Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone X vs LG G7 ThinQ: Specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone X vs LG G7 ThinQ: Specs comparison
The Galaxy Note 9 is now official, and just as one might expect, it would be continuously measured up against the ever-so-fierce competition, comprised by the likes of Apple's top-end iPhones and the very best Android has to offer.

Now that the S Pen-toting smartphone behemoth has been unveiled as one of the most spec'd out devices of the year so far.

But how does it compare against the very best the competition has to offer? Needless to say, this is always a recurring question that beckons answering, and we are once again happy to provide.

We will put the new Note 9 against the Apple iPhone X, still the most advanced iPhone Apple has made so far, and the not-too-shabby LG G7 ThinQ.

You can compare the Note 9 against more phones in our dedicated tool right here.

Display

Size

5.8 inches
6.1 inches
6.4 inches

Technology

OLED
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

82.35 %
82.97 %
83.51 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
1000 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Apple 3-core GPU
Adreno 630
Adreno 630

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

256GB, not expandable
64GB
128GB

OS

iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

2716 mAh
3000 mAh
4000 mAh

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Talk time

 
20.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
38.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)

Stand-by time

 
15.6 days (374 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
29.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Internet use

 
 
3G: 14 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours

Music playback

60.00 hours
 
95.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
 
21.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 30 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
16 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS

Front

7 MP
8 MP
8 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)
6.03 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm)
6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches (161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm)

Weight

6.14 oz (174.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.71 oz (162.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
7.09 oz (201.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics

3D Face unlock
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
 
Notification light, Stylus

Buyers information

Price

$ 1149
 
$ 1000

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