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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 8 XSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)06Points
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
05PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus X
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
6.3"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!

Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)vsGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)5 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
+173 grams (6.06 ounces)13%
Lighter
vs195 grams (6.83 ounces)
+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)6%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+531 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs522 PPI
+3500 mAh6%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3300 mAh
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
vsNot supported
4GB LPDDR4vs+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
6.2"vs+6.3"2%
Larger screen
(back) 12.2MPvs+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP98%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual LED flashAdvantage
The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures

46 Common items in both devices
2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
64GB (51GB user free) / 64GB (53GB user free)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
16 million
1440x2960 pixels
+39 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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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
ModelGalaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
Other model namesGalaxy S8+ G955U Unlocked (Snapdragon), Samsung Dream 2Galaxy Note8 N950U1 (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile), Samsung Baikal
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateApril, 2017August, 2017
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)73.4 x 160 millimeters (2.89 x 6.3 in)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)
Weight173 grams (6.06 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 S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory4GB LPDDR46GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB user free)
UFS 2.0
64GB (53GB user free)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI522 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat16 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 252, 255)
TD-LTE (Bands 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, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, 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 S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
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 S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.6" 1.0µm 52mm 2x-zoom AF)
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED 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
ZoomOnly digital 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 S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
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 S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot 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)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
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 unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- 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 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz 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
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity3500 mAh3300 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15Wfeature not registered
Talk time autonomy2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 days1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day
Standby20580 minutes | 343 hours | 14.3 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.46W/kg (head) | 1.01W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered