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Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 8 XXiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)23Points
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)
6.81"
AMOLED

1440x3200

50
MP

20mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
14PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)Compare Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro 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? Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)

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!

Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)23 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)vsGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core18%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (230GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (53GB available)
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)1%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+Dolby Vision/HDR10+Advantage
The Dolby Vision/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
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+1440x3200 pixels8%
Higher resolution screen
vs1440x2960 pixels
+6.81"8%
Larger screen
vs6.3"
+(triple camera) 50MP + 8MP + 13MP193%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP
+1/1.12" inches128%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 20MP149%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps95%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
+5000 mAh52%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3300 mAh
+67W3 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
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
208 grams (7.28 ounces)vs+195 grams (6.83 ounces)7%
Lighter
AMOLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
515 PPIvs+522 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)18%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adaptervs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

26 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Dual-LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
ModelMi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
Other model names小米11 Pro (256GB+12GB RAM)Galaxy Note8 N950U1 (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile), Samsung Baikal
Country or region availableChina
China
USA
USA
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2021August, 2017
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)74.6 x 164.3 millimeters (2.94 x 6.47 in)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 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 othersNot supportedIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant
System (OS)Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareXiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 680
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 680
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 660 840MhzQualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory12GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.1
64GB (53GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.81" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~91.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)515 PPI522 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 5
Display features120Hz, 1500 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10+60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksXiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
VoLTE
LTE 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)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (1, 3, 28, 41, 77, 78, 79)Not supported
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-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+Not supported
CallingXiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)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
CameraXiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
50 megapixels
8MP periscope telephoto120mmPDAFOIS5x-optical-zoom
13MP ultrawidef/2.416mm123º
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"1.0µm52mm2x-optical-zoomAF
Main camera resolution8160x6120 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.12" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm 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 on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraXiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/3.4" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
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
ConnectivityXiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
USBUSB 2.0 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 outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavICA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
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, Green, Purple
- MIUI 12.5
- Screen protector included
- Protective case included
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Tuned by Harman Kardon
- 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
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh3300 mAh
Charger, watts67W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
67W Qi wireless charging
10W Reverse wireless charging between devices
Quick Charge 4+
USB Power Delivery 3.0
15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Mi 11 Pro (256GB/12GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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