Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Vs iPhone X – Which Phone Is Better?

Samsung has finally launched its ultra-premium smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9. The new handset comes with high-end specs, features, and accessories. Let’s see how the Android flagship compares to the Apple iPhone. Read more to find about Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Vs iPhone X – Which Phone Is Better?

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Vs iPhone X


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 $999 (approx Rs 68,700)
Apple iPhone X $999 (approx Rs 68,700)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is priced at $999 (approx Rs 68,700) for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. Whereas the 8GB RAM/ 512GB model comes with a price at $1,250 (approx Rs 85,900). The Apple iPhone X was also launched at $999 (for the 64GB). The 256GB model of the iPhone X costs $1,150.

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Specifications Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Apple iPhone X
Processor Exynos 9810/ 2.7GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Hexa-core A11 Bionic
Internal Storage 128GB/ 512GB (expandable up to 512GB) 64GB/ 256GB
Display 6.4-inch, Super AMOLED, Quad HD+ (1440 x 2960 pixels), 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 516ppi 5.8-inch Retina HD, OLED, 16:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 8.1 Oreo iOS 11
Primary (Rear) Camera Dual (12MP + 12MP) with flash Dual (12MP + 12MP) with flash
Front Camera 8MP 7-megapixel
Battery 4000mAh 2,716mAh

While the iPhone X is powered by Apple’s A11 Bionic chip and 3GB RAM, the Galaxy Note 9 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and 6GB/8GB RAM. Additionally, the Galaxy handset comes with a new water-cooling system which further boosts the performance.

In terms of battery life, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is backed by a 4,000mAh battery. Whereas the iPhone X comes with a much smaller 2,716mAh battery. Both devices support wireless charging.


Both smartphones feature a dual camera setup on the back. The Galaxy Note 9 sports a dual camera setup on the back with OIS (optical image stabilization) feature. It combines a 12-megapixel wide-angle super speed dual pixel (f/1.5 – f/2.4 aperture) autofocus sensor with a 12-megapixel telephoto autofocus sensor (f/2.4 aperture, 2x optical zoom and up to 10x digital zoom). 

The Apple iPhone X features a dual camera setup with quad-LED True Tone flash on the back. It uses two 12-megapixel cameras with f/1.8 and f/2.4 apertures. Both sensors come with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Camera features include Portrait Mode (allows you to take images with depth of field effects) and Portrait Lighting (allows you to select the lighting effect from different options).

On the front, the new iPhone features a 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting features. The Galaxy Note 9 features an 8-megapixel autofocus sensor with f/1.7 aperture, AI scene identification, portrait mode, and low-light HDR features.

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Both flagship smartphones come with many impressive features. Highlights of the iPhone X include Apple’s Face ID feature (new facial recognition tech), 3D Touch (users can interact with different aspects of the iPhone by pressing harder or lighter on display), and Animojis (customizable animated emojis).

On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 9 packs feature like Samsung’s DeX (allows you to plug into a monitor), Face Unlock, fingerprint sensor, and animated emojis. Additionally, it comes with an all-new S Pen. The Bluetooth-enabled stylus acts as a remote/ camera shutter after double tap a button.

Design & Display

In terms of design, the Apple iPhone X sports stunning edge-to-edge display with a top-notch and a glass back. Whereas the Galaxy Note 9 is a marginally thicker device with curved edges on each side, and a glass back. Additionally, it features a fingerprint sensor on the back. Both devices come with water resistance feature.

While iPhone X features a 5.8-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2,436 x 1,125 pixels, the sports a 6.4-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440 pixels.

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Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Apple iPhone X are excellent devices. While the iPhone X is also a stunning device with top-end specs, the Samsung smartphone offers more productivity options with features like the S Pen. Also, the Android OS makes it more flexible. phones. However, we will have to wait for tests in real-world situations to get definitive results. Which of the two handsets will you go for? Let us know in the comments section below.

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