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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)

Side by side comparison between Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U) vs Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
6.3"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
6.3"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)

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Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)1 Advantage Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)vsGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)0 Advantage Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
+2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core12%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core

60 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4X
64GB (53GB available)
UFS 2.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
195 grams (6.83 ounces)
8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
+53 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
ModelGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
Other model namesGalaxy Note8 N950U1 (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile), Samsung BaikalGalaxy Note8 N950N (LGU+/KT/SK Telecom), Samsung Baikal
Country or region availableUSA
USA
South Korea
South Korea
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2017August, 2017
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)
Weight195 grams (6.83 ounces)195 grams (6.83 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540ARM Mali-G71 MP20
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (53GB available)
UFS 2.1
64GB (53GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.3" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)522 PPI522 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz, HDR1060Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps1024/150 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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 252, 255)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
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-N950U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"1.0µm52mm2x-optical-zoomAF
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"1.0µm52mm2x-optical-zoomAF
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 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/LE5.0 + 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-N950U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
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
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
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: 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
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3300 mAh3300 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomy1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950N)
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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