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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 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 Note 10+ (SM-N975U)19Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U)
6.8"
AMOLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

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07PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus X
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
6.3"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U)

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 Note 10+ (SM-N975U)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U)vsGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core29%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (230GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (53GB available)
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)9%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsHDR10
+1440x3040 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
vs1440x2960 pixels
+6.8"8%
Larger screen
vs6.3"
+(quad camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP + 0.3MP67%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP
+f/1.5 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.7 (aperture)
+(front) 10MP26%
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 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbps95%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
+4300 mAh30%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3300 mAh
+45W2 times
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
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
196 grams (6.86 ounces)vs+195 grams (6.83 ounces)1%
Lighter
495 PPIvs+522 PPI5%
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
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
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

37 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
+30 specs and more in the table below

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

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
ModelGalaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy Note10 Pro SM-N975U (Snapdragon)Samsung Galaxy Note8 N950F Single-Sim, Samsung Baikal
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Europe)Australia
(Europe), Australia
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2019August, 2017
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)
Weight196 grams (6.86 ounces)195 grams (6.83 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640ARM Mali-G71 MP20
RAM memory12GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
64GB (53GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.8" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~92.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3040 pixels (19:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)495 PPI522 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz, HDR10+60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/150 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 Cat20 (Bands [waiting])
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 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 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 networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
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
CameraSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.11/3.6"52mm1.0µmPDAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawidef/2.212mm1.0µm
0.3MP TOF
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"1.0µm52mm2x-optical-zoomAF
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (2-axis): Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 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 sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
RadioFMNot 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 Note 10+ (SM-N975U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
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 reversible connector3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
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: Black, White, Blue, Glow
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Stylus Pen (Bluetooth integration)
- One UI
- 3D Scanner app
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- 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 Note 10+ (SM-N975U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4300 mAh3300 mAh
Charger, watts45W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
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 rateSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.57W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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