Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
7.9 Ki Price/Quality
Score
8.1 Ki Price/Quality
Score
Design and Screen score 7.8 Design & Materials 8.4 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 6.7 Performance & Hardware 6.9 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 6.9 Camera 7.2 Camera
Connectivity score 8.3 Connectivity 8.2 Connectivity
Battery score 5.6 Battery 4.8 Battery

User reviews

User score
9.0
59 opinions
8.7
156 opinions

Summary

Inches 6.3" 5.8"
Resolution WQHD+ WQHD+
Usable surface 82% useful 84% useful
Aspect Ratio 18:9 18:9
Dimensions 74.8 mm
162.5 mm
8.6 mm
68.1 mm
148.9 mm
8.0 mm
Weight 195 g 155 g
Micro Exynos 8895
Octa-Core
Exynos 8895
Octa-Core
RAM 6 GB RAM 4 GB RAM
Storage 64 GB 64 GB
AnTuTu 199.868
v7
202.256
v7
Battery 3300 mAh 3000 mAh
Main Camera 1
12.2 Mpx · ƒ/1.7

2
1
12.2 Mpx · ƒ/1.7
S5K2L2
Selfie Camera SELF 8 Mpx · ƒ/1.7 SELF 8 Mpx · ƒ/1.7
Bands
OS Android 7.0 Nougat Android 9.0 P

Brand

Brand Samsung Samsung
Aliases -- --

Release Date

Release date August 2017,
3 years ago
March 2017,
3 years ago
State On Sale On Sale
Market Global Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy S8
Size
74.8 mm
162.5 mm
8.6 mm
Print 3D Model
68.1 mm
148.9 mm
8.0 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 195 g 155 g
Usable surface 82 % 84 %
Materials Glass Aluminium alloy, Glass
Resistance IP68 IP68
Colors
Black

Blue

Gold

Gray
Black

Silver

Gray

Screen

Diagonal 6.3" 5.8"
Type Super Amoled Super Amoled HDR 10
Aspect Ratio 18:9 18:9
Resolution WQHD+
1440 x 2960 px
WQHD+
1440 x 2960 px
Density 522 Pixels per inch 570 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Without Notch
  • Peak brightness - 1200 cd/m²
  • Always-On Display
  • HDR10
  • sRGB 141%
  • Color LED Notifications
  • Scratch resistant
  • Dual Edge display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Stylus
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless
  • Without Notch
  • Brightnes 540 cd/m² (typ)
  • 100000:1 contrast ratio
  • Color LED Notifications
  • Scratch resistant
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Touch sensitive
  • Force Touch
  • Frameless

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.5
6.6
Do you think it's a nice phone?
9.4
9.4
Is it comfortable?
8.3
9.1
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
9.0
9.0
Number of reviews
59 opinions
156 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
CPU 4x Exynos M2 2.3 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 1.7 GHz 4x Exynos M2 2.3 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 1.7 GHz
Type Octa-Core Octa-Core
Manufacturing 10 nm 10 nm
Frequency 2.3 GHz 2.3 GHz
64 Bits Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU ARM Mali-G71 MP20 ARM Mali-G71 MP20

RAM

RAM 6 GB 4 GB
Type LPDDR4X RAM --

Antutu

Score
199.868
Antutu v7
Overall performance better than 78% of devices
202.256
Antutu v7
Overall performance better than 78% of devices

Storage

Capacity 64 GB 64 GB
Type UFS Storage 2.1 UFS Storage 2.1
SD Slot Yes ,
Independent SD slot
Yes ,
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint Yes, in the back Yes, in the back

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Hall
  • Heart Rate
  • Iris scanner
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Gravity
  • Hall
  • Heart Rate
  • Iris scanner

Others

Notifications LED Color LED Notifications Color LED Notifications
Cooling system No No
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
8.3
8.5
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.3
8.8
What's your experience been with demanding games?
9.3
8.7
Number of reviews
59 opinions
156 opinions

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Double rear camera Rear camera
1
Camera type

Standard

Standard
Resolution 12.2 Mpx 12.2 Mpx
Sensor Samsung Samsung S5K2L2
Type ISOCELL ISOCELL
Aperture ƒ/ 1.7 ƒ/ 1.7
ISO -- --
Pixel size -- 1.40 µm
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- 1/2.6
2
Camera type

Telephoto lens
--
Resolution
12 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Type
--
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
ISO
--
Pixel size
--
Pixel Binning
--
Sensor size
--

Features

Flash Dual LED Dual LED
Optical Stabilisation Yes Yes
Slow Motion Video Yes,
240 fps
Yes,
240 fps
Others
  • 4K Video
  • Optical zoom
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • Continuous shooting
  • HDR
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Panorama
  • Dual capture
  • RAW
  • Geotagging
  • ISO settings
  • 4K Video
  • Digital zoom
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Manual focus
  • Continuous autofocus
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • Continuous shooting
  • ISO settings
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Geotagging
  • RAW
  • White balance settings

Selfie

SELF
Camera type

Dedicated

Dedicated
Resolution 8 Mpx 8 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Samsung S5K3H7
Type -- CMOS
Aperture ƒ/ 1.7 ƒ/ 1.7
ISO -- --
Pixel size 1.22 µm 1.22 µm
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size -- 1/3.2
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score
94
Mobile
100
Photo
84
Video
88
Mobile
88
Photo
88
Video

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
9.6
9.2
Quality of nighttime photos
8.4
8.3
Quality of selfies
8.8
8.6
Does it have a powerful flash?
8.9
8.9
Number of reviews
59 opinions
156 opinions

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G -- --
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28B (700)
  • B28A (700)
  • B32 (1500)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28B (700)
  • B28A (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B42 (TDD 3500)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B39 (TD 1900+)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B39 (TD 1900+)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM Single Sim Single Sim
Type
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Display

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • APT-x

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C
  • Charging
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

0.173 W/Kg on head
1.290 W/Kg on body
0.315 W/Kg on head
1.270 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

0.610 W/Kg on head
0.560 W/Kg on body
0.370 W/Kg on head
0.750 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • ANT+
  • Mirrorlink
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Mirrorlink

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.3
9.1
Quality of the GPS
9.3
9.0
And the WiFi?
9.4
9.2
Number of reviews
59 opinions
156 opinions

Battery

Battery

Capacity
3300 mAh
3000 mAh
Type Li-Polymer Li-Ion
Fast charge Yes Yes
Others
  • Wireless charging
  • Non-removable
  • Wireless charging
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 5%
    Less than half day
  • 37%
    Less than a day
  • 36%
    One day
  • 20%
    More than one day
  • 2%
    Two days or more
  • 6%
    Less than half day
  • 33%
    Less than a day
  • 43%
    One day
  • 15%
    More than one day
  • 3%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
59 opinions
156 opinions

Software

Software

Operating System
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
    Android 7.0 Nougat, 4 years ago
  • Android 9.0 Pie
    Android 9.0 P, 2 years ago
Google Services (official) Yes Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 0%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 83%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 17%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 4%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 79%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 18%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 2%
    Never
  • 9%
    Once a year
  • 30%
    Every six months
  • 58%
    Every two months or less
  • 1%
    Never
  • 6%
    Once a year
  • 46%
    Every six months
  • 46%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
59 opinions
156 opinions

Prices

Prices

Prices

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