Comparison between:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE
- Samsung Galaxy S8+ SD835
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Exynos

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTESamsung Galaxy S8+ SD835Samsung Galaxy S8 Exynos
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE
Prices
Samsung Galaxy S8+ SD835
Prices
Samsung Galaxy S8 Exynos
Prices
Model aliasGalaxy Note III LTE
Galaxy Note 3 LTE
SM-N9005
N9005
Galaxy S8 Plus MSM8998
SM-G955A
G955A
SM-G955D
G955D
SM-G955J
G955J
SM-G955T
G955T
SM-G955U
G955U
SM-G955W
G955W
SM-G9550
G9550
SM-G950F
G950F
SM-G950FD
G950FD

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width79.2 mm
7.92 cm
0.26 ft
3.12 in
73.4 mm
7.34 cm
0.24 ft
2.89 in
68.1 mm
6.81 cm
0.22 ft
2.68 in
Height151.2 mm
15.12 cm
0.5 ft
5.95 in
159.5 mm
15.95 cm
0.52 ft
6.28 in
148.9 mm
14.89 cm
0.49 ft
5.86 in
Thickness8.3 mm
0.83 cm
0.03 ft
0.33 in
8.1 mm
0.81 cm
0.03 ft
0.32 in
8 mm
0.8 cm
0.03 ft
0.31 in
Weight168 g
0.37 lbs
5.93 oz
173 g
0.38 lbs
6.1 oz
155 g
0.34 lbs
5.47 oz
Volume99.39 cm³
6.04 in³
94.83 cm³
5.76 in³
81.12 cm³
4.93 in³
ColorsBlack
White
Pink
Red
Rose-gold
Black
Silver
Gold
Blue
Gray
Rose-gold
Black
Silver
Gold
Blue
Gray
Pink
Red
Body materials-Glass
Aluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Certification-IP68IP68

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeMicro-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards111
Features--Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA--TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 16
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 16
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
User interface (UI)-Experience 8.1Experience 8.1

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
Process technology28 nm10 nm10 nm
CPUKrait 4004x 2.35 GHz Kryo 280, 4x 1.9 GHz Kryo 2804x 2.3 GHz Exynos M2 Mongoose, 4x 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits32 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv7ARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 0 cache memory (L0)4 KB + 4 KB--
Level 1 cache memory (L1)16 KB + 16 KB32 KB + 32 KB-
Level 2 cache memory (L2)2048 KB
2 MB
3072 KB
3 MB
-
CPU cores488
CPU frequency2300 MHz2350 MHz2300 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 330Qualcomm Adreno 540ARM Mali-G71 MP20
GPU cores4-20
GPU frequency450 MHz710 MHz546 MHz
RAM capacity3 GB4 GB
6 GB
4 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR4XLPDDR4X
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency800 MHz1866 MHz1794 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
64 GB
128 GB
64 GB
-UFS 2.1UFS 2.1

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologySuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size5.7 in
144.78 mm
14.48 cm
6.2 in
157.48 mm
15.75 cm
5.8 in
147.32 mm
14.73 cm
Width2.79 in
70.98 mm
7.1 cm
2.71 in
68.89 mm
6.89 cm
2.54 in
64.45 mm
6.44 cm
Height4.97 in
126.19 mm
12.62 cm
5.58 in
141.61 mm
14.16 cm
5.22 in
132.48 mm
13.25 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
2.056:12.056:1
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel density386 ppi
151 ppcm
531 ppi
208 ppcm
568 ppi
223 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area75.04 %83.6 %84.47 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
-Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dual Edge display
Always-On Display
580 cd/m²
90% DCI-P3
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dual Edge display
Always-On Display
540 cd/m²
90% DCI-P3

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Thermometer
Humidity
Hall
RGB
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Heart rate
Iris sensor
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Heart rate
Iris sensor
-Fingerprint sensor model - Synaptics NamsanFingerprint sensor model - Synaptics Namsan

Primary camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed at its back and is used for taking photos and recording videos.

Sensor modelSony IMX135 Exmor RSSony IMX333 Exmor RSSony IMX333 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOS
Sensor size4.69 x 3.52 mm
0.23 in
--
Pixel size1.136 µm
0.001136 mm
--
Crop factor7.38--
ISO50 - 1000--
Aperturef/2.2f/1.7f/1.7
Focal length4.2 mm
30.99 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
4.2 mm4.2 mm
Flash typeLEDDual LEDDual LED
Image resolution4128 x 3096 pixels
12.78 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
RAW
1920x1080 @ 60 fps
High CRI LED flash
Available also with Samsung S5K2L2 (ISOCELL)
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Sensor size - 1/2.55"
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Object tracking AF
Smart OIS
High CRI LED flash
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 26 mm
Wide-angle lens - 77°
720p @ 240 fps
Available also with Samsung S5K2L2 (ISOCELL)
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Sensor size - 1/2.55"
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Object tracking AF
Smart OIS
High CRI LED flash
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 26 mm
Wide-angle lens - 77°
720p @ 240 fps

Secondary camera

Secondary cameras are placed above the screen of the device and are usually used for video calls, gesture recognition, etc.

Sensor modelSamsung S5K6B2YX03Sony IMX320 Exmor RSSony IMX320 Exmor RS
Sensor type-CMOSCMOS
Sensor size3 x 2.4 mm
0.15 in
--
Pixel size1.563 µm
0.001563 mm
--
Crop factor11.26--
Aperturef/2.4f/1.7f/1.7
Focal length1.85 mm
20.83 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
2.95 mm2.95 mm
Image resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
-Available also with Samsung S5K3H1
Sensor size - 1/3.6"
Pixel size - 1.22 μm
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 25 mm
Wide-angle lens - 80°
Auto HDR
Available also with Samsung S5K3H1
Sensor size - 1/3.6"
Pixel size - 1.22 μm
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 25 mm
Wide-angle lens - 80°
Auto HDR

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
-Qualcomm WCD9341 DAC
192 kHz / 24-bit
192 kHz / 24-bit

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNoYesNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
-VHT80 MU-MiMO
1024-QAM
VHT80 MU-MiMO
1024-QAM

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.05.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
EDR
LE
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USBUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version3.03.13.1
FeaturesCharging
Host
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

HDMI

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is considered to be the digital alternative of the analog audio/video interface standards.

HDMIMicro USB to HDMI MHL adapter--

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MP3
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
XMF
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
XMF

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecsH.263
H.264
MPEG-4
VC-1
VP8
WMV
WMV7
WMV8
MP43
HEVC
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
ASF
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
ASF

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity3200 mAh3500 mAh3000 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-IonLi-Ion
2G talk time21 h
1260 min
0.9 days
29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
2G stand-by time420 h
25200 min
17.5 days
--
3G talk time21 h
1260 min
0.9 days
29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
3G stand-by time420 h
25200 min
17.5 days
--
Charger output power-5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
FeaturesRemovableWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
-Qi/PMA wireless chargingQi/PMA wireless charging

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)0.29 W/kg-0.315 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)0.363 W/kg-1.27 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)0.94 W/kg0.16 W/kg0.37 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)1.07 W/kg0.46 W/kg0.75 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional featuresS Pen stylusSM-G955N - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.160 W/kg; body - 0.460 W/kg
SM-G955U - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.220 W/kg; body - 1.010 W/kg
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