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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N vs Huawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N vs Huawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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Compare Huawei Mate 8 X25Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
6.3"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 8 X06Huawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
Huawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
6"
IPS

1080x1920

16
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best phone! Comment!


25 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950NvsMate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
 7%7%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
6GB LPDDR4Xvs3GB LPDDR3
 141%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
64GB (53GB user available)vs32GB (22GB user available)
 100%100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS
 106%100%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2960 pixelsvs1080x1920 pixels
 42%42%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
522 PPIvs367 PPI
 5%5%
+Larger screen
6.3"vs6"
 52%52%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12.2 megapixels + 12MPvs(back) 16 megapixels
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameravsAutofocus
Advantage
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HDR photo/video on both camerasvsHDR photo only main camera
 10%10%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2.55" inchesvs1/2.8" inches
 18%18%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (aperture)vsf/2.0 (aperture)
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 78%78%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Advantage
+Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
Android 9.0 PievsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
 2 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Iris scannervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Heart ratevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
SpO2vsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face recognition (unlock)vsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.2 version A2DP
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GovsMicroUSB 2.0
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsNot supported

06 Advantages Huawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GBvsGalaxy Note 8 SM-N950N
 5%5%
+Lighter
185 grams (6.48 ounces)vs195 grams (6.83 ounces)
 9%9%
+Thinner
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
 21%21%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs3300 mAh
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported

25 Common items in both devices
16 million
Dual LED flash
BSI sensor
(front) 8 megapixels
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (rear-mounted) / Fingerprint
Li-Ion (Non removable) / LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) / 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
NFC
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 5 / Gorilla Glass 4
+ 17 COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950NHuawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
BrandSamsungHuawei
ModelGalaxy Note 8 SM-N950NMate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
Also known asLG+/KT/SK Telecom Galaxy Note8 N950N, Samsung BaikalHuawei Ascend Mate8, Huawei Mate 8 Dual Sim 3GB RAM
Country or region where it's soldSouth KoreaVarious (International)
Release dateAugust, 2017January, 2016
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)80.6 x 157.1 millimeters (3.17 x 6.19 in)
Weight195 grams (6.83 ounces)185 grams (6.48 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950NHuawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950NHuawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 950 (16nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A72
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP20ARM Mali-T880 MP4
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (53GB user available)32GB (22GB user available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950NHuawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size6.3" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~78.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)522 PPI367 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 4
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950NHuawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
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 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,26,28)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat6 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,12,17,18,19,20,26)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2600 (Bands 38,39,40)
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
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950NHuawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950NHuawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
Main camera(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.6" 1.0µm 52mm 2x-zoom AF)
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 60 fps
FlashDual LED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
Front camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950NHuawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
Front camera8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950NHuawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950NHuawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950NHuawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
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
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Gold, Silver, Gray, Brown
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Emotion 4.0 UI
- Metallic body
- Sony sensor camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- Fast battery charging: 37% in 30min
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- nanoSim2 or microSD (shared slot)
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950NHuawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3300 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day1440 minutes | 24 hours | 1 day
Standbyfeature not registered31680 minutes | 528 hours | 22 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950NHuawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 32GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered