9 things the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 can do that the iPhone can't

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Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 8 is the company’s most powerful, fully-featured phone to date.

And it can do a lot of things the iPhone can’t.

Here’s a look at some Galaxy Note 8 features you won’t find in the iPhone.

Add extra storage with a memory card.


The Galaxy Note 8 lets you add up to an extra 256GB. It comes with 64GB built in. The iPhone only has internal storage.

You can use the included stylus to write and doodle on the screen.

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There's a new feature in the Galaxy Note 8 called Live Message, which lets you store your doodles as animated GIFs and share them over text message, Facebook, Twitter, and just about any other app.

There are some third-party stylii that work with the iPhone, but they don't have all the features you find in Samsung's S Pen.

The iris scanner lets you unlock the phone just by looking at it.

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It's secure, fast, and easy to use. You still have the option to unlock the Note 8 with a fingerprint or passcode, but the iris scanner is a lot easier. You can only use a passcode or your fingerprint with the iPhone.

The Note 8 can charge wirelessly.


The iPhone doesn't have wireless charging, but the upcoming iPhone 8 is rumoured to include the feature.

With Samsung's DeX dock, you can turn your Note 8 into a desktop computer.

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DeX connects to a standard keyboard, mouse, and monitor and runs a special desktop version of Android.

You can mirror your iPhone's screen to a monitor or television, but you can't connect it to a keyboard and mouse.

Both rear camera lenses on the Note 8 have optical image stabilisation.

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That means your photos are less likely to turn out blurry. Only one of the lenses on the iPhone 7 Plus has optical image stabilisation.

You can adjust the blur effect on portrait photos before or after you take the shot.

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The iPhone doesn't let you adjust the blur on portrait photos.

The screen is so big, you can run two apps at once.

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You can also program pairs of apps that launch at the same time with one tap. Even the big-screen iPhone 7 Plus only lets you run one app at a time on the screen.

Samsung Pay works with most magnetic credit card readers. You don't need a special payment pad like you do with Apple Pay.

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This is an older Samsung phone using Samsung Pay.

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