Product Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Samsung Note 8

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General Specifications
Galaxy Note 5
Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS)
About the Product
Elevate your productivity with the reimagined Samsung Galaxy Note5, featuring the S Pen you'll only find with a Galaxy Note.Get things done with the advanced S Pen. Jot down reminders, lists and schedules without waking the device. And S Pen features are easy to find from any screen or app with the Air Command menu.
Photos are clear with less blur on the world's first Dual Camera with Optical Image Stabilization on both lenses of the Samsung Galaxy Note8. With the powerful built-in S Pen, take notes without unlocking your screen, handwrite messages and make GIFs. This Samsung Galaxy Note8 comes with a long-lasting 3300mAh battery.
Size & Weight
6.03 in.
6.4 in.
3 in.
2.94 in.
0.3 in.
0.34 in.
6.03 oz.
6.88 oz.
Display Type
Screen Size
5.7 in.
6.3 in.
Screen Resolution
2560 x 1440
2960 x 1440
Pixel Density
518 ppi
521 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (N920A) Black 32GB - AT&T
  • Beautiful screen, seems sharper than the Note 4 in my opinion, even though the specs are the same.
  • The display is really nice and is really clear.
  • Screen is very crisp, big at first and strong, they have been dropped and still doing great.
  • The screen size and quality is perfect. I added a photo I took from my Note 5. This phone feels great in the hand. There really isn't much I can't do with this device.
  • Nice size screen and the phone isn't too big to hold for either.
Samsung Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS) Factory Unlocked Phone - 6.3" Screen - 64GB - International Version
  • Overall solid quality and display - edge to edge is good
  • I especially enjoy the large display, screen resolution and the S pen
  • I love the screen and the way you can draw on the front screen.
  • Big Screen and lot of features .Best Screen resolution and good battery life.
  • The screen is large enough to see easily
Processor Name
Exynos 7420 Octa
Exynos 8895 Octa
Number of Cores
Processor Speed
2.1 GHz
2.35 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (N920A) Black 32GB - AT&T
  • If you're in an application and get a message you don't have to leave the app to respond. It overlays the current app and lets you reply.
  • The camera is very fast, and autofocuses quickly. The digital zoom is also great for a smart phone. This camera noticeably performs very well in low light.
  • The fast processor also makes it easy and quick to crop edit and add things to the photos. If you are a photo enthusiast and want a larger phone you just met your match!
  • This Octacore processor can handle business, media and gaming like a champ. True story- yesterday I had over 400 tabs open in Chrome (no, really) and Chrome did not crash. Nothing crashed.
  • The device runs super fluid with nary a hitch to be found. Even though it has the same processor as the months old S6, I can't fault the device for not giving the processor the customary Note spec bump. It is plenty powerful and appears to be quite solid in terms of power efficiency.
Samsung Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS) Factory Unlocked Phone - 6.3" Screen - 64GB - International Version
  • The processor is snappy and fast. 6 GB of RAM means lots of multi-tasking.
  • 6gb ram wow !! Faster processor and high quality pictures and lots.....! We like it because whatever I need I can do at my phone
  • The main thing I love is the performance. With 6gb of ram this thing never slows down.
  • The Note 8 is flawless in every way. Definitely worth the money. It is everything you would expect from a phone with 6Gb of RAM. That's something that could be easily compared to a laptop.
Internal Memory
32 GB
64 GB
4 GB
6 GB
Expandable Memory up to
256 GB
Rear-Facing Camera
16 MP
12 MP
Front-Facing Camera
5 MP
8 MP
Video Resolution
2160p@30fps, 1080p/30fps/60fps/Slow motion/120fps, 720p@30fps
2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps
Other Functions
Image stabilization, Fast Motion, Slow motion, Video Collage, Digital Optical Zoom
OIS, Phase Detection Autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash, Geo-tagging, Simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, Touch Focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Autofocus, Dual Video Call
What customers say about "Camera"
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (N920A) Black 32GB - AT&T
  • The daylight shots were stunning, I thought the hype over of the Galaxy S6 camera was maybe overblown but once I used the Note 5’s camera I got to see what all the fuss was about and I have to say Samsung has done a fantastic job simplifying the camera UI and making it almost IPhone simply to use.
