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Which is better, Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note8? We compared their features and specs in detail

Created date: 09/30/2018, 23:37:05, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 23:33:13

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How did the evaluations between the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8 differ when we compared the two? We reviewed each of the most commonly scrutinized features. If you are thinking about which smartphone to get, check out this review immediately!

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Galaxy S8

Galaxy Note8

General rating:
Holding comfortrating-image3.8
2.7inches (68.1mm) x 5.9inches (148.9mm) x 0.31inches (8mm)
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2.9inches (74.8mm) x 6.4inches (162.5mm) x 0.34inches (8.6mm)
Weightrating-image3.4
5.5oz (155g)
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6.9oz (195g)
Screen sizerating-image4.3
5.8 inch
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6.3 inch
Display qualityrating-image4.5
567ppi
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522ppi
Battery liferating-image3.3
3000mAh
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3300mAh
Processing powerrating-image4.3
2.3GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore)
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2.3GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore)
Memory capacityrating-image3.5
4GB
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6GB
Storage capacityrating-image3.4
64GB
rating-image4.6
256GB
Rear camera performancerating-image3.0
12 MP
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12 MP
Front camera performancerating-image2.9
8 MP
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8 MP

  • Size

    60.5 point(Horizontal: 2.7inches (68.1mm) , vertical: 5.9inches (148.9mm) , thickness: 0.31inches (8mm)) vs 51 point(Horizontal: 2.9inches (74.8mm) , vertical: 6.4inches (162.5mm) , thickness: 0.34inches (8.6mm))

  • Weight

    68.4 point vs 52.4 point

  • RAM

    70 point vs 90 point

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8, performance comparison

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8 size comparison. Which to choose?

The size of the body has a big influence on the ease of carrying and one-handed operation. The narrower the width, the easier it is to firmly grasp and hold, but you also have to take into account the device's thickness. Also, if the width and height are smaller, its easier to operate one-handed since its easier to extend your fingers. On the contrary, if the width and height are large, it's difficult to fit in your pocket and is bulky even when put in a bag, and portability is impaired.

The Galaxy S8 has a width of 2.7inches (68.1mm), a length of 5.9inches (148.9mm), and a thickness of 0.31inches (8mm). Also, the Galaxy Note8 has a width of 2.9inches (74.8mm), a length of 6.4inches (162.5mm), and a thickness of 0.34inches (8.6mm).

Comparing the width and thickness of the body, the Galaxy S8 is considerably smaller and more compact than the Galaxy Note8. The Galaxy S8 excels over the Galaxy Note8 in terms of being easier to hold with one hand and is therefore less likely to be accidentally dropped. If you're looking for a smart phone with superior grip and hand fit, we recommend purchasing the Galaxy S8 over the Galaxy Note8.

Comparing the width and thickness of the body, the Galaxy S8 is a more compact size than the Galaxy Note8. For that reason the Galaxy S8 has higher one-handed operability, and has greater portability, being less likely to get in the way when being carried. For these reasons, we recommend the Galaxy S8.

Comparing the overall size of the two devices, the Galaxy S8 has a large size compared to the Galaxy Note8. For that reason the Galaxy S8 is a size that is easier to use in one hand and comfortably carry than the Galaxy Note8. That's why we recommend the Galaxy S8.

ScoreDimensions (width x height x thickness)
Galaxy S875/1002.7inches (68.1mm) x 5.9inches (148.9mm) x 0.31inches (8mm)
Galaxy Note862/1002.9inches (74.8mm) x 6.4inches (162.5mm) x 0.34inches (8.6mm)

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8, which is more comfortable to hold? Weight comparison

The weight of the device affects hand fatigue and the burden placed upon the wrist. The lighter it is, the longer you'll be able to operate the device without tiring. Also, if the burden placed on the wrist is lower, you'll be able to use the device more comfortably. However if the weight isn't right for you, it could place more of a burden on your body, causing you to feel stress.

The weight of the Galaxy S8 is about 5.5oz (155g), and the weight of the Galaxy Note8 is about 6.9oz (195g). Comparing the weight of the two devices, the Galaxy S8 is a considerably lighter smart phone than the Galaxy Note8, and there is a difference of about 1.4oz (155g). In terms of the burden placed upon your fingers and wrist, the Galaxy S8 is superior to the Galaxy Note8. If you are going for a smart phone that won't lead to hand fatigue even after extended use, and is less likely to place a burden on your fingers, we recommend purchasing the Galaxy S8 over the Galaxy Note8.

ScoreWeight
Galaxy S868/1005.5oz (155g)
Galaxy Note852/1006.9oz (195g)

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8, whose display is easier to use?

The size of the screen affects usability and screen visibility. A larger screen means larger letters and buttons on apps, so the user is less likely to tap adjacent buttons by mistake. In addition, the user can enjoy a more intense experience when playing games and watching videos.

The Galaxy S8 has a 5.8 inch display. Also, the Galaxy Note8 has a 6.3 inch display. Comparing the screen size, there is a negligible difference in screen size between the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note8. As a result, the app buttons on both are equally easy to press. We recommend comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreDisplay size
Galaxy S886/1005.8 inch
Galaxy Note890/1006.3 inch

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8, which has a clearer display?

Pixel density affects picture quality, and the higher the pixel density, the better the picture quality, which means the user can gain more enjoyment from games and videos. In addition, higher picture quality decreases eyestrain, which means that the user will experience less eye fatigue after prolonged use.

