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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 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 Redmi Note 2 (16GB)04Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3060
mAh

(Removable)

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39PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 X
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
6.3"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)

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!

Redmi Note 2 (16GB)4 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)vsGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)39 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
+160 grams (5.6 ounces)22%
Lighter
vs195 grams (6.83 ounces)
+8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)4%
Thinner
vs8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
+LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+6GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (11GB available)vs+128GB (115GB available)9 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.0vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels106%
Higher resolution screen
401 PPIvs+522 PPI30%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.5"vs+6.3"15%
Larger screen
(back) 13MPvs+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP89%
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
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)29%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 8MP63%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 5.0.2 Lollipopvs+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
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+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
3060 mAhvs+3300 mAh8%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
10Wvs+15W50%
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.
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0, 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.
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

17 Common items in both devices
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
+10 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
ModelRedmi Note 2 (16GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Other model namesRedmi Note 2 (2015051), Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 StandardGalaxy Note8 Duos SM-N950FD, Samsung Baikal
Country or region availableChina(Global, International)
China, (Global, International)
(Latin America)(Europe)(Global, International)Brazil
(Latin America), (Europe), (Global, International), Brazil
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2015August, 2017
Depth8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)76 x 152 millimeters (2.99 x 5.98 in)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)
Weight160 grams (5.6 ounces)195 grams (6.83 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 5.0.2 LollipopAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareXiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)
CPU processor2Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6200 MP4 700MhzARM Mali-G71 MP20
RAM memory2GB LPDDR36GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (11GB available)
eMMC 5.0
128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayXiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~72.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI522 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
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)
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 3, 7)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat16 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, 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
CallingXiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraXiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"1.0µm52mm2x-optical-zoomAF
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraXiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
RadioFM (RDS)Not supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
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: White, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Green
- MIUI 7
- 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 Redmi Note 2 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3060 mAh3300 mAh
Charger, watts10W Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomy690 minutes | 11.5 hours | 0.5 day1320 minutes | 22 hours | 0.9 day
Standby8640 minutes | 144 hours | 6 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Redmi Note 2 (16GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
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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