Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy Note 9

Galaxy Note 8
Galaxy Note 8 Starting from $136.00
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Galaxy Note 9
Galaxy Note 9 Starting from $167.59
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Galaxy Note 8 Galaxy Note 9


Galaxy Note 8 Galaxy Note 9
Width 74.8 mm 76.4 mm
Height 162.5 mm 161.9 mm
Weight 195 g 201 g
Thickness 8.6 mm 8.8 mm
Volume 104.53 cm³ 108.85 cm³


Galaxy Note 8 Galaxy Note 9
Resolution 1440 x 2960 px 1440 x 2960 px
Density 521 ppi 514 ppi
Size 6.3 inches 6.4 inches


Galaxy Note 8 Galaxy Note 9
Battery capacity 3300 mAh* 4000 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes
Battery life 38 h 24 h

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.


Galaxy Note 8 Galaxy Note 9
Maximum storage 256 GB 512 GB
CPU frequency 2.3 GHz 2.9 GHz
Number of processor cores 8 8
External memory slot Yes Yes
RAM capacity 6 GB 8 GB
5G support No No
LTE support Yes Yes


Galaxy Note 8 Galaxy Note 9
Front camera resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


Galaxy Note 8 Galaxy Note 9
Stereo speakers No Yes
3.5mm jack socket Yes Yes
Radio No Yes
Number of microphones 2 2

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Comparison

Samsung Note 8 or the Samsung Note 9 – which is the best for you?


Are you looking for a phablet because you want a big smartphone? When it comes to the Samsung Note 8 and the Samsung Note 9, both are great options with a vast range of Samsung features. At first glance, it may seem like there aren't many differences between the Samsung Note 8 and the Note 9, but when you take a closer look, there are. So which is the right one for you?


Samsung Note 8:  a smartphone that knows how to be forgotten


Hold a Note 8 in one hand and a Note 9 in the other and you’ll immediately notice the difference in weight.  If you prefer a lighter phone then the Note 8 is your best choice, weighing in at 6.88oz compared to 7.09oz for the S9. That may not seem a big difference, but it is when your bag’s full, or you like to carry your phone in your pocket. Both phones sport the same Samsung classic design – curved edges and an infinity display, with the screen of the Note 8 being very slightly smaller at 6.4-inches compared to 6.3.


Samsung Note 9: complete with auto-charging S Pen


The S Pen neatly slots into the side of the phone so you won´t lose it and has the added benefit of Bluetooth, so you can use it to take photos and record videos at a distance. The cameras in both Notes are virtually the same and take the same quality photos. However, for low light photography, the Note 9 delivers more detailed shots. Screen brightness and clarity is also excellent quality, plus brightness levels are strong when you’re using your phone outdoors. Samsung have included 512 GB of storage, which is exactly what a Note needs when you’re working on the go or watching videos. Combine this with the stereo speakers that the Note 8 doesn't have, and you’ve got a powerful portable entertainment system.


If you want to try out facial ID recognition, then this is the phone for it – the Note 8 misses out on this. When powering up, the Note 9 runs faster due to its Snapdragon 845 processor (835 for the Note 8). 


For a great phone for business use, the Samsung Note 9 is an exquisite choice. The S Pen is handy not only for taking notes, but you can also control your slide presentations with it. Plus, the massive storage and fast performance make this the phone for professionals.

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