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The King of the Notes vs The King of the Smart: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 Plus

by Olanrewaju Sodiq
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First off, like you should already know before clicking this article, that the title of this piece was inspired by the series Game of thrones inspired. The current King of Samsung’s Note series (Galaxy Note 8) goes toe-to-toe with another giant, the King of the Smart (Super-smart) series, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Jon Snow) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Cersei). Let’s know who your pick is/was in the comments.

Check the two devices below in the comparison table and see the device that has the best features that fits into your daily needs, desires and financial capabilities before making your purchasing decision.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Device / Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

   

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Device type Android smartphone Android smartphone

Release date

August 2017 April 2017
Screen size 6.3 inches

6.2 inches

Screen type

Super AMOLED QHD+ capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Display resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels 1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel density 521 ppi

529 ppi

Available colours

Midnight Black

Maple Gold

Orchid Grey

Deep Sea Blue

Star Pink (available in Taiwan only)

Midnight Black

Orchid Grey

Arctic Silver

Coral Blue

Maple Gold

Rose Pink

Length

162.5 mm 159.5 mm
Width 74.8 mm

73.4 mm

Thickness

8.6 mm 8.1 mm
Weight 195 grams

173 grams

RAM

6 GB 4 GB or 6 GB
Internal storage (ROM) 64 GB

64 GB or 128 GB

Primary/ Rear camera

Dual 12 MP + 12 MP camera Single 12 MP camera
Secondary/ Front facing camera Single 8 MP camera

8 MP

Processor (CPU)

2.35 GHz Octa-core processor 2.35 Kryo Octa-core processor
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 540

Qualcomm Adreno 540

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
SD card support Yes (up to 256 GB)

Yes (up to 256 GB)

SIM support Dual SIM Dual SIM

SIM type

Nano SIM / Hybrid SIM Nano SIM / Hybrid SIM
Operating system (OS) Android v7.1.1 Nougat

Android v7.0 Nougat

Battery type

Lithium Ion (Li – ion) Lithium Ion (Li – ion)
Battery capacity 3,300 mAh

3,500 mAh

Fast/ Quick charge

Yes (Quick charge 2.0) Yes (Quick charge 2.0)
Wireless charging Yes

Yes

Bixby support

Yes Yes
Sensors Fingerprint (front facing)

IRIS sensor

Proximity sensor

Heart rate sensor

Compass

Light sensor

Barometer

Gyro

Fingerprint (rear faced)

Iris scanner

Proximity sensor

Heart rate

Compass

Accelerator

Barometer

Gyro

Price

About $960

About N350,000

About Ksh. 98,880

About $820

About N290,000

About Ksh. 85,000

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