Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max

By yatin singh | Updated 13 Dec 2018
Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max
  • Two of the most expensive flagship devices of the year 2018 is all set to compete out. Let’s find out which premium device is the best?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a successor to the Galaxy Note 8. The iPhone XS Max and Galaxy Note 9 are a lot different from each other yet fall in the same segment. The Galaxy Note 9 has been launched with some cool upgrades in its S stylus pen, while the iPhone XS Max with its edge-to-edge OLED display made the phone a bit better than its previous version. They are big, powerful, stylish at the same time expensive. So if you are willing to spend this a lot of money on buying a smartphone then which one you should go with? Let’s just begin. 

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Display

The iPhone XS Max features a bigger 6.5-inch OLED display that offers a resolution of 2688 x 1242 pixels, while the Galaxy Note 9 Sports a slightly smaller 6.4-inch display. However, the panel on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 has a higher resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels compared to the iPhone XS. if you’re a fan of notch then the iPhone XS sports a notch on top of the display, which gives you more viewing area and a higher screen to body ratio in comparison to the Galaxy Note 9. 

Processor 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is powered by an Exynos 9810 chipset. The phone is available in India in two variants 6GB/128GB and 6GB/512GB. On the other hand, the iPhone XS Max is powered by the Apple latest A12 Bionic chipset, which is coupled with 64GB, and 512GB storage options. 
However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 offers more RAM at up to 8GB compared to the iPhone XS 4GB’s RAM. 

Camera

Both smartphones are equipped with a dual 12MP sensors at the back - 12MP wide-angle lens and 12MP telephoto lens. On paper, it looks almost the same as their previous versions. However, both the companies have done some upgrades that are not major but yet an improvement. 

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At the front, the Galaxy Note 9 has an 8MP unit. This time, the Samsung has even given a control on their Bluetooth enabled S Pen that allows you to click a selfie by pressing a button on the S Pen. 

On the other hand, the Apple iPhone XS Max comes with a 7MP sensor for clicking selfies. 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been launched in India at a price of Rs 67,990 for the base 8GB/128GB model, while the iPhone XS Max 64GB storage model is available for Rs 1,09,900.

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