Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8+ vs Galaxy Note7 [Specs comparison]

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Aug 23, 2017
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The Galaxy Note 8 and its 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display has arrived and to show how it stacks up against the previous-generation Note7 and the flagship cousins that were released earlier this year, here is a detailed specifications comparison between the four phones.

Galaxy Note 8 Features a Smaller Battery Than Its Predecessor and the Galaxy S8+ Despite Sporting a Larger Diagonal Display

By decreasing the total bezels surrounding the smartphone and increasing the total screen-to-body ratio, you get more screen real estate with the Galaxy Note 8 and a smaller footprint in comparison to the iPhone 7 Plus. However, the smaller footprint will also mean a smaller 3,300mAh battery when compared to last year’s Note7, which features a 3,500mAh cell.

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Regardless, the Note 8 also features efficient components such as the Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 (depending on where you’re living). These are the exact same chips powering the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, but there is one huge difference between the recently announced phone. It features 6GB of RAM, giving users more control on their heavy-duty multitasking abilities.

The bundling of the S-Pen accessory is going to make the deal even sweeter because users can make themselves highly productive using the stylus. Last, but certainly not least you have the 12MP dual-camera sensor present at the rear side of the flagship.

The Note 8’s shooter will be able to capture images with a 2x lossless zoom functionality, meaning that content captured with the rear-mounted optics can be shot without any loss in quality while zoomed in. There are several other hardware additions that are not present in the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and in the Note7 and if you wish to know more information about these differences, we have provided a comparison table just for you.

Let us know your thoughts if you are going to upgrade to the latest flagship or not.

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Specifications comparisonGalaxy Note 8Galaxy S8Galaxy S8+Galaxy Note7
Screen size6.3-inch5.8-inch6.2-inch5.7-inch
Resolution2960 x 1440 pixels2960 x 1440 pixels2960 x 1440 pixels2560 x 1440 pixels
ChipsetExynos 8895 (international version) or Snapdragon 835 (U.S. version)Exynos 8895 (international version) or Snapdragon 835 (U.S. version)Exynos 8895 (international version) or Snapdragon 835 (U.S. version)Exynos 8890 (international version) or Snapdragon 820 (U.S. version)
Processor4 x 2.45GHz Kryo + 4 x 1.9GHz Kryo (U.S. variant) or 4 x 2.3GHz Samsung Mongoose customer cores + 4 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 (global variant)4 x 2.45GHz Kryo + 4 x 1.9GHz Kryo (U.S. variant) or 4 x 2.3GHz Samsung Mongoose customer cores + 4 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 (global variant)4 x 2.45GHz Kryo + 4 x 1.9GHz Kryo (U.S. variant) or 4 x 2.3GHz Samsung Mongoose customer cores + 4 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 (global variant)4 x 2.45GHz Kryo + 4 x 1.9GHz Kryo (U.S. variant) or 4 x 2.3GHz Samsung Mongoose customer cores + 4 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 (global variant)
RAM6GB4GB4GB4GB
Internal storage64GB, 128GB and 256GB (exclusive markets)64GB (128GB for exclusive markets)64GB (128GB for exclusive markets)64GB
Storage expansionYes (up to 256GB via microSD card slot)Yes (up to 256GB via microSD card slot)Yes (up to 256GB via microSD card slot)Yes (up to 256GB via microSD card slot)
Battery capacity3,300mAh3,000mAh3,500mAh3,500mAh
Rear cameraDual 12MP
F/1.7 & F/2.4
OIS on both lenses
Phase detection autofocus
2x optical zoom
Dual-LED (dual tone) flash
1/2.55" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size @ 26mm
1/3.6" sensor size, 1.0 µm pixel size @ 52mm
Geo-tagging
Simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording
Touch focus
Face/smile detection
12MP
F/1.7
26mm
Phase detection autofocus
OIS
LED flash
1/2.5" sensor size
1.4 µm pixel size
Geo-tagging
Simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording
Touch focus
Face/smile detection
12MP
F/1.7
26mm
Phase detection autofocus
OIS
LED flash
1/2.5" sensor size
1.4 µm pixel size
Geo-tagging
Simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording
Touch focus
Face/smile detection
12MP
F/1.7
26mm
Phase detection autofocus
OIS
LED flash
1/2.5" sensor size
1.4 µm pixel size
Geo-tagging
Simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording
Touch focus
Face/smile detection
Front camera8 MP
F/1.7
Autofocus
1/3.6" sensor size
1.22 µm pixel size
Dual video call
Auto HDR
8MP
F/1.7
Autofocus
1/3.6" sensor size
1.22 µm pixel size
Dual video call
Auto HDR
8MP
F/1.7
Autofocus
1/3.6" sensor size
1.22 µm pixel size
Dual video call
Auto HDR
5MP
F/1.7
22mm
Dual video call
Auto HDR
Screen protectionGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Charging port typeType-C USBType-C USBType-C USBType-C USB
Water-resistant ratingIP68IP68IP68IP68
Screen-to-body ratio (percentage)TBA83.68478
Phone dimensions162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches)148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches)159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm (6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches)153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm (6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches)
Wireless charging capable?Yes (charging accessory needs to be purchased separately)Yes (charging accessory needs to be purchased separately)Yes (charging accessory needs to be purchased separately)Yes (charging accessory needs to be purchased separately)
NFC capabilityYesYesYesYes
Available colors at launchMidnight Black
Orchid Grey
Midnight Black
Orchid Gray
Arctic Silver
Coral Blue
Maple Gold
Midnight Black
Orchid Gray
Arctic Silver
Coral Blue
Maple Gold
Blue Coral
Gold Platinum
Silver Titanium
Black Onyx
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