Huawei showcased its Honor 8 smartphone for the U.S. market Tuesday evening in San Francisco. The smartphone brings many flagship specs coupled with a more budget-friendly price, which Huawei hopes will attract millennials and those looking to veer away from spending nearly $1,000 on a smartphone.

The Honor 8 will release in the U.S. around the same as many big name flagships, including the Galaxy Note 7 and the iPhone 7 , which could put consumers a tough spot when deciding whether they want to opt for brand recognition or a cheaper price. Comparing basic hardware specifications, it is pretty easy to see these devices have a lot in common.

The Galaxy Note 7 will be available starting Friday, while the iPhone is expected to be announced and released in early-to-mid September. The Honor 8 will also be available in September.

Before you decide on a new device, check out a specs comparison of the Honor 8, Galaxy Note 7 and iPhone 7.


Honor 8: 5.2-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) 2.5D display

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 resolution) dual-edge

iPhone 7/7 Plus:  4.7-inch Retina HD (1334×750 resolution) display, 5.5-inch Retina HD (1920×1080 resolution) display


Honor 8: HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa-core chip

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8890

iPhone 7: A10


Honor 8: 4GB

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: 4GB

iPhone 7: 2GB, 3GB

Internal Storage

Honor 8: 32GB, 64GB, 256GB microSD expansion

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: 64GB, 256GB microSD expansion

iPhone 7: 32GB, 256GB


Honor 8: dual 12-megapixel (rear), 8-megapixel (front)

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: 12-megapixel (rear), 5-megapixel (front)

iPhone 7: 12-megapixel, dual lens


Honor 8: 3,000mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: 3,500mAh

iPhone 7: 1,735 mAh or 1,960 mAh, 2,810 mAh


Honor 8: Fast Charging - wired

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Fast Charging - wired and wireless; WPC and PMA wireless charging

iPhone 7: N/A


Honor 8: USB Type-C

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: USB Type-C

iPhone 7: Updated lightning port


Honor 8: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

iPhone 7: iOS 10


Honor 8: None

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: IP68 water, wind, dust

iPhone 7: None

Special Sensors

Honor 8: 3D fingerprint scanner, IR support

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: iris scanner, fingerprint scanner

iPhone 7: 3D Touch


Honor 8: Unlocked

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular

iPhone 7: Not confirmed

Release Date

Honor 8: September (Aug. 17-Sept. 3 preorder)

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Aug. 19 (Aug. 3 preorder)

iPhone 7: Sept. 16 (Sept. 9 preorder)

Connected Devices

Honor 8: None

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Gear VR, Gear 360

iPhone 7: None


Honor 8: Sapphire Blue, Pearl White, and Midnight Black

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Black Onyx, Blue Coral, Silver Titanium, Gold Platinum (international)

iPhone 7: Space Gray, Silver, Rose Gold, Gold