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Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Apple iPhone X

  • Samsung Galaxy S9

  • Apple iPhone X

Samsung Galaxy S9

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Apple iPhone X

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Design

Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemAndroid (8.0)iOS (11.x)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.81 in x 2.7 in x 0.33 in5.65 in x 2.79 in x 0.3 in
Weight5.75 oz6.14 oz
RuggedYes (Water, Dust proof)Yes (Water, Dust proof)
IP certifiedYes (IP68)Yes (IP67)
MaterialsMain body: glassMain body: glass
BiometricsIris scanner, Facial recognition, Fingerprint (touch)Facial recognition
Keys  
Left sideYesYes
Volume control, OtherVolume control, Other
Right sideYesYes
Lock/Unlock keyLock/Unlock key
Available color optionsBlack, Gold, Gray, Purple, Blue, RedGray, Silver

Display

Physical size 5.8 in5.84 in
Display resolutionOther (1440x2960 pixels)Other (1125x2436 pixels)
TechnologySuper AMOLEDOLED
Screen-to-body ratio84.36%82.35%
Colors 16 777 216
Peak brightness 625cd/m2 (nit)
Touch screenYes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)Yes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)
FeaturesHDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensorHDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 845Apple A11 Bionic
Processor modelKryo 385 (Octa-core,2800 MHz,64-bit,10nm) 
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Adreno 630)Yes (Apple 3-core GPU)
RAM4 GB3 GB
Memory architectureQuad-channel 
TypeLPDDR4 
Built-in storage256 GB256 GB
Memory card supportYes (up to 400 GB) 
Type microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD 

Camera

CameraYes (12 megapixels)Yes (12 megapixels)
FlashYes (LED)Yes (Quad LED)
Aperture sizeF1.5-F2.4F1.8
Pixel size1.4μm1.22μm
Optical zoom Yes (2x)
Hardware FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)Second camera, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software FeaturesManual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo taggingRAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed controlExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
Video captureYes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 60), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (960 fps))Yes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 60), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps))
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharingOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Additional cameraYes (8 megapixels)Yes (7 megapixels)
FeaturesAutofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Video capture2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)

Battery

Capacity3000 mAh2716 mAh
TypeLi-ionLi-ion
Fast ChargeYes (Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging) 
Wireless chargingBuilt-in (Qi, Powermat)Built-in (Qi)
Battery timesTalk time: 31 hours / Stand-by time: 3 days (82 hours) / Music playback : 51 hours / Video playback : 17 hoursMusic playback : 60 hours / Video playback : 13 hours
Internet use  
3G11 %01.0f hours 
LTE12%01.0f hours 
Wi-Fi14%01.0f hours 

Multimedia

Screen mirroringWireless screen share 
RadioYes (Type: Type: FM) 
Headphones connector3.5mmProprietary
Additional microphone/s Yes
SpeakersEarpiece, Multiple speakersEarpiece, Multiple speakers

Cellular

Network technologyGSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), CDMA (800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46 )GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )
DataLTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPALTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
2G DataEDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS
nano-SIMYesYes
VoLTE Yes
Global roamingYesYes

Phone features

SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
NotificationsService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timerCalendar, Alarm, Flashlight, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
E-mailYesYes
SupportsIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant messagingYesYes
ServicesHangouts / Google Talk 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Hearing Aid Compatibility  Yes
Hearing Aid Compatibility rating M3, T4

Connectivity

BluetoothYes (5.0)Yes (5.0)
Profiles/ ProtocolsAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Heart Rate Profile, Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)
Wi-Fi 802.11Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)
MIMOMIMO
Mobile HotspotYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes
USBYes (USB 3.1)Yes
FeaturesMass storage device, USB OTGMass storage device, USB charging
Connector type USB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary
Mobile PaymentSamsung PayApple Pay
Charging connectorUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDouGPS, A-GPS, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Regulatory Approval

Regulatory ApprovalYes 
FCC ID valueA3LSMG960U 
FCC ID link link 
Date approvedJan 11, 2018 
US SAR  
Head0.35 W/kg 
Body0.96 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.59 W/kg 
Wireless Router0.95 W/kg 

Availability

Officially announcedYes (Feb 25, 2018)Yes (Sep 12, 2017)
Market statusAvailableAvailable
Release dateMar 16, 2018Nov 03, 2017

Shopping information

Accessories EarPods with Lightning Connector, Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
MSRP price$820$1149

US carrier availability

CarrierVerizon (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), AT&T (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), T-Mobile (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), Sprint (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), Cricket (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), MetroPCS (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), Virgin Mobile (Available (Mar 16, 2018)), Boost Mobile (Available (Mar 16, 2018))Verizon (Available (Nov 03, 2017)), AT&T (Available (Nov 03, 2017)), Sprint (Available (Nov 03, 2017)), T-Mobile (Available (Nov 03, 2017)), Virgin Mobile (Available (Nov 10, 2017)), MetroPCS (Available (Nov 14, 2017)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Nov 14, 2017)), Cricket (Available (Nov 15, 2017)), Boost Mobile (Available (Dec 13, 2017))