The iPhone 8 Plus has officially been announced, and we’re taking a look at how well the latest “big” iPhone stands up against the competition. This time around, we’re taking a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to help you decide which option is better in the long run.
Unlike Android OEM’s, Apple is usually pretty hush, hush about the specs for its devices, save for the screen size, processor, and camera. However, we already know a bit about the 8 Plus, as the device features a 5.7-inch LCD display, compared to the 6.3-inch Super AMOLED panel found on the Galaxy Note 8.
As for the rest of the specs, we know that the 8 Plus comes equipped with Apple’s new A11 Bionic processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The amount of RAM seems like something you would see out of a budget phone, but Samsung decided to up the ante with the Galaxy Note 8 by including double that amount with 6GB. This coupled with the Snapdragon 835 SoC could really prove to a be a formidable opponent for Apple’s latest iPhone.
When it comes to the camera, the iPhone 8 Plus features dual 12MP sensors, which include 2X optical zoom and phase detection autofocus. Much like the iPhone, the Galaxy Note 8 also features a dual camera system with dual 12MP sensors, which feature OIS, autofocus, and 2X optical zoom.
Other than the cameras, the iPhone 8 Plus includes the ability to wirelessly charge via an inductive Qi charging pad. This is a welcome addition, and a feature that was also included on the Galaxy Note 8 as has been the case with many of Samsung’s smartphones over the last few years.
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