Phone Comparison - Huawei Honor Note 8 vs Huawei Honor 9 vs Samsung Galaxy Note8

general General Info

Manufacturer Huawei Huawei Samsung
Announced August 2016 June 2017 August 2017
Status Coming Soon - August 2016 Available - June 2017 Coming Soon - September 2017
Price Rs. 23,100 ($346.00) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 32,750 ($510.00) [Similarly Priced] -
Colors White, Gold, Gray Blue, Amber Gold, Gray, Black Black, Blue Coral, Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 178.8 x 90.9 x 7.2 mm
(7.04 x 3.58 x 0.28 in)
147.3 × 70.9 × 7.45 mm
(5.8 × 2.79 × 0.29 in)
162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
(6.4 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)
Weight 219 g (7.73 oz) 155 g (5.47 oz) 195 g (6.88 oz)
SIM Type - Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single/Dual SIM
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO / TD-SCDMA
HSDPA HSDPA
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) LTE LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - Fingerprint Sensor - Fingerprint Sensor
- Metal and glass Build
- Dual Cameras
- IP68 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
- Samsung Pay
Notification LED - Yes Yes

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat) Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
User Interface - EMUI 5.1 -
Processor Quad-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53, HiSilicon Kirin 955 Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53), HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) / Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz & 4x1.7 GHz), Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835/ Exynos 8895 Octa
GPU Mali-T880 MP4 Mali-G71 MP8 Adreno 540 / Mali-G71 MP20
RAM 4 GB 4/6 GB 6 GB
Internal Memory 32/64/128 GB 64/128 GB 64/128/256 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 Slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2.5D Cruved Glass Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Gorilla Glass 5
Colors 16M colors 16M Colors 16M colors
Size 6.6 inches 5.15 inches 6.3 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (445 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (428 ppi) 1440 x 2960 pixels (522 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 73.90% - 83.03%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio FM Radio FM Radio No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP Dual 20 MP + 12 MP Dual 12 MP
Flash Dual-LED flash Dual-LED (dual Tone) LED Flash
Features Autofocus, f/2.0, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama Phase detection autofocus, Monochrome + RGB Sensors, Laser AF, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama, Beauty Mode Phase Detection Autofocus, OIS, f/1.7 and f/2.4, 2X Optical Zoom, Geo-tagging, Simultaneous 4K Video And Image Recording, Touch Focus, Face/smile Detection, Auto HDR, Panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps 2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Front Camera 5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p [Similar] 8 MP, f/2.0 [Similar] 8 MP, f/1.7, AF [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps or LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps HSPA, LTE, VoLTE HSPA, LTE, VoLTE
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.1, A2DP, LE v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go Type-C 1.0 reversible connector v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM 64/128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 Slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
USB OTG Supported Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint supported fingerprint supported fingerprint supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
Barometer Sensor barometer sensor barometer sensor not present barometer sensor present
Heart-rate Sensor heart rate sensor heart rate sensor not present heart rate sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Po Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Capacity 4500 mAh 3200 mAh 3300 mAh
Stand by - - -
Talk Time - - -