Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ against Apple's iPhone X: that's a classic rivalry among the best in the field – like Lakers vs Celtics, Mercedes vs BMW, CIA vs KGB (oops, not that one) – and there is no need to tell you anything else to pique your interest.

Design

Samsung summons a more elegant approach to a bezel-less design, notchwithstanding

All three phones are crafted out of premium reinforced glass, with metal frames around them, leaving a solid, classy feeling in the hand. They are also water-resistant and host capable stereo speakers despite their IP68 certification.


The Galaxy S9 and S9+ may look similar to their predecessors, but are made with tougher, more scratch-resistant 7000-series aluminum alloy around the sides and 20% thicker glass, making them more durable. Apple counters with a stainless steel frame – a stronger but heavier material – and what it calls “the most durable smartphone glass ever.”

While glass is necessary to allow wireless charging to pass through without getting these phones hot and bothered, it means that they are also way more fragile than metal phones. “Most durable” or “20% thicker” claims aside, glass backs do crack, and if you don't put a case on Samsung's or Apple's finest, prep for expensive repairs, no exceptions.

The buttons around the phones are tactile and easy to feel and press. Samsung overhauled the keys on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ a bit, placing them higher and making them thicker, to facilitate one-handed activities with the phones. While it's fairly easy to hold and operate the 5.8” S9 and iPhone X with one hand, the S9+ presents more challenges, on account of its larger screen diagonal. Bummer, as that's the one with the dual camera set that offers telephoto zoom, just like the X.


Apple and Samsung each approached the rolling era of phones with minimum bezels in their own way. Since there's no room on the front for one, the iPhone X eschews the finger reader for Face ID biometry, and housed it into a top bezel protrusion, lovingly called “the notch” by fans and foes alike.

Samsung keeps the top bezel uninterrupted, but shaves it off as much as it can. Ditto for the bottom one. Both the iPhone and the Galaxies got their unmistakable identities each in their own way – Samsung with the Infinity Display curved design, Apple with the notch, and you can immediately tell the brand just by looking at the phones – mission accomplished.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9

Dimensions

5.81 x 2.7 x 0.33 inches

147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Dimensions

6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.67 oz (189 g)

Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.3 inches

143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9

Dimensions

5.81 x 2.7 x 0.33 inches

147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm

Weight

5.75 oz (163 g)

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Dimensions

6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.67 oz (189 g)

Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.79 x 0.3 inches

143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Displays

Both Samsung and Apple flaunt best-in-class outdoor visibility and great HDR display specs


The Galaxy S9 offers a high-res 5.8” 1440x2960 pixels OLED screen, and ditto for the 6.2” display on the S9+. Apple's first foray into OLED displays resulted in a bright, 5.8” 1125 x 2436 pixels panel with excellent color presentation. White still looks blueish when you tilt either of these displays, but that's a common pain with this tech.

Samsung introduced what it calls Adaptive Contrast Enhancement for the S9 and S9+, which improves outdoor visibility by dynamically adjusting contrast and boosting brightness in direct sunlight. We measured the whopping 600+ nits of average peak brightness in the default Adaptive screen mode, or the highest ever on a Galaxy S-line phone. While those conditions will take a toll on your battery, the displays retain excellent sunlight visibility, coupled with their extremely low reflection rates. The iPhone X also exhibits very low reflections and is capable of the same 600+ nits of brightness in auto mode, so we can call sunlight visibility a draw.

What attracted our attention to the new Samsung displays is that they now feature an adjustable white point slider, letting you bring the typically blueish or greenish cold whites of OLED displays closer to the reference 6500K. It does work in the default Adaptive mode, but at an angle the panels still turn blueish, just like on the iPhone X.

All three screens are HDR-certified, meaning that you will be able to watch footage with higher color and contrast range, like some new movies and TV series off of Netflix, though you'd have to shell out extra for that subscription.

