iPhone XS Max vs Galaxy Note8

Which one 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.

Name iPhone XS Max Galaxy Note8
Image note 9
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Display 6.5 inches 6.3 inches
Size and weight Height: 157.5 mm
Width: 77.4 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 208 grams
Height: 162.5 mm
Width: 74.8 mm
Depth: 8.6 mm
Weight: 195 grams
Rear camera Dual 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 7 MP 8 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24fps 2160p@30fps
Processor A12 Bionic Chip Exynos 8895
Battery 3174 mAh 3300 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
64 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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