The battle for the smartphone flagship supremacy rages on, as the best from Samsung and Apple look to be crowned as the best smartphone in the market today. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the Android phone to beat but how does it fare with Apple’s top contender - the iPhone X? With both phones boasting top-of-the-line features and specifications, this is easily one of the closest phone matchups to date. To end the debate once and for all, let’s delve deeper to identify what both phones bring to the table:
|Release Date in Hong Kong|
|Processor frequency||1.2 GHz|
|Display diagonal||12.7 cm (5")|
|Display resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Ports & interfaces|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|SIM card type||MicroSIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|Bluetooth profiles||A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP, SAP|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)|
|RAM capacity||1.5 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||8 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||128 GB|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||5.1|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||13 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||5 MP|
|Battery capacity||2600 mAh|
|Colour of product||Black|
Besides only targeting affluent consumers by creating high-end innovative smartphones, Samsung has always been known to produce smartphones across all price ranges to appeal to users from all income levels. Samsung has high sales volumes and market share for their smartphones in the mid and low range price tiers. A recent introduction to the mid-range category of smartphones by Samsung is the J5 Prime, which offers a premium-looking exterior and other features that are comparable to smartphones above its price bracket.
One look at the J5 Prime and you would not have guessed that it is sold under the mid-tier price bracket. The J5 Prime shines with its aluminum unibody at the rear and a curved glass front panel, giving it an expensive and classy look from any angle. Its rounded edges allow for more comfortable handling and a better grip on the device – vital when holding the device with moist or sweaty palms.
Powered by a Quad-core processor housing Cotex-A53 core and 2GB RAM, the J5 Prime delivers smooth performance while performing day-to-day tasks. Gaming with the J5 Prime is an exciting experience as it can run most common games – Clash of Clans, Hill Climb Racing, et cetera – without any signs of lagging or stuttering. Videos and music also stream flawlessly, thanks to the powerful core processors.
The J5 Prime also comes equipped with 5-inch 1280 x 720 resolution IPS LCD display. The HD display makes the screen bright and colorful. The device comes with an outdoor mode that increases the legibility of the screen when used outdoors. The outdoor mode makes using the screen readable under direct sunlight, so you can read messages and documents easily while traveling.
Samsung has a good track record in the phone camera aspect and the reputation continues with the J5 Prime. The smartphone delivers sharp and clear photos, thanks to its 13MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture. The wide aperture enables more light to enter the sensors, allowing the camera to capture finer details with ease. The camera also records videos at 1080p videos at 30 seconds, quite impressive for a camera on a mid-ranged smartphone. Taking selfies is a blast, with its 5MP, f/2.2 aperture front camera. It can take social-media ready photos in a well-lit environment with barely any editing needed.