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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 9 better than Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus?

  • 9.09% faster CPU speed
    ?

    4 x 2.9GHz & 4 x 1.9GHzvs2 x 2.7GHz & 2 x 2.3GHz & 4 x 1.9GHz
  • 1µm larger pixel size (main camera)
    ?

    1.4µm & 1µmvs1.4µm
  • Has NX bit
    ?
  • Has an HDR10-enabled display
    ?
  • Has manual shutter speed
    ?
  • 10.53% wider aperture at minimum focal length (front camera)
    ?

    f/1.7 vsf/2.2 & f/1.9
  • 1.88GB/s more memory bandwidth
    ?

    28.7GB/svs26.82GB/s
  • Has an iris scanner
    ?

Why is Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus better than Samsung Galaxy Note 9?

  • 4GB more RAM memory
    ?

    12GBvs8GB
  • 1.67x more megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    16MP & 12MP & 12MPvs12MP & 12MP
  • 2.25x more megapixels (front camera)
    ?

    10MP & 8MPvs8MP
  • 488GB more internal storage
    ?

    1000GBvs512GB
  • 1.67x faster downloads
    ?

    2000MBits/svs1200MBits/s
  • 26g lighter
    ?

    175gvs201g
  • 1mm thinner
    ?

    7.8mmvs8.8mm
  • 1.58x faster uploads
    ?

    316MBits/svs200MBits/s

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Buy used:

$259

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 walmartOnePlus 9 Winter Mist 5G Unlocked Andro...OnePlus 9 Winter Mist 5G Unlocked Android Smartphone U.S Version 8GB RAM+128GB Storage 120Hz Fluid Display Hasselblad Triple Camera 65W Ultra Fast Charge 15W Wireless Charge with Alexa Built-in
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$871
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 oneplus_usOnePlus 9 5G LE2115 US 128GB 8GB Winter ...OnePlus 9 5G LE2115 US 128GB 8GB Winter Mist
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$659
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 oneplus_usOnePlus 9 5G LE2115 US 128GB 8GB Astral ...OnePlus 9 5G LE2115 US 128GB 8GB Astral Black
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$659
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 oneplus_usOnePlus 9 Pro 5G LE2125 US 256GB 12GB Mo...OnePlus 9 Pro 5G LE2125 US 256GB 12GB Morning Mist
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$899
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 aliexpressSamsung Galaxy Note 9 N960F N960U Rom 6...Samsung Galaxy Note 9 N960F N960U Rom 6G 128G inch 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels Dual 12MP
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$292
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 aliexpressSamsung Galaxy Note 9 Global Version N96...Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Global Version N960F/DS 6.4 Inches Cell Phone 6GB RAM 128GB ROM 12MP Dual SIM NFC Android Smartphone
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$264
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 aliexpressOriginal Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note II...Original Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 Mobile Phone 2GB RAM 16GB ROM Quad Core 5.5'' 8MP 3G WCDMA Android Smartphone
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$63

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Buy used:

$295

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus aliexpressUS Version Samsung Galaxy S10+ S10 Plus ...US Version Samsung Galaxy S10+ S10 Plus G975U G975U1 Mobile Phone 6.4" 8GB RAM 128GB ROM Octa Core Original Android Smartphone
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$360
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus aliexpressSamsung Galaxy S10+ S10 Plus G975FD Dual...Samsung Galaxy S10+ S10 Plus G975FD Dual Sim 128GB ROM 8GB RAM Octa Core 6.4" Global Version NFC 4G LTE Original Phone
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$313
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus aliexpressSamsung Galaxy S10+ S10 Plus US Version ...Samsung Galaxy S10+ S10 Plus US Version G975U G975U1 Mobile Phone 6.4" 8GB RAM 128GB ROM Octa Core Original Android Smartphone
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$360

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User reviews

Overall Rating

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
9.6
18 User reviews
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
9.6/10
18 User reviews
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
9.6
36 User reviews
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
9.6/10
36 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.6/10
18 votes
9.7/10
35 votes

Display quality

9.4/10
18 votes
9.9/10
35 votes

Battery life

8.8/10
18 votes
8.8/10
35 votes

Photography

9.0/10
18 votes
9.0/10
35 votes

Performance

9.3/10
18 votes
9.3/10
35 votes

Comments

Gabriel

Gabriel

5 months ago

10 / 10

About the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Pros and Cons

Gabriel

Gabriel

5 months ago

10 / 10

Pros

  • High-end build
  • Excellent battery life
  • Better S Pen functionally and now also a remote
  • Great camera performance
  • Solid processor performance

Cons

  • Somewhat bulky (201g)
  • Pricey
4 users found this helpful
Marcelo

Marcelo

8 months ago

9 / 10

Es un buen teléfono y de los mejores de Samsung

Marcelo

Marcelo

8 months ago

9 / 10

1 users found this helpful
osvaldo

osvaldo

8 months ago

10 / 10

solo lo mejor de lo mejor

osvaldo

osvaldo

8 months ago

10 / 10

no lo cambiaría por ningún iphone

1 users found this helpful

Design

1.weight

201g

175g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

8.8mm

7.8mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.width

76.4mm

74.1mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.height

161.9mm

157.6mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
8.volume

108.85cm³

91.09cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
9.lowest potential operating temperature

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus)

The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Display

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
3.has an IPS screen
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
4.pixel density

514ppi

526ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
5.resolution

1440 x 2960px

1440 x 3040px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
7.brightness

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800nits

A nit is a measurement of the light that a display emits, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays ensure a screen's contents are easy to read, even in sunny conditions.
8.has branded damage-resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
9.Gorilla Glass version

Gorilla Glass 5

Gorilla Glass 6

Gorilla Glass is one of the most popular brands of chemically strengthened glass, manufactured by Corning. Several versions have been developed, the newer ones being more durable and providing better damage resistance.

