The ultimate battle between the strongest flagships from two-different Tech-Giants in the digital market is still on-going, for they’re both setting-up a lot of surprises for their fans by releasing a brand new, powerful smartphone every year, molding a battle between which brand creates a precisely strong smartphone that will dominate the market in the future. The current competition is controlled by Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy series, and the launch of a new flagship model sets the standard for next year’s phone design and functionality.
Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 PLUS at MWC 2018. Samsung’s flagship 2018 phones is set to battle-up against Apple’s $999 Apple iPhone. Take a look at the comparative chart of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X specifications to see how the Galaxy S9 and his brother Plus overlaps the iPhone X in terms of technical specifications and a variety of new features.
While the S9 has the same design language as its predecessor, Samsung has updated the phone virtually in every way possible internally. In addition, the Korean company has included some features of AR clearly following the example of iPhone X.
However, apart from the specifications, Samsung has definitely cut-off the iPhone X in terms of price even with the Galaxy S9. While the iPhone X starts at $999, the Galaxy S9 is priced at $719.99, with the Galaxy S9 PLUS bigger, reaching $839.99 which totally shows a big difference when it comes to the price range.
Design and build
It’s immensely difficult to compare two smartphones in design in a market with so few variations, but with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the iPhone X, it’s quite more critical to differentiate both of these powerhouses when they’re both two of the most anticipatedly powerful smartphones of today.
The Galaxy S9 has a headphone jack, which is discarded by Apple in their newest flagships, while it has an infinite screen that sees the curved front panel on the sides of the phone.
The Galaxy S9 is slightly thicker but not as large as the iPhone X, with dimensions of 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm.
The slightly larger Galaxy S9 PLUS measures 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm. This is comparable to the iPhone X which measures 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm. The normal Galaxy S9 is also a bit lighter than the iPhone X.
Screen and Display
Both phones have an organic LED display (OLED), which is able to produce superior contrast and dark colors on normal phone displays. Ironically, both sets of screens are made by Samsung. Both phones have a 5.8 inch screen, although the Galaxy S9 PLUS has a larger screen of 6.2 inches.
The Samsung screen has edges that fold towards the back of the phone, giving the impression of an endless screen. The iPhone X, on the other hand, has a flat screen, but covers the front of the phone with its “notch” design, which curves around the front cameras.
The Galaxy S9 clearly has an excellent screen, with a density of 570 pixels per inch, but the iPhone X, on the other hand, has 458 pixels per inch.
The Galaxy S9 was launched with the label: “The camera, reinvented” and this means that Samsung is betting its sales to show that it has the best smartphone camera. Well, how does it really compare its camera system with Apple’s latest iPhone X?
The new Samsung phone is equipped with a 12MP rear camera, which has two openings (the part of the camera that limits the amount of light reaching the lens). These are set to F2.4 for daylight and F1.5 for night scenes. On the larger Galaxy S9 PLUS, you also get a dual-lens camera, which means you can create photos with enhanced depth effects, which use a “bokeh” effect to blur the background and these are totally the best for portraits.
The iPhone X, on the other hand, has a dual camera default. These 12 MP cameras also have different apertures, one has F2.4 and the other F1.8.
An important difference is the ability of the Galaxy S9 to record video in super slow motion. You can record at 960 frames per second, while the iPhone X can only hold 240 frames per second.
Samsung’s AR Emoji vs Apple’s Animoji
Apple tried to reinvent the emoji system during the summer with its own version, the Animoji. These characters were trained using facial recognition technology to follow a user’s face and then send short videos using their expressions. However, they were ridiculed as a deception and the limited faces of 12 characters were not as versatile as emojis.
However, although it’s a new introduction of how Apple can be playful with technology, it can’t be denied that the Animoji has worked well within the public. This is more than you can say for AR Emoji from the Galaxy S9.
AR Emoji are similar to Animoji because they use facial recognition to track expressions. They also use your face to create a unique animated figure in the style of Bitmoji. This can also be sent to friends in GIF format. Samsung states that the AR Emoji uses 100 unique data points and a 3D modeling algorithm to map a user’s face without facing difficulty.
Processor, Power supply & Battery
Both the Galaxy S9 and the iPhone X have powerful processors and a decent battery life. Inside the iPhone X is a powerful Bionic A11 processor, while the Galaxy S9 has an Exynos 9810, also a powerful, high-end processor.
In terms of battery, the iPhone X has had a better life than the average battery all day. Although Apple does not indicate the size of the battery, it is reported that it is 2716 mAh. This is less than what Samsung currently has, which is 3,000 mAh in the S9 model and 3,500 mAh in the S9 PLUS.
RAM and storage
The S9 has 4 GB of RAM, the power that often determines the speed of the phone. The S9 PLUS has a huge 6 GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the iPhone X has 3 GB of RAM, but this does not prevent it from being one of the fastest and smoothest phones that the Telegraph has ever tested.
For storage, in the S9 you get 64 GB internally and in the S9 PLUS you get 128 GB. In the iPhone X you do it a bit better with 64 GB or 256 GB. However, the S9 has an expandable memory of up to 400 GB, while it can not be used on iPhone X (but you can connect to iCloud to store files online).