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Samsung Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S24+ Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 8 X Samsung Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB) 26Points
6.7"
AMOLED

1440x3120

50
MP

12mp

12GB
RAM

Octa-core

4900
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
10Points Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W) Compare Samsung Galaxy S24+ Plus X
6.3"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)

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 S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)} 26 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB) vs Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)} 10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
+3.4GHz 64bit Octa-core (4nm)17%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.35GHz 64bit Octa-core (10nm)
+12GB LPDDR5X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (226GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (53GB available)
+UFS 4.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)12%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsHDR10
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1440x3120 pixels5%
Higher resolution screen
vs1440x2960 pixels
+6.7"6%
Larger screen
vs6.3"
+(triple camera) 50MP + 10MP + 12MP197%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP
+1/1.56" inches63%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 12MP20%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(dual front camera) 8MP + 2MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)
+Android 14Advantage
Android 14 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+5G mmWaveAdvantage
The 5G mmWave network is newer and faster
vs4G LTE-A
+(5G mmWave) 5000 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
+UWB (Ultra Wideband)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4900 mAh48%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3300 mAh
+45W2 times
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.
vs15W
+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+Stereo soundAdvantage
Better sound quality for listening to music or clearer hands-free calls
vsMono sound (not stereo)
+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
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5]
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+5.3 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.3 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
196 grams (6.86 ounces)vs+195 grams (6.83 ounces)1%
Lighter
513 PPIvs+522 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores

24 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+17 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
ModelGalaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
Other model namesGalaxy S24 Plus (Snapdragon) SM-S926U1Bell/Rogers/Wind Galaxy Note8 N950W, Samsung Baikal
Country or region availableUSA
USA
Canada
Canada
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date1/24/2024, Announced: 1/17/20249/1/2017, Announced: 8/23/2017
Depth7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)75.9 x 158.5 millimeters (2.99 x 6.24 in)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)
Weight196 grams (6.86 ounces)195 grams (6.83 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/back
Back: Gorilla Glass Victus 2
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

📲 Display

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.7" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~91.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3120 pixels (19.5:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)513 PPI522 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass Victus 2Gorilla Glass 5
Refresh rate120Hz60Hz
Display features2600nits[peak]
HDR10+
Always-On Display
HDR10
Always-On Display

🤖 Operating System

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
System versionAndroid 14Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
User InterfaceOne UI 6.1Grace UX UI

⚙️ Processor

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (SM8650-AC) (4nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) (10nm)
CPUOcta-core, 4 processors:
1x 3.4GHz ARM Cortex-X4 (Single-core)
3x 3.15GHz ARM Cortex-A720 (Triple-core)
2x 2.96GHz ARM Cortex-A720 (Dual-core)
2x 2.27GHz ARM Cortex-A520 (Dual-core)
Octa-core, 2 processors:
4x 2.35GHz Kryo 280 (Quad-core)
4x 1.9GHz Kryo 280 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 750 (1GHz)Qualcomm Adreno 540 (670-710MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 1290969 (v9), 1774820 (v10)
Geekbench: 5987 (v5), 6926 (v6)
AnTuTu: 206130 (v8)
Geekbench: 6750 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 12fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
RAM memory12GB LPDDR5X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (226GB available)
UFS 4.0
64GB (53GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📶 Mobile networks

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload5000/1024 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse 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 Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 25, 38, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78)
mmWave (260, 261)
Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6, mmWaveGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)
VoLTE
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, SA/NSA, Sub6, mmWaveNot supported

📷 Camera

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
50 megapixels
10MP telephoto f/2.467mm1/3.94"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawide f/2.213mm120°1/2.55"1.4µmSuper-Steady
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto f/2.452mm1/3.6"1.0µmAF2x-optical-zoom
Main camera resolution8160x6120 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.56" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF 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
Camera extras8K@24/30fps
4K@30/60fps
1080p@30/60/240fps
HDR10+
feature not registered

📸 Front camera

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
Front camera (secondary)12 megapixels(dual front camera)
8 megapixels
2MP irisscanner
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Tuned by AKG
Mono sound (not stereo)
32-bit/384kHz
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.3 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax [wifi6E/6] (2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
UWB (Ultra Wideband)
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Iris scanner
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
Battery typeLi-Ion: lithium-ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: lithium-ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4900 mAh3300 mAh
Charger, watts45W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
15W Wired fast charging
Quick Charge 2
Inductive / wireless charging15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered22 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
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: Onyx Black, Marble Grey, Cobalt Violet, Amber Yellow, Jade Green, Sandstone Orange, Sapphire Blue
• Samsung DeX
• 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

☢️ Radiation rate

Galaxy S24+ (SM-S926U 256GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.16W/kg (head), 0.84W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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