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

Display

Display size

5.8 inches
6.3 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1125 x 2436 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels
1440 x 2880 pixels

Aspect Ratio

19.5:9
18.5:9
18:9

Pixel density

459 ppi
522 ppi
537 ppi

Technology

OLED
Super AMOLED
P-OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

82.35 %
82.98 %
81.21 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 30 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Ultra-wide

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 megapixels
8 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
 
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.65 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)

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
6.88 oz (195 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust, Shock; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics

3D Face unlock
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light, Stylus
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Apple 3-core GPU
Adreno 540
Adreno 540

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
6 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), LG UX UI

Battery

Capacity

2716 mAh
3300 mAh
3300 mAh

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

 
22.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
16.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
 
 

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
15.2 days (365 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 

Music playback

60.00 hours
74.00 hours
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
16.00 hours
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 1149
$ 930
 




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52 Comments

1. basher

Posts: 108; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

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

2. Ayman123

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 01, 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

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

10. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 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.

3. urbanrunner

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 07, 2017

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

13. TechDork

Posts: 402; Member since: May 10, 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.

22. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 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

4. salami1980

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I prefer the LG V30

5. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

waiting on pixel 2 to make my final decision

6. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

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

12. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 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.

7. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

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

15. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

I agree Note 8 must be compared to iPhone 8 plus. iPhone X must be compared to Note 11 maybe.

32. Georgio

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

cnour iPhone x should be compared to nokia 3310

36. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Note 8!

24. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 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+.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly.

34. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

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

39. vapotrini

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 21, 2016

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

11. FluffyBled unregistered

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!

41. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 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?

14. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

16. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

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

29. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

28. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

37. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

42. AxelFoley unregistered

He's really excited about animojis.

17. disatrousrainbow

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

18. DBoss

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 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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