The world of smartphone is very huge, its so huge that Samsung has its own galaxies within it (just kidding). Every now and then with new researches and development, smartphone giants are releasing new and improved versions of their previously available devices. With small and slow steps forward, the newer devices are able to pack on some serious features from display to battery life to thinness to compactness. Everything thing is shrinking its size, even the bezels on the smartphones are shrinking except the expectations of users and the manufacturer’s desire to develop.
Apple just became the first U.S. based public company to cross $1 trillion cap mark. The Samsung has been sitting there at top with devices of every price range literally targeting every customer of every budget range. Apple might be on some costlier side, but they are famous for the premium smartphone with some amazing brand value to the customers higher in the budget range. Today we are about to do some comparison between these 2 company’s latest models because its very hot topic at present to talk on.
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About Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Apple iPhone X
Samsung and Apple are two companies considered to have neck to neck competition in the smartphone world. While Apple seems to have run out of decimal numbers, the Samsung’s Galaxy seems to have no stop to. Both of thee companies have top of the line specs in their latest smartphone release, Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone X. Though it be called as rivalry or competition or production trends, but we enjoy the specs these two smartphones have to provide. Let’s learn about these devices first and then talk about their differences and similarity if they have.
Apple iPhone X
The iPhone X pronounced “iPhone 10”, was introduced at Apple’s September 2017 event as another addition to the iPhone family. The phone is much anticipated one and as always, people were very excited at the release. As Apple likes to say, this particular iPhone X represents the biggest leap in the technological ecosystem since their first iPhone launch a decade ago. The hopes were to create an all display iPhone for the users, eliminating the lines between expectation and reality. Its unique display design with both front and back glass panel and a “Notch” on the front side is a unique sight. The notch has been very popular since then. It may have been hated by some, but it is loved by most and its necessary too to just pack on the sensors required.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The Galaxy Note 9 is a little bigger, little colorful and powerful than the previous Note phone. It’s the biggest Android phone you will want to have your hands on in 2018. Standing tall with 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display and a huge 4,000 mAh battery, it provides max of 512GB internal with a choice to have the very first 1TB phone through MicroSD card expansion. It has 8GB of RAM. It wont feel very big in your hands if you had previously available Note 8 as its only 0.1-inch taller. It has its specs borrowed from its friends Galaxy S9 and S9 plus.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone X Specs
I have listed a detail specs of both of the devices, I hope you all will find the differences.
|Specs||Apple iPhone X||Samsung Galaxy Note 9|
|CPU||Hexa Core||Octa Core|
|Battery||2716 mAh||4000 mAh|
|OS||iOS v11.0.1||Android v8.1 (Oreo)|
|Sim Slots||Single, GSM||Dual, GSM+GSM|
|Launch Date||November 03, 2017||August 22, 2018|
|Chipset||Apple A11 Bionic||Samsung Exynos 9 octa 9810|
|Graphics||Apple GPU(3-core)||Mali-G72 MP18|
|Processor||Hexacore (2.53 GHz, dual core Monsoon, 1.42GHz quad core Mistral)||Octacore(2.7 GHz, quadcore, M3 mongoose + 1.7GHz quadcore + 1.7 GHz quadcore cortex A55)|
|Waterproof||IP67 rated||IP68 rated|
|Colors||Silver, space Grey||Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue|
|Display type||OLED||Super AMOLED|
|Screen to body ratio||82.9%||84.42%|
|Resolution||1125×2463 pixels||1440×2960 pixels|
|Touch screen||3D touchscreen with Multi-touch||Capacitive touchscreen with Multi-touch|
|Memory expandable||No||Up to 1TB (w/ 512GB SDcard)|
|Camera features||Time-lapse, continuous autofocus, video light||Time-lapse, hyper-lapse, object tracking, digital image stabilization, continuous autofocus|
|Stabilization||Optical image stabilization||Optical Image Stabilization|
|Front camera||7 MP||8 MP|
|Flash||Retina flash||LED flash|
|Video Recording||1920×1080 @ 30fps||3840×2160 @ 30 fps
1920×1080 @ 60 fps
1280×720 @ 960 fps
|USB connectivity||USB 2.0||Mass storage, USB charging|
These are some of the straight forward specs comparison of the two devices. iPhone X ditches the fingerprint sensor for a facial recognition mechanism they like to call “Face ID”. They believe that the fingerprint has higher possibility of replication than a person’s face. They are so confident of their system that they claim, even identical twins cannot fool the system. The Dot projector projects more than 30,000 invisible infrared dots onto the face and are read by an infrared camera which then transforms and recognizes the users face. It only works when you look at it with eyes wide open i.e. no one can access your phone while you are sleeping. The face ID adopts as your face changes. They ditched the headphone jack for the sake of compactness and making wireless. On the contrary side, the Note 9 has an Iris scanner for the eyes and face unlock feature as well but not as iPhone X has. It retains the fingerprint scanner as people rely and seem to trust it more.
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Though being a product of two different company on two different platform with its different pros and cons, both the devices have their own popularity among the users. The iPhone X’s attraction are its display and Face ID whereas Note 9 is popular of its looks and the S-pen it comes with.
The S-pen in Note 9 works like a magician’s wand. There are ton of things you can do with it from over 30 feet away. It can work as a trigger for the camera, buttons for music tracks, advance photos in gallery, pointer for presentation and much more.
Unlike Apple’s Pencil that sticks out every time you need to charge it, S-pen does that inside the phone and in just 40 seconds for 30 minutes battery life. Apple’s pencil can just not be hidden and it looks ridiculous while charging. Overall Samsung has been doing great improvement in their stylus sector.
Both the devices have wireless charging support and fast charging support. Samsung has a fast charger included in the box, but Apple wants its cut by having to buy the fast charge at an additional cost separately.
Hence, these were the quick and somewhat detailed comparison of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Apple iPhone X. Both the devices are one of its kind and comparing them would be an unfair task given their release dates and target market.
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The Apple iPhone X price is about $999 for the 64GB variant and $1,149 for the 256GB variant. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has its price maintained at $1,000 for 128GB version with 6GB RAM and $1,250 for 512GB version with 8GB RAM. You can purchase iPhone X online from this link https://www.apple.com/lae/buy/ or nearest Apple store in your city. Th Galaxy Note 9 can be bought from the official website as soon as the sale starts.