  • One thing that pushed me to this phone was the camera, it is the fastest I have ever used, you can have the phone off, press the home button twice and by the time your hands are in position to take the photo, the app is ready and all you need is click (or say cheese).
  • The cameras ate really good and it runs well haven't had any issues with it so far.
  • The S6 has a much better camera, so I still use it for taking photos.
Samsung Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS) Factory Unlocked Phone - 6.3" Screen - 64GB - International Version
  • The back camera picture is perfect. Quick and accurate. Imagine 100% perfect at night.
  • I purchased note 8 because of camera. The back camera picture is perfect. Quick and accurate. Imagine 100% perfect at night.
  • I love it! It's easy to navigate and find my way around and the viewing is great camera is awesome I am just in love
  • The camera/video recorder is AMAZING. Simple as that. I took amazing outdoor and indoor (even in low light/no light) pictures.
  • The Camera is second to none on any phone i've ever seen. 5 HUGE STARS SAMSUNG !
NFC Technology
Charging Interface
micro USB
USB Type C
Network Type
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz with MIMO
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
850, 900, 1800, 1900
850, 900, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100
Operating System
Android 5.1.1, Lollipop
Android 7.1.1
Voice Control App
Mobile Payment Service Supported
Headphone Jack
Water Resistant
Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall effect sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Proximity sensor
Iris scanner, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Heart Rate, SpO2, Samsung DeX (desktop experience support), Qi/PMA wireless charging, ANT+ support, Bixby natural language commands and dictation, MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player, Photo/video editor, Document editor
Maximum Usage Time
22 hours
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (N920A) Black 32GB - AT&T
  • 2x2 ac wireless which is working really well with my Asus RT-AC68U.
  • S-Pen and free writing. I like it and use it all the time. 4) Feels very quick and responsive.
  • Finger Print works well and you can have up to 5 different finger set.
  • Kids Mode - Like other Samsung Phones it offers a locked down version for kids with apps just for kids (my daughter loves it)
  • I got so used to have speakers in the back of the S4 that I still sometimes prop the phone up so that the sound doesn't get muffled. With the Note 5, you can set your phone down on a flat surface, even soft and the sound will be just as strong.
Samsung Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS) Factory Unlocked Phone - 6.3" Screen - 64GB - International Version
  • I bought this phone mainly because of the S-pen. It allowed me to grade my students' tests digitally without carrying around papers. And it does that job masterfully.
  • Factor in the Note 8's longer battery life, higher resolution display, significantly brighter display, deeper water resistant rating, S-pen, home button, finger print scanner, bigger screen, no rear camera bump, micro SD upgradable memory, 6gb of ram, etc..
  • Nice camera, Bixby beats Suri, large infinity screen, fast charger
  • It is thin and waterproof and has duel camera on back for crystal clear pictures and too many formats to mention.
  • The device is awesome, the only setting/ feature I dislike is the fingerprint scanner next to camera
Battery Capacity
3000 mA/h
3300 mA/h
Wireless Charging
What customers say about "Power"
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (N920A) Black 32GB - AT&T
  • The charger for this device charges extremely fast. Took me a little over an hour to get a full charge from 14%.
  • This phone is pretty fast, and the battery lasted me at least 8 hours. I would say pick this phone up if you are locking phone with snappy performance and a decent enough battery life.
  • The biggest set back for me is the battery life really took a hit with this model. I had the note 3 previously and I can listen to audio books all day and get home at the end of the day and still have 60% battery on a 2 year old phone. This phone I could be at 30%.
  • Do not like--nonremovable battery.
  • Battery will absolutely not hold a charge. Just being off charger, not being used with power saving option is selected it will drop from 100 to 45 in 6 hours.
Samsung Note 8 (SM-N950F/DS) Factory Unlocked Phone - 6.3" Screen - 64GB - International Version
  • The phone hasn't slowed down one bit and I can actually use the phone all day off one charge.
  • So far great upgrade from the note 5. Everything runs smooth and great battery life. Actually getting a full day of use on 1 charge.
  • Such an amazing phone, battery life is unreal, charge time is blazing fast
  • The battery last the whole day, probably sometimes you going to need to charge during the day but that's not a problem with the fast charger.
Included With Unit
micro USB Cable, Charger, Headphones
S-Pen, AKG Headphones, OTG (USB Type С to USB A), Quick Charge Power Adapter
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)

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