93points

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

34points

Sony Xperia M

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Sony Xperia M

Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Sony Xperia M
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Sony Xperia M

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 better than Sony Xperia M?

  • Has branded damage resistant glass
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • 0.7mm thinner
    8.6mmvs9.3mm
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Wireless charging
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has a dual-tone LED flash

Why is Sony Xperia M better than Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • 80g lighter
    115gvs195g
  • Has a radio
  • 12.8mm narrower
    62mmvs74.8mm
  • 38.5mm shorter
    124mmvs162.5mm
  • 31.6% less body volume
    71.5cm³vs104.533cm³
  • Has out-of-order execution

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Sony Xperia M

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

2.Weather sealed
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Sony Xperia M

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

3.weight

195g

115g

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Palm Phone

62.5g

4.thickness

8.6mm

9.3mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

5.width

74.8mm

62mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

162.5mm

124mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

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Display

1.resolution

1440 x 2960px

480 x 845px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

521ppi

245ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Sony Xperia M

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"

4"

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

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

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

6.every pixel has three subpixels
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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.

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Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
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Sony Xperia M

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.Uses big.LITTLE technology
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Sony Xperia M

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.

3.Has integrated graphics
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Sony Xperia M

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

4.CPU threads

8 (Samsung Exynos 8895)

2 (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Motorola Moto G6 Play (Qualcomm Snapdragon 427)

8

5.Has out-of-order execution
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Sony Xperia M

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

6.RAM

6GB

1GB

Best

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars

10GB

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Cameras

1.megapixels

12MP & 12MP

5MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Sony Xperia M

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
Sony Xperia M

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.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

720 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-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
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Sony Xperia M

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.

6.front camera megapixels

8MP

0.3MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Sony Xperia M

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
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Sony Xperia M

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

3.number of microphones

2

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 radio
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Sony Xperia M

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

5.has dedicated media keys
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Sony Xperia M

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

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Battery

1.battery power

3300mAh

1750mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Sony Xperia M

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

3.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Sony Xperia M

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

For example

Blu Advance L4

4.Supports fast charging
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Sony Xperia M

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
Sony Xperia M

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

6.has a rechargeable battery
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Sony Xperia M

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1.Is a multi-user system
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Sony Xperia M
2.Has offline voice recognition
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Sony Xperia M

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

3.Supports Java
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Sony Xperia M
4.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
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Sony Xperia M
5.Is free and open source
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Sony Xperia M

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
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Sony Xperia M

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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