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Galaxy Note 8 vs the top big phones on the market: a size comparison

Galaxy Note 8 vs the top big phones on the market: a size comparison

Earlier today, we got our first legitimate look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 through a bunch of snazzy (and likely official) renders, courtesy of none other than leakmeister Evan Blass. Knowing Blass' record, it's a pretty safe bet that these images are as close to the real deal as we'll get before we lay a hand on the Note 8, but we thought we'd spice things up even more. As if this bomb of a leak wasn't enough, we decided to add some volume to these beautiful renders!

You guessed it! We've got some pretty reliable numbers from CAD blueprints for the Galaxy Note 8 that could help shed some light on how big Samsung's upcoming phablet will be. That said, let us now put things into perspective and see how the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will stack up against its current competitors (and brethren) in terms of form and size!

Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S8+


Galaxy Note 8 vs the top big phones on the market: a size comparison


Alright, so first up, we've got the Galaxy Note 8 vs the Note 7 vs the Galaxy S8+. According to our intel, the Note 8 will be just a notch taller than the S8+, measuring in at 162.5 mm, and it'll also be about  a millimeter wider as well. However, it will also boast a slightly larger, 6.3-inch display!

When compared to the Note 7, the Note 8 stands at almost a centimeter (0.39 in) taller, but it's not that wider.

Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 7 Plus vs Google Pixel XL


Galaxy Note 8 vs the top big phones on the market: a size comparison


Oh wow, does the Note 8 look sleek or what? Anyway, it's just a tad taller and just a bit narrower than the 7 Plus, but just look at it! The Pixel XL, being very similar to the iPhone 7 Plus in terms of both size and screen-to-body ratio also feels, like, so 2016 when compared to the Note 8... man!

And here's one of the Galaxy Note 8 posing with the S-Pen:

Galaxy Note 8 vs the top big phones on the market: a size comparison

So, are you excited for the Galaxy Note 8? We bet many of you who were left disappointed by last year's Note 7, and can't get the Note 7 Fan Edition in their home country, are itching for an awesome new entry in Samsung's Galaxy Note series. And the Note 8 is definitely shaping up as a great addition to the phablet family!

The placement of that fingerprint sensor, on the other hand, will surely turn some people off. Are you one of them? Tell us in the comments below!

Note: the dimensions used in this size comparison are based on CAD blueprints of the Galaxy Note 8.


Even more Note 8 goodness:



sources: Evan Blass (@evleaks), CAD blueprints

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posted on 01 Aug 2017, 09:29 1

1. adi9764 (Posts: 119; Member since: 16 Feb 2016)


The note 8 is almost 10 cm taller than the 7. Not 1 cm taller. Fix that mistake phonearena

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 09:30 5

5. adi9764 (Posts: 119; Member since: 16 Feb 2016)


but damn the note 8 is f**king huge.. I guess i will keep my htc u11 then

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 09:46 3

10. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14601; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Its not. But to each his own. Its just slightly taller than the S8+ which isn't big at all.

TO me even though I know thr S8+ was bigger than my Note 7, it doesn't feel bigger in my hands.

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 10:00

13. adi9764 (Posts: 119; Member since: 16 Feb 2016)


Well the s8 plus looks small in comparison.. Why cant the note 8 just be same size.. Why does ot have to be big

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 10:00 8

14. Lumbergh (Posts: 327; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


It's not just taller; it's also wider. I'm now reconsidering. I wouldn't mind if the screen was perhaps flat. Even with excellent palm rejection, this will be difficult to manage in one hand.

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 10:15 7

16. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 647; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


Agreed.

While it's also what she said, it's just too damn big if these dimensions are true.

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 12:48 3

38. BuffaloSouce (Posts: 297; Member since: 01 May 2017)


Reconsidering? Everyone here knows you are never considering a Samsung in the first place. You crap on them every chance you get but will swallow Apples core like there's no tomorrow

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 14:07 4

46. Lumbergh (Posts: 327; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


Nope. I plan on purchasing the Note 8. It's one hell of a device.

The rest of your comment was unnecessary lol.

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 18:22

54. SupermanayrB (Posts: 1062; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


To quote Sir Mix A Lot, "Only if she's 5'3""

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 19:51 2

60. HansP (Posts: 164; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


Its name should give it away that its big selling point is two handed use. You know, what all phablets are meant to be.
If you want this in a one hand sized envelope, there is that model called the S8.

