Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8: Specs Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8: Specs Comparison

Samsung’s flagship phablet for 2017, the Galaxy Note 8, is finally here. Packed to the brim with the latest technology, the Galaxy Note 8 represents the very best of what a flagship Android smartphone has to offer. But how does the Galaxy Note 8 compare to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+?

After all, like with previous Notes, the Galaxy Note 8 is still based on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with only a few improvements thrown in here and there. If you are torn between the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8 or S8+, check out our detailed specification comparison below to help make your life and decision easier.

Basis of Difference Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8+ Galaxy Note 8
Dimensions 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
Weight 155g 173g 195g
IP Certification IP68 IP68
Display 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display
QHD+ resolution – 2960×1440 QHD+ resolution – 2960×1440
Chipset Snapdragon 835 – US Only – Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm process
Exynos 8895 – International markets – Octa core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm process
RAM and Storage 4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB (UFS 2.1) 6GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB (UFS 2.1) | 128/256GB variants in certain international markets
Camera Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), 1.4um Pixel Rear: Primary Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), 1.4um Pixel
 – Secondary: 12MP (F2/4), 2x Optical Zoom, OIS
 Front: 8MP AF (F/1.7) Front: 8MP AF (F/1.7)
Battery 3000mAh 3500mAh 3300mAh
Fast charging Fast charging
Fast wireless charging Fast wireless charging
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, LTE Cat.16 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, LTE Cat.16
Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou) Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure Sensor
OS Android 7.0 Android 7.1.1
Software Features Samsung Pay, Facial Recognition, Bixby with dedicated hardware button Samsung Pay, Facial Recognition, Bixby with dedicated hardware button
Colors Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, and Maple Gold Midnight Black, Deep Sea Blue, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold
Others Always On Display S Pen with 4096 pressure points, Always On Display, Screen Off Memo, Live Message

While the Galaxy Note 8 does pack some key improvements over the Galaxy S8, it is also substantially costlier than it. Also, remember that since the Galaxy S8 is five months old at this point it regularly goes on sale where you can pick it up at a pretty sweet price.

So, Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S8/+? Which handset are you going to buy? Drop a comment below and let us know!

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