Samsung Galaxy Note7 vs Samsung Galaxy Note8 vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro

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Display

Size:

5.7 inches
6.3 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1440 pixels, 518 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 522 PPI
2532 x 1170 pixels, 457 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

78.16 %
82.98 %
86.93 %

Peak brightness:

1200 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 530
Adreno 540
Yes

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

64GB
64GB, available to use: 53 GB
128GB (NVMe), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI
iOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity:

3500 mAh
3300 mAh
2815 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 52 mm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light

Front:

5 MP
8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)
12 MP (Time-of-Flight (ToF), EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches (153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm)
6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)
5.78 x 2.82 x 0.29 inches (146.7 x 71.6 x 7.4 mm)

Weight:

5.96 oz (169.0 g)
6.88 oz (195.0 g)
6.66 oz (189.0 g)

Materials:

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

Materials & Colors:

Pacific blue, Gold, Silver, Graphite

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Splash, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Features:

Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light, Stylus

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Blue coral, Gold platinum, Silver titanium, Black onyx
Midnight black, Maple gold, Orchid gray, Deep Sea blue

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink, SlimPort
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Lightning

Features:

Charging, OTG, Mass storage device
Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 19, 2016
Jul 28, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN930F link
A3LSMN950U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.39 W/kg
0.70 W/kg

Body:

0.67 W/kg
0.14 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.10 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 930
$ 1000

In The Box:

USB‑C to Lightning Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 02, 2016
Aug 23, 2017
Oct 13, 2020
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