Apple and Samsung’s latest and greatest mobile devices are the iPhone 8 and the Galaxy Note 8. Both of these smartphones come along with a dual camera system, glass designs, stunning new displays and a wireless charging technology. The smartphones also feature a major boost in power.

The South Korean tech firm has done a great job going from affordable and dull plastic handsets to its sleek glass and metal smartphones, while the Cupertino-based tech company rolled out the iPhone 8 Plus that appears to have a similar design with the 6 Plus.

However, according to The Guardian, the other thing to know is that both mobile devices are huge.

Neither handset fits comfortably in a person’s jeans pocket. The Samsung’s phablet is narrower, but longer, while Apple’s latest device is very wide.

Speed test

Before Samsung enthusiasts start thinking of shifting to Apple’s device, YouTube channel Phone Buff shared a video that showcased a slightly different outcome in terms of the smartphones’ raw power. The iPhone 8 and the Galaxy Note 8 were tested by means of opening a succession of applications one after another. Samsung’s latest device comes out on top after the app speed test.

Video recording comparison

Meanwhile, CNET claimed that both Note 8 and 8 Plus are comparable when it comes to capturing photos, which has been corroborated by a number of other media outlets as well.

Nonetheless, there are significant differences in terms of video recording.

CNET first compared the smartphones’ autofocus, color and exposure. After capturing a short footage on each mobile device, the media outlet compared screengrabs from the footage and discovered that while both smartphones performed amazingly, Apple’s handset generated warmer colors, while the output of Samsung’s phablet appeared to be flat.

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The mobile devices’ weaknesses and strengths carried on to balance through the remaining evaluations. For instance, while the autofocus of Apple’s smartphone seemed to be more smooth compared to the phablet’s autofocus, the digital image stabilization turned out to be smoother on the Galaxy Note 8.

Nevertheless, the iPhone 8 Plus appears to have an edge in low-light and 4K video recording over Samsung’s smartphone. Apple’s device can record 4K resolution video at 60 frames per second, while the Note 8 features 30fps. It appears that Apple’s latest iPhone can hold its own against Samsung’s phablet.