Interface

Neat X gestures, and the smoothest Experience UI so far


The new Galaxies sport Android Oreo on board with the latest Samsung Experience UI, which is chock-full of functions and options, with virtual buttons that can get out of the way when not needed. The iPhone X runs on the latest iOS 11, and Apple circumvented the lack of a home button with the introduction of nifty navigation gestures.

On the iPhone X, you swipe up to get to the home screen. Swipe and hold, and you get to the recent apps. Swipe left or right on the bottom bar indicator to switch between said apps. A more pressing issue on iOS is the notifications clutter and their dismissal system.


Samsung's Experience UI has its own set of nifty gestures, like bringing the notifications shade down by swiping on the screen or finger scanner, and its own set of issues, mainly stemming from the wide variety of features that most owners won't even touch during their life with the S9 or S9+, yet they are here to gum up the works. We aren't even talking about the virtual butler Bixby, which has a dedicated button on the side, and is still very much a work in progress. Furthermore, Samsung's attempts to copy Apple's Face ID unlock and Animoji with Intelligent Scan and AR Emoji feel like an afterthought in comparison.


Moreover, there is a new landscape mode now, which Samsung introduced for those moments when you're watching video and have to go back to the home screen for a second. Overall, both interfaces have their advantages and drawbacks, and we'll leave it at that, as every owner would attest that what works best for them, is what they are used to.

Processor and memory

Fast and Furious 9 and X


Faced with the fastest mobile processors on the planet – the Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 in the Galaxy S9/S9+, and the A11 on the iPhone X – we won't be extolling the benchmark-crashing virtues of the 10nm silicon inside these three phones.

Suffice it to say that they would digest anything thrown at them with ease, including heavy games, without breaking a sweat. Still, the iPhone X will let you record 4K 60fps video without limitations, while Samsung restricts it to 5-minute sessions, to “ensure optimal storage, battery life and overall performance,” as it told us, so here's some food for thought.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ come in 64/128/256GB storage versions, depending on the markets, while Apple simplified the iPhone X choice with 64/256GB options, as it has a habit of doing. Still, that's the first time the elusive 256GB option appears in the Galaxy S line, and in this day and age of 4K video capture, we can only be thankful for the gravy. Only the Galaxy S9 and S9+ support storage expansion through the use of a microSD card.

AnTuTu Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S9 244207.33
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 247630
Apple iPhone X 224538
JetStream Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S9 61.834
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 60.189
Apple iPhone X 218.98
GFXBench Car Chase on-screen Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S9 25.66
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 26
GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 on-screen Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S9 43.33
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 43
Apple iPhone X 58.75
Basemark OS II Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S9 3202
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 3261
Apple iPhone X 3916
Geekbench 4 single-core Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S9 3709
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 3781.66
Apple iPhone X 4244
Geekbench 4 multi-core Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S9 8814.66
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 8940
Apple iPhone X 10401

Camera

Excellent snaps from Apple and Samsung, but variable aperture is not all that it's cracked up to be


While we breezed through the previous parts, we'll spend a bit more time with the big unknown. That's the brand new and unique Galaxy S9 and S9+ camera sets, and we're about to find out how they stack up against Apple's finest.

We are dealing with 12MP sensors with optical image stabilization on all three phones, but the Galaxies have main cameras that can switch from record-wide for a smartphone f/1.5 aperture, to a more narrow f/2.4 one – the former gives low-light shots a boost, while the latter takes sharper daytime photos. Moreover, the Galaxies' sensors have larger, 1.4 micron pixels compared to the 1.2 micron ones on the iPhone X. In theory, this should make the Galaxy S9 and S9+ superior in indoor and low-light conditions – the Achilles heel of the cameras on even the most expensive phones. But is it so in practice?

