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Specs comparison: Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy Note 4

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Last updated: August 23rd, 2017 at 17:06 UTC+02:00

There are a lot of people out there who are still holding on to their Galaxy Note 4 even though the device is almost three years old now. Many of them didn’t upgrade to the Galaxy Note 5 because it didn’t have a microSD card slot and a removable battery. Customers in Europe didn’t even get the option to consider an upgrade.

The Galaxy Note 7 was next but we all know what happened with that device. The Galaxy Note 8 now presents them with another opportunity to move on to a more powerful Note experience.

If you’re one of those people, you’d certainly be interested in the specs comparison of the Galaxy Note 4 vs the Galaxy Note 8. Even though removable batteries are no longer a fixture on Samsung handsets, at least the microSD card slot is back!

Are you thinking about upgrading from your Galaxy Note 4 to the Galaxy Note 8? Let us know in the comments below.

  Galaxy Note 4 Galaxy Note 8
Display 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Infinity, Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 5
S Pen Yes, 2,048 levels of pressure sensitiveness Yes, 4,096 levels of pressure sensitiveness
Processor 1.9GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 5433/2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 Samsung Exynos 8895 2.3GHz/Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 2.15GHz
RAM 3GB 6GB
Rear Camera 16-megapixel, 1/2.6-inch, f/2.2, autofocus, OIS, 4K video recording 12-megapixel primary, f/1.7, Dual Pixel, 12-megapixel telephoto, f/2.4, Dual OIS, 10x digital zoom
Front camera 3.7-megapixel, f/1.9 aperture, QHD video recording, HDR 8-megapixel, autofocus, f/1.9, QHD video recording
Storage 32 internal, microSD expandable 64GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB)
Software Android 4.4.4 KitKat, upgradeable to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Android 7.1.1, upgradeable to Android 8.0
Battery 3,220 mAh, fast charging, removable 3,300 mAh, fast wired and wireless charging
Other features Fingerprint sensor, heart rate sensor, IR blaster, SpO2 sensor, UV sensor Samsung Pay, Bixby, fingerprint sensor, water resistance, USB Type-C port, iris scanner, heart rate sensor, AKG earphones
Phone Galaxy Note 4Samsung Galaxy Note 8
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