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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GB vs Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GB vs Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500 phones. Which is the best phone?

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12 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GB vs 05 Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GB
SpecificationsCompareModelsPictures
6.4"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500
SpecificationsCompareModelsPictures
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GB

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12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GB

Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GBvsGalaxy S8 SM-G9500
 6%6%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
8GB LPDDR4Xvs4GB LPDDR4
 9 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
512GB (498GB user available)vs64GB (51GB user available)
 10%10%
+Larger screen
6.4"vs5.8"
 98%98%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12.2 megapixels + 12MPvs(back) 12.2 megapixels
Advantage+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightDual LED flashvsLED flash
Advantage+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesDigital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
 13%13%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/1.7 (aperture)
Advantage+Android 8.1 Oreo is newer and saferAndroid 8.1 OreovsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
 17%17%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
 33%33%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs3000 mAh
Advantage+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cableUSB Type-C SlimPort®vsNot supported

05 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500

Galaxy S8 SM-G9500vsGalaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GB
 30%30%
+Lighter
155 grams (5.43 ounces)vs201 grams (7.04 ounces)
 10%10%
+Thinner
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
 11%11%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
568 PPIvs514 PPI
Advantage+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in generalFMvsNot supported
Advantage+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible deviceDLNAvsNot supported

42 Common items in both devices

+More external storage for files using memory cardsUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
+More resistant materialAluminum frame, front/back glass
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLED
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+Higher resolution screen1440x2960 pixels
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion videoOIS: Optical stabilization
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightnessBSI sensor
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo/video on both cameras
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth1/2.55" inches
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies(front) 8 megapixels
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
+The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster4G+ LTE-A
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Best output for headset3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Sensors help you use the deviceBarometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceFingerprint (rear-mounted)
+Sensors help you use the deviceIris scanner
+Sensors help you use the deviceHeart rate
+Sensors help you use the deviceSpO2
+Sensors help you use the deviceFace recognition (unlock)
+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLi-Ion (Non removable)
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use2 slots Dual-SIM
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster5.0 version A2DP/LE
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securelyNFC
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla Glass 5
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for exampleWaterproof (IPxx certified) / IP68 certified
+ 34 COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500
BrandSamsungSamsung
ModelGalaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GBGalaxy S8 SM-G9500
Also known asGalaxy Note9 8GB/512GB (Qualcomm) SM-G9600/DS, Samsung CrownGalaxy S8 Duos G9500, Samsung Dream
Country or region where it's soldLatin AmericaBrazilChinaChina
Release dateAugust, 2018April, 2017
Depth8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)68.1 x 148.9 millimeters (2.68 x 5.86 in)
Weight201 grams (7.04 ounces)155 grams (5.43 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IPxx certified)IP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage512GB (498GB user available)64GB (51GB user available)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)514 PPI568 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500
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
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,18,19,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat16 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, 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
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500
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
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500
Main camera(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-zoom)
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (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 zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Front camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500
Front camera8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
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 9 SM-N9600 512GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500
RadioNot supportedFM
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, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500
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
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Copper, Purple, Blue
- Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Curved edge screen
- S Pen Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
- Samsung Pay
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung DeX (Desktop experience)
- Quick Charge 2.0
- ANT+
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 4.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk timefeature not registered1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days
Standbyfeature not registered19560 minutes | 326 hours | 13.6 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 512GBSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G9500
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.96 W/Kg (head) | 0.92 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered

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