Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X – Specs Comparison

Samsung has launched its latest flagship smartphones called the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at MWC 2018. These devices are Samsung’s response to Apple’s $999 iPhone X. Are you curious to know what are the key differences Samsung has offered with their Galaxy S9 smartphones over Apple’s iPhone X? Check out our detailed Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X specs comparison table below to see how the Korean Giant’s two new smartphones stack up against Apple’s iPhone X in terms of technical specifications.

At first glance, the Galaxy S9 devices look identical to their predecessors, however, Samsung has made sure to upgrade the latest flagships in every possible way internally. Additionally, the Korean giant has clearly taken some cues from Apple’s iPhone X and have introduced some AR features in its latest devices.

Other than the hardware specifications, the Samsung is heavily undercutting the iPhone X in terms of price with its smaller 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 smartphone. While the Cupertino giant has priced its iPhone X at $999 and more, the Galaxy S9 with 5.8-inch display starts at $719.99 and the bigger Galaxy S9+ coming in at $839.99.

While the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ would look identical at first glance apart from their size, the Galaxy S9+ features a bigger display, better camera, and more battery power. Unlike Apple’s iPhone X, the Galaxy S9 features headphone jack. Hit the jump for a detailed rundown of iPhone X and Galaxy S9/S9+ hardware specs.

Galaxy S9

iPhone X

Galaxy S9+

General

Announced February, 2018 September, 2017 February, 2018
Released March, 2018 November, 2017 March, 2018

Body

Dimensions 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight 163 g 174 grams 189 g
Color Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple Space Gray, Silver Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple
Water & Dust Resistance IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes Rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529 IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

Display

Display Type Super AMOLED OLED Super AMOLED
Screen Size 5.8 inches 5.8-inches 6.2 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels 1125 x 2436 pixels 1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel Density 570ppi 458ppi 529ppi
Display Features Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 3D Touch (home button only), Always-on display True Tone Display, Wide Color Display, 3D Touch, HDR10 display, All-screen Corning Gorilla Glass 5, HDR10 compliant, 3D Touch (home button only), Always-on display

Hardware & Software

Chipset Exynos 9810 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 – USA & China
Apple A11 Bionic (64-bit) Exynos 9810 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 – USA & China
RAM 4GB 3GB 6 GB RAM
Internal Storage 64/128/256 GB 64GB / 256GB 64/128/256 GB
External Storage microSD, up to 256 GB N/A microSD, up to 256 GB
SIM Card Nano-SIM (dual SIM option available) Nano-SIM Nano-SIM (dual SIM option available)
NFC Samsung Pay Apple Pay Samsung Pay
Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 Face ID (Facial recognition)
Barometer, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
OS Android 8.0 (Oreo) iOS 11 Android 8.0 (Oreo)

Camera

Main Camera 12 MP – f/1.5-2.4
2160p@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps
12MP Dual:
Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture
4K – @24fps, @30fps, @60fps
1080p – @30fps @60fps @120fps @240fps
720p – 30fps
12MP Dua:
f/1.5-2.4
f/2.4
2160p@60fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps
Front Camera 8 MP – f/1.7
1440p@30fps
7MP – ƒ/2.2 aperture
1080p HD video
Portrait Lighting
Animoji
8 MP – f/1.7
1440p@30fps
Camera Features OIS, LED flash, HDR, dual video call, dual video recording Optical zoom; digital zoom up to 10x
Quad-LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync
Portrait mode
Portrait Lighting
OIS, LED flash, HDR, dual video call, dual video recording

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion battery Li-Ion battery Li-Ion battery
Battery Capacity 3000mAh 2716mAh 3500mAh
Features wireless charging, Fast Wired Charging, Non-Removable Wireless Charging, Fast Wired Charging, Non-Removable wireless charging, Fast Wired Charging, Non-Removable

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0 5.0
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, Lightning reversible connector 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Now that you’ve seen the specification differences between the three devices, let us know what you think about the Galaxy S9 as compared to the iPhone X.

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