Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone XS Max

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
samsung galaxy note 9
Apple iPhone XS Max
apple iphone xs max
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general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Apple
Announced August 2018 September 2018
Status Available - August 2018 Coming Soon - September 2018
Price Rs. 67,900 ($999.00) [Similarly Priced] -
Colors Metallic copper, Lavender purple, Ocean blue, Midnight black Space Gray, Silver, Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm
(6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)
157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm
(6.2 x 3.05 x 0.3 in)
Weight 201 g (7.09 oz) 208 g (7.34 oz)
SIM Type Single SIM (Nano-SIM), Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Nano-SIM and e-SIM
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600)
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - Fingerprint Sensor
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
- Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
Notification LED Yes -

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android 8.1 (Oreo) iOS 12
Processor Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China, Exynos 9810 Octa - EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 - USA/LATAM, China [Similar]
Hexa-core, Apple A12 Bionic
GPU Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA
Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China [Similar]
Apple GPU (4-core graphics) [Similar]
RAM 6/8 GB [Browse Similar] 4 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 128/512 GB 64/256/512 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Scratch-resistant Glass, Oleophobic Coating
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 6.4 inches [Similar] 6.5 inches [Similar]
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels (514 ppi) 1242 x 2688 pixels (456 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 84.15% 84.97%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes no
Radio No No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera Dual 12 MP + 12 MP [Similar] Dual 12 MP + 12 MP [Similar]
Flash LED flash Quad-LED dual-tone flash
Features 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6", 1µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Dual Video Call, Auto-HDR
12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1.0µm, OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom, HDR
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, Dual-Video Rec 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, stereo sound recording
Front Camera 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6", 1.22µm, AF, Dual video call, Auto-HDR, 1440p@30fps [Similar] 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, HDR, 1080p@60fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX 5.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 (Safari)

memory User Memory

Internal 128/512 GB, 6/8 GB RAM 64/256/512 GB, 4 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only No
USB OTG Not Supported Not Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
Light Sensor light sensor present light sensor present
Magnetic-Field Sensor (Compass) magnetic field sensor present magnetic field sensor present
Gyroscope Sensor gyroscope sensor present gyroscope sensor present
Barometer Sensor barometer sensor present barometer sensor present
Heart-rate Sensor heart rate sensor present heart rate sensor not present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Capacity 4000 mAh -
Stand by - -
Talk Time - Up to 20 h (3G)