Samsung Galaxy Note9 vs Apple iPhone X

Compare these powerhouse devices side by side to see which one works for you.

Samsung Galaxy Note9

Apple iPhone X

Product Name Samsung Galaxy Note9 Apple iPhone X
Operating system Android 8 iOS 11
Height (mm) 161.9 143.6
Width (mm) 76.4 70.9
Depth (mm) 8.8 7.7
Weight (g) 201 174
Battery size (mAh) 4,000 2,716
Front camera (1) megapixels 8 7
Rear camera (1) megapixels 12 12
Water Resistance IP68 IP67
Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network Category Speed Category 18 Category 12

Note9 vs iPhone X: What to look for

The endless battle for smartphone supremacy rages on, with Apple and Samsung trading blows to be the world's most successful smartphone company. With the arrival of the Galaxy Note9, it makes sense to compare it against Apple's flagship, the Apple iPhone X.

On a side-by-side specs comparison, the Galaxy Note9 dominates the iPhone X. Battery capacity, network speed and front-facing camera resolution all come in on Samsung's side of the fence. Even the water resistance rating is better on the Note9.

The Galaxy Note9 also benefits from extra functionality thanks to its included stylus, the Samsung S-Pen. Using the S-Pen, you can take notes and draw directly on the Note9's screen, plus the S-Pen can be used as a remote for taking photos or controlling slideshow presentations. The iPhone X, on the other hand, lacks these additional functions.

Of course, specs and hardware only tell part of the story. Apple's biggest selling point isn't that its iPhones have the best specs, it's that Apple has complete control of the ecosystem thanks to the closed-off nature of iOS. This, more than any hardware differences, is what sets the two phones apart. Which operating system you prefer should be the key question to ask yourself when deciding between the Galaxy Note9 and the iPhone X.


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