Note 8 vs Galaxy S8+: all major differences to expect



Now that we have most major specs of the Galaxy Note 8 leaked and reviewed, we know what's the question on a lot of minds - how would the phone differ from the Galaxy S8+? After all, from the looks of it, the S8+ may end up having a very similar screen diagonal to Samsung's upcoming phablet. 

Don't all jump at once shouting "S Pen!" now, as there will eventually be some pretty major differences between the larger of the S8 duo, and the silo-equipped Note 8. Check them out in the slideshow above, and tell us if you think the Note 8 will be worth the wait and price for a dual camera set, or would you just grab the S8+ in a scenario of  Samsung-induced cannibalism at its finest.

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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(22h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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19 Comments

1. haruken

Posts: 307; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

The holy grail

15. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

That's reserved for the Pixel 2.

2. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Now this is a good comparison. Note 8 and the S8 + as opposed to the iPhone 7, 7S LG G5, Google pixel etc.. It should be newly released devices against newly ( and shortly to be ) released devices IMO - eg S8, iPhone 8, LG 6, One Plus 5, HTC U LG V30 Pixel 2 Note 8. It makes much more sense

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Still the phone to beat for the second half of 2017.

6. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

How serious should people take this comment considering neither this or other flagships have not even been announced yet? The iPhone will be a high candidate just due to the fact that it will have the most change in design YOY and people have been dealing with the same design for 3+ years. Spec sheets almost don't even matter anymore. All phones will be fast and all will have great cameras. Due to the fact that the Note is just basically a slightly longer version of the S8+ With a better camera, people won't be as wowed by it. The pen is only important to a small group of people. The masses barely use it.

7. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Frankly, nothing wowing about the iPhone based on rumors. Merely playing catchup as usual and will still be lagging behind in tons of features without jailbreak. The Note 8 on the other hand, it'll be a further refinement of what's already considered the best phone on the market by vast majority of reviewers, packing added features and uses under the hood just like the Note 7 compared to the S7 Edge.

12. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

"Due to the fact that the Note is just basically a slightly longer version of the S8+ With a better camera..." 1. See: Note 7 vs S7 Edge & then try to say this with confidence. 2. A lot of people actually buy a phone with the camera being their top priority. "The pen is only important to a small group of people. The masses barely use it." 3. Those masses are point #2.

4. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I will keep my u11..

5. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Wait... where does PhoneArena have pics of the Iphone 8???? they keep saying the screen to body ratio of these announced phones are like the un-announced iphone 8...

8. adecvat

Posts: 647; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

It is just S8+ S Pen.

9. VasiliS7

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

The S-Pen packed with a lot of productivity software tools. There is not just it is a Note!

11. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

You are just wrong.

10. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

"How would the phone differ from the Galaxy S8+?" See: Note 7 vs S7 Edge.

14. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Having to switch from the Note 7 to a GS7 Edge after a couple of months of use, one can really notice the differences, no matter how small they may seem. I miss the s-pen.

13. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

The differences are small, but they are there for those that care. I would personally always go for the Note because of the S-Pen! I love the S-Pen, and the slightly squarer aesthetic of the Note series, which I prefer. Also, the small bump in specs too. I can however understand the "S8+S-Pen" arguments as well. To each their own.

17. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

To me the differences were huge. The old Samsung layout until being updated to Nougat, the .2" difference in screen size, both cameras, no secure folders, the way the phone felt ergonomically perfect in your hand, the battery life & last but not least, the S-Pen features.

16. Foxgabanna

Posts: 607; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Sounds like the LG V30 is going to be the best out.

18. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

*insert Jennifer Lawrence, 'Okay' & sarcastic thumbs up gif*

19. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

The smaller battery is probably a deal killer. Battery life is the most important feature for me. Leaning towards keeping the s8+.

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