94points

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

81points

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

17points

ZTE Sonata 2

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa) vs ZTE Sonata 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) better than Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa) & ZTE Sonata 2?

  • Supports two SIM cards
  • Has USB Type-C
  • Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
  • Has out-of-order execution
  • Has a stylus
  • Has an iris scanner
  • Uses 3D facial recognition
  • Supports fast charging

Why is Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa) better than Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) & ZTE Sonata 2?

  • Thickness
    7.7mmvs8.6,11.4mm

Why is ZTE Sonata 2 better than Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) & Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)?

  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • Has a removable battery
  • Has a radio
  • Width
    63.8mmvs74.8,72.6mm
  • Height
    125mmvs162.5,150.9mm

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

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

2.Weather sealed
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

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

3.thickness

8.6mm

7.7mm

11.4mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

4.width

74.8mm

72.6mm

63.8mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

5.height

162.5mm

150.9mm

125mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

6.has a QWERTY keyboard
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

Text messaging is much faster due to a hardware keyboard.

For example

Sharp Aquos R2 Compact

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Display

1.resolution

1440 x 2960px

1440 x 2560px

480 x 800px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

521ppi

534ppi

233ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

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

4.screen size

6.3"

5.5"

4"

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

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

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 AMOLED display
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

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Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

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

2.Has integrated graphics
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

3.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.

4.Has out-of-order execution
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

5.RAM

6GB

4GB

1GB

Best

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars

10GB

6.Has AES
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

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Cameras

1.megapixels

12MP & 12MP

12MP

5MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

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.

3.Has laser autofocus
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

A laser autofocus system quickly determines the depth of the subject you want to focus on, allowing you to take photos much faster.

For example

Huawei Mate 20 X

4.Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

A dual-lens camera captures two images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.

5.front camera megapixels

8MP

5MP

2MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

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 socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

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

3.number of microphones

2

2

1

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

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.has a radio
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

5.has dedicated media keys
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

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Battery

1.battery power

3300mAh

3600mAh

1650mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

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

3.wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

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

4.Supports fast charging
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

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.

5.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

6.has a rechargeable battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2
2.Has offline voice recognition
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2
4.Supports Java
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2
5.Is free and open source
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

6.Has sharing intents
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
ZTE Sonata 2

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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