Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Essential Phone

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Display

Display size

6.3 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
1312 x 2560 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18.5:9
 

Pixel density

522 ppi
504 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

82.98 %
84.85 %

Colors

 
16 777 216

Touchscreen

 
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"

Second camera

12 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"

Flash

LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Manual focus, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Video capture

 
3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)
5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

6.88 oz (195 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Splash, Dust; IP 54

Biometrics

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light, Stylus
Notification light

Keys

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, Gray
Black, Gray, Blue, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
USB Type-C (reversible)

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink, SlimPort
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 540

RAM

6 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
128 GB

Available to use

53 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
 

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Heart Rate Profile, Health Device Profile (HDP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

USB OTG, Video out
Mass storage device, Video out

Charging connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Other

NFC, ANT+
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T3
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
3040 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Yes

Talk time

22.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 

Music playback

74.00 hours
 

Video playback

16.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback

Phonebook

 
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

 
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

 
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

 
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

 
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jul 28, 2017
Jun 26, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMN950U link
FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.70 W/kg
0.28 W/kg

Body

0.14 W/kg
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
0.92 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.36 W/kg
0.70 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 930
$ 700

Availability

Officially announced

Aug 23, 2017
May 30, 2017
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