Samsung Galaxy Note8 vs Samsung Galaxy Note9 vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

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Display

Size:

6.3 inches
6.4 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 522 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 516 PPI
2778 x 1284 pixels, 458 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

82.98 %
83.51 %
87.45 %

Peak brightness:

1200 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 630
Yes

RAM:

6GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

64GB, available to use: 53 GB
128GB
128GB (NVMe), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI
iOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity:

3300 mAh
4000 mAh
3687 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

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

Max charge speed:

Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm; Pixel size: 1.7 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 65 mm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm

Video recording:

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

Features:

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

Front:

8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)
8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus)
12 MP (Time-of-Flight (ToF), EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)
6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches (161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm)
6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (160.84 x 78.09 x 7.39 mm)

Weight:

6.88 oz (195.0 g)
7.09 oz (201.0 g)
8.03 oz (228.0 g)

Materials:

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

Materials & Colors:

Pacific blue, Gold, Silver, Graphite

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Splash, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light, Stylus
Notification light, Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Midnight black, Maple gold, Orchid gray, Deep Sea blue
Midnight black, Ocean blue, Cloud silver, Lavender purple

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave

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), 66(AWS-3)
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)
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), 32(1500 L-band), 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
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
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, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes
Yes

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink, SlimPort
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Lightning

Features:

Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, ANT+
NFC, ANT+
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3
M4, T3
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 28, 2017
Jul 03, 2018

FCC ID value:

A3LSMN950U link
A3LSMN960U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.70 W/kg
0.27 W/kg

Body:

0.14 W/kg
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.36 W/kg
1.35 W/kg

Phablet:

3.90 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 930
$ 1000
$ 1100

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.
USB‑C to Lightning Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 23, 2017
Aug 09, 2018
Oct 13, 2020
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