (Posts: 33; Member since: 20 Sep 2015)


no RAW? what a flop! and that battery life? seriously? is it the best? lol!!

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:20 7

2. Ayman123 (Posts: 5; Member since: 01 Sep 2017)


Very nice phone...but for me the most practical phone is V30 and Note8...V30 is better now because of its size..fingerprint placement and no edge display...btw all this smartphone is awesome. Futuristic and full-packed of nice features

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:30 3

8. sgodsell (Posts: 5057; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The V30 also has the facial recognition, and a fingerprint reader. The Note 8 has retina iris scanning, facial recognition, and a fingerprint reader. The iPhone X only has facial recognition.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:34 6

10. steodoreben (Posts: 370; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


LG and Samsung offer more ways to unlock your phone because of Android and OEM added options. Apple has Face ID, Touch ID, passcode. LG and Samsung are more practical than Apple IMO.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:24 10

3. urbanrunner (Posts: 11; Member since: 07 Sep 2017)


Iphone X is great if you are invested in apple products. But i'd prefer either of the other two.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:37 1

13. TechDork (Posts: 324; Member since: 10 May 2010)


You have to admit though, you can do some cooler s**t with the iPhone X and it'll more than likely run a lot better.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:54 4

22. bobby84 (Posts: 547; Member since: 13 May 2016)


Apple market better I can do even more cool stuff but people don't know what all my phone can do. I have a s8 plus

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:27 2

4. salami1980 (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Dec 2016)


I prefer the LG V30

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:28 1

5. twens (Posts: 1099; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


waiting on pixel 2 to make my final decision

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:29 10

6. LikeMyself (Posts: 464; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


The black borders of the X look like thicker bezels & are fugly!
Similar to a bumper case

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:37 1

12. steodoreben (Posts: 370; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


LOL. I agree. I wonder how will mobile tech site sheeps like PhoneArena will rate its rear body design. Never mind. They'll praise it anyway like it has no flaw. PA will never mention its borrowed features from Android.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:29 7

7. YeahYeah (Posts: 77; Member since: 16 Mar 2016)


Please compare iPhone x to Galaxy S8.. note 8 is on a league of its own. They're incomparable.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:41 4

15. cnour (Posts: 1647; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


I agree Note 8 must be compared to iPhone 8 plus.

iPhone X must be compared to Note 11 maybe.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 15:55 3

32. Georgio (Posts: 18; Member since: 21 Nov 2016)


cnour iPhone x should be compared to nokia 3310

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 17:02 1

36. tedkord (Posts: 14726; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That's not a fair comparison. The Note 5 wipes up the iPhone X, the Note 11 would obliterate it.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:30 8

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 25633; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Note 8!

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:56 1

24. bobby84 (Posts: 547; Member since: 13 May 2016)


Wonder what they going to say about iPhone x battery life it last 2 hours longer than the iPhone 7 not the plus. The note 8 last longer than the 7plus which people hate on because it small than the s8+.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 15:37

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 25633; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 16:00 1

34. MrShazam (Posts: 462; Member since: 22 Jun 2017)


Probably along the lines of "it's long enough" or "it's magical".

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 17:49

39. vapotrini (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Jul 2016)


I'll be asking this same question of you when the Mate 10 drops next month.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:36

11. FluffyBled (Posts: 544; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


I love how both the Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30 have a better screen-to-body ratio (of course, thanks to being bigger, but still).
I did like the Portrait Lighting on the new iPhone, and the Animojis as well. What I am no fan of is the new way of closing apps (which hopefully doesn't interfere with scrolling down) and the top sensor screen cut, which makes it a bit uncomfortable in landscape mode especially because you could lose a bit of detail when watching videos in full screen mode or something. That of course is a worst-case-scenario and would rarely happen, but still, why leave the possibility. In this regard, both the Note 8 and LG V30 will do a better job!

Anyway, the Note 8 takes the cake for me!

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 20:12

41. tbacba (Posts: 116; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Yeah, I'm actually wondering how the X can have an 80% screen to body ratio when it's almost all screen. Shouldn't that number be much higher?

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:38 1

14. Cat97 (Posts: 416; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)


There isn't even a competition, sorry to say this. Samsung has been caught with its pants down. iPhone X will rule the following 9 months until the Android manufacturers wake up from their laziness.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:43

16. cnour (Posts: 1647; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


They cannot wake up. Apple put the bar very high for them!!!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 15:30 2

29. PhoneCritic (Posts: 1072; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Come on be logical -You mean the reveres. Apple is just implementing what the industry already set years ago. The empirical data just shows so.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 15:28 2

28. PhoneCritic (Posts: 1072; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Wait, wait, their laziness? Samsung R&Ding Amoled was being lazy? Sony being the first with QHD was being lazy? Nokia first implementing Wireless charging was being Lazy? Xaimo introducing Bezel- less design was being lazy? You do realize that none of these feature are new right? And that Samsung pioneered the Amoled displays that Apple is sourcing from them. Are you being sarcastic? if So then I apologize if not you may need to go to Wikipedia and look up all these features and their principles.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 17:03

37. tedkord (Posts: 14726; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


So, by doing what Samsung had already done, Apple somehow surpassed them? Interesting take.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 20:38 1

42. AxelFoley (Posts: 255; Member since: 30 May 2017)


He's really excited about animojis.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:43

17. disatrousrainbow (Posts: 43; Member since: 24 Oct 2015)


I'm digging the iPhone X especially since they still managed to include dual speakers, but the V30 and S8/Note 8 just look more striking because of the trimmer side bezels and lack of an intrusive notch.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 14:44

18. DBoss (Posts: 67; Member since: 18 Feb 2017)


IPhone x blows away the competition for the next 2 yrs...! Truely incredible with its performance chips and camera...! Impressed!

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