29points

Microsoft Lumia 550

94points

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Microsoft Lumia 550
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Microsoft Lumia 550 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Why is Microsoft Lumia 550 better than Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)?

  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • 53.1g lighter
    141.9gvs195g
  • Has a removable battery
  • Has a radio
  • 7mm narrower
    67.8mmvs74.8mm
  • 26.4mm shorter
    136.1mmvs162.5mm
  • 12.61% less body volume
    91.35cm³vs104.533cm³

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) better than Microsoft Lumia 550?

  • 1.57x more battery power
    3300mAhvs2100mAh
  • 3.95x faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.45GHz & 4 x 1.9GHzvs4 x 1.1GHz
  • 1.65x higher pixel density
    521ppivs315ppi
  • 34.04% bigger screen size
    6.3"vs4.7"
  • 5GB more RAM memory
    6GBvs1GB
  • 4.8x more megapixels (main camera)
    12MP & 12MPvs5MP
  • 4.63x higher resolution
    1440 x 2960pxvs720 x 1280px
  • 4x more megapixels (front camera)
    8MPvs2MP

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Design

1.weight

141.9g

195g

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Palm Phone

62.5g

2.Is dustproof and water resistant
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

3.thickness

9.9mm

8.6mm

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4.6mm

4.width

67.8mm

74.8mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

5.Weather sealed
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

6.height

136.1mm

162.5mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

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Display

1.pixel density

315ppi

521ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

2.screen size

4.7"

6.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

3.resolution

720 x 1280px

1440 x 2960px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

4.has branded damage resistant glass
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

6.has an IPS screen
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.

For example

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars (64GB / 6GB RAM)

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Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 1.1GHz

4 x 2.45GHz & 4 x 1.9GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Best

Meizu Pro 7 Plus 64GB

10 x 2.6GHz

2.RAM

1GB

6GB

Best

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars

10GB

3.has an external memory slot
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

4.internal storage

8GB

256GB

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1024GB

5.semiconductor size

28nm

10nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7nm

6.Has integrated LTE
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

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Cameras

1.megapixels

5MP

12MP & 12MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.front camera megapixels

2MP

8MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

4.video recording (main camera)

720 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

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1080 x 120fps

5.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.

6.has a BSI sensor
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2

2.has a radio
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

3.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

5.has dedicated media keys
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

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Battery

1.battery power

2100mAh

3300mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.has a removable battery
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.wireless charging
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

6.Supports fast charging
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

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Features

1.has NFC
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

2.Is DLNA certified
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

3.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

5.Bluetooth version

4.1

5

Best

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

5.1

6.The browser has word wrap
Microsoft Lumia 550
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.

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