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 09:31 1

6. trojan_horse (Posts: 4990; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Isn't this comparison about the iPhone 7 Plus, and not the iPhone 7?

So not sure what you saying.

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 11:35 6

29. ph00ny (Posts: 1513; Member since: 26 May 2011)


10mm = 10cm? SMH

US education needs more education on metric system

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 11:40 3

32. manu86king (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jul 2016)


1cm = 10 mm .. ignorance is not a bliss. Note 8 is 16.2cm tall and the note 7 is 15.3cm

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 11:42 4

33. android1234 (Posts: 174; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


Its 10mm taller, which equals 1 cm

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 12:07

36. PilzXDA (Posts: 19; Member since: 01 Oct 2016)


10cm is 3.937in so clearly you mentioned mm.

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 13:09 2

40. sockergris (Posts: 29; Member since: 13 May 2017)


Do you know what a mm and a cm even are?

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 14:38 2

48. Lousclues (Posts: 35; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


lol wtf are you talking about? There's a 10 centimeter difference between 162.5mm and 153.5mm?

posted on 02 Aug 2017, 09:45

73. uhhhduhhhhellooo (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Aug 2017)


I think it's funny how no one failed to mention that it indeed is 1cm til like wayyy later... 10mm is the same as 1cm. lmao.. trying to make it sound bad but you just don't know simple conversion factors..

posted on 02 Aug 2017, 23:18

77. lightyears (Posts: 41; Member since: 24 Aug 2015)


Moron it is 9mm not cm

posted on 03 Aug 2017, 17:52

78. JoePhoto (Posts: 31; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


10mm = 1cm

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 09:29 8

2. wtmana (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


Note 7 perfect size for me, note 8 to big.

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 09:53

12. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14601; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I agree. The Note 7 was a perfect size.

This looks the same, but bigger. Its look pretty good. But it would have been really cool if it was more than a Note 7 with a larger display and smaller bezels.

Was really hoping for a different design language.

I bet by the time the Note 10 comes, they will offer a flat and curved model, because the flat model designed peaked years ago and the curved design has already peaked.

Even though the curve design is cool and was a nice change, its boring now because they used it on some many models in one way or another.

But I personally don;t want a flatten phone again.

Hoping Samsung really comes up with something great next time, And no I don't want the top and bottom to be curved, but I am betting that's gonna be the next move.

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 13:35

41. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 428; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


I don't think that OEMs have many choices anymore when it comes design. If the front is all display, how do you want to design it? If you want to offer wireless charging, you need a glass or plastic back. An OEM can change the design only by the general shape of the device (either more squarish/ bulky or rather thin and roundish). Edge curved or flat screen does not make a huge difference with an all display design in my opinion. Edge Curved screens seem to be more impractical to me though. However, a curved phone like the LG Flex might be great design alternative.

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 09:29

3. trojan_horse (Posts: 4990; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"The Pixel XL, being very similar to the iPhone 7 Plus in terms of both size and screen-to-body ratio also feels, like, so 2016 when compared to the Note 8... man!"

2016? There were already better size and screen to body ratio before 2016... It's more like the Pixel XL iPhone 7 Plus feels like a tablet next to the Galaxy Note 8.

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 09:30 1

4. jjface (Posts: 48; Member since: 07 Jun 2017)


Why don't companies just announce their phones themselves instead of these stupid official leaks.

posted on 02 Aug 2017, 03:09

71. iushnt (Posts: 2268; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


They will announce

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 09:35

7. baldilocks (Posts: 831; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Doesn't matter how big it is, it will still sell very well.

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 09:45 2

8. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14601; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Note 8 looks great! But if the price isn't where I think it should be, I won't be buying it.

We will see if Samsung holds to its word that Note 7 owners will receive a discounted price for staying with the Note brand.

If not and its over a certain amount, I won't be buying it; or a Note ever again.

Samsung needs to make good on its word, or I certainly will be showing my disdain with my wallet.

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 09:45 3

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 24974; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Get me into one ASAP. My must have if the year.

posted on 01 Aug 2017, 09:51 2

11. tedkord (Posts: 14151; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That's it, NO MERCY!!!

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