Largest Gadget Discovery Site in India

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S9

Summary
94%
97%
Display

6.3" (16 cm)

1440x2960 px, 522 PPI

5.8" (14.73 cm)

1440x2960 px, 568 PPI

Performance

Quad + Quad Core

2.3 GHz + 1.7 GHz, 6 GB RAM

Quad + Quad Core

2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Storage

64 GB

256 GB (Expandable)

64 GB

400 GB (Expandable)

Camera

12 MP + 12 MP (Primary)

8 MP(Front)

12 MP (Primary)

8 MP(Front)

Battery

3300 mAh

22 h talktime (3G)

3000 mAh

22 h talktime (3G)

Expert Rating

★★★★★
★★★★★

Read Expert Review

★★★★★
★★★★★

Read Expert Review

User Rating

★★★★★
★★★★★

4.4/5 based on 1,784 ratings

Read All User Reviews

★★★★★
★★★★★

4.5/5 based on 1,841 ratings

Read All User Reviews

Best Prices
Rs. 42,990 @Samsung... Buy
Rs. 43,990 @Amazon Buy
Rs. 49,999 @Flipkart Buy
Rs. 45,700 @Amazon Buy
Rs. 57,900 @Flipkart Buy
Rs. 57,900 @Samsung... Buy
General
Launch Date

September 22, 2017 (Official)

March 16, 2018 (Official)

Brand

Samsung

Samsung

Model

Galaxy Note 8

Galaxy S9

Operating System

Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)

Android v8.0 (Oreo)

SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

Network

4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available

4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available

Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Quick Charging

yes Quick, v2.0

yes Fast

Design
Size Compare
Size Compare
Dimensions

Height: 162.5 mm
Width: 74.8 mm
Thickness: 8.6 mm

Height: 147.7 mm
Width: 68.7 mm
Thickness: 8.5 mm

Weight

195 grams

163 grams

Build Material

Case: Metal

Colours

Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Gray

Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple

Waterproof

yes Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68

yes Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68

Ruggedness

Dust proof

Dust proof

Display
Excellent
Excellent
Screen Size

6.3 " (16 cm)

5.8 " (14.73 cm)

Screen Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels

1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18.5:9

18.5:9

Bezel-less display

yes

yes

Pixel Density

522 ppi

568 ppi

Display Type

Super AMOLED

Super AMOLED

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass v5, Scratch-resistant glass

Corning Gorilla Glass v5

Touch Screen

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

83.24 %

84.51 %

Performance
Very Good
Very Good
Chipset

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810

Processor

Octa core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, M2 Mongoose + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

Octa core (2.7 GHz, Quad core, M2 Mongoose + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

Graphics

Mali-G71 MP20

Mali-G72 MP18

RAM

6 GB

4 GB

Storage
Best in Class
Best in Class
Internal Memory

64 GB

64 GB

Expandable Memory

yes Up to 256 GB

yes Up to 400 GB

User Available Storage

Up to 51.2 GB

USB OTG Support

yes

yes

Camera
Excellent
Excellent
Main Camera
Resolution

12 MP + 12 MP Dual Primary Cameras

12 MP Primary Camera

Sensor

CMOS image sensor

CMOS image sensor

Autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus

Physical Aperture

F1.7

F2.4 - F1.5

Optical Image Stabilisation

yes

yes

Flash

yes LED Flash

yes LED Flash

Image Resolution

4000 x 3000 Pixels

4000 x 3000 Pixels

Settings

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Camera Features

10 x Digital Zoom, 2 x Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

8 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, Touch to focus

Video Recording

3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 240 fps

3840x2160 @ 60 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps

Front Camera
Resolution

8 MP Front Camera

8 MP Front Camera

Autofocus

yes

yes

Physical Aperture

F1.7

F1.7

Flash

no  No

Camera Features

Wide Angle Selfie

Wide Angle Selfie

Battery
Very Good
Very Good
Capacity

3300 mAh

3000 mAh

Type

Li-ion

Li-ion

User Replaceable

no  No

no  No

TalkTime

Up to 22 Hours(3G)

Up to 22 Hours(3G)

Wireless Charging

yes

yes

Quick Charging

yes Quick, v2.0

yes Fast

Network & Connectivity
SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

Network Support

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

VoLTE

yes

yes

SIM 1

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
150 Mbit/s ↑ 1024 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 16)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
200 Mbit/s ↑ 1200 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 18)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

SIM 2

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
150 Mbit/s ↑ 1024 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 16)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
200 Mbit/s ↑ 1200 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 18)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

Wi-Fi

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO

Wi-Fi Features

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Bluetooth

yes v5.0

yes v5.0

GPS

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

NFC

yes

yes

USB Connectivity

Mass storage device, USB charging

Mass storage device, USB charging

USB Type-C

yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

Multimedia
FM Radio

no  No

no  No

Loudspeaker

yes

yes

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

3.5 mm

Audio Features

Dolby Atmos

Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Fingerprint Sensor Position

Rear

Rear

Heart Rate Monitor

yes

IRIS Scanner

yes

yes

Other Sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, rgbw sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Price list

Rs. 42,990
Buy Now
Rs. 57,900
Buy Now

Rs. 43,990
Buy Now
Rs. 45,700
Buy Now

Rs. 49,999
Buy Now
Offer: 10% Instant Discount with Axis Bank Credi...  View All Offers
Offersx

1. 10% Instant Discount with Axis Bank Credit and Debit Cards.

