Comparing the features of the iPhone 8, Nokia 8 and Note 8

This year sees Apple and Samsung battle, even as Nokia, a one-time market leader, tries a comeback

12:30 September 11, 2017

This year is the year of 8's with Nokia, Samsung and Apple featuring their latest gadgets.

Scroll down to the end to compare the key features in a table.

Nokia 8 - the safest phone again?

This market veteran has been trying to make a comeback for years now, failing to keep up with the technological advancement that market peers were showing off. However, Nokia has a brand value and loyalty that has refused to die out even after its flagship devices became obsolete. Is Nokia 8 worth a try?


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Major new feature

Something people are calling a 'bothie' where you can have two sides of a video stream or a call, from the rear and front cameras, on the screen simultaneously. This can then be uploaded and shared directly to social media. In this age of vlogging, video journalism and live video streams, this can work as an innovative feature that many people might find useful.

Samsung Note 8 - another Note recall? Maybe not

The Galaxy Note fan base has been anticipating this launch with albeit some trepidation after the Note 7 recall of 2016. 

Major feature

The Galaxy Note 8 has the largest screen space of all their devices released to date and is also the first Samsung device featuring dual-camera set-up with a camera upgrade. 

iPhone 8 - just another iPhone?

There has been much hype about Apple's newest creation called iPhone 8 and some industry experts suggest that while the new device will leave Apple loyals happy, it may lose to Samsung's superior technology available at a more reasonable price.


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Major feature

A new roll out this year is the dual camera set up and face recognition. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have new glass and aluminium designs, new Retina HD displays and A11 Bionic - apparently the smartest chip ever in a smartphone. 

DeviceiPhone 8Samsung Note 8Nokia 8
Battery capacityTwo hours longer than iPhone 7 (which was 1,960 mAh)3300 mAh3090 mAh
Rear camera12MP (both)12MP (both)13MP (both)
Front camera7MP8MP13MP 
Storage64GB and 256GB64GB (expandable)64GB (expandable)
Screen size4.7 inches Retina HD6.3 inches AMOLED5.3 inches QHD LCD
Biometric scannersYesYesNo 
Wireless charge optionYes, Qi and future AirPowerYesNo
Release dates in UAESeptember 23September 22Third week of September