Samsung Galaxy S9 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Which Phone is Suitable for You?

Samsung just announced the new Galaxy S9 but Samsung recently also has release Samsung Galaxy Note 8. So what is the difference between these 2 devices? Which one is more suitable for you? We are going to find out.

THE BODY

Samsung Galaxy S9  Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Body Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in)

Body Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)

Weight :163 g (5.75 oz)

Weight: 195 g (6.88 oz)

Build:Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame

Build: Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame

SIM:Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

IP68 certified - dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

IP68 certified - dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

   Stylus

 

From the body dimensions we can see that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is more bigger and heavier than Galaxy S9 but The rest of the feature is almost the same.

Memory

Samsung Galaxy S9  Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Internal Memory: 64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM

Internal Memory: 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM

Card Slot: microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only

Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only

In the memory Specification we know that Galaxy S9 has a better external memory that can support up to 400 GB but the RAM only has 4 GB. The Note 8 is the opposite S9 it has 6 GB RAM BUT the external memory only support up to 256 GB.

 

THE COMMS

Samsung Galaxy S9  Samsung Galaxy Note 8
WLAN:  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot WLAN:  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS:  Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO GPS:  Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC:  Yes NFC:  Yes
Infrared port: No Infrared port: No
Radio: No Radio: FM radio
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

For the communication feature mostly same for both devices but the only missing feature from galaxy S9 is the FM Radio.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy S9  Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Primary:  12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5", 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF), phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash

Primary Dual:  12 MP (f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.5", 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6", 1 µm, AF), OIS, phase detection autofocus, , 2x optical zoom LED flash.

Features: Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama

Features: Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video, and 9MP image recording touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama

Video:  2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.

Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.

Secondary: 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6", 1.22 µm), autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR Secondary: 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6", 1.22 µm), autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR

For the camera, the Note 8 got a more feature like a dual camera and a 2x optical zoom while the S9 doesn’t have that feature BUT for the video, S9 got an upper hand because S9 can record video up to 60fps in 2160p resolution and 240fps in 1080p resolution and even more better in 720p it can record up to 960fps! while the Galaxy Note 8 only can record video in 30fps in 2160p resolution, 60fps in 1080p resolution and 240fps in 720p resolution.

Battery

Samsung Galaxy S9  Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery (11.55 Wh)  Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery

Clearly, we can see the winner here for the battery, The Galaxy S9 can go up to 78 Hours battery life and for Galaxy Note 8 it can go up to 89 hours battery life.

OVERALL

The Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9 both got pros and cons but we think if you can carry more item with you, clearly, you should take the Galaxy Note 8. In our opinions, it’s more like for business phone because it’s bigger and kinda hard to carry in your pocket and if you the radio lovers you should take this phone too because it supports the FM radio and lastly for the Galaxy S9 we think it is easier to carry around and has a lot good feature for better video recording so we think this phone is good for traveler or outdoor activities and if you got an extra cash we definitely recommend you to get this phone.


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