Rs. 57,900
Buy Now
Offer: No Cost EMI on BFL.  View All Offers
Offersx

1. No Cost EMI on BFL.

2. Exchange offer.

Not Available
Rs. 48,900
Buy Now

Related Questions

Ask a Question
  • How to enable Google Assistant in Samsung Galaxy S9 ?

    M

    Answered By Mahesh Saxena | 12 months ago

    Google Assistant Setup

    1. : Long press home button to initiate the Google Assistant

    2. : Tap "Continue" to go to your personal assistant screen

    3. : The Tap on "Yes I'm in" to allow all the required permissions.

      Assistant Image

      Note: You can also be asked to activate the Voice assistant where you will be asked to record "Ok Google" three times.

      You can also watch this video for detailed information about Google Assistant 


      You can check the complete specs of this phone.

      Samsung Galaxy S9


  • How to enable VOLTE on Samsung Galaxy S9 ?

    N

    Answered By Nishant Rangarajan | 12 months ago
    Check the following steps:
    1. From any Home screen, tap Phone.
    2. Tap the MORE icon.
    3. Tap Settings.
    4. Tap Voice over LTE settings.
    5. Select one of the following: Turn on: Use VoLTE when available. Turn off: Do not use VoLTE.
    Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Suggest me a good 4G phone under Rs 5000?

    A

    Answered By Aashish Chandrasekar | 10 months ago
    There are plenty of 4G phones available. Following are the one that gives you most out of your money.
    The best 4G phone under Rs 5000 is iVooMi Me3, priced at Rs 4,999. It packs in a 1.3GHz processor with 2GB RAM for smooth performance and a 3000mAh battery capacity so it can be used for long hours. 

    Alternate includes, Yu Yureka Plus available at Rs 4,579 and powered by a 1.5GHz processor. It features a 13MP primary camera and packs inside a 2500mAh removable battery.

    You also have the option of VOTO V2i, available at Rs 4,899. It is powered by a 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor, features a 13MP primary camera and a 3000mAh battery capacity.

    You can have a look at more 4G phone under Rs 5000 here.

    Verdict: iVooMi Me3 has a better overall score and is the first recommendation for you.

  • How to hide or protect apps on Samsung Galaxy S9 ?

    N

    Answered By Niti Balasubramanium | 12 months ago

    To hide or protect your apps I would suggest you use App lock.Heres how.

    1. : Download App Lock from the Google Play Store. When you first start the app, you will be prompted to set up an unlock pattern after which you need to provide an email ID for security and backup purposes.



    2. :
    3. : You will then be taken to the main screen of the app. Under the Privacy tab, scroll down to find a list of applications that you can lock. Tap on the app name that you want to lock. The first time you lock an app, you will be prompted to grant App Lock Usage data access.

    4. : Press the back button to go back to the main menu of App Lock. Now, you can lock any app that you want by simply tapping on the lock icon near its name. At this point, if you try and open any locked .

      application, App Lock will prompt you to enter the unlock pattern that you first created. To make the app use the fingerprint scanner for verification purposes, head over to the Protect tab and enable the Fingerprint lock option.



      Now, whenever you open a locked application, you can either unlock it by simply verifying your fingerprint or by entering the unlock pattern. The fingerprints that you have registered for unlocking your device are the ones that will also work with App Lock.

      Here is the video guide to do the same


      You can check the complete specs of this phone: 


      Samsung Galaxy S9

  • How to cast my Samsung Galaxy S9 screen on TV ?

    M

    Answered By Mitali Malik | 12 months ago

    To cast your phone screen on your TV you need to have Chromecast.
    Follow the steps to successfully cast your screen-

    Before you begin casting

    1. Connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network.
    2. The mobile device, tablet or computer you are using to cast must be on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast.
    3. You must be running the latest version of the Chromecast-enabled app. You can always double check that you are on the latest version by visiting the Google Play Store.




    Cast from Chromecast-enabled apps to your TV

    1. Make sure that the phone you are using to cast is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast or TV with Chromecast built-in.
    2. Open a Chromecast-enabled app.
    3. Tap the Cast button Inactive cast extension.

      Note: The Cast button isn't located in the same place on all Chromecast-enabled apps.

    4. Tap the device you'd like to cast to.


    5. When you're connected, the Cast button will turn color, letting you know you're connected.
    6. Select the app like Youtube, Browser, Google Music etc and look for the Cast icon as shown in the image below.

    You can now cast videos, movies and TV shows directly to your TV.
    To stop casting, tap the Cast button and then Disconnect.
    You can also watch this step-by-step guide to do the same


    You can check the complete specs of this phone: Samsung Galaxy S9

View all Popular Questions