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Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9+: What Buyers Need to Know



Note 9 vs Galaxy S9 Plus: Specs & Features

Note 9 vs Galaxy S9 Plus: Specs & Features

The Galaxy S9 Plus arrived in March of 2018, so it's not even six months old yet. It's still fast, powerful, capable, and basically on-par with the Note 9. Well, aside from a few areas. Here's how they stack up on paper. 

Galaxy Note 9 Specs 

  • 6.4-inch Quad-HD Curved Infinity AMOLED Display 
  • Snapdragon 845 Processor or Samsung Exynos 9810 with 6-8GB of RAM
  • 128 or 512GB storage options (tons of space)
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung UX
  • Dual 12MP Rear Cameras with variable aperture, IOS, 960 FPS Slow-mo, more
  • 8MP Front Selfie Camera with Portrait Mode & Improved AR Emoji
  • Stereo Speaker tuned by AKG
  • 4,000 mAh battery with fast and wireless charging
  • IP68 Dust & Water-resistance
  • USB Type-C, Bixby 2.0, Bixby AI, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Heart-rate sensor, Face Unlock, Iris Scanning
  • S-Pen with Bluetooth, New Features, etc
  • and more

As you can see, this is a high-end phone in every sense of the word. Samsung added some important changes that will make this its best phone yet. Well, best until the S10 in 2019. 

Some important points to take note of are double the storage, extra RAM, a massive battery, S-Pen features, and the optional 512GB model is insane. 

Galaxy S9+ Specs 

  • 6.2-inch 2960 x 1440 Quad-HD AMOLED Curved Display 
  • 8-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor
  • 64GB of internal storage (Micro-SD slot included) and 6GB of RAM 
  • Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience UI
  • Dual 12 Megapixel Rear Cameras - OIS, phase detection auto-focus, variable f/1.5-2.4 aperture camera, 960 FPS, slo-mo, more
  • 8-megapixel front camera with autofocus, f/1.7 aperture
  • Fingerprint Scanner, Face & Iris Intelligent Scanner
  • IP68 dust & water resistance up to 5ft for 30 minutes
  • 3,500 mAh battery with Fast & Wireless Charging 
  • Always-On Display
  • Dual Stereo Speakers that are 1.4x louder than S8
  • Samsung Pay, Bixby Virtual Assistant, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, more

Look familiar? That's because these phones are almost the same, save for the S-Pen and a few other things. 

What it all comes down to is if you want the bigger screen, and the S-Pen. That said, a huge factor for me is the bigger 4,000 mAh in the Galaxy Note 9. Making it one of Samsung's longest-lasting phones ever released. I'd buy it just for the battery.

That aside, if you can get the Galaxy S9+ for a good deal and you don't need some of these small changes, get it. You won't regret the decision. 

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