Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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Display

Display size

5.5 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9
18.5:9

Pixel density

401 ppi
516 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

67.58 %
83.51 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Adreno 630

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
6 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

256 GB, not expandable
128 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2900 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

 
38.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1117 min)

Stand-by time

 
12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)
29.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 

Internet use

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
3G: 14 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours

Music playback

60.00 hours
95.00 hours

Video playback

12.00 hours
21.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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

Second camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash

Quad LED
LED

Software Features

RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization

Front

7 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Wide Angle, Autofocus

Video capture

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

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches (161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm)

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
7.09 oz (201 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Notification light, Stylus

Keys

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key; Right: Other

Colors

Black, Gold, Silver, Red, Rose gold, Jet black
Midnight black, Ocean blue, Cloud silver, Lavender purple

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

 
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Headphones port, Charging, Mass storage device
OTG, Video out, Charging

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible

 
M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 07, 2016
Jul 03, 2018

FCC ID value: BCG-E3087A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMN960U link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.09 W/kg
0.27 W/kg

Body

1.10 W/kg
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.52 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.13 W/kg
1.35 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.90 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
S Pen, USB Cable, Earphones, SIM removal tool, USB power adaptor, USB connector, Pen, nibs, Tweezer, Clear cover case, Quick start guide, USB connector leaflet.

MSRP price

$ 969
$ 1000

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 07, 2016
Aug 09, 2018
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