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

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 7 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 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)06Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)
5.7"
AMOLED

1440x2560

12.2
MP

5mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

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15PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 7 X
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 better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)

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 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)vsGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)15 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
+128GB (114GB available)115%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (53GB available)
+169 grams (5.92 ounces)15%
Lighter
vs195 grams (6.83 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)9%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+3500 mAh6%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3300 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
2.15Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core45%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
6GB LPDDR4vs+6GB LPDDR4XAdvantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
UFS 2.0vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
1440x2560 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels16%
Higher resolution screen
515 PPIvs+522 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.7"vs+6.3"11%
Larger screen
(back) 12.2MPvs+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP98%
Higher resolution main camera
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
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 8MP59%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 7.0 Nougatvs+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps128%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

39 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+32 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
ModelGalaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
Other model namesSamsung Galaxy Note 7 SM-N9300 6GB RAM, Galaxy Note 6Galaxy Note8 N950N (LGU+/KT/SK Telecom), Samsung Baikal
Country or region availableChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
South Korea
South Korea
BrandSamsungSamsung
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, 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 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung 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 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
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 available)
UFS 2.0
64GB (53GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung 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)
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)515 PPI522 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung 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 (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload450/50 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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat9 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
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, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, 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
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung 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
CameraSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(dual camera)
• 12.2 megapixels
• 12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.6" 1.0µm 52mm 2x-optical-zoom AF)
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)2K UHD (2560x1440)
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 128GB)Samsung 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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
USBUSB 3.1 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
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (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 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
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
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
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: Blue Coral, Silver Titanium, Black Onyx
- Stylus Pen (12-bit)
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- S-Voice
- HD Voice
- 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 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh3300 mAh
Charger, watts• 15W Fast battery charging• 15W Fast battery charging
• Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
• Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomy2280 minutes | 38 hours | 1.6 days1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day
Standby18720 minutes | 312 hours | 13 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 7 Duos (SM-N9300 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
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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