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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S 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 9S (64GB)10Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)
6.67"
IPS

1080x2400

48
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
mAh

(Non removable)

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23PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S 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 9S (64GB)10 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)vsGalaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)23 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core18%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6.67"6%
Larger screen
vs6.3"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP160%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP
+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+5020 mAh52%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3300 mAh
+18W20%
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)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (50GB available)vs+128GB (115GB available)130%
More internal storage for applications and files
209 grams (7.32 ounces)vs+195 grams (6.83 ounces)7%
Lighter
8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)2%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass front/backvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels64%
Higher resolution screen
395 PPIvs+522 PPI32%
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
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
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
(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps28%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
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
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
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.
P2i certifiedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

29 Common items in both devices
UFS 2.1
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC / Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
HDR10
60Hz
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
+22 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 featuresXiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
ModelRedmi Note 9S (64GB)Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Other model namesXiaomi Note 9S (M2003J6A1G Global version) 4GB RAMGalaxy Note8 Duos SM-N950FD, Samsung Baikal
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Latin America)(Europe)(Global, International)Brazil
(Latin America), (Europe), (Global, International), Brazil
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release dateApril, 2020August, 2017
Depth8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)76.68 x 165.75 millimeters (3.02 x 6.53 in)74.8 x 162.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6.4 in)
Weight209 grams (7.32 ounces)195 grams (6.83 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersP2i certified: water repellent nano-coatingIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareXiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SM7125 (8nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 465 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 465 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 618ARM Mali-G71 MP20
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (50GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (115GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayXiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.67" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI522 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz, 450 nits, HDR1060Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload800/150 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat15/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)
VoLTE
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, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, 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 9S (64GB)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 recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraXiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4"1.12µm119º
5MP macrof/2.41.12µmAF
2MP depthf/2.4
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"1.0µm52mm2x-optical-zoomAF
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.4µm 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 on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraXiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)16 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4608x3456 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.5 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered25mm lens
Sensor size1/3.06" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
RadioFMNot 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 Redmi Note 9S (64GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
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 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
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
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 (side-mounted)
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: Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Black
- MIUI 11
- 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 9S (64GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5020 mAh3300 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging15W 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 Redmi Note 9S (64GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.96W/kg (head) | 0.4W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.72W/kg (head) | 0.98W/kg (body)feature not registered
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