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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)

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

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro XSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)21Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
6.3"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
10PointsXiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 8 X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
6.53"
IPS

1080x2340

64
MP

20mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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

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-N950U)21 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)vsRedmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)10 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
+2.35GHz 64bit Octa-core (10nm)21%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.05GHz 64bit Octa-core
+195 grams (6.83 ounces)3%
Lighter
vs200 grams (7 ounces)
+8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)2%
Thinner
vs8.79 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front/back
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1440x2960 pixels69%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+522 PPI32%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs395 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)12%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.9 (aperture)
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps71%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
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
+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 reversible connector
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsP2i certified
64GB (53GB available)vs+128GB (111GB available)109%
More internal storage for applications and files
6.3"vs+6.53"4%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MPvs+(quad camera) 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/1.7" inches50%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(dual front camera) 8MP + 2MPvs+(front) 20MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
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+18W20%
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)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

31 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4X
UFS 2.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC / Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
HDR10
60Hz
16 million
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
+24 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note8 N950U1 (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile), Samsung BaikalXiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro M1906G7G Global version (Hybrid-sim)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release date9/1/2017, Announced: 8/23/20179/26/2019
Depth8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)8.79 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)76.4 x 161.35 millimeters (3.01 x 6.35 in)
Weight195 grams (6.83 ounces)200 grams (7 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantP2i certified: water repellent nano-coating

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
System versionAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
User InterfaceGrace UX UIfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) (10nm)64bit: MediaTek Helio G90T (12nm)
CPUOcta-core, 2 processors:
4x 2.35GHz Kryo 280 (Quad-core)
4x 1.9GHz Kryo 280 (Quad-core)
Octa-core, 2 processors:
2x 2.05GHz ARM Cortex-A76 (Dual-core)
6x 2GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Hexa-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540 (670-710MHz)ARM Mali-G76 MC4 800Mhz
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 206130 (v8)
Geekbench: 6750 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 12fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (53GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (111GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.3" inches6.53" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)522 PPI395 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
Display featuresHDR10
Always-On Display
500nits[typ]
HDR10

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload1024/150 Mbps600/150 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
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 Cat12/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)
VoLTE
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, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, 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

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.452mm1/3.6"1.0µmAF2x-optical-zoom
(quad camera)
64 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.41/5"1.75µm
2MP depthf/2.41/5"1.75µm
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/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/1.7" 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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
8 megapixels
2MPirisscanner
20 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5184x3840 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.9µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
LoudspeakerMono sound (not stereo)
32-bit/384kHz
Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedFM
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

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
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
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3300 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts15W Wired fast charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
18W Wired fast charging
Talk time autonomy22 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
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: Black, White, Red, Blue, Deep Sea Blue
- MIUI 10
- 19.5:9 and HDR display
- GAME Turbo 2.0
- Google Pay

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.15W/kg (head), 1.18W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered1W/kg (head), 1.47W/kg (body)
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