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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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posted on 08 Aug 2017, 09:46 2

1. haruken (Posts: 126; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


The holy grail

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 18:11

15. Flash (Posts: 1423; Member since: 19 May 2017)


That's reserved for the Pixel 2.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 09:55 2

2. PhoneCritic (Posts: 923; Member since: 05 Oct 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

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 09:57 5

3. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1320; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


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

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 10:43

6. nctx77 (Posts: 2401; Member since: 03 Sep 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.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 11:10 4

7. MrShazam (Posts: 292; Member since: 22 Jun 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.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 11:56 3

12. SupermanayrB (Posts: 1025; Member since: 20 Mar 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.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 09:57

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


I will keep my u11..

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 10:30 3

5. bucknassty (Posts: 153; Member since: 24 Mar 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...

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 11:12

8. adecvat (Posts: 321; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


It is just S8+ S Pen.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 11:36 2

9. VasiliS7 (Posts: 105; Member since: 10 Jan 2017)


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

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 11:50

11. SupermanayrB (Posts: 1025; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


You are just wrong.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 11:49 3

10. SupermanayrB (Posts: 1025; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


"How would the phone differ from the Galaxy S8+?"

See: Note 7 vs S7 Edge.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 16:43 1

14. Skizzo (Posts: 148; Member since: 14 Jul 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.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 16:40

13. Skizzo (Posts: 148; Member since: 14 Jul 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.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 19:38

17. SupermanayrB (Posts: 1025; Member since: 20 Mar 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.

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 19:28 1

16. Foxgabanna (Posts: 249; Member since: 11 Sep 2016)


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

posted on 08 Aug 2017, 19:43

18. SupermanayrB (Posts: 1025; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


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

posted on 09 Aug 2017, 06:26

19. corvette72778 (Posts: 125; Member since: 25 Feb 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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