Samsung Galaxy note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S9

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NetworkTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900 – USA
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – Global, USAHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – USA
4G NetworkLTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) – GlobalLTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) – USA
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 MbpsHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRSYesYes
EDGEYesYes
LaunchAnnounced2018, February2017, August
StatusAvailable. Released 2018, MarchAvailable. Released 2017, September
BodyDimensions147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in)162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)
Weight163 g (5.75 oz)195 g (6.88 oz)
BuildBuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frameFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
– Stylus
DisplayTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.8 inches, 84.8 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)6.3 inches, 101.1 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~570 ppi density)1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~521 ppi density)
MultitouchYesYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– HDR10 compliant
– 3D Touch (home button only)
– Always-on display
– HDR10 compliant
– 3D Touch (home button only)
– Always-on display
PlatformOSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
ChipsetExynos 9810 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 – USA/LATAM, China
Exynos 8895 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 – USA & China
CPUOcta-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China
Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – USA & China
GPUMali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630 – USA/LATAM, China
Mali-G71 MP20 – EMEA
Adreno 540 – USA & China
MemoryCard slotmicroSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model onlymicroSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
CameraPrimary12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF), phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, check qualityDual: 12 MP (f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.5″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6″, 1µm, AF), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash, check quality
FeaturesGeo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panoramaGeo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec., check quality[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22µm), autofocus, [email protected], dual video call, Auto HDR8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22µm), autofocus, [email protected], dual video call, Auto HDR
SoundAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtonesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakersYes
3.5mm jackYesYes
– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
CommsWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEOYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFCYesYes
Infrared portNoNo
RadioFM radio (USA & Canada only)No
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FeaturesSensorsIris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IMSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5HTML5
JavaNoNo
– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery (11.55 Wh)Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Stand-by
Talk timeUp to 22 h (3G)
Music playUp to 74 h
Misc
ColorsMidnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise GoldMidnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray, Deep Sea Blue, Star Pink (Taiwan only)
PriceAbout 840 EURAbout 750 EUR
TestsPerformanceBasemark OS II: 3329 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3382
Basemark X: 42645
Basemark OS II: 3374 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3333
Basemark X: 40890
DisplayContrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.630 (sunlight)Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.148(sunlight)
CameraNot Availablr
LoudspeakerVoice 68dB, noise 74dB, ring 81dBVoice 67dB, noise 69dB, ring 71dB
Audio qualityNoise -93.4dB / Crosstalk -93.9dBNoise -92.5dB / Crosstalk -93.2dB
Battery life75h endurance rating87h endurance rating

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