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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N) vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 X Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N) 12Points
6.3"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
24Points Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB) Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 8 X
7.6"
AMOLED

1812x2176

50
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

Octa-core

4400
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)

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-N950N)} 12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N) vs Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)} 24 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+195 grams (6.83 ounces)35%
Lighter
vs263 grams (9.21 ounces)
+1440x2960 pixels8%
Higher resolution screen
vs1812x2176 pixels
+522 PPI40%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs373 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+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)
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
2.3GHz 64bit Octa-core (10nm)vs+3.19GHz 64bit Octa-core (4nm)55%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
6GB LPDDR4Xvs+12GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (53GB available)vs+1TB (917GB available)16 times
More internal storage for applications and files
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+6.3 millimeters (0.25 inches)37%
Thinner
HDR10vs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
6.3"vs+7.6"21%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MPvs+(triple camera) 50MP + 10MP + 12MP197%
Higher resolution main camera
(dual front camera) 8MP + 2MPvs+(front) 10MP1%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(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 14Advantage
Android 14 is newer and safer
4G LTE-Avs+5G Sub6Advantage
The 5G Sub6 network is newer and faster
(4G LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs+(5G Sub6) 3000 Mbps193%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+UWB (Ultra Wideband)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
3300 mAhvs+4400 mAh33%
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.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
Mono sound (not stereo)vs+Stereo soundAdvantage
Better sound quality for listening to music or clearer hands-free calls
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5]vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6E/6]Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6E/6] is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

23 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum frame, flexible plastic screen, glass back
Super AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+16 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
ModelGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note8 N950N (LGU+/KT/SK Telecom), Samsung BaikalGalaxy Fold4 5G (SM-F936B/DS)
Country or region availableSouth Korea
South Korea
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date9/1/2017, Announced: 8/23/20178/25/2022, Announced: 8/10/2022
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)6.3 millimeters (0.25 inches)
Size (width x height)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)130.1 x 155.1 millimeters (5.12 x 6.11 in)
Weight195 grams (6.83 ounces)263 grams (9.21 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, flexible plastic screen, glass back
Back: Gorilla Glass Victus+
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIPX8 certified: water resistant up to 1.5 meters and 30min

📲 Display

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.3" inches7.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~90.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1812x2176 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)522 PPI373 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Refresh rate60Hz120Hz
Display featuresHDR10
Always-On Display
1200nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
Extra display: Dynamic AMOLED 2X 6.2" (904x2316), 120Hz, Gorilla Glass Victus+

🤖 Operating System

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
System versionAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 12
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 14
User InterfaceGrace UX UIOne UI 4.1 / 5.1 / 6.0

⚙️ Processor

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
Chipset64bit: Samsung Exynos 8895 (10nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (SM8475) (4nm)
CPUOcta-core, 2 processors:
4x 2.3GHz M2 Mongoose (Quad-core)
4x 1.7GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (Quad-core)
Octa-core, 3 processors:
1x 3.19GHz ARM Cortex-X2 (Single-core)
3x 2.75GHz ARM Cortex-A710 (Triple-core)
4x 2GHz ARM Cortex-A510 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP20 (546MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 730 (818MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 262850 (v8)
Geekbench: 6748 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 13fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 964622 (v9)
Geekbench: 3981 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 43fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR5
Internal storage64GB (53GB available)
UFS 2.1
1TB (917GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📶 Mobile networks

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum Download / Upload1024/150 Mbps3000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse 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 Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 75, 77, 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, SA/NSA, Sub6
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6

📷 Camera

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto f/2.452mm1/3.6"1.0µmAF2x-optical-zoom
(triple camera)
50 megapixels
10MP telephoto f/2.466mm1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawide f/2.2123°12mm1.12µm
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels8160x6120 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens23mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registered8K@24fps
4K@30/60fps
1080p@30/60fps
1080p@240fps (slow motion)
720p@960fps (slow motion)
Extra cover camera: 4MP (f/1.8 2.0µm)

📸 Front camera

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
8 megapixels
2MP irisscanner
10 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3872x2592 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 lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
LoudspeakerMono sound (not stereo)
32-bit/384kHz
Stereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
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

🔌 Connectivity

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.2 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6E/6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Iris scanner
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
UWB (Ultra Wideband)
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: lithium-ion (Non removable)LiPo: li-ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3300 mAh4400 mAh
Charger, watts15W Wired fast charging
Quick Charge 2
25W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Inductive / wireless chargingQi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)15W Qi Wireless charging (Qi/WPC)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging
Talk time autonomy22 hours39 hours (1.6 days)
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous• Colors: Black, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
• Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
• Curved edge screen
• Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
• Samsung Gear VR compatible
• Samsung Pay
• Colors: Phantom Black, Graygreen, Beige, Burgundy
• Samsung DeX
• Samsung Pay
• S Pen (Stylus Pen)

☢️ Radiation rate

Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)Galaxy Z Fold 4 (SM-F936B 1TB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.8W/kg (head), 0.92W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered1.301W/kg (head), 1.506W/kg (body)
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