Taking a pic Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec) Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S9 0.7
1
No data
No data
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 1
1.1
No data
No data
Apple iPhone X 1.3
1.8
No data
No data

We'll keep the suspense alive and comment on the outdoor photos first. Starting with the colors, both the Galaxy S9+ and the iPhone X tend to the warm and more intense, saturated side of the spectrum which people tend to enjoy better. The iPhone X, however, takes this warmer white balance tendency further than the Galaxy, to the extent that its photos look rather yellowish compared to what's actually in front of the lens.

The iPhone and the Galaxies produce some pretty amazing dynamic range balancing, able to capture brighter scene sections without overexposing and burning their detail, and at the same time bring up what's in the frame's shadows, instead of burying it in pitch dark sections.

Next up, detail definition. The typical “Samsung oversharpening” seems to be gone from the new Galaxies, and there are less edge artifacts as a result, but that makes photos look softer than the ones from last year's S8 or Note 8. The iPhone X also produces pictures that are similarly non-edgy as the ones from the S9+, so we can call it a draw.

Indoor and low-light shots


At night, the iPhone X consistently chooses camera settings that result in highlights like lamps or neon burned out more than in the S9's scenes. Digital noise is kept in check very well on all phones. The S9 and S9+ have the upper hand when it comes to image sharpness and details.

When it comes to color representation, the Galaxy S9 casts a warm veil over the photos, and saturates the tones a bit over reality, and the iPhone X goes even further to the warm, yellowish overtones, again.

Overall, because of the slightly better white balance and sharper photos, we'd give the low-light round to the new variable-aperture Samsung camera, when confronted with the iPhone X, but by no means to the extent we expected given the specifications, marketing slogans, or isolated light collection level tests.

Front camera


The Galaxies offer 8 MP selfie cam with autofocus, while the iPhone X has a 7MP fixed-focus camera at the front, both with auto HDR capabilities. At night, the Galaxy S9+ churned out a slightly brighter, with more natural-looking colors selfie, while in daylight the front snappers are roughly on par in most samples.


Video

All hail the 60fps chiefs! At 5-minute increments (Samsung) and with mono audio (iPhone)

Say what you will about standalone film cameras, but these three phones are the best devices for video recording you can grab and go now. They go up to 4K 60fps optically-stabilized footage – need we say more? In addition, Samsung has packaged its camera sensors together with their own stacked memory to allow the breathtaking 960fps slow motion bursts at 720p definiton, or 480fps at 1080p, beating the iPhone X's 240p there. The S9's Super Slow Motion is fun to play with, but these are very short bursts that do require planning and scene selection, so most users won't bother outside of the initial curiosity, if at all.

When it comes to the actual quality of the footage, the Galaxy S9 refocuses faster between near and far objects, and keeps focus on moving objects better, thanks to the Dual Pixel technology on Samsung's phones.





In certain scenarios, like shooting our talking head against the sky and the sea in the garden, the iPhone X mangled the exposure by keeping his face darker for the sake of enhancing the brighter highlights around, while the S9+ managed the tricky dynamic range situation better. All devices tend to the warmish white balance, especially the S9+, straying from the cold, hard reality. Handshake compensation is near instantaneous on all phones, and, did we mention the amount of detail and smoothness they can do with 4K definition at 60 frames per second?

Unfortunately, Samsung caps that option at 5-minute intervals, to prevent memory and processor timeouts, as it told us, while Apple can crunch any length, but records mono audio to accompany it. As long as there is free storage, that is, since the 60fps footage will eat up your internal memory for breakfast, even with the frugal HEVC format all three phones can store video in. Last we have to mention that the 4K 30fps option on the S9+ bugged out, and resulted in choppy 25fps footage for some reason.

Media

In stereo and with cinema quality


Not to be outdone, Samsung equipped this year's Galaxy S9 and S9+ with stereo sound, in the same configuration as the ones on the iPhone X – a bottom one and an earpiece that doubles as a lautsprecher. That's German for speaker, and sounds much more intense, just like the new high-powered output on the Galaxies.

