Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone X are one of the most power-packed smartphones in the world. Notably, both the devices costs around $1000 in the US. Talking about Galaxy Note 9, the device has been launched on August 9 worldwide. On the other hand, iPhone X has debuted in the worldwide market last year. Meanwhile, Apple will soon launch the newer version of the iPhone X. So let's compare the specs and features of both the handsets.

One of the key difference between the Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone X is the screen size. Samsung's phone packs a 6.4-inch display, while iPhone X has 5.8 inches display.

iPhone X marks an OLED display with 2,436 x 1,125 pixels resolution. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes with an OLED display with a resolution of 2,960 x 1,440 pixels. One of the highlights of the Samsung's device is its S-Pen, which makes it a unique device compared to others.

Hardware comparison

Both the phone is made up of glass and metal. In terms of processor, the iPhone X sports Apple’s A11 Bionic chip paired with 3GB of RAM, while the Galaxy Note 9 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Also, both the smartphone are water and dust resistant. iPhone X is IP67 rated, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is IP68 rated. To those who don't know, "IP67 allows a phone to last up to 30 minutes in up to one meter of water, while IP68 means it can withstand 1.5 meters, reports Digital Trends." The base model of both the devices starts at $1,000.

The 512GB storage and 6GB RAM variant of Note 9 costs around $1,250.


Note 9 bears a dual 12 megapixel rear facing the cameras and 8MP front-facing camera. Samsung offers a dual aperture adapts to different lighting scenarios. One of the sensors has an adjustable aperture of f/1.5 to f/2.4. On the other side, iPhone X has a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, paired with a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with a f/1.8 aperture and a f/2.4 aperture respectively.

On the front, the device consists of a 7MP sensor with features include Face ID and Animoji. Battery wise, Samsung’s flagship houses 4,000 mAh battery compared to iPhone X's 2,716 mAh. However, one should consider that Note 9 has bigger needs for a bigger display, and S-Pen.

Overall, it is difficult to choose a winner as both the top-end smartphones are good in their own way. However, Note 9 could be a good option for the gamers as it has a brilliant display and a really powerful processor. Stay tuned for more tech news and updates.