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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8+ vs LG G6 vs iPhone 7 Plus: specs comparison

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The time has come for Samsung to try to redeem itself for last year's Note 7 blunder and show everyone that there's no bad karma when it comes to its S Pen-boasting productivity-oriented phones. 

Indeed, while it already proved it can do great things when it's hungry by coming up with the great Galaxy S8 and S8+, there's still some weird aura surrounding the Note series, but the brand-new Note 8 is already shaping up like the one that will break the spell.

However, the competition never just stands there and observes, it acts swiftly. The and the iPhone 7 Plus and the LG G6 are among the most popular devices out and about. How does the Note 8 stack up against these? And more importantly, is there any significant difference between it and the Galaxy S8+ except for the S Pen?

SpecsSamsung Galaxy Note 8Samsung Galaxy S8+LG G6Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Display6.3-inch AMOLED
1440 x 2960 pixels
6.2-inch AMOLED
1440 x 2960 pixels
5.7-inch IPS LCD
1440 x 2880 pixels
5.5-inch IPS LCD
1080 x 1920 pixels
Size162.5 x 74.6 x 8.5 mm159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm
Screen-to-body ratio82.98%83.33%79.47%67.58%
ProcessorSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835 - USA
Exynos 8895 (Intl)
Snapdragon 821Apple A10 Fusion
RAM6GB4GB4GB3GB
Storage64GB + microSD 64GB + microSD 32GB + microSD32, 128, 256GB
Battery3,300mAh, wireless + fast charging3,500mAh, wireless + fast charging3,300mAh, fast charging2,900mAh
Rear camera12MP f/1.7+ 12MP f/2.4 telephoto
Dual OIS
4K video recording
12MP
f/1.7
OIS
4K video recording
13MP f/1.8 + 13MP f/2.4 wide-angle
OIS
4K video recording
12MP f/1.8 + 12MP f/2.8
2.0x optical zoom
OIS
4K video recording
Front camera8MP f/1.78MP f/1.75MP, f/2.27MP f/2.2
SoftwareAndroid 7.xAndroid 7.xAndroid 7.1iOS 10.x
Water resistanceYes, IP68-certified, shatter-resistantYes, IP68-certifiedYes, IP68-certifiedYes, IP67-certified
Special featuresS Pen, fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, USB Type-CFingerprint scanner, iris scanner, USB Type-CFingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, dual cameraFingerprint scanner, dual camera
ColorsMidnight Black, Orchid GreyBlack, Orchid Gray, Silver, Gold and BlueBlack, Silver, WhiteJet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Red

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Samsung Galaxy Note8 specs
  • Display 6.3 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Samsung Experience UI
LG G6 specs
  • Display 5.7 inches 2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Dual camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A10 Fusion 3GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x
Samsung Galaxy S8+ specs
  • Display 6.2 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI

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