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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB) vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M2) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M2) XSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)28Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
6.3"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
07PointsAsus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 8 X
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
6.26"
IPS

1080x2280

12
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
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!

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)28 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)vsZenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)7 Advantages Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core5%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4
+128GB (115GB available)5 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (20GB available)
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMCP
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1440x2960 pixels73%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2280 pixels
+522 PPI30%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs403 PPI
+6.3"1%
Larger screen
vs6.26"
+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP42%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12MP + 5MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+1/2.55" inches14%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.9" inches
+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps156%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 400 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+15W50%
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.
vs10W
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
195 grams (6.83 ounces)vs+175 grams (6.13 ounces)11%
Lighter
8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)1%
Thinner
Dual-LED flashvs+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 13MP60%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
3300 mAhvs+5000 mAh52%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

26 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
16 million
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
4K UHD (3840x2160)
Android 9.0 Pie
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note8 Duos SM-N950FD, Samsung BaikalAsus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB631KL (3GB RAM), X01BDA
Country or region available(Latin America)(Europe)(Global, International)Brazil
(Latin America), (Europe), (Global, International), Brazil
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungAsus
Release dateAugust, 2017December, 2018
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)75.5 x 157.9 millimeters (2.97 x 6.22 in)
Weight195 grams (6.83 ounces)175 grams (6.13 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP20Qualcomm Adreno 512 650Mhz
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
32GB (20GB available)
eMCP
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.3" inches6.26" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~82% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1080x2280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)522 PPI403 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz, HDR10feature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps400/75 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 networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/2100
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 Cat13/5
VoLTE

Global version;
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 40)

America version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, 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 Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
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 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"1.0µm52mm2x-optical-zoomAF
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash on both cameras
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.9" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.25µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedLED
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3.1" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
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 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
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
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- 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
- Colors: Blue, Titanium
- Display: 19:9, 450nits
- Touch glove display
- Sony IMX486 sensor back camera
- NXP sound amplifier
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3300 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
10W (5V/2A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day2700 minutes | 45 hours | 1.9 days
Standbyfeature not registered50000 minutes | 833.3 hours | 34.7 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 32GB)
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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