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Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)

Side by side comparison between Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix vs Samsung Galaxy S8 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 XAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)19Points
Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)
6.59"
AMOLED

1080x2340

64
MP

24mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
20PointsSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Compare Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix X
Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)19 Advantages Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)vsGalaxy S8 (SM-G9500)20 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core18%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4
+256GB (225GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (51GB available)
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.0
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsHDR10
+144Hz140%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+6.59"14%
Larger screen
vs5.8"
+(triple camera) 64MP + 13MP + 5MP6 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+1/1.72" inches48%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 24MP198%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
+6000 mAh100%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+30W100%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs15W
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
240 grams (8.4 ounces)vs+155 grams (5.43 ounces)55%
Lighter
9.85 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)23%
Thinner
AMOLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x2340 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels69%
Higher resolution screen
391 PPIvs+568 PPI45%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adaptervs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

25 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
+18 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
ModelROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
Other model namesAsus ROG Phone 3 ZS661KS Strix edition (8GB RAM)Galaxy S8 Duos G9500 (Snapdragon), Samsung Dream
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
China
China
BrandAsusSamsung
Release dateJuly, 2020April, 2017
Depth9.85 millimeters (0.39 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)78 x 171 millimeters (3.07 x 6.73 in)68.1 x 148.9 millimeters (2.68 x 5.86 in)
Weight240 grams (8.4 ounces)155 grams (5.43 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650Qualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory8GB LPDDR54GB LPDDR4
Internal storage256GB (225GB available)
UFS 3.1
64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.59" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~79.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)391 PPI568 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 5
Display features144Hz, 650 nits, HDR10+60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/150 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (41, 77, 78, 79)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
64 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.4125º11mm
5MP macrof/2.0
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.72" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
Front camera (secondary)24 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution5632x4224 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel size0.9µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black glare
- ROG UI (Republic Of Gamers)
- Always-On display
- DTS:X stereo speakers (2 amplifiers)
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- AeroActive Cooler 3
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity6000 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts30W Fast battery charging
10W Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 3/4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days
Standbyfeature not registered19560 minutes | 326 hours | 13.6 days
Radiation rateAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (256GB/8GB)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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