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:

SummaryApple iPhone XSamsung Galaxy Note 9
performanceHexa CoreOcta core
display5.8" (14.73 cm)6.4" (16.26 cm)
storage64 GB128 GB
camera12 MP12 MP
battery2716 mAh4000 mAh
ram3 GB6 GB
other sensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, GyroscopeLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensorNoYes
applicationsFaceTime, iTunes Store, iBooks, Podcasts, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends.-
quick chargingYesYes
operating systemiOS v11.0.1Android v8.1 (Oreo)
sim slotsSingle SIM, GSMDual SIM, GSM+GSM
modeliPhone XGalaxy Note 9
launch dateNovember 3, 2017 (Official)August 22, 2018 (Expected)
brandAppleSamsung
sim sizeSIM1: NanoSIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
network4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensorNoYes
loudspeakerYesYes
fm radioNo-
audio jackLightning3.5 mm
chipsetApple A11 BionicSamsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810
graphicsApple GPU (three-core graphics)Mali-G72 MP18
processorHexa 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)
coprocessorM11-
architecture64 bit64 bit
ram3 GB6 GB
build materialCase: Mineral GlassBack: Mineral Glass-
thickness7.7 mm8.8 mm
width70.9 mm76.4 mm
weight174 grams201 grams
waterproofYes Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1 meter), IP67Yes Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68
ruggednessDust proofDust proof
height143.6 mm161.9 mm
coloursSilver, Space GreyMidnight Black, Lavender Purple, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue
display typeOLEDSuper AMOLED
aspect ratio18:918.5:9
screen to body ratio80.93 %84.42 %
pixel density463 ppi514 ppi
screen protectionYesCorning Gorilla Glass
screen size5.8 inches (14.73 cm)6.4 inches (16.26 cm)
screen resolution1125 x 2436 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels
touch screenYes 3D Touch Touchscreen, Multi-touchYes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
internal memory64 GB128 GB
expandable memoryNoYes Up to 512 GB
settingsExposure compensation, ISO controlExposure compensation, ISO control
camera features10 x Digital Zoom, Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focusWide Angle Selfie
image resolution4000 x 3000 Pixels4000 x 3000 Pixels
sensorBSI Sensor-
video recording featuresOptical Image stabilization-
autofocusYesYes
shooting modesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst modeContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
resolution7 MP Front Camera8 MP Front Camera
physical apertureF2.2F1.7
optical image stabilisationYes Dual optical image stabilizationYes Dual optical image stabilization
flashYes Retina FlashYes LED Flash
video recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 960 fps
user replaceableNoNo
talktimeUp to 21 Hours(3G)-
quick chargingYes Fast, 50 % in 30 minutesYes
wireless chargingYesYes
typeLi-ionLi-ion
capacity2716 mAh4000 mAh
wifiYes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMOYes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
wifi featuresMobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
bluetoothYes v5.0Yes v5.0
volteYesYes
usb connectivityUSB 2.0Mass storage device, USB charging
sar valueHead: 1.08 W/kg, Body: 1.17 W/kg-
nfcYesYes
network support4G, 3G, 2G4G, 3G, 2G
gpsYes with A-GPS, GlonassYes 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 sizeSIM1: NanoSIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)