The resolution on the Galaxy S8 is 1440 x 2960, and pixel density is 567ppi. Also, the resolution on the Galaxy Note8 is 1440 x 2960, and pixel density is 522ppi. Comparing the pixel count, the difference in pixel density between the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note8 is negligible. As a result, they are both evenly matched in terms of picture quality and easiness on the eyes. Therefore, we recommend comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScorePixel density
Galaxy S889/100567ppi
Galaxy Note888/100522ppi

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8, a summary of the differences in battery life

Battery performance greatly affects battery life, but greater battery capacity does not necessarily mean greater battery life, since battery efficiency should also be considered. Bigger screens and higher CPU performance will mean the batteries are depleted more quickly.

The Galaxy S8 is 3000mAh, and the Galaxy Note8 is 3300mAh. Regarding battery capacity, there is a negligible difference in battery capacity between the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8. Since both have roughly equal battery life, you are better off comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreBattery capacity
Galaxy S865/1003000mAh
Galaxy Note869/1003300mAh

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8, which has better CPU?

CPU performance affects the ability to process programs, and the ability to process programs is determined by the product of the number of cores in the CPU and the CPU frequency. The higher this performance is, the more smoothly apps and games will run, and with low performance apps and games become heavy and stress is experienced.

The Galaxy S8's CPU is a Exynos 8895, with performance measured at 2.3GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore). Also, the Galaxy Note8's CPU is a Exynos 8895, with performance measured at 2.3GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore). Comparing CPU performance, there is almost no difference in the specs of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note8. For that reason the level of smoothness felt when using apps and comfortable handling of games is about the same. For that reason it is better to compare them in terms of other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreCPU specs
Galaxy S886/1002.3GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore)
Galaxy Note890/1002.3GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore)

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8, what's the difference in memory capacity?

RAM affects multitasking ability and the stability of apps. The larger the amount of RAM is, the more stability there will be even in situations where multiple apps are running simultaneously, allowing for comfortable use. In addition, animation will be more smooth, and apps will be less likely to freeze or crash. Also, without sufficient RAM, there are games you won't be able to run, so it is necessary to be careful.

The weight of the Galaxy S8 is 4GB and the weight of the Galaxy Note8 is 6GB. Comparing the devices in terms of RAM, the Galaxy Note8 has a significantly larger amount of RAM than the Galaxy S8, with a difference of about 2GB. In terms of the unlikeliness of crashing and the ease of multitasking, 3D games and VR, the Galaxy Note8 is superior to the Galaxy S8. If you're looking for a smart phone that can run multiple apps simultaneously with stability and also allows you to comfortably enjoy 3D games and VR, then we recommend purchasing the Galaxy Note8 over the Galaxy S8.

ScoreRAM size
Galaxy S870/1004GB
Galaxy Note890/1006GB

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8, which has more data storage?

Storage capacity affects the amount of data that is capable of being stored. The larger the storage capacity, the more pictures you can take and the more applications you can install. In addition, if your smartphone accepts SD cards, then you can increase its storage capacity. However, there are performance related drawbacks, including a slower data transfer rate than the primary memory, and you cannot transfer all your data on the card, so be warned.

The data storage capacity of the Galaxy S8 is 64GB. Also the Galaxy Note8 is 256GB. Regarding storage capacity, the Galaxy Note8 has a much larger data storage capacity compared to the Galaxy S8, with a roughly 192GB difference. In terms of the number of pictures you can save and the applications that you can install, the Galaxy Note8 is superior to the Galaxy S8. If you are looking for a smartphone that can save more data, we recommend the Galaxy Note8 over the Galaxy S8.

ScoreStorage size
Galaxy S867/10064GB
Galaxy Note891/100256GB

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8 rear camera performance comparison. Which has a higher resolution?

One factor that determines the performance of the exterior camera located on the back of the device (the rear/back camera) is the pixel count. The larger the pixel count, the higher the resolution of the pictures you can take, and the cleaner the pictures will look when printed.

Galaxy S8 has a 12 MP main camera. Also, Galaxy Note8 has a 12 MP main camera. Comparing rear camera performance, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8 have approximately the same pixel count. As a result, they can both take pictures and shoot videos of roughly the same quality. Therefore, we recommend comparing the two based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreRear-camera resolution
Galaxy S859/10012 MP
Galaxy Note859/10012 MP

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8, whose front camera has a better picture quality?

One factor that determines the performance of the exterior camera located on the front of the device (the in/front camera) is the pixel count. The larger the pixel count, the higher the resolution of the pictures you can take, and the cleaner the pictures will look when printed.

Galaxy S8 has an 8 MP front camera and Galaxy Note8 has an 8 MP front camera. Comparing rear camera performance, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8 have approximately the same pixel count. As a result, they can both take pictures and shoot videos of roughly the same quality. Therefore, we recommend comparing the two based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreFront-camera resolution
Galaxy S858/1008 MP
Galaxy Note858/1008 MP

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8, performance comparison by specification sheet

Galaxy S8Galaxy Note8
ImageGalaxy S8Galaxy Note8
MakerSamsungSamsung
Release date4, 20179, 2017
ColorMidnight Black/Orchid Gray/Arctic Silver/Coral Blue/Maple Gold/Rose Pink/Burgundy RedMidnight Black/Maple Gold/Orchid Gray/Deep Sea Blue/Star Pink
OSAndroidAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.7inches (68.1mm) x 5.9inches (148.9mm) x 0.31inches (8mm)2.9inches (74.8mm) x 6.4inches (162.5mm) x 0.34inches (8.6mm)
Weight5.5oz (155g)6.9oz (195g)
Display size5.8 inch6.3 inch
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1440 x 29601440 x 2960
Pixel density567ppi522ppi
Battery capacity3000mAh3300mAh
ChipsetExynos 8895Exynos 8895
CPU specs2.3GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore)2.3GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB6GB
Storage size64GB256GB
Rear-camera resolution12 MP12 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP8 MP

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