Samsung has unveiled the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 9. But does it stand up to Apple's flagship iPhone X? Samsung has unveiled the long-awaited Galaxy Note 9. But does it stand up to Apple's flagship iPhone X?

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specs:

  • Processor: 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core (2.8GHz max + 1.7GHz)
  • Display: 6.4-inch 2960 x 1440 Quad HD+ Super AMOLED
  • Camera (rear): Dual camera with dual Optical Image Stabilization
  • Camera (rear, wide angle): 12-megapixel Super-Speed Dual Pixel, Auto Focus, F1.5/F2.4
  • Camera (rear, telephoto): 12-megapixel, Auto Focus, F2.4, 2x optical zoom with up to 10x digital zoom
  • Memory/Storage: 6GB RAM (LPDR4) with 128GB storage and microSD card slot (up to 512GB) OR 8GB RAM (LPDR4) with 512GB storage and microSD card slot (up to 512GB)
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • OS: Android 8 Oreo
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm, 201g
  • IP rating: IP68
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz), VHT80 MU-MIMO
  • Network: Enhances 4x4 MIMO/CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB-C, NFC, location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 9 is official, and the company has once again outdone itself when it comes to putting a truly staggering amount of firepower into a phone. The top-of-the-line model offers a whopping 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, which are numbers that put most midrange laptops to shame. 

Have a look on both specs:

Summary Apple iPhone X Samsung Galaxy Note 9
performance Hexa Core Octa core
display 5.8" (14.73 cm) 6.4" (16.26 cm)
storage 64 GB 128 GB
camera 12 MP 12 MP
battery 2716 mAh 4000 mAh
ram 3 GB 6 GB
other sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensor No Yes
applications FaceTime, iTunes Store, iBooks, Podcasts, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends. -
quick charging Yes Yes
operating system iOS v11.0.1 Android v8.1 (Oreo)
sim slots Single SIM, GSM Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
model iPhone X Galaxy Note 9
launch date November 3, 2017 (Official) August 22, 2018 (Expected)
brand Apple Samsung
sim size SIM1: Nano SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensor No Yes
loudspeaker Yes Yes
fm radio No -
audio jack Lightning 3.5 mm
chipset Apple A11 Bionic Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810
graphics Apple GPU (three-core graphics) Mali-G72 MP18
processor Hexa Core (2.53 GHz, Dual core, Monsoon + 1.42 GHz, Quad core, Mistral) Octa core (2.7 GHz, Quad core, M3 Mongoose + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55)
coprocessor M11 -
architecture 64 bit 64 bit
ram 3 GB 6 GB
build material Case: Mineral GlassBack: Mineral Glass -
thickness 7.7 mm 8.8 mm
width 70.9 mm 76.4 mm
weight 174 grams 201 grams
waterproof Yes Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1 meter), IP67 Yes Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68
ruggedness Dust proof Dust proof
height 143.6 mm 161.9 mm
colours Silver, Space Grey Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue
display type OLED Super AMOLED
aspect ratio 18:9 18.5:9
screen to body ratio 80.93 % 84.42 %
pixel density 463 ppi 514 ppi
screen protection Yes Corning Gorilla Glass
screen size 5.8 inches (14.73 cm) 6.4 inches (16.26 cm)
screen resolution 1125 x 2436 pixels 1440 x 2960 pixels
touch screen Yes 3D Touch Touchscreen, Multi-touch Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
internal memory 64 GB 128 GB
expandable memory No Yes Up to 512 GB
settings Exposure compensation, ISO control Exposure compensation, ISO control
camera features 10 x Digital Zoom, Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus Wide Angle Selfie
image resolution 4000 x 3000 Pixels 4000 x 3000 Pixels
sensor BSI Sensor -
video recording features Optical Image stabilization -
autofocus Yes Yes
shooting modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst mode Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
resolution 7 MP Front Camera 8 MP Front Camera
physical aperture F2.2 F1.7
optical image stabilisation Yes Dual optical image stabilization Yes Dual optical image stabilization
flash Yes Retina Flash Yes LED Flash
video recording 1920x1080 @ 30 fps 3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 960 fps
user replaceable No No
talktime Up to 21 Hours(3G) -
quick charging Yes Fast, 50 % in 30 minutes Yes
wireless charging Yes Yes
type Li-ion Li-ion
capacity 2716 mAh 4000 mAh
wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
wifi features Mobile Hotspot Mobile Hotspot
bluetooth Yes v5.0 Yes v5.0
volte Yes Yes
usb connectivity USB 2.0 Mass storage device, USB charging
sar value Head: 1.08 W/kg, Body: 1.17 W/kg -
nfc Yes Yes
network support 4G, 3G, 2G 4G, 3G, 2G
gps Yes with A-GPS, Glonass Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
sim 1

4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4)
/850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) /
850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26) / 700(band 29) / 2300(band 30)3G Bands: UMTS 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available

4G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
sim size SIM1: Nano SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)