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Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A51 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 XSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)12Points
Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)
6.5"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
18PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)Compare Samsung Galaxy A51 X
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
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)

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!

Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)vsGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
+128GB (107GB available)102%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (53GB available)
+172 grams (6.02 ounces)13%
Lighter
vs195 grams (6.83 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)9%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+6.5"3%
Larger screen
vs6.3"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP189%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP
+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 32MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+4000 mAh21%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3300 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
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
405 PPIvs+522 PPI29%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
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/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)18%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps71%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
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+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+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

33 Common items in both devices
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
6GB LPDDR4X
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Super AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
+26 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
ModelGalaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy A51 SM-A515F/DSNGalaxy Note8 Dual-Sim SM-N950FD, Samsung Baikal
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)United Arab EmiratesPakistanTaiwan
(Europe), (Global, International), United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Taiwan
(Latin America)(Europe)(Global, International)AustraliaBrazil
(Latin America), (Europe), (Global, International), Australia, Brazil
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateDecember, 2019August, 2017
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)73.6 x 158.5 millimeters (2.9 x 6.24 in)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)
Weight172 grams (6.02 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)Samsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP3ARM Mali-G71 MP20
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (107GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (53GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~87.4% (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)405 PPI522 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated 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)
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
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 networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.12µm
5MP telephotof/2.440mm
5MP depthf/2.21/5.0"1.12µm
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"1.0µm52mm2x-optical-zoomAF
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" 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 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 cameraSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/2.8" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
RadioFM (RDS)Not 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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + 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, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
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: Prism, Crush Black, White, Blue, Pink
- One UI 2
- Always On Display
- 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 supplySamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3300 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging15W 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 rateSamsung Galaxy A51 (SM-A515F/DSN)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.369W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)feature not registered
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