Which one is best for you?
The Galaxy Note8 was Samsung’s flagship phablet in 2017 – a beautiful big beast with a fantastic feature set. And although it’s more powerful – and pricier – than the mid-range Huawei P smart, a year is a long time in technology, and Huawei have made full use of the intervening period to bolster their reputation as challengers for the Android crown.
Samsung pushed the boat out with the Note8, with the stunning curved edge Infinity Display filling 83% of its large face – perfect for streaming films and gaming. The versatile S Pen stylus allows you to scribble notes, sketch, and sign documents, and slots neatly into the body of the phone. The Note8 has a cracking camera too – a dual lens 12+12-megapixel array that takes superb photos and records 4K video. The P smart maintains Huawei’s reputation for photographic excellence with a quality 16+2-megapixel rear camera and a 16-megapixel selfie snapper.
The Note8 is a superb phone that outperforms the P smart on almost every level, but the Huawei is a significantly cheaper phone, with an impressive feature set for the price.
See more and hold less – with the compact 5.655-inch FHD screen that fills the hand and dazzles the eye
Get outstanding picture quality, true-to-life photographs and perfect depth-of-field shots with the powerful dual camera
Enjoy a robust performance with the Kirin 659 processor – balancing power consumption and efficiency
Move your apps and messages from your old phone to your new P smart with a single tap
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
|Name||P smart||Galaxy Note8|
Buy the P smart
Buy the Galaxy Note8
|Display||5.65 inches||6.3 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 150.1 mm
Width: 72.1 mm
Depth: 7.5 mm
Weight: 143 grams
Height: 162.5 mm
Width: 74.8 mm
Depth: 8.6 mm
Weight: 195 grams
|Rear camera||13 MP + 2 MP||12 MP|
|Front camera||8 MP||8 MP|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16 nm)||Exynos 8895|
|Battery||3000 mAh||3300 mAh|
|Storage||32 GB||64 GB|
|Buy now||Buy the P smart||Buy the Galaxy Note8|