The Samsung introduced the new Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus during MWC 2018, with a number of exciting technical specifications and variable lens opening, which ensures better light control during camera use. In addition, other features such as emoji moved to increased and dual camera reality were announced, too, like the others available in the competitor of Apple, iPhone X.
With the launch, several points have become common among the three smartphones. See below the comparison between the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and iPhone X and find out what the strengths and weaknesses of each are.
Both the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus and the iPhone X have OLED screen technology, coupled with more saturated colors and higher levels of contrast. At screen size, both Galaxy S9 and iPhone X are 5.8 inches, while the S9 Plus has the largest screen, 6.2 inches. In the aspect of the screen, Samsung maintains the ratio of 18: 9 that debuted on the Galaxy S8, while on the iPhone X, the value is 19.5: 9, which, in practice, results in a more “narrow” on Apple’s mobile phone.
In the resolution, whoever is ahead is the new smartphone from Samsung. Regardless of the version, both have 2960 x 1440 pixels, resulting in 570 pixels per inch (PPI) in the S9 and 529 ppl in the S9 Plus. On the iPhone X, the resolution is lower, at 2436 x 1125 pixels, with a density of 458 PPI.
The displays are similar because of the use of the OLED and present resolutions very high to the point that the preference ends up falling on the format. The iPhone X screen is narrower and the notch at the top, which reserves space for the front camera of the smartphone, differs well from one cell to the other and can help you figure out which one is the best option for you.
On main cameras, both Galaxy S9 Plus and iPhone X have dual cameras. In the case of the launch of Samsung, are two 12-megapixel sensors, capable of varying the focal aperture of the lens between f / 1.5 and f / 2.4, a feature that allows controlling the light input during the photo. In the iPhone X, there is also a dual 12 megapixel, with a fixed aperture in f / 1.8 and f / 2.4. The Galaxy S9, finally, has only a 12-megapixel camera but also has variable lens aperture.
In the front cameras, the comparisons are not so busy. The two models of the S9 have sensor of 8 megapixels with f / 1.7. On the other hand, the iPhone X has a camera with 7 megapixels and f / 2.2. On the Apple smartphone, selfies in darker and more open places may have more quality than the competitor.
The S9 and S9 Plus come on the market in versions of 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB of data space, both with capacity to expand this total through the use of microSD cards up to 400 GB. On iPhone X, your smartphone has only options for internal storage of 64 GB or 256 GB.
Processor and RAM
The task of comparing a processor between iPhones and Android-powered phones is a little unpleasant in that Apple controls the process of developing its processors and iOS, which gives the brand’s products a greater working capability, even with apparently specifications lower. In the case of Samsung, Qualcomm’s premium processor Snapdragon 845is developed to suit a wide variety of manufacturers and without a fine tune with the evolution of Android controlled by Google.
That being said, in the coldness of numbers, Snapdragon 845 is superior. On the other hand, the Aion Bionic, from Apple, adds six cores and can accelerate up to 2.35 GHz. As for RAM, Samsung brings 4 GB in the S9 and 6 GB on the S9 Plus. The iPhone X has 3 GB.
AR emoji vs Animoji
The emoji AR is Samsung’s response to Apple’s Animoji and, just like the original feature of the iPhone X, allows the user to transform himself into an animated emoji.
The differences lie in the set of front-facing iPhone sensors, which watches the user and maps their expressions on existing emojis. In S9, the feature works similarly, however, the reading is only promoted by the front camera of the device. Another distinction between the two is that in the case of Galaxy, you can create a new emoji to represent you, while on iPhone X you are limited to lending your expressions to existing emojis.
The S9 and S9 Plus finally bring stereo sound, combining an output on the top of the phone and another on the base, a solution similar to the one the iPhone X offers. Stereo sound is important for listening to audio without a headset, as it ensures greater immersion and quality in playback. Another novelty in favor of the S9 and S9 Plus is the compatibility with Dolby Atmos sound, used in movie theaters and home theaters.
A big differential between the two smartphones is still in the connectivity of headphones. Unlike the iPhone X, the S9 and S9 Plus offer a headphone jack (3.5mm).
Opting between Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus and iPhone X is to choose between Android and iOS . The new Samsung smartphone leaves the factory with Android 8 Oreo on board, while the iPhone X already has update available for iOS 11 .
In addition to the differences related to how the user interacts with both platforms, it is important to consider that iPhones always receive system updates agile and for longer periods. On Samsung’s side, the arrival of newer versions of Android to the phones of the brand may take a while: the Galaxy S8, launched a year ago, began receiving the update to Android Oreo just last week. The S7 , of 2016, was not even started.
Samsung has a more varied catalog of colors. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are available in black, blue, gray (silver) and pink (officially called “ultraviolet”) colors. The iPhone X has gray and silver versions.
Samsung has not yet revealed the prices of the new S9 and S9 Plus and when smartphones will be available in Brazil, with the exception of the United States, where sales will begin on March 16. In Brazil, the iPhone X can be found in a 64GB version with values that turn in the house of $ 6,000 (in the official store of Apple the value rises to $ 6,999).
Salty prices and the difficulty of forecasting a price range for the new S9 make it difficult to resolve the cost-benefit ratio. In any case, the S9 Plus, in particular, can take advantage of camera quality thanks to variable aperture lenses.
Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S9 Plus vs iPhone X
|Specifications||Galaxy S9||Galaxy S9 Plus||iPhone X|
|Launch||February 2018||February 2018||October 2017|
|Launch price||Undefined||Undefined||R $ 6,999|
|Current price||Undefined||Undefined||from R $ 6,000|
|Screen Size||5.8 inches (18: 9)||6.2 inches (18: 9)||5.8 inches (19.5: 9)|
|Screen resolution||2960 x 1440 pixels||2960 x 1440 pixels||2436 x 1125 pixels|
|Processor||Snapdragon 845, 2.8 GHz octa-core||Snapdragon 845, 2.8 GHz octa-core||A11 Bionic, 2.35 GHz hexa-core|
|Storage||64, 128 or 256 GB||64, 128 or 256 GB||64 or 256 GB|
|Memory card||Yes, up to 400 GB||Yes, up to 400 GB||no|
|Back camera||12 MP with variable aperture||12 MP dual mode with variable aperture||12 MP dual|
|Frontal camera||8 MP||8MP||7 MP|
|Operational system||Android 8 Oreo||Android 8 Oreo||iOS 11|
|Drums||3.000 mAh||3,500 mAh||2,716 mAh|
|Dimensions and weight||147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm; 163 grams||158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm; 189 grams||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm; 174 grams|
|Colors||black, blue, silver and pink||black, blue, silver and pink||space gray and silver|
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