Written by Eva

Samsung Galaxy S8 (Plus) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8

A couple of months after the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Samsung has announced the Note 8. The appearance of this latest Samsung arrival is nearly identical to that of the S8 (Plus). The screen of the Note 8 is slightly bigger than that of the S8 Plus. Curious to more of the similarities and differences? Read on to find out more.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Black

  • Take the sharpest photos with the dual camera with optical zoom.
  • The improved appearance of the S8 is still here, but it's 1 inch bigger.
  • Due to the large screen, the phone won't always fit in your pocket.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Black

  • The single 12-megapixel camera takes sharp photos.
  • The edgeless screen of the S8 Plus gives the phone its beautiful design
  • The S8 Plus is quite large with its 6.2 inches, and won't fit your pocket very easily

In short

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Dimensions (hxwxd) 15.95x7.34x0.81 Phablet (doesn't fit your pocket) 16.25x7.46x0.85 Phablet (doesn't fit your pocket)
Screen 6.2-inch Quad HD Suitable for HD films 6.3-inch Quad HD Suitable for HD films
Camera Single (12 megapixels) Clear, sharp photos Dual (2x12 megapixels) Twice sharper than single camera, optical zoom

The appearance

Screen Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: 6.2-inch screen

With the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Samsung turned over a new life with regard to the appearance of its smartphones. The familiar home button disappeared and the fingerprint scanner went to the back of the device to create space for the large screen. This way, Samsung kept the entire phone relatively compact. A new aspect ratio -18.5:9 - also became a fact.

Screen Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 6.3-inch screen

The screen of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is nearly identical to that of the S8 (Plus). That's not surprising, since this unique screen is a great success. The image resolution and aspect ratio stayed exactly the same. The screen did, however, become slightly larger and went from 6.2 to 6.3 inches. The size of the device has also slightly increased. The edges of the screen are also less crooked.

The camera

Camera Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus: 12-megapixel camera

The 12-megapixel camera of the Galaxy S8 (Plus) lets you take clear and sharp photos. Thanks to the optical image stabilization, your photos will be sharp even when you accidentally move your phone. The large aperture lets a lot of light through and the quick autofocus allows you to take beautiful photos in low light as well. The 8-megapixel selfie camera also has autofocus, so you can also take sharp pictures of yourself. Are you more into recording videos? The S8 (Plus) lets you record in 4K resolution.

Camera Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: dual camera

The camera and the selfie camera of the Note 8 have the same specifications as the S8 (Plus). The rear camera on the back, however, is new, and it also has optical image stabilization. This allows you to take even sharper photos. When you take a photo, the photos from both cameras are combined into one extra sharp photo. The smartphone is also equipped with optical zoom thanks to the dual camera.

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is very similar to the Galaxy S8 (Plus), especially if you only consider the appearance of the smartphones. When you truly compare the two phones, the Note 8 is the true winner thanks to its dual camera. The S8 (Plus) allows you to take beautiful photos, but the dual camera of the Note 8 provides even higher quality. If you prefer a more compact device, you'll probably like the Galaxy S8 better.

Eva
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