Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Note8 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S

Samsung Galaxy Note8
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
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general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Xiaomi
Announced August 2017 March 2020
Status Coming Soon - September 2017 Coming Soon - April 2020
Colors Black, Blue Coral, Gold Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Gray
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
(6.4 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)
165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm
(6.53 x 3.02 x 0.35 in)
Weight 195 g (6.88 oz) 209 g (7.37 oz)
SIM Type Single/Dual SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - IP68 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
- Samsung Pay
- Fingerprint Sensor (side-mounted)
Splash-proof
Notification LED Yes -

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat) Android 10.0
User Interface - MIUI 11
Processor 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 [Similar] Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver), Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm) [Similar]
GPU Adreno 540 / Mali-G71 MP20 [Similar] Adreno 618 [Similar]
RAM 6 GB [Browse Similar] 6 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 64/128/256 GB 128 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) microSDXC (dedicated slot)

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Gorilla Glass 5 FHD+ IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
450 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 6.3 inches [Similar] 6.67 inches [Similar]
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels (522 ppi) 1080 x 2400 pixels (395 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 83.03% 84.28%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera Dual 12 MP [Similar] 48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP [Similar]
Flash LED Flash LED flash
Features 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 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
HDR, Panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec. 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS
Front Camera 8 MP, f/1.7, AF [Similar] 16 MP Punch-Hole, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm
HDR
1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G HSPA, LTE, VoLTE HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX 5.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Browser HTML5 Yes

memory User Memory

Internal 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM (UFS 2.1)
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) microSDXC (dedicated slot)
USB OTG Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint supported fingerprint supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
Magnetic-Field Sensor (Compass) magnetic field sensor present magnetic field sensor present
Gyroscope Sensor gyroscope sensor present gyroscope sensor present
Barometer Sensor barometer sensor present barometer sensor not present
Heart-rate Sensor heart rate sensor present heart rate sensor not present
NFC NFC supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Fast battery charging 18W
Capacity 3300 mAh 5020 mAh
Stand by - -
Talk Time - -