59points

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

80points

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Why is Apple iPhone 7 Plus better than Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • Has an IPS screen
    ?
  • 7g lighter
    ?

    188gvs195g
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    ?

    3vs2
  • 1.3mm thinner
    ?

    7.3mmvs8.6mm
  • 4.3mm shorter
    ?

    158.2mmvs162.5mm
  • 1 more flash LEDs
    ?

    2vs1
  • 396 more emojis available
    ?

    1896vs1500

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 better than Apple iPhone 7 Plus?

  • 13.79% more battery power
    ?

    3300mAhvs2900mAh
  • 29.93% higher pixel density
    ?

    521ppivs401ppi
  • 3GB more RAM memory
    ?

    6GBvs3GB
  • 2.36x faster CPU speed
    ?

    4 x 2.3GHz & 4 x 1.7GHzvs2 x 2.34 & 2 x 1.05GHz
  • 2.06x higher resolution
    ?

    1440 x 2960pxvs1080 x 1920px
  • 14.55% bigger screen size
    ?

    6.3"vs5.5"
  • 14.29% more megapixels (front camera)
    ?

    8MPvs7MP
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?

Price comparison

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Buy used:

$247.39

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus AmazonApple iPhone 7 Plus, 256GB, Jet Black - ...Apple iPhone 7 Plus, 256GB, Jet Black - For GSM (Renewed)
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$299.00
Apple iPhone 7 Plus AmazonApple iPhone 7 Plus, 256GB, Black - For ...Apple iPhone 7 Plus, 256GB, Black - For GSM (Renewed)
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$379.97
Apple iPhone 7 Plus aliexpressUnlocked Original Apple iPhone 7 / iPhon...Unlocked Original Apple iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus Quad-core Mobile phone 12.0MP camera 32G/128G/256G Rom IOS Fingerprint phone
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$156.19
Apple iPhone 7 Plus aliexpressOriginal Apple iPhone 7 Plus 3GB RAM 32/...Original Apple iPhone 7 Plus 3GB RAM 32/128GB/256GB ROM Quad-Core IOS LTE 12.0MP Camera iphone 7plus Fingerprint Phone Used
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$249.00

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Buy used:

$139.99

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, 128GB, Cosmic ...Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, 128GB, Cosmic Gray - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
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$675.00
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S20 5G, 128GB, Cosmic Gra...Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, 128GB, Cosmic Gray - Unlocked (Renewed)
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$488.00
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8, 5.8" 64GB (Verizon Wi...Samsung Galaxy S8, 5.8" 64GB (Verizon Wireless) - Midnight Black (Renewed)
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$158.00
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 AmazonSamsung G925F Factory Unlocked Galaxy S6...Samsung G925F Factory Unlocked Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone - International Version - Black
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$499.99
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 aliexpressOriginal Samsung Galaxy Note 8 6.3 inch ...Original Samsung Galaxy Note 8 6.3 inch Octa Core 6GB RAM 64GB ROM Dual Back Camera 12MP 3300mAh Unlocked Smart Mobile Phone
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$251.92

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Overall Rating

Apple iPhone 7 Plus
0.0
0 User reviews
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
0.0/10
0 User reviews
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
10.0
4 User reviews
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
10.0/10
4 User reviews

Features

Build quality

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10.0/10
4 votes

Display quality

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9.8/10
4 votes

Battery life

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8.3/10
4 votes

Photography

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9.8/10
4 votes

Performance

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Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

188g

195g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.thickness

7.3mm

8.6mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.width

77.9mm

74.8mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.height

158.2mm

162.5mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
7.volume

89.96cm³

104.53cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
8.has a physical QWERTY keyboard
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Text messaging is much faster due to a hardware keyboard.

Display

1.pixel density

401ppi

521ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

1080 x 1920px

1440 x 2960px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has an IPS screen
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
7.has a touch screen
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
8.has an HDR10-enabled display
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The display supports HDR10, which is an HDR (high dynamic range) video technology. Compared to standard dynamic range (SDR) video, HDR10 video has greater contrast and color depth, resulting in more realistic images.
9.Always-On Display
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The user can see information such as date, time, and notifications even when the screen is off. The functionality can be enabled or disabled.

Performance

1.RAM

3GB

6GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
2.CPU speed

2 x 2.34GHz & 2 x 1.05GHz (Apple A10 Fusion)

4 x 2.3GHz & 4 x 1.7GHz (Samsung Exynos 8895)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
3.has an external memory slot
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Has integrated LTE
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Samsung Exynos 8895)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
7.Supports 64-bit
Apple iPhone 7 Plus (Apple A10 Fusion)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Samsung Exynos 8895)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
8.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Apple iPhone 7 Plus (Apple A10 Fusion)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Samsung Exynos 8895)
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.
9.Has integrated graphics
Apple iPhone 7 Plus (Apple A10 Fusion)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Samsung Exynos 8895)
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

12MP & 12MP

12MP & 12MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
4.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
5.wide aperture (main camera)

f/1.8 & f/1.8

f/2.4 & f/1.7

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
6.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
7.has a BSI sensor
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
8.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
9.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has a radio
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.battery power

2900mAh

3300mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has wireless charging
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
3.Supports fast charging
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
4.has a removable battery
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
5.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Apple iPhone 7 Plus (iOS 10)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
6.has a battery level indicator
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
8.has a rechargeable battery
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.download speed

450MBits/s

600MBits/s

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.has NFC
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.
3.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
5.is DLNA-certified
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
7.supports two physical SIM cards
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
A dual-SIM mobile phone can work with two SIM cards at the same time.
8.has 5G support
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Samsung Exynos 8895)
The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.
9.upload speed

50MBits/s

150MBits/s (Samsung Exynos 8895)

The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.

Price comparison

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Buy used:

$247.39

ProductStorePrice
Apple iPhone 7 Plus AmazonApple iPhone 7 Plus, 256GB, Jet Black - ...Apple iPhone 7 Plus, 256GB, Jet Black - For GSM (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$299.00
Apple iPhone 7 Plus AmazonApple iPhone 7 Plus, 256GB, Black - For ...Apple iPhone 7 Plus, 256GB, Black - For GSM (Renewed)
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$379.97
Apple iPhone 7 Plus aliexpressUnlocked Original Apple iPhone 7 / iPhon...Unlocked Original Apple iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus Quad-core Mobile phone 12.0MP camera 32G/128G/256G Rom IOS Fingerprint phone
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$156.19
Apple iPhone 7 Plus aliexpressOriginal Apple iPhone 7 Plus 3GB RAM 32/...Original Apple iPhone 7 Plus 3GB RAM 32/128GB/256GB ROM Quad-Core IOS LTE 12.0MP Camera iphone 7plus Fingerprint Phone Used
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$249.00

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Buy used:

$139.99

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, 128GB, Cosmic ...Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, 128GB, Cosmic Gray - Fully Unlocked (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$675.00
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S20 5G, 128GB, Cosmic Gra...Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, 128GB, Cosmic Gray - Unlocked (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$488.00
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8, 5.8" 64GB (Verizon Wi...Samsung Galaxy S8, 5.8" 64GB (Verizon Wireless) - Midnight Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$158.00
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 AmazonSamsung G925F Factory Unlocked Galaxy S6...Samsung G925F Factory Unlocked Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone - International Version - Black
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$499.99
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 aliexpressOriginal Samsung Galaxy Note 8 6.3 inch ...Original Samsung Galaxy Note 8 6.3 inch Octa Core 6GB RAM 64GB ROM Dual Back Camera 12MP 3300mAh Unlocked Smart Mobile Phone
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$251.92

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