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Nokia 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8: Specs, features & Price comparison


Apple just announced its 2017 smartphones range including iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X. In this article, we have compared the affordable Nokia Android flagship Nokia 8 to iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 in terms of specs, features, and price.

Nokia 8 is now available in markets for an RRP of EUR 579 in European markets, £499 in the UK and is priced even less than that in Asian markets. Galaxy Note 8 is priced at EUR 999, while iPhone 8 Plus starts at EUR 909. Nokia 8 offers great performance for a much better pricing as compared to Note 8 and iPhone Plus 8.

Nokia 8 comes with some cool features like Bothie, OZO Audio unavailable on both Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, however, come with Wireless charging unavailable on Nokia 8. In terms of Dust and Water protection also Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus offer better protection.

Coming to the display quality, Nokia 8 and Note 8 come with displays providing much better PPI than the iPhone 8 Plus. Both also offer Gorilla Glass 5 protection again absent on iPhone 8 Plus.

Rear camera wise Nokia 8, iPhone 8 Plus and Note 8 all feature 12MP/13MP Dual-Lens cameras. Front camera wise, however, Nokia 8 seems to be a better offer because of its 13MP camera as compared to 7MP on iPhone 8 Plus and 8MP on Note 8.

Nokia 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8 comparison:

Nokia 8 iPhone 8 Plus Galaxy Note 8
Price EUR 579-599, Rs 36,999 (India) EUR 909, Rs 73000 (India) EUR 999, Rs 67,900 (India)
SIM Available as both single SIM and Hybrid dual-SIM variants Available as single SIM variant Available as both single SIM and Hybrid dual-SIM variants
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Size 151.50 x 73.70 x 7.90 mm 158.40 x 78.10 x 7.50 mm 162.50 x 74.80 x 8.60 mm
Weight (gm) 160 202 195
Design Metal Unibody Design  Glass and Metal Design  Glass and Metal Design
Color Variants Tempered Blue, Silver, Polished Blue, Copper Silver, Space Gray, Gold Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold, and Deep Sea Blue
Display 5.3 inch 5.5 inches 6.3-inches
1440×2560 pixels 1080×1920 pixels 1440×2560 pixels
554 ppi 326 ppi 522 ppi
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 display N/A Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 display
multitouch, 700nits screen brightness, Glance Screen Support, Sunlight visibility improvement, polarizer Multitouch, Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating Multitouch, Always-on display
Platform Android ™ 7.1.1 Nougat iOS 11 Android™ 7.1.1 Nougat
Camera Dual Camera: 13MP (Colour + OIS) + 13MP (Mono) Dual Camera: 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras 12 MP Dual Pixel Sensor
f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finder ƒ/1.8 f1.7 aperture
Dual tone LED flash Quad-LED True Tone flash autofocus, LED flash
Selfie Camera 13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4˚, display flash 7MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash 8MP, f/1.7, autofocus
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Apple A11 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
GPU Adreno 540 GPU Adreno 540 GPU
In-Built Storage 64 GB 64 GB 64 GB
MicroSD card support Expandable Memory : Up to 256GB Expandable Memory : Up to 256GB
Sensors Type C, USB3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps), 3.5mm headphone jack, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, Barometer USB 3.0, reversible connector, Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer USB  3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Battery Integrated 3090 mAh battery  2700 mAh Battery Integrated 3300 mAh battery
Quick Charge 3.0 Fast Charging Quick Charge 2.0
Not User replaceable Not User replaceable Not User replaceable
Fingerprint Scanner Yes Yes Yes
Wireless charging No Yes Yes
Iris/Face Scanner No No Yes
Audio Enhancement OZO Audio No No
Water/Dust Protection IP54 certified IP67 certified IP68 certified
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