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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB) vs OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)

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

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Compare OnePlus Nord CE 5G XSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)19Points
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
14PointsOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 8 X
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
6.43"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

16mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
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)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)vsNord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)14 Advantages OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1440x2960 pixels64%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+522 PPI28%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs409 PPI
+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
+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)
+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
+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
6GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
195 grams (6.83 ounces)vs+170 grams (5.95 ounces)15%
Lighter
8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)9%
Thinner
60Hzvs+90Hz50%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
6.3"vs+6.43"2%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MPvs+(triple camera) 64MP + 8MP + 2MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
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+30W100%
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.
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

28 Common items in both devices
128GB (115GB available) / 128GB (107GB available)
UFS 2.1
Super AMOLED / Fluid AMOLED
16 million
Dual-LED flash
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
+21 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note8 Duos SM-N950FD, Samsung BaikalOnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB + 8GB RAM)
Country or region available(Latin America)(Europe)(Global, International)Brazil
(Latin America), (Europe), (Global, International), Brazil
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungOnePlus
Release dateAugust, 2017June, 2021
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)73.5 x 159.2 millimeters (2.89 x 6.27 in)
Weight195 grams (6.83 ounces)170 grams (5.95 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)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 11
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225 (8nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 570
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 570
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP20Qualcomm Adreno 619
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (107GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDFluid AMOLED
Screen size6.3" inches6.43" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~85.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)522 PPI409 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Display features60Hz, HDR1090Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
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
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-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
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
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 Cat18
VoLTE

Europe version:
LTE (1, 2, 3.4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (39, 40, 41)

India version:
LTE (1, 2, 3.4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 66)
TD-LTE (39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedEurope version:
SA/NSA (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78)

India version:
SA/NSA (78)
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, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
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)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"1.0µm52mm2x-optical-zoomAF
(triple camera)
64 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.3119º
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.7µm 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 on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.5 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
RadioNot supportedNot 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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.1 + 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, NavIC
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
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 (under display)
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: Charkoal Ink, Blue Void, Silver Ray
- OxygenOS 11
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3300 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
30W (5V/6A) Fast battery charging
Warp Charge
Talk time autonomy1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)OnePlus Nord CE 5G (128GB/8GB)
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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