The Galaxy Note 8 is the latest smartphone launched by Samsung, in a bid to regain the throne of the best Android smartphone. The Note 8 is a successor of the Note 7, quite infamous due to its ‘explosive’ features. It is a comeback smartphone for Samsung, and hence, it seems apt that Samsung has tried to create the perfect smartphone.
The Xperia XA1 Ultra is the latest smartphone by Sony, which has been struggling in this department over the last few years. To make up for its less notable phones, the Japanese giant decided to stop production of its ‘Premium Smartphone’ range and focus only on flagship devices. It recently launched two such flagship devices, the Xperia XZS and the Xperia XZ Premium, followed by the official announcement of the Xperia XZ1 Series in Berlin last month.
Geographically speaking, the Galaxy Note 8 has been launched in select markets only, including the United States of America and India. Similarly, the Xperia XA1 Ultra is available for sale in the Indian subcontinent.
What’s Good With The Samsung Galaxy Note 8?
Camera: Similar to the iPhone 7 Plus, the Galaxy Note 8 offers two 12-megapixel cameras, and provides users with a fascinating 2x optical zoom. But, unlike the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, both the cameras on the Note 8 offer optical stabilisation, which means that you get clearer and sharper images with a better sense of focus. Using the new Live Focus feature, you can adjust the blur of photos both before and after taking a shot, which makes this camera multi-functional and quite special when compared to its competition.
Infinity Display: Samsung used the Infinity Display found on the Galaxy S8, and made it bigger this time, increasing the screen size to 6.3 inches, and the Note 8 also carries the Super AMOLED screen and the quad-HD resolution. Also, let’s not forget the edge-to-edge screen that comes with the Note 8.
Stylus: The Note 8 also returns with its stylus, the S Pen, which is more powerful this time round. With the Screen-Off feature, one can store up to 100 notes. Also, the Note 8 can turn your scribbles into animated GIFs, to help in messaging.
Processor: Aside from all these killer features, the Note 8 is faster than the Galaxy S8, even though they use the same Snapdragon 835 chip. This is because the Note 8 has a total RAM of 6 GB, compared to the S8’s 4 GB. If this was not enough, the Note 8 can also double up as a desktop, using the DeX Station. As is evident, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a power-packed smartphone with a lot of features.
What’s Good With The Xperia XA1 Ultra?
The Xperia XA1 Ultra aims to be Sony’s premium smart phone in the market today, and is a follow up to last year’s Sony Xperia XA. If one looks through the specifications of the Xperia XA1 Ultra, the one thing that seems to pop out is the eye-watering camera, which is 23-megapixels. This is one feature which cannot be found in a lot of high end smart phones, and is a rarity in the medium range market, where the Xperia XA1 Ultra plans to compete. It is also very fast, as is evident by its octa-core processor, which is paired with a 4 GB RAM. Plus, it runs Android 7.0, which is the latest version of Android which is pre-installed in devices these days.
How Much do The Galaxy Note 8 And The Xperia XA1 Ultra Cost in India?
Following its recent release, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was priced at Rs. 67,990. The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra, on the other hand, was launched a couple of months ago, and following the rate of its demand in the market, can be purchased online for Rs. 12,850 even though its MRP starts from Rs. 29,990, in an official Sony store.
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