Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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Display

Display size

4.7 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
516 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

65.34 %
83.51 %

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization

Front

7 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Wide Angle, Autofocus

Design

Dimensions

5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)
6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches (161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm)

Weight

5.22 oz (148 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
7.09 oz (201 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light, Stylus

Colors

Gold, Silver, Red, Space gray
 

Colors

 
Midnight black, Ocean blue, Cloud silver, Lavender purple

Multimedia

Headphones

Lightning
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

 
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Apple 3-core GPU
Adreno 630

RAM

2 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

256 GB, not expandable
128 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

 
USB OTG, Video out

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC, ANT+

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

1821 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

14.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
38.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time

 
12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
29.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 14 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours

Music playback

40.00 hours
95.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
21.00 hours

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 12, 2017
Jul 03, 2018

FCC ID value: BCG-E3174A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMN960U link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.09 W/kg
0.27 W/kg

Body

1.09 W/kg
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.09 W/kg
1.35 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.90 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
S Pen, USB Cable, Earphones, SIM removal tool, USB power adaptor, USB connector, Pen, nibs, Tweezer, Clear cover case, Quick start guide, USB connector leaflet.

MSRP price

$ 849
$ 1000
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