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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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14 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500 vs 06 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500
SpecificationsCompareModels
6.3"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
SpecificationsCompareModelsPictures
5.7"
AMOLED

1440x2560

12.2
MP

5mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500

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14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500

Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500vsGalaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
 54%54%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.35Ghz 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) 12.2 megapixels + 12MPvs(back) 12.2 megapixels
Advantage+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightDual LED flashvsLED flash
Advantage+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesDigital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameravsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
 59%59%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 8 megapixelsvs(front) 5 megapixels
Advantage+Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and saferAndroid 8.0 OreovsAndroid 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 deviceFace recognition (unlock)vsNot supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.2 version A2DP

06 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB

Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GBvsGalaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500
 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+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible deviceDLNAvsNot supported

36 Common items in both devices

+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking6GB LPDDR4X
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLED
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion videoOIS: Optical stabilization
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightnessBSI sensor
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo/video on both cameras
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposuref/1.7 (aperture)
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
+The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster4G+ LTE-A
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Best output for headset3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Sensors help you use the deviceBarometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceFingerprint (rear-mounted) / Fingerprint
+Sensors help you use the deviceIris scanner
+Sensors help you use the deviceHeart rate
+Sensors help you use the deviceSpO2
+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLi-Ion (Non removable) / LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use2 slots Dual-SIM
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securelyNFC
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go / USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla Glass 5
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for exampleIP68 certified / Waterproof (IPxx certified)
+ 28 COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
BrandSamsungSamsung
ModelGalaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
Also known asGalaxy Note8 Dual-Sim N9500, Samsung BaikalSamsung Galaxy Note 7 SM-N9300 6GB RAM, Galaxy Note 6
Country or region where it's soldChinaChinaHong Kong
Release dateAugust, 2017September, 2016
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)73.9 x 153.5 millimeters (2.91 x 6.04 in)
Weight195 grams (6.83 ounces)169 grams (5.92 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minWaterproof (IPxx certified)
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 7.0 Nougat
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 530
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (53GB user available)128GB (114GB user available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.3" inches5.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~79% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels1440x2560 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)522 PPI515 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual 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)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100, TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
Primary 4G networkLTE 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)
LTE 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)
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-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps450/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
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 8 Duos SM-N9500Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
Main camera(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.6" 1.0µm 52mm 2x-zoom AF)
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.5" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital 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 8 Duos SM-N9500Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
Front camera8 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2592x1944 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 length25mm lens22mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
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
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Other features- 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
- 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)
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3300 mAh3500 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day2280 minutes | 38 hours | 1.6 days
Standbyfeature not registered18720 minutes | 312 hours | 13 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Duos SM-N9500Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos SM-N9300 128GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered

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