Product Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4


General Specifications
Brand
Samsung
Samsung
Model
Galaxy S8 (G950)
Galaxy Note 4
Origin
Vietnam
China
About the Product
The revolutionary design of the Galaxy S8 begins from the inside out. We rethought every part of the phone's layout to break through the confines of the smartphone screen. So all you see is pure content and no bezel. It's the biggest, most immersive screen on a Galaxy smartphone of this size. And it's easy to hold in one hand.
Experience the Best Entertainment Property - Our 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display features more pixels per inch than any other display we've made. That means images are clearer, brighter and more captivating than ever before. And now you can capture video in the same high resolution as the display so your personal videos look better than ever before. Do more than ever before with the new, enhanced S Pen.
Size & Weight
Height
5.9 in.
6.04 in.
Width
2.7 in.
3.09 in.
Depth
0.3 in.
0.33 in.
Weight
5.4 oz.
6.2 oz.
Display
Display Type
sAMOLED
Super AMOLED
Screen Size
5.8 in.
5.7 in.
Screen Resolution
1440 x 2960
2560 x 1440
Pixel Density
570 ppi
518 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Unlocked Phone - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • The S8 has the best display on the market. The phone is lightweight and powerful. Gaming and video playback are very smooth
  • Awesome display and smooth interface
  • I just bought a phone and first thing i liked was display with edge and sharp colors! Also when you watch videos on youtube, video will take full screen on phone and show you more view!
  • The edge to edge display further enhances the screen. Perhaps the best feature of the phone
  • Love the edge display and how it works very well with the phone both locked and unlocked.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (N910v) 32GB Verizon Wireless CDMA Smartphone - Frosted White
  • The screen on this phone is absolutely phenomenal, I have the iPhone 6 plus which also has a beautiful display but Samsung has absolutely outdone themselves this time.
  • This was one of the first phones with the 4k display, which the Galaxy 8 is still using now in 2017. I can't tell you how beautiful the display is.
  • I bought this about two months ago to upgrade from my Samsung S3. I wanted a little bigger screen and the Note 4 has a great display.
  • The display is simply amazing, and pictures taken with this phone are crystal clear.
  • The display is incredible, but I've seen on any device, 1080p and 4K video look amazing on such a large 5.7 inch screen!
Processor
Processor Name
Exynos 8895 Octa
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
Number of Cores
8
8
Processor Speed
2.3 GHz
2.7 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Unlocked Phone - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • Love processor speed, resolution and everything in general.
  • The graphic is amazing and processor of the phone is fast
  • It has fast ram that makes it efficient to run many apps at the same time. It also has enough memory to download several apps.
  • Zero lag due to 4gb Ram and QS835 processor. Definitely the best video quality in the market right now.
  • The processor is nice and fast, and I feel that the storage space is adequate. Should storage ever become an issue it's upgrade-able with Samsung bringing back the SD mini card holder again!
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (N910v) 32GB Verizon Wireless CDMA Smartphone - Frosted White
  • It's fast. Very fast. In fact, so fast, that when everything was downloaded on it I was able to do my usual tasks that I did on my Note 2 in less than half the time.
  • This phone is the first phone I've gone more than a week (now two months) that I don't mind rooting and putting custom roms on; this phone is plenty fast.
  • It's fast, the screen is crisp, and I get better reception than with my old phone.
  • It's a really nice phone. However, it did get slow and glitchy fairly fast.
  • I find the pen very useful for some things especially writing notes and playing match 3 games. Remember the Note 4 is newer and has a better processor than the Galaxy S5.
Memory
Internal Memory
64 GB
32 GB
RAM
4 GB
3 GB
Expandable Memory up to
256 GB
256 GB
Camera
Rear-Facing Camera
12 MP
16 MP
Front-Facing Camera
8 MP
3.7 MP
Video Resolution
4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, 720p@240fps
2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps
Other Functions
Optical image stabilization for video, Time‑lapse video with stabilization, F/1.7, Dual Video Call, Dual Pixel Autofocus, Face detection, Geo-tagging, Auto HDR, Panorama, Touch Focus, Digital Image Stabilization
LED flash, Panorama, HDR, OIS, Autofocus
What customers say about "Camera"
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Unlocked Phone - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • There are so many jokes about an android Camera compared to an iPhone but with this invention the joke is over. Regardless what any specs or friend may suggest the Samsung s8 camera shows way more detail than the iPhone 7 and it has a way better flash
  • The camera is a lot better than s7 edge. It is a lot faster too.
