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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A51 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A51 5G XSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)17Points
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
12PointsSamsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 8 X
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
6.5"
AMOLED

1080x2400

48
MP

32mp

6GB
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)17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)vsGalaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
+8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)1%
Thinner
vs8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1440x2960 pixels64%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2400 pixels
+522 PPI29%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs405 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+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)18%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+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
+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+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)
+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
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Core17%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
195 grams (6.83 ounces)vs+187 grams (6.55 ounces)4%
Lighter
6.3"vs+6.5"3%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP189%
Higher resolution main camera
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 32MP3 times
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 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps4 times
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
Not supportedvs+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

34 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4X
128GB (115GB available) / 128GB (105GB available)
UFS 2.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Super AMOLED
60Hz
+27 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
ModelGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
Other model namesGalaxy Note8 Duos SM-N950FD, Samsung BaikalGalaxy A51 SM-A516VZBAVZW (Verizon)
Country or region available(Latin America)(Europe)(Global, International)Brazil
(Latin America), (Europe), (Global, International), Brazil
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2017August, 2020
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)73.6 x 158.9 millimeters (2.9 x 6.26 in)
Weight195 grams (6.83 ounces)187 grams (6.55 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
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)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SDM765 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.4Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Prime
2.2Ghz Single-Core Kryo 475 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 475 Silver
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP20Qualcomm Adreno 620
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (105GB available)
UFS 2.1
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)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.3" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)522 PPI405 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hz, HDR1060Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
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/upload1024/150 Mbps5000/200 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 850/900/1900/2100
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 Cat12/13 (2, 4, 5, 13, 66)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedmmWave (260, 261)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
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
CameraSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"1.0µm52mm2x-optical-zoomAF
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.12µm
5MP telephotof/2.440mm
5MP depthf/2.21/5.0"1.12µm
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.8µm 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)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.8µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
RadioNot supportedFM (RDS)
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)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, 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 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
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
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
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: Prism Bricks Blue
- One UI 2
- Always On Display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
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
15W Fast battery charging
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)Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW (SM-A516V)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.59W/kg (head) | 1.32W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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