The trending story from the gadget world right now is all about the new entrant. Yes, that is the latest innovation by Apple, iPhone X which marks the culmination of the of iPhone’s ten-year journey in the world of technology, since the release of the original iPhone in 2007.
But this Apple iPhone X is an enticing attempt at bezel-less smartphones, following the trend after Xiaomi launched its Mi Mix ‘concept’ smartphone. This definitely acted as a pioneer in the smartphone industry owing to which many hot shots have started rolling their phones with minimal bezels. Samsung started it with Galaxy S8 and then Galaxy Note 8, and then the stage is all set for Mi MIx 2, which will be arriving in India in the weeks ahead.
Now, the following section states about the striking comparisons between Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the Mi Mix and the latest release, i.e. Apple’s shiny new iPhone X.
iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 :
Apple’s iPhone X can be easily be conferred upon with the title of ‘second smartphone to ditch bezels’ after the essential PH-1, which is till now not available in India. Talking about Apple, it has adopted a 5.8-inch OLED panel for the iPhone X, naming it Super Retina display which extends to all the corners of the phone curving around the edges and meeting the stainless steel frame. The display boasts a resolution comes out to be 2436×1125 pixels at 458 ppi. This further supports the True Tone making it change the white balance of the display according to the lighting conditions, also extending support to Dolby Vision and HDR. Both the display and the rear are further protected by a scratch-resistant glass.
Here, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, on the other hand, features a larger 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display with a resolution of 2960×1440 pixels (521 ppi) which curves around the edges while leaving small bezels on the top and bottom of the screen. Also, both the sides of the Note 8 are guided by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5.
The striking feature remains, that both the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 come with water and dust resistance certification.
Talking of processors, Apple’s iPhone X is powered by a new A11 Bionic chipset which features a hexa-core CPU. In contrast, Galaxy Note 8 is powered by the Exynos 8895 octa-core processor which is the same chipset found on the Galaxy S8 as well. Here, Apple takes an upper hand as it has embedded A11 Bionic chip-set with neural engine along with an M11 motion coprocessor. The best part of this processor remains that it is enabled with assigning tasks to each core separately, which states that the six cores are quite independent of each other and can function separately, making it power efficient. However, this situation is not same with Samsung’s Exynos 8895 chipset.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with 6GB of RAM and an internal memory variants of 64GB/128GB/256GB while the iPhone X will be available in 64GB/256GB onboard storage versions. For obvious reasons, the RAM on the iPhone X will be smaller than Galaxy Note 8, as Apple has already updated iOS 11 in a way that it doesn’t need to place reliance on a bigger RAM capacity, making the user experience more smooth. Samsung Galaxy Note 8, on the other hand, runs on a customized version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Both the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 sport a dual-camera system. The iPhone X has two 12-megapixel sensors in a wide-angle and telephoto stack supporting optical image stabilization for both the lenses. The Galaxy Note 8 also comes with a wide-angle f/1.7 aperture sensor and a telephoto f/2.4 aperture sensor with dual optical image stabilization. In addition, the front camera of the iPhone X boasts of a 7-megapixel camera, with f/2.2 aperture supporting portrait mode while the Note 8 sports an 8-megapixel f/1.7 aperture front-facing camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Note S8 is known for its unique feature of SPen stylus, which enables the user to scribble on their smartphones, along with the fingerprint sensor at the back and also an iris sensor.
The iPhone X has shunned its fingerprint sensor, Touch ID, replacing it with the Face ID feature, for unlocking the phone.
Lastly, both the smartphones support fast as well as Qi wireless charging and provide a battery life of more than a day on a single charge.
iPhone X vs Mi Mix 2 :
The greatest difference remains that Xiaomi has launched its bezel-less contender in the form of Mi Mix 2 with a new design and upgraded internals. This phone has been crafted out of ceramic for its rear panel which fits into an aluminum chassis. Curved around the edges to integrate the 5.99-inch IPS display on the front, with a pixel display of 403 ppi, the Mi Mix 2 also features minimal bezels on three sides with an even smaller bezel taking space at the bottom of the smartphone.
Talking of Apple iPhone X, it states of bezels across all the four sides with a cutout on the top, which shelters the True Depth camera system. Also, the OLED display takes visual reproduction to the zenith.
The Mi Mix 2’s gorgeous display is further backed by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor backed with Adreno 540 as the graphics chip and comes with 6GB RAM and internal memory variants of with 64GB/128GB/256GB, and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat based MIUI 9.0. On the contrary, the iPhone X packs in their home-grown A11 Bionic hexa-core chipset which comes with an Apple-designed GPU and ISP. It runs on iOS 11.
The latest upgrade of the Mi Mix 2 has to lead to the 12-megapixel camera with a Sony IMX386 sensor module supported by optical image stabilization. This is similar to the iPhone X, which has a dual 12-megapixel camera system, which also supports dual optical image stabilization.
Lastly, the Mi Mix 2 is packed with a 3,400 mAh battery supporting fast charging. Here, the iPhone X also supports wireless charging through Qi compliant chargers.
- Bezel-less smartphone with Super Retina display
- A11 Bionic chipset which features a hexa-core CPU with M11 motion coprocessor.
- Has an updated version of iOS 11
- A 12-megapixel camera system, supporting dual optical image stabilization.
- Charged through Qi wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Super AMOLED Infinity display with Super AMOLED Infinity display
- Galaxy Note 8 is powered by the Exynos 8895 octa-core processor
- Runs on a customized version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
- Galaxy Note 8 sport a dual-camera system with dual optical image stabilization.
- Charged through Qi wireless charging.
Mi Mix 2
- Features minimal bezels on three sides with an even smaller bezel taking space at the bottom of the smartphone.
- Backed by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor.
- Runs on iOS 11.
- 12-megapixel camera with a Sony IMX386 sensor module supported by optical image stabilization.
- Charged through Qi compliant chargers.