Blind camera comparison: iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8

Blind camera comparison: iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8

The Apple iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 have some of the best cameras of all phones, but which one takes better pictures?

Often, our pre-conceptions about a brand name would make us sway our opinion in favor of our preferred brand, but what if we could get rid of our subjective preferences and look at things objectively, without any prejudices?


We challenge you to take a look at the photos below captured on the iPhone 8 Plus and the Note 8 and tell us which ones you like better. One thing to keep in mind: we have mixed up the order of phones and we have erased all information about which phone was used to capture a picture. It's blind camera comparison time!

Note: We have downsized the photos (except for the sharpness part), so they load faster. You can view the full resolution pictures here.

Color and Exposure



Which photo do you prefer?

A (left) - Samsung Galaxy Note 8
27.28%
B (right) - Apple iPhone 8 Plus
72.72%


Which photo do you prefer?

C (left) - Samsung Galaxy Note 8
16.77%
D (right) - Apple iPhone 8 Plus
83.23%

Dynamic Range



Which photo do you prefer?

E (left) - Samsung Galaxy Note 8
63.14%
F (right) - Apple iPhone 8 Plus
36.86%

Sharpness, Detail and Noise


For sharpness and detail, we have the full resolution pictures, as well as crops to help you take a closer look.


Which photo do you prefer?

G (left) - Apple iPhone 8 Plus
19.25%
H (right) - Samsung Galaxy Note 8
80.75%


Which photo do you prefer?

I (left) - Apple iPhone 8 Plus
42.8%
J (right) - Samsung Galaxy Note 8
57.2%

Portrait



Which photo do you prefer?

K (left) - Apple iPhone 8 Plus
48.81%
L (right) - Samsung Galaxy Note 8
51.19%

Selfie



Which photo do you prefer?

M (left) - Samsung Galaxy Note 8
27.24%
N (right) - Apple iPhone 8 Plus
72.76%

Related phones

iPhone 8 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2691 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh

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57 Comments

1. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

No pixel? :-(

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

They're saving the Pixel phones for another blind camera test, perhaps? The Note8 wins this one, regardless.

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL blind test? :v

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

How about Pixel 2 XL vs V30 blind test ?

25. chenski

Posts: 736; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Regardless of what?

50. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

54. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 899; Member since: May 07, 2014

Most pictures voted here to be better are bad actually..

17. Victor.H

Posts: 1026; Member since: May 27, 2011

Not yet, but we definitely will do something with the Pixel camera soon!

42. jacky899

Posts: 347; Member since: May 16, 2017

PA is again aiding Samsung in this comparison by not providing the original full size photos for comparison. The Note 8 captures less detail than the Iphone 8 and other flagships so if you have the full size photos that allow you to zoom in the Iphone 8 will easily get a lot more votes. I have the Note 8 and it is great for social media photos because it makes everything look very bright but unnatural. Once you zoom in, you will see the pictures lack detail. This comparison will only be comparing the colors and brightness which is very subjective and not a good comparison.

43. jacky899

Posts: 347; Member since: May 16, 2017

https://www.gsmarena.com/piccmp.php3?idType=4&idPhone1=8505&idPhone2=8573&idPhone3=8630 Here is a more unbiased comparison. Look at the text on the map, the fabric texture on the donkey or the star or the tomato and carrot. The Iphone 8 camera is very sharp. The Note 8 overprocess photos to remove noise but you lose detail.

51. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That iPhone8 is cheating, it use ISO 25 (compared to ISO 64) and got 3 times longer shutter speed (1/33s compared to note8's 1/100s) Compare it to iPhone8+ with same ISO and shutter speedhttps://www.gsmarena.com/piccmp.php3?idType=4&idPhone1=8712&idPhone2=8131&idPhone3=8505 (text on map on V30 is almost readable) or compare iPhone8 with note8 in lowlight. iPhone turn everything to yellow, the detail drop drastically, even with slower shutter speed

3. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

8+ ftw - iphonearena

13. KingSam

Posts: 1338; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

well its our vote that counts.

32. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Can't believe so many ppl voted for that awful white picture in the first comparison smh.

33. miketer

Posts: 491; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Even the 2nd. The majority has chosen the pic where the water in the pool at the right side is almost washed out.

35. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I picked that one two, personally I didn't like either photo in the 2nd comparison but I decided that to bright was better than to dark.

55. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 899; Member since: May 07, 2014

A lot of voted pictures were bad quality

5. shemeer

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 07, 2017

upload full resolution photos

8. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

9. mctaboo

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

The link is up there under "Note" and above "Color and Exposure"

6. shemeer

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 07, 2017

then only recognize the details of both camera

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

14. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Dxo.......

29. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

...is a respected,impartial reviewer of cameras.

36. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Unless they state the iPhone as best then they are biased and paid by Apple right? I believe thats how that works, if I'm wrong then please correct me. Seems to be the trend though.

45. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, when they name the iPhone best, they are golden. When they name another, they're paid shills.

10. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Both are good i8 is better Note8 is better

11. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1511; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

One set of photos looks under exposed, I'm guessing it's the iPhone.

48. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

It has indeed been Apple's go to solution over the years to save the sharpness, so it's usually an easy give away in a comparison.

15. ahmad13666

Posts: 1; Member since: May 03, 2016

Right pictures = iphone

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