Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
18.5:9

Pixel density

515 ppi
516 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

74.39 %
83.51 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 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

Hardware Features

 
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus

Specifications

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

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Scenes, Effects
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) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
 

Features

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

Front

3.7 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Wide Angle, Autofocus

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches (153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm)
6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches (161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm)

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
7.09 oz (201 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

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

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Notification light
Notification light, Stylus

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Gold, Pink, White
 

Colors

 
Midnight black, Ocean blue, Cloud silver, Lavender purple

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

DLNA, MHL, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
 

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
 

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, Flash Video, MKV, WebM
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP6
Adreno 630

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
8 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32 GB
512 GB

Available to use

24 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1, EDR
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Attribute Protocol (ATT), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol (MCAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Scan Parameters Profile (ScPP), Security Manager Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), SIM Access (SAP)
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, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging, Video out
USB OTG, Video out

HDMI

Yes
 

Charging connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T4
M4, T3

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

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

GSM

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

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
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

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3220 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

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

Charging

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

Talk time

 
38.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time

 
12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
29.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Internet use

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

Music playback

82.00 hours
95.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
21.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

Google Chrome
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, (MP3, WAV)
 

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
 

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes, Memo
 

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
 

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail
 

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 05, 2014
Jul 03, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMN910C link
FCC ID value: A3LSMN960U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.17 W/kg
0.27 W/kg

Body

0.86 W/kg
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.20 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.08 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

 
$ 1250

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 03, 2014
Aug 09, 2018
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