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OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)

Side by side comparison between OnePlus Nord CE 5G vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 8 XOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)13Points
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)
6.43"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
19PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Compare OnePlus Nord CE 5G X
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
6.3"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)

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!

Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)13 Advantages OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)vsGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+170 grams (5.95 ounces)15%
Lighter
vs195 grams (6.83 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)9%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+6.43"2%
Larger screen
vs6.3"
+(triple camera) 64MP + 8MP + 2MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP
+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 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) 2000 Mbps95%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
+4500 mAh36%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3300 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
+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
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
Not supportedvs+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels64%
Higher resolution screen
409 PPIvs+522 PPI28%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
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
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.
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

29 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4X
128GB (107GB available) / 128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
Fluid AMOLED / Super AMOLED
16 million
Dual-LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
+22 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
ModelNord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Other model namesOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB + 6GB RAM)Galaxy Note8 Duos SM-N950FD, Samsung Baikal
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Latin America)(Europe)(Global, International)Brazil
(Latin America), (Europe), (Global, International), Brazil
BrandOnePlusSamsung
Release dateJune, 2021August, 2017
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)73.5 x 159.2 millimeters (2.89 x 6.27 in)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)
Weight170 grams (5.95 ounces)195 grams (6.83 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 (8nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 570
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 570
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 619ARM Mali-G71 MP20
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (107GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Display typeFluid AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.43" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)409 PPI522 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display features90Hz60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
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/upload2000/1024 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18
VoLTE

Europe version:
LTE (1, 2, 3.4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (39, 40, 41)

India version:
LTE (1, 2, 3.4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 66)
TD-LTE (39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkEurope version:
SA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78)

India version:
SA/NSA (78)
Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, 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 networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE
CallingOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 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
CameraOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
64 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.3119º
2MP depthf/2.4
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"1.0µm52mm2x-optical-zoomAF
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.7µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.5 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered25mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
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, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 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 output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, NavICA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
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: Charkoal Ink, Blue Void, Silver Ray
- OxygenOS 11
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- 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
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh3300 mAh
Charger, watts30W (5V/6A) Fast battery charging
Warp Charge
15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
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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