Performance

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
2.RAM

8GB

12GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.Android version

Android 8 Oreo

Android 9 Pie

A newer version of Android generally provides a better user experience. Major Android releases include new features and improvements to performance, as well as important security updates.
AnTuTu is one of the most important benchmarks for Android devices. The score reflects the overall performance of a device by summing up results of individual tests that various parameters, such as RAM speed, CPU performance, 2D & 3D graphics performance.
Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). Source: 3DMark.
Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). The Unlimited version runs off-screen so that factors such as display resolution don’t affect the score. Source: 3DMark.
7.3DMark Wild Life Extreme benchmark

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946

Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). The Extreme version is much more graphically-demanding than the standard Wild Life benchmark. Source: 3DMark.
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

12MP & 12MP

16MP & 12MP & 12MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
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)

2160 x 60fps

2160 x 60fps

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.
5.wide aperture (main camera)

f/2.4 & f/1.5

f/1.5 & f/2.2 & f/2.4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
6.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
7.has a BSI sensor
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
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.
8.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
9.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Operating system

1.has clipboard warnings
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
This privacy feature alerts you with a small notification when an app copies data from your clipboard.
2.has location privacy options
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
This privacy feature allows you to share your approximate location with an app instead of your precise location.
3.has camera/microphone privacy options
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
You can enable or disable an app’s access to the camera or microphone on your device. There are also indication icons to show you when an app uses the camera or microphone.
4.has Mail Privacy Protection
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Mail Privacy Protection is a feature built into the default email app that blocks senders from using “tracking pixels” to see when you’ve read an email. It also hides your IP address from senders.
5.has theme customization
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Android 9.0 Pie)
Theme customization allows you to easily change the appearance of the user interface (UI). For example, by changing the system colors or the app icons.
6.can block app tracking
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Some apps track your activity even when the app is not in use. This privacy feature allows you to block this tracking, either across all apps or on a per-app basis.
7.blocks cross-site tracking
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
This setting (in the default browser) allows you to block cross-site tracking cookies and data to help protect your privacy.
8.has on-device machine learning
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Android 9.0 Pie)
On-device machine learning is used to recognize people, places, and more in the Photos app. The algorithms run on the device, where this sensitive data is then kept. Competing services upload the photos and perform this on their servers, which requires the sharing of personal data.
9.Can play games while they download
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Android 9.0 Pie)
This means you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download first, as the later stages of the game download while you are playing.

Battery

1.battery power

4000mAh

4100mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
3.Supports fast charging
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
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.
4.has reverse wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
The device can be used as a wireless charging station to power other gadgets.
5.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
6.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
7.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
9.has a rechargeable battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has a radio
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Features

1.has LDAC
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
2.has aptX Adaptive
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
3.has aptX HD
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
4.has 5G support
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Samsung Exynos 9810)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Samsung Exynos 9820)
The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.
The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
7.Has USB Type-C
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
9.has NFC
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.

Miscellaneous

1.Price (global median value)

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499.00 €

Updated on Sun Apr 17 2022
The global median price is determined by calculating the median value of all the prices available for a product, taking into account all markets.

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Buy used:

$259

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 walmartOnePlus 9 Winter Mist 5G Unlocked Andro...OnePlus 9 Winter Mist 5G Unlocked Android Smartphone U.S Version 8GB RAM+128GB Storage 120Hz Fluid Display Hasselblad Triple Camera 65W Ultra Fast Charge 15W Wireless Charge with Alexa Built-in
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$871
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 oneplus_usOnePlus 9 5G LE2115 US 128GB 8GB Winter ...OnePlus 9 5G LE2115 US 128GB 8GB Winter Mist
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$659
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 oneplus_usOnePlus 9 5G LE2115 US 128GB 8GB Astral ...OnePlus 9 5G LE2115 US 128GB 8GB Astral Black
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$659
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 oneplus_usOnePlus 9 Pro 5G LE2125 US 256GB 12GB Mo...OnePlus 9 Pro 5G LE2125 US 256GB 12GB Morning Mist
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$899
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 aliexpressSamsung Galaxy Note 9 N960F N960U Rom 6...Samsung Galaxy Note 9 N960F N960U Rom 6G 128G inch 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels Dual 12MP
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$292
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 aliexpressSamsung Galaxy Note 9 Global Version N96...Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Global Version N960F/DS 6.4 Inches Cell Phone 6GB RAM 128GB ROM 12MP Dual SIM NFC Android Smartphone
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$264
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 aliexpressOriginal Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note II...Original Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 Mobile Phone 2GB RAM 16GB ROM Quad Core 5.5'' 8MP 3G WCDMA Android Smartphone
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$63

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Buy used:

$295

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus aliexpressUS Version Samsung Galaxy S10+ S10 Plus ...US Version Samsung Galaxy S10+ S10 Plus G975U G975U1 Mobile Phone 6.4" 8GB RAM 128GB ROM Octa Core Original Android Smartphone
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$360
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus aliexpressSamsung Galaxy S10+ S10 Plus G975FD Dual...Samsung Galaxy S10+ S10 Plus G975FD Dual Sim 128GB ROM 8GB RAM Octa Core 6.4" Global Version NFC 4G LTE Original Phone
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$313
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus aliexpressSamsung Galaxy S10+ S10 Plus US Version ...Samsung Galaxy S10+ S10 Plus US Version G975U G975U1 Mobile Phone 6.4" 8GB RAM 128GB ROM Octa Core Original Android Smartphone
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$360

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