Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone XR 2

Display

Display size

6.4 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
 

Pixel density

516 ppi
 

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

83.51 %
 

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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

Flash

LED
Quad LED

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

8 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Wide Angle, Autofocus
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches (161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm)
 

Weight

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

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust
Water, Dust

IP certified

IP 68
IP 67

Biometrics

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

Features

Stylus
 

Colors

Midnight black, Ocean blue, Cloud silver, Lavender purple
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Apple A13

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 630
 

RAM

8 GB
 

Internal storage

512 GB
not expandable

Storage expansion

up to 512 GB
 

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI
iOS

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
 

Charging

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

Talk time

38.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
 

Stand-by time

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

29.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 

Internet use

 
 

3G

14 hours
 

LTE

16 hours
 

Wi-Fi

17 hours
 

Music playback

95.00 hours
 

Video playback

21.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

GSM

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

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 3.1
Yes

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
Lightning

Features

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Apple Pay

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration
Haptic feedback, Vibration

Hearing aid compatibility

M4, T3
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
Lightning

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jul 03, 2018
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMN960U link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.27 W/kg
 

Body

0.76 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

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
 
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