Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S9

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Display

Display size

6.3 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

522 ppi
568 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

82.98 %
84.36 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
 

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
 

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

6.88 oz (195 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust
Water, Dust

IP certified

IP 68
IP 68

Biometrics

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

Features

Stylus
 

Colors

Black, Gray
Black, Gold, Gray, Purple, Blue, Red

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 630

RAM

6 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
256 GB

Maximum User Storage

53 GB
 

Storage expansion

up to 256 GB
up to 400 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

22.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
31.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time

 
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Internet use

 
 

3G

12 hours
11 hours

LTE

13 hours
12 hours

Wi-Fi

14 hours
14 hours

Music playback

74.00 hours
51.00 hours

Video playback

16.00 hours
17.00 hours

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, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

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 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Connectivity

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

Yes
USB 3.1

Connector

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

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out
Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility

M4, T3
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

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

Radio

 
FM

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jul 28, 2017
Jan 11, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMN950U link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG960U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.70 W/kg
0.35 W/kg

Body

0.14 W/kg
0.96 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.36 W/kg
0.95 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 930
$ 820
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