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Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)

Side by side comparison between Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F) vs Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

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Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)

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 S8 (SM-G950F)1 Advantage Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)vsGalaxy S8 (SM-G950U)2 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.0
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core12%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

60 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4
64GB (51GB available)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
155 grams (5.43 ounces)
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
+53 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
ModelGalaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
Other model namesGalaxy S8 G950F (Exynos), Samsung DreamGalaxy S8 G950U Unlocked (Snapdragon), Samsung Dream
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)
(Europe), (Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateApril, 2017April, 2017
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)68.1 x 148.9 millimeters (2.68 x 5.86 in)68.1 x 148.9 millimeters (2.68 x 5.86 in)
Weight155 grams (5.43 ounces)155 grams (5.43 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 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Exynos M2 Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP20 550MhzQualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.8" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.2% (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)568 PPI568 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz, HDR1060Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, 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 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
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 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED 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 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
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 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
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, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
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
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
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, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- 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
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomy1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days
Standby19560 minutes | 326 hours | 13.6 days19560 minutes | 326 hours | 13.6 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.44W/kg (head) | 0.75W/kg (body)0.75W/kg (head) | 0.93W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.315W/kg (head) | 1.27W/kg (body)feature not registered
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