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Head-To-Head: Apple iPhone X Vs. Samsung Galaxy Note8

Kyle Alspach

Battery Life & Charging

The Galaxy Note8 comes out slightly ahead of the iPhone X on battery life, at least in terms of what Samsung and Apple are promising. The Note8 should be able to get 14 hours of Wi-Fi usage on a charge or 13 hours over 4G. (Our tryout of the phone backs up the WiFi claim.) Meanwhile, Apple promises a bit less battery life for the iPhone X --12 hours of Internet use on a charge, with no breakout for WiFi vs 4G.

One area where Apple is just now catching up to Samsung is inductive ("wireless") charging. The iPhone X, like the Galaxy Note8 and some previous Samsung devices, can now be charged wirelessly through the inductive Qi standard. That means that both the iPhone X and Note8 will charge up when you place the devices on a charging pad, which is sold separately in both cases.

 
Kyle Alspach

Kyle Alspach is a Senior Editor at CRN focused on cybersecurity. His coverage spans news, analysis and deep dives on the cybersecurity industry, with a focus on fast-growing segments such as cloud security, application security and identity security.  He can be reached at kalspach@thechannelcompany.com.

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