iPhone X VS Samsung Note 8 – Camera Comparison

iphone x vs samsung note 8 camera comparison

The iPhone X was recently launched just after the Samsung Note 8 launch, both of them being the being flagship devices it makes sense to do a camera comparison. Apple vs Samsung has been a never ending debate since years now, so I thought of listing down some comparison points between iPhone X and Samsung Note 8 based on the camera specifications.

iPhone X vs Samsung Note 8: Rear Camera Comparison

Both the recently launched smartphones feature dual rear camera setup, the iPhone X as well as the Samsung Note 8 comes with Dual 12 MP rear cameras. The dual camera setup in iPhone X has camera lenses of 28mm at f/1.8 and 56mm at f/2.4. Whereas, the dual camera setup in Samsung Note 8 has camera lenses of 26mm at f/1.7 and 52mm at f/2.4. Talking about the aperture values, the Note 8 has a slight edge over here as it would perform better in low light condition because of f/1.7.

Talking about the aperture values, the Note 8 has a slight edge over here as it would perform better in low light condition because of f/1.7. If you now look at the focal lengths of both the devices, the iPhone X has narrower focal length whereas the Samsung Note 8 cameras lenses are wider. If you prefer clicking landscapes, sceneries, and wide frames, then you must go for the Note 8, else if you love clicking portraits or shots with tight frames then go for iPhone X.

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iPhone X Dual Rear Camera Setup

Both the manufacturers have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) in both the rear cameras and allows you to do 2x optical zoom.

The sensor size of Samsung Note 8 26mm camera is 1/2.55″, which is bigger than the 1/3″ sensor of 28mm camera in iPhone X. As the pixel count is the same in both the smartphone cameras, the pixel size is obviously bigger in Note 8. This would again make the Note 8 a clear winner especially in low-light conditions. Though the sensor size of the second cameras in both the phones is same, 1/3.6″.

iPhone X vs Samsung Note 8: Video Comparison

Talking about the video related specifications, both iPhone X and Samsung Note 8 are capable of shooting 4K videos. The iPhone X  shoots 4K video at 60 fps whereas the Samsung Note 8 shoots at only 30 fps. In Samsung Note 8, you can shoot videos at 2160p @30fps, 1080p @60fps and 720p @240fps. Whereas, in iPhone X you can shoot video at 2160p @24/30/60fps and 1080p @30/60/120/240fps. These specifications make the iPhone X a clear winner in terms of video production.

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Samsung Note 8 Dual Rear Camera Setup

iPhone X vs Samsung Note 8: Front Camera Comparison

The front camera on the iPhone X is of 7MP at f/2.2, whereas the one in Samsung Note 8 is of 8 MP at f/1.7. It clearly shows that the Note 8 has again taken the leap with f/1.7 front camera, which shall result in better and clear photos in low light conditions and more bokeh effect without using any software. But the ability of the iPhone X to shoot videos at 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 240fps is a great deal for those of you who shoot videos using the front camera.

Based on the camera comparison of Samsung Note 8 vs iPhone X, which one would you choose as a winner? Share your answer in the comments below.

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Kunal Malhotra
Kunal Malhotra, a photography enthusiast whose passion for photography started 6 years back during his college days. Kunal is also a photography blogger, based out of Delhi. He loves sharing his knowledge about photography with fellow aspiring photographers by writing regular posts on his blog: The Photography Blogger. Some of his favourite genres of photography are Product, Street, Fitness and Architecture.