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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A71 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A71 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
13PointsSamsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 8 X
Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
6.7"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
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 A71 (SM-A715F/DS)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
+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 PPI33%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs393 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)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps28%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 800 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
+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
+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
195 grams (6.83 ounces)vs+179 grams (6.27 ounces)9%
Lighter
8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)12%
Thinner
6.3"vs+6.7"6%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MPvs+(quad camera) 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/1.72" inches48%
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
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.
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+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

33 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4X
128GB (115GB available) / 128GB (106GB available)
UFS 2.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Super AMOLED / Super AMOLED Plus
60Hz
16 million
+26 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
ModelGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
Other model namesGalaxy Note8 Duos SM-N950FD, Samsung BaikalSamsung Galaxy A71 SM-A715F/Dual-Sim (128GB + 6GB RAM)
Country or region available(Latin America)(Europe)(Global, International)Brazil
(Latin America), (Europe), (Global, International), Brazil
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2017January, 2020
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)76 x 163.6 millimeters (2.99 x 6.44 in)
Weight195 grams (6.83 ounces)179 grams (6.27 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)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SDM730 (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 470 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 470 Silver
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP20Qualcomm Adreno 618 700Mhz
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (106GB 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 A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED Plus
Screen size6.3" inches6.7" 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 PPI393 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 A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
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 Mbps800/150 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
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 Cat15 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 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)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
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)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"1.0µm52mm2x-optical-zoomAF
(quad camera)
64 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.212mm
5MP macrof/2.425mm1/5.0"1.12µm
5MP depthf/2.2
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/1.72" 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 A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
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 A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
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 A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
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 A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
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 Crush black, Prism Crush white, Prism Crush pink, Prism Crush blue
- One UI 2
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3300 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
25W 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 A71 (SM-A715F/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.983W/kg (head) | 0.901W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.512W/kg (head) | 1.562W/kg (body)
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