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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N phones. Which is the best phone?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 8 X07Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
5.7"
AMOLED

1440x2560

12.2
MP

5mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 7 X14Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
6.3"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best phone! Comment!


07 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBvsGalaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
 115%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (114GB user available)vs64GB (53GB user available)
 15%15%
+Lighter
169 grams (5.92 ounces)vs195 grams (6.83 ounces)
 9%9%
+Thinner
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
 2%2%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.5" inchesvs1/2.55" inches
 6%6%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3500 mAhvs3300 mAh
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported

14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950NvsGalaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
 45%45%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.15Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
 100%100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 16%16%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2960 pixelsvs1440x2560 pixels
 1%1%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
522 PPIvs515 PPI
 11%11%
+Larger screen
6.3"vs5.7"
 98%98%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MPvs(back) 12.2MP
Advantage
+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Dual LED flashvsLED flash
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameravsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
 59%59%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 8MPvs(front) 5MP
Advantage
+Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
Android 9.0 PievsAndroid 7.0 Nougat
 128%100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face recognition (unlock)vsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.2 version A2DP

35 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4
Super AMOLED
16 million
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
f/1.7 (aperture)
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint / Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable) / Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
NFC
USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector / USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 5
Waterproof (IPxx certified) / IP68 certified
+ COMMON ITEMS

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
BrandSamsungSamsung
ModelGalaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBGalaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
Also known asSamsung Galaxy Note 7 SM-N9300 6GB RAM, Galaxy Note 6LG+/KT/SK Telecom Galaxy Note8 N950N, Samsung Baikal
Country or region where it's soldChinaHong KongSouth Korea
Release dateSeptember, 2016August, 2017
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)73.9 x 153.5 millimeters (2.91 x 6.04 in)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)
Weight169 grams (5.92 ounces)195 grams (6.83 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IPxx certified)IP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)
CPU processorQuad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 530ARM Mali-G71 MP20
RAM memory6GB LPDDR46GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (114GB user available)64GB (53GB user available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.7" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~79% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)515 PPI522 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100, TD-SCDMA 1900/2000TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat9 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,18,19,20,26,28)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat16 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,26,28)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+Not supported
Maximum download/upload450/50 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
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
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
Main camera12.2 megapixels(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.6" 1.0µm 52mm 2x-zoom AF)
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.5" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Front camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
Front camera5 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length22mm lens25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Blue Coral, Silver Titanium, Black Onyx
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Stylus Pen (12-bit)
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- S-Voice
- HD Voice
- Fast battery charging
- PMA wireless charging
- ANT+ support
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5m and 30min
- nanoSim2 or microSD (shared slot)
- Colors: Black, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Grace UX UI
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
Battery technologyLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity3500 mAh3300 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time2280 minutes | 38 hours | 1.6 days1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day
Standby18720 minutes | 312 hours | 13 daysfeature not registered
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered