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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F) vs Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S10 5G XSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)06Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
6.3"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

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19PointsSamsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 8 X
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
6.7"
AMOLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

Octa-core

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)

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 8 (SM-N950F)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)vsGalaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+195 grams (6.83 ounces)2%
Lighter
vs198 grams (6.93 ounces)
+522 PPI4%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs502 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
2.3GHz 64bit Octa-core (10nm)vs+2.7GHz 64bit Octa-core (8nm)22%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
6GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (53GB available)vs+256GB (226GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)9%
Thinner
HDR10vs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
1440x2960 pixelsvs+1440x3040 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
6.3"vs+6.7"6%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MPvs+(quad camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP + 0.3MP67%
Higher resolution main camera
f/1.7 (aperture)vs+f/1.5 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(dual front camera) 8MP + 2MPvs+(dual front camera) 10MP + 0.3MP3%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps95%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
3300 mAhvs+4500 mAh36%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+25W67%
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.
Mono sound (not stereo)vs+Stereo soundAdvantage
Better sound quality for listening to music or clearer hands-free calls
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+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
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.

39 Common items in both devices
UFS 2.1
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
+32 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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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note8 N950F Single-Sim, Samsung BaikalGalaxy S10 5G (Exynos) G977N, Samsung Beyond X
Country or region available(Europe)Australia
(Europe), Australia
South Korea
South Korea
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date9/1/2017, Announced: 8/23/20175/16/2019, Announced: 2/1/2019
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)77.1 x 162.6 millimeters (3.04 x 6.4 in)
Weight195 grams (6.83 ounces)198 grams (6.93 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
System versionAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 11
User InterfaceGrace UX UIOne UI 2.0 / 3.1

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
Chipset64bit: Samsung Exynos 8895 (10nm)64bit: Samsung Exynos 9820 (8nm)
CPUOcta-core, 2 processors:
4x 2.3GHz M2 Mongoose (Quad-core)
4x 1.7GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (Quad-core)
Octa-core, 3 processors:
2x 2.7GHz Mongoose M4 (Dual-core)
2x 2.3GHz ARM Cortex-A75 (Dual-core)
4x 1.9GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP20 (546MHz)ARM Mali-G76 MP12 (702MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 262850 (v8)
Geekbench: 6748 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 13fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (53GB available)
UFS 2.1
256GB (226GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.3" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1440x3040 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)522 PPI502 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 6
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
Display featuresHDR10
Always-On Display
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload1024/150 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
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 networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 24, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNSA/Sub6 (78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, 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, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.452mm1/3.6"1.0µmAF2x-optical-zoom
(quad camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.452mm1/3.6"1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawidef/2.212mm1/3.1"1.0µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP depthTOF3D
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: 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
Camera extrasfeature not registered1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
8 megapixels
2MPirisscanner
(dual front camera)
10 megapixels
0.3MP depthTOF3D
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
LoudspeakerMono sound (not stereo)
32-bit/384kHz
Stereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Iris scanner
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3300 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts15W Wired fast charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
25W (11V/2.25A) Wired fast charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomy22 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay
- Colors: Majestic black, Crown silver, Gold
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977N 256GB)
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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