The newest addition to the Galaxy Note series was just revealed. While the Note 8 is more iterative than innovative, we think it's sure to be a hit among Note fans who've been kept waiting for three years now because of the Note 7 fiasco. When you compare it to the Galaxy S8+ though, the differences may not be enough to convince users to pay more. We want to know what you think.
Let's take a look at the differences between each device. The Note 8 has an impressive 12 MP dual camera with optical image stabilization for both lenses, 6 GB of RAM, plus the iconic S-Pen stylus. Its display is 0.1 inches larger, and it has 2 GB more RAM. Otherwise, the devices are fairly similar, and they share a Snapdragon 835 processor in common. But, the Note 8 also has drawbacks, some of which it shares with the S8+, like the awkward fingerprint scanner and fragile glass back. The Note 8 weighs quite a bit more, looks a bit more square, and has a 200 mAh smaller battery than the S8+.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8+ technical specifications
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8||Samsung Galaxy S8+|
|Dimensions:||162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm||159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm|
|Weight:||195 g||173 g|
|Battery size:||3300 mAh||3500 mAh|
|Screen size:||6.3 in||6.2 in|
|Screen:||2960 x 1440 pixels (522 ppi)||2960 x 1440 pixels (531 ppi)|
|Front camera:||8 megapixels||8 megapixels|
|Rear camera:||12 megapixels||12 megapixels|
|Android version:||7.1.1 - Nougat||7.0 - Nougat|
|RAM:||6 GB||4 GB|
|Internal storage:||64 GB||64 GB|
|Chipset:||Samsung Exynos 8895||Samsung Exynos 8895|
|Number of cores:||8||8|
|Max. clock speed:||2.3 GHz||2.3 GHz|
|Connectivity:||HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0||HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth|
You can't go wrong with either phone, in my opinion. Since the differences between these devices aren't so massive, the choice could come down to price for some. The Note 8 is now available to pre-order for $929.99 unlocked, while the Galaxy S8+ has experienced a price drop since it was released back in April, down to $674.99. A large price difference of $255 could give potential buyers of the Note 8 pause.
Tell us what made you choose either phone in the comments!