iPhone XS Max vs Galaxy Note 8

Which phone is best for you?

Bursting with features, both Galaxy Note8 and iPhone XS Max are proof positive that big is beautiful. The Note8’s 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display wraps around the curved edges of the screen, while iPhone XS Max boasts a whopping 6.5-inch OLED screen, which fills the front of Apple’s premium smartphone offering of 2018.

Both phones have incorporated the latest in dual-lens photography, allowing you to achieve that professional feel to your snaps. Samsung have sacrificed pixel density to ensure excellent results in low light situations. Apple have pushed the boat out with in-camera processing features like Smart HDR and a depth of field function making iPhone XS Max camera outstanding for portrait photography.

The Note8’s S Pen enables quick note-taking, and the Super Slo-Mo video mode is heaps of fun. As are Apple’s 3D Animoji, mapped to your facial expressions by the TrueDepth front camera. If you’re looking for a phone with a dazzling large screen, perfect for gaming or movies, then either of these will fit the bill. Have a closer look at our quick feature guide to narrow down your choice.

  • Apple

    iPhone XS Max

    • Take stunning professional pictures with iPhone XS Max’s feature-laden dual-lens camera, including Apple’s Smart HDR

    • See more on the gorgeous 6.5-inch OLED display – or multi-task with split screen view

    • Experience a smoother and more immersive gaming experience thanks to the powerful new A12 Bionic chip.

    • Personalise your favourite Animoji and add stickers and filters for even more fun

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  • Samsung

    Galaxy Note 8

    • See the big picture on a wide-aspect 6.3 -inch curved Infinity Display

    • Take amazing pictures and video with a dual lens camera and use Live focus to instantly create professional looking images

    • Take notes, personalise messages create your own GIFs, and more with the S Pen

    • Capture all the action in Super Slo-mo video mode

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  iPhone 7
galaxy note8
Storage Capacity 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
Display 6.5 inches 6.3 inches
Size and Weight Height 157.5 mm
Width 77.4 mm
Depth 7.7mm
Weight 208 grams
Height: 162.5 mm
Width: 74.8  mm
Depth: 8.6 mm
Weight: 195 gramms
Splash, Water and Dust Resistant Yes Yes
Chip A12 Bionic Chip Exynos 8895
Main Camera Dual 12MP 12MP
Video Recording 4K video recording at 24fps 2160p@30fps
Front Camera 7 MP 8 MP