  • Great camera with super class picture and nice design. Easy to handle , fast processing
  • Have the best camera ever. Pictures are stunning.
  • The S8 has an awesome camera, very easy to use. Screen is difficult to see in sunlight but picture quality is wonderful.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (N910v) 32GB Verizon Wireless CDMA Smartphone - Frosted White
  • 16 MP camera on Note 4 is much better than M8's camera. I do however think that M8's camera is criticized more than it deserves. I clicked and printed some pictures of flowers from botanical garden and the quality is nothing short of supreme.
  • The camera and video quality is light years ahead of my old Droid Razr Hd and the time it takes for the camera to initiate and snap a picture or start recording takes only a few moments compared to my old Droid.
  • The camera is very nice and I feel works better than anything else thus far.
  • The many features available with the standard camera app are great.
  • The camera takes cri clear pictures.
Compatibility
Bluetooth
5.0 + LE
4.1
NFC Technology
Yes
Yes
Charging Interface
USB Type C
micro USB
Network
Network Type
GSM / HSPA / LTE
GSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Frequency
800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 1700/2100, 2100
800, 850, 1800, 1900, 1700/2100
Features
Operating System
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)
Unlocked
Yes
No
Voice Control App
Bixby
S-Voice
Mobile Payment Service Supported
Yes
Yes
Maximum Usage Time
20 hours
20 hours
Headphone Jack
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant
Yes
No
Extras
Infinity Display: Beyond The Bezel, The Big Screen That Feels Small, More Screen Means More Is Seen, Scroll Less, Do More, Styled For The Future, Sleek All Around, Nano SIM, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer, Heart Rate, SpO2, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, Photo/video editor, Document editor, Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0), Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player, Сompass, More Filters, More Creativity, More Memories to Share, Multitasking Made Easy, Capture Every Moment, Skype video call, Iris scanner, GPS/lbs location
Photo/video editor, Document editor, ANT+ support
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Unlocked Phone - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • Great phone. Love the iris scanner. Not impressed by location of the finger print scanner and the curve of the phones edges.
  • Excellent smartphone, with ip68 protocol for water issues
  • Great Phone, Samsung has a lot of great features especially their Samsung pay feature.
  • I love the personal assistant "Bixby", the camera is fantastic, and the Samsung health feature lets me record my vitals and keep track of eating and sleeping habits.
  • I dont like how the speaker sounds. It´s a poor mono speaker.
  • It's a great phone, but wish Samsung would allow this phone to have the dual SIM card feature for their US version.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (N910v) 32GB Verizon Wireless CDMA Smartphone - Frosted White
  • Among many of the other features, I was intrigued by the fact that this phone came with a stylus and decided to give it a try.
  • The pop up feature is great you can adjust the size of the screen or completely minimize it and a floaty icon will appear, very similar to the chat heads on Facebook messenger.
  • Another feature that I really like is having the SD memory card access/slot, it can be maximized to 64G, some have claimed to 128G (not sure though).
  • The S pen works well if you are into that feature.
  • Only feature I would like it to have is the waterproof. Well, not really waterproof like dropping it in the pool, but splash proof so that I won't worry much about rain, drink, etc
Power
Battery Capacity
3000 mA/h
3220 mA/h
Wireless Charging
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Power"
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Unlocked Phone - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • This is my first Samsung phone. I love it. The display is crystal clear. One full charge of battery lasted for > 24hrs.
  • I particularly like the long battery life and the cordless charger.
  • The other things are perfect but my only issue is regarding to the battery performance and it's not as I saw from the reviews and some YouTubes
  • The only weakness I can find from S8 is the battery life. It cannot last for one whole day without charging. But the functionality is really much more powerful compared with iphone.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (N910v) 32GB Verizon Wireless CDMA Smartphone - Frosted White
  • Battery life is awesome, lasts 2 days with light use.
  • I didnt test by doing any sort of streaming video test but real world testing I can tell you the battery is beast.
  • Battery life is what is expected of a phablet. I get anywhere from 4-6 hours of screen on time (always on 4G, screen on high brightness all the time, gps and bluetooth connected) with anywhere from 2-3 hours talk time, and after 20 hours usually.
  • The tests done by professionals show Note 4's and M8's battery to be equally lasting in terms of screen on time. I felt note 4 has an edge in that regard in daily use.
  • One thing I did notice and I give Samsung props for is battery life. You would think that battery would suffer given the QHD display but unlike the LG G3 battery life is not sacrificed here.
Accessories
Included With Unit
Quick Charge Power Adapter, USB-C cable, AKG Headphones, OTG (USB Type С to USB A)
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC


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