The good sound of these phones is complemented by large displays which make video look amazing with the deep blacks and ultrahigh contrast only OLEDs are capable of. That's doubly true for HDR footage, as the handsets are certified to reproduce its wide color gamut just as its creators intended.

Unfortunately, due to the modern tall and narrow display resolution formats, YouTube, and most other footage, would either get letterboxed on the iPhone and the Galaxies, or cropped/notch-ed when extended into full screen. Sigh for the times.

Headphones output power (Volts) Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S9 0.75
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 0.75
Apple iPhone X 0.998
Loudspeaker loudness (dB) Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S9 78
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 78
Apple iPhone X 76.3

Call quality


Voices in the earpiece of the Galaxies and the iPhone X come loud, crisp, and with barely an audible distortion even towards the high end, unless you have a caller with a crappy phone mic at the initiating line. The slew of noise-canceling mics all around the S9 and iPhone X were able to relay out own musings in a clean and non-vexed manner, with distinct voice timbres.

Battery

Good enough


Unfortunately, there isn't much to brag about with the battery life on these three puppies. The 3000mAh unit of the Galaxy S9 and the 2716mAh one of the X will get you through the day if you don't play Pokemon Go too much. Unfortunately, the larger, 3500mAh battery of the S9+, won't last much longer, either. As you can see below, the iPhone and Galaxies don't even pass the 9-hour mark in our battery benchmark, meaning they are firmly in the overnight charging camp.

The phones offer wireless charging, which is still a slower method than the good old cable, but that's where the fates of Samsung and Apple diverge. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ can be topped up almost twice faster than the iPhone X with the supplied standard chargers.

Not that the X doesn't support fast charging, but you have to splurge $75 extra for a brick, and a special cable straight from Apple, if you don't want to pick your nose around the iPhone while waiting for it to soak up enough electrons to get you through the day. Even then the charging time will be slower than on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ out of the box.

Battery life (hours) Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S9 7h 23 min (Good)
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 8h 5 min (Excellent)
Apple iPhone X 8h 41 min (Excellent)
Charging time (minutes) Lower is better
Samsung Galaxy S9 107
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 105
Apple iPhone X 189

Conclusion



Gather around, people, we have a winner, the cheapest one! Nah, we kid, as entrenched Android or iOS users are unlikely to be swayed by the typical software ecosystem advantage or pricing arguments, and these are perhaps the only drastic differences between the Galaxy S9 or S9+, and the iPhone X.

Thus, even if you are on the fence about the iPhone's notch, and prefer Samsung's approach to bezel-less, Apple isn't giving you another “all-screen” choice, so you will be unlikely to switch to the S9 for design reasons alone, even for the presence of an audio jack. Things like low-light shots, faster charging out of the box, or stereo audio recording, go to the S9, while the iPhone counters with unrestricted video capture, as well as better app and accessory ecosystem. Again, not compelling enough reasons to desert your tribe for reasons other than pure curiosity.

Overall, these are two of the best phones you can buy on Android or iOS, yet not the best value-for-money phones, especially with the S9+ and the X pricing. Still, the Galaxy S9, at its $719 launch tag in the US, is a way more palatable choice in that respect than the $999 iPhone X, as, even if you only buy your media from iTunes, there are other, less expensive Apple options to pick from.


Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Pros

  • Most compact for the screen size in their class
  • Good US pricing
  • Top-shelf cameras
  • Very good sunlight visibility
  • Fast charging out of the box

Apple iPhone X

Pros

  • Unique Face ID biometry and Animoji avatar features
  • Very good value retention
  • Bright, color-accurate display
  • Excellent camera with unrestricted 4K video capture



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22 Comments

1. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Galaxy Z

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3097; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

It depends on the ecosystem you prefer. Both have their own unique set of features.

6. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

If you prefer an OS, then the choice is easy, as you will just pick the phone with the OS you like. If you like each OS equally, then i would say the S9 and S9+ wins merely because they're equal in most categories, while they win over the Iphone X in a few. One of them is the camera department, because of slow-mo, low-light and better audio recording. The second category is freatures, as the Galaxy S9 and S9+ has features that the Iphone X doesn't, such as fast wireless charging, SD-card slot and a headphone jack. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also come with a fast charger in the box, while you have to pay for that on the IOS side, which means thats yet another feature that sadly doesn't come with the phone by default. If you don't care about those things for some strange reason, then i would say that the main reason i attribute the S9 and S9+ the victory is simply because they offer as good an experience, but at a lower price point. Money talks, and the S9 and S9+ is cheaper. In the end they're both great phones, definitely the top 3 along with the Pixel phones.

3. adecvat

Posts: 638; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Both are the top smartphones.

4. adecvat

Posts: 638; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Google should cut this ugly three buttons in the android P. Sooo outdated.

5. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

If you want to test for accuracy in your display test, then why are you testing the Galaxy S9 in a display mode that is intentionally inaccurate, as it's adaptive and strives for the most pleasing image, instead of what is objectively most accurate. If you want the most accurate on a Samsung Phone, then you use the other modes. If you use those other modes, then the Samsung Displays were proven to be the most accurate displays ever by Displaymate. Also, you didn't mention that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ was announced as the best display Displaymate had ever tested. I'm pretty sure you mentioned that when the Iphone X held that title, yet you forget it when the Galaxy has the title and call it a draw instead.

7. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

PA is trying its best to sound neutral, but omits too many important factors that swing the contest out of the iPhone's reach. In design the rear camera hump is a real annoyance when sitting on a desk. It veers away from saying that although all the phones have great displays, the Samsungs are the best on the market today. In watching videos it really is important to point out that the letterboxing on the X is far worse and does not handle zooming the picture anywhere near as good. Then and even if optimized, the notch will interfere with games and videos, making for a poor viewing experience. In terms of performance, it mentions video editing, which few people use on a phone, yet misses out that everyday tasks like launching and reloading apps from memory is faster and smoother on the Galaxies. In the battery department we know PA tests are not representative of what most people achieve, the X consistently comes last or near to last in battery life tests. Add this to the slower wireless and fast charging and the fact you have to buy the fast charger and the Samsung package is clearly better. One thing that not only PA missed, but others too is the superior wireless options on the Samsungs as well as much faster speeds and stronger signals on LTE and Wifi. Lastly the omission of a headphone jack, external memory and even in some locations a duel sim, should also factor in. These factors will not probably sway iPhone fans to switch, but for those with open minds and looking to Phone Arena for advice this "head to head" does not paint the whole picture, the Samsings are both significantly less expensive and better in almost every area.

8. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

PA is trying its best to sound neutral, but omits too many important factors that swing the contest out of the iPhone's reach. In design the rear camera hump is a real annoyance when sitting on a desk. It veers away from saying that although all the phones have great displays, the Samsungs are the best on the market today. In watching videos it really is important to point out that the letterboxing on the X is far worse and does not handle zooming the picture anywhere near as good. Then and even if optimized, the notch will interfere with games and videos, making for a poor viewing experience. In terms of performance, it mentions video editing, which few people use on a phone, yet misses out that everyday tasks like launching and reloading apps from memory is faster and smoother on the Galaxies. In the battery department we know PA tests are not representative of what most people achieve, the X consistently comes last or near to last in battery life tests. Add this to the slower wireless and fast charging and the fact you have to buy the fast charger and the Samsung package is clearly better. One thing that not only PA missed, but others too is the superior wireless options on the Samsungs as well as much faster speeds and stronger signals on LTE and Wifi. Lastly the omission of a headphone jack, external memory and even in some locations a duel sim, should also factor in. These factors will not probably sway iPhone fans to switch, but for those with open minds and looking to Phone Arena for advice this "head to head" does not paint the whole picture, the Samsings are both significantly less expensive and better in almost every area.

9. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I dont understand these BIT CHES On PA if "Bright, color-accurate display" as a Pros for Iphone X why the hell cant you put the same for Galaxy S9. What are you trying to accomplish here Samsung Makes Iphone X displays.

12. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Samsung manufacturer the OLED panel of iPhone X and Apple calibrate there OLED panel not Samsung.

21. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Sure, but the Galaxy S9 display is more color accurate than the Iphone X or any other display out there, as proven by Displaymate. Lastly, the guy didn't say that Apple didn't calibrate the display themselves, he simply said that Samsung makes the Iphone X display, which is true. Here is the test of the Galaxy S9, proving it is more accurate:http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_S9_ShootOut_1s.htm

10. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Just wondering phone arena mentioned that the brightness of iPhone X is 640 nits and S9 and S9 plus 670 nits and Gsmarena mentioned that iPhone X is 680 nits most brightest OLED and S9/ S9 plus is 645 nits with auto and 380 nits without auto!

11. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_S9_ShootOut_1s.htm#Table The Galaxy S9 and S9+ is brighter than both the Iphone X, Galaxy S8 and S8+. The measurements made by these respective sites are properly prone to inaccuracies, as they don't have the kind of equipment that displaymate does, so use the measurements on site like this as a guideline of what you can expect. If you want precise measurements, go to displaymate.

13. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

https://youtu.be/1LremIx_g4g Check this review.

14. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Why would i check a review when i have precise measurements made by the most reputable source on screen tests? There is no way in hell mr.whosetheboss has equipment that even remotely rivals that of displaymate. His testing methods are probably also not as proffesional, as he is oriented towards the average consumer, which doesn't want intricate knowledge, but a quick overview of what a smartphone offers. Did you even look at the test i linked? Are you just refusing to knowledge facts now, and are therefore trying to find much less proffesional sources, who doesn't test the screens as intricately? Edit: He just confirmed what i told you. It's brighter.

15. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

He mentioned that undersun if you noticed and viewing angle iPhone X better.

20. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

So you're going to ignore the precise and proffesional measurements of Displaymate, which says the opposite, because you dislike those facts? Oh comeon. Firsly, i didn't hear him say it was better under the sun. Secondly, he is literally basing it on own his own personal interpretation, he hasn't even measured them. Humans are an incredibly poor and inaccurate instrument to use as a measurement device, especially compared to actual measurement devices. Look at the damn Displaymate test. How much do you hate Samsung that you're desperately trying to find anything to disprove the factual measurements of Displaymate. You're really starting to look like an Apple fanboy here. Here are the records set by the Galaxy S9 display, since you refuse to read it: · Highest Absolute Color Accuracy (0.7 JNCD) – Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect. · Smallest Luminance Shifts with Varying Picture Content for OLEDs (6 percent). · Highest Peak Display Brightness (1,130 nits). · Largest Native Color Gamut (113% DCI-P3 and 141% sRGB / Rec.709). · Highest Contrast Ratio (Infinite). · Lowest Screen Reflectance (4.4 percent). · Highest Contrast Rating in Ambient Light (257). · Smallest Brightness Variation with Viewing Angle (29 percent at 30 degrees). · Smallest Color Variation of White with Viewing Angle (1.1 JNCD at 30 degrees). It has the highest brightness, the least variation with viewing angles and the highest contrast under high ambient light (the sun). Their scientific tests show that the Galaxy S9 is better in every single one of those things that you mentioned.

16. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The iPhone X isn't IP68 certified, it's IP68

18. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

It’s an IP67 certified.

17. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Also let's mention that they claim they are copying FaceID by having Face Unlock and Iris Scanning even though Samsung had these features before FaceID was even a rumour. Iris Scanning debuted on the Note 7.

19. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Face ID introduced first with nexus 4 and iris scanner introduced first with windows lumia 950XL before Note 7. I think Samsung add Microsoft office in there phones for that reason.

22. sylviachelsea

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 22, 2018

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