iPhone XS Max and Galaxy Note 9: What’s the difference?

iPhone XS Max and Galaxy Note 9 are the best of smartphones ever. These two phones boast seriously in a highly-advanced design, its gigantic OLED screens, and also to the modernize cameras that it has.

But, along the way, these two phones arrivals have its differences in such ways, especially when it comes to the processors, the features, and also the storage options.

Updated on 8 June 2024

So, iPhone XS Max and Galaxy Note 9, have had put through some rounds in the match to see what’s the difference of both phones.

iPhone XS Max and Galaxy Note 9: The Specification

In General

iPhone XS Max Galaxy Note 9
Starting Price 512GB($1,449), 256GB($1,249), 64GB($1,099) 512GB($1,249), 128GB($999)
Colors Space Gray, Silver, Gold Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple
Weight 7.3 ounces 7.1 ounces
Size 6.2 x 3.05 x 0.3 inches 6.3 x 3 x 0.35 inches
Screen size 6.5 inches OLED 6.4 inches Super AMOLED
Screen resolution 2688 x 1242 pixels 2960 x 1440 pixels
Processor A12 Bionic Snapdragon 845
Battery size 3179mAh battery 4000mAh battery
Battery Life (Hours: Minutes) 10:38 11:26
Storage 512Gb, 256GB, 64GB 512GB, 128GB
microSD None Up to 512GB
Water resistance IP68 IP68
Biometric security Face ID Face scan, fingerprint, Iris Scan
Front Camera 7MP (f/2.2) 8MP (f/1.7)
Rear Camera Dual 12MP (f/1.8) and telephoto (f/2.4) Dual 12MP (f/1.5) and (f/2.4)

iPhone XS Max and Galaxy Note 9: The Display and Design

Undoubtedly, iPhone XS Max and Galaxy Note 9 are both competitive with its offered display and design.

For this reason, the iPhone XS Max is definitely the largest smartphone Apple manufacturer do have right now. Thus, the phone displays a ginormous 6.5 inches, with 2,436 x 1,125 OLED screens. And likely to its predecessor, it has retained its designs and proportions. Such as, with no headphone jack but, has stereo speakers. And also, the phone is certified for dust and water resistance because it has an IP68

Whilst, the Galaxy Note 9 delivers a little bit smaller than the iPhone XS Max. Thus, the phone displays 6.4 inches Super AMOLED “Infinity Display” with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels, but by some means, it looks bigger than the iPhone. However, the device has a proper headphone jack. And, past Note users would clearly notice the repositioned fingerprint sensor, in which is now located below rather than next to the rear camera.

iPhone XS Max and Galaxy Note 9: The Camera

The iPhone XS Max, with the A12 Bionic chipset, enables the intimate 12MP dual lens setup to deliver better pictures than the previous iPhone X. Thus, the camera has improved and now delivers body detection, a scene analysis, face detection, and even a better portrait shooting.

And also, the camera of the phone has its special feature, wherein, it enables you to change the base of the field after you’ve taken a specific shot.

However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a dual lens setup, in a 12MP “SuperSpeed Dual Pixel”. Thus, the phone’s camera is capable of doing a f/1.5 that is great in low light shot. And also, thanks to the phones Artificial Intelligence, because it has a clever noise reduction algorithm that combines lots of pictures to identify and remove the unwanted shot noise. And yes, there is no more doubt in taking bad photos.

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