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Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Apple iPhone X – Which Phone Will Prevail?

04 April 2018

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:

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:

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Specs

Release Date in Hong Kong
ModelSM-965
DateJun 2018
Processor
Processor frequency2.7 GHz
Processor cores4
64-bit computingYes
Processor lithography10 nm
CoprocessorYes
Coprocessor frequency1.7 GHz
Coprocessor cores4
Display
Display diagonal15.8 cm (6.2")
Display resolution1440 x 2960 pixels
TouchscreenYes
Screen shapeCurved edge screen
Display typeSAMOLED
Aspect ratio18.5:9
Touch technologyMulti-touch
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Pixel density529 ppi
Ports & interfaces
USB portYes
USB connector typeUSB Type-C
USB version3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1)
Headphone connectivity3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)No
ANT+ enabledYes
Weight & dimensions
Weight189 g
Width73.8 mm
Depth8.5 mm
Height158.1 mm
Network
SIM card capabilityDual SIM
Mobile network generation4G
SIM card typeNanoSIM
3G standardsTD-SCDMA,UMTS
4G standardLTE
Wi-FiYes
BluetoothYes
2G standardsGSM
Bluetooth version5.0
2G bands (primary SIM)850,900,1800,1900 MHz
2G bands (secondary SIM)850,900,1800,1900 MHz
3G bands supported850,900,1900,2100 MHz
4G bands supported700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 MHz
Tethering (modem-mode)Yes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Near Field Communication (NFC)Yes
Storage
RAM capacity6 GB
Internal storage capacity64 GB
Compatible memory cardsMicroSD (TransFlash)
Maximum memory card size400 GB
USB mass storageYes
Navigation
Position locationYes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)Yes
GPS (satellite)Yes
GLONASSYes
BeiDouYes
GalileoYes
Electronic compassYes
Wi-Fi positioningYes
Software
PlatformAndroid
Operating system installedAndroid 8.0
App distribution platformGoogle Play
Google applicationsGmail,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,YouTube
Camera
Rear camera typeDual camera
Rear camera resolution (numeric)12 MP
Front camera typeSingle camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)8 MP
Rear camera flashYes
Second rear camera resolution (numeric)12 MP
Rear camera aperture number1.5
Second rear camera aperture number2.4
Optical zoom2x
Front camera aperture number1.7
Flash typeLED
Maximum frame rate960 fps
Video recording modes720p,1080p,2160p
Auto focusYes
Zoom capabilityYes
Face detectionYes
Video recordingYes
Image stabilizerYes
GeotaggingYes
Self-timerYes
Smile detectionYes
Battery
Battery capacity3500 mAh
Wireless chargingYes
Talk time (3G)25 h
Browsing time (Wi-Fi)15 h
Browsing time (3G)13 h
Browsing time (4G)15 h
Continuous audio playback time54 h
Continuous audio playback time (display off)94 h
Continuous video playback time18 h
Design
Form factorBar
Product colourPurple
International Protection (IP) codeIP68
Protection featuresDust resistant, Water resistant

What Is Known So Far of the Galaxy S9+

The 2018 versions of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line was announced during the MWC event in Barcelona, Spain. According to the official announcement, the Galaxy S9 Plus will be offering many new and upgraded features that many Android users in Hong Kong can look forward to. Below are some of the main highlights in regards to the Galaxy S9 Plus Hong Kong.

Galaxy S9+ Release Date and Price

During Samsung's Unpacked event held ahead the MWC 2018, the tech giants revealed that the Galaxy S9+ will be available in retail stores worldwide on March 16, 2018. Pre-orders for the Hong Kong market will be available from 1st March up til 4th March. In terms of how much the device will cost, prices are as follow -RM3799 for the 64GB variant, RM3999 for the 128GB model, and RM4,399 for the 256GB unit.

Design and Build Quality

In terms of design, the Galaxy S9+ will have the same design cues as previous models, hence looking quite similar to its predecessors. Samsung flagships have always impressed design-wise, hence opting to stick to the existing script is a good move from the South Korean giants. It will have the same glass-clad body as the Galaxy S9 as well as its predecessors. One new and much-welcomed difference is seen on the back of the phone, as Samsung has realigned the fingerprint sensor to be located below its cameras, making them more accessible than the one on the Galaxy S8. The phone will also boast IP68 water and dust resistance which makes it more durable for outdoor use. The Galaxy S9 Plus will also come with dual stereo speakers which are 40% louder than the S8 Plus to ensure that the audio it provides will match the visual quality.

The Galaxy S9 Plus will be available in four colours - Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Grey, and Lilac Purple.

Display

The feature that Samsung flagships are best known for is its display and the Galaxy S9+ is once again fitted with a superb display panel. The Galaxy S9+ comes with a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display. The 2,960 x 1,440p display will deliver immersive colours and sharp image quality which will result in a better gaming and video-watching experience.

Internal Hardware

As the Galaxy S9+ is coined to be the upcoming flagship from Samsung, it comes without surprise that expectations are high when it comes to the performance it can deliver. The Galaxy 9S+ will be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 processor and should be paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. If this combination of specs is true, then heavy users are in for a treat as the Galaxy S9+ should be powerful enough to handle any tasks with ease. This should also make the device the perfect mobile entertainment device.

Camera Capabilities

During the announcement, the main emphasis seems to be on the new and improved imaging hardware and software features of the Galaxy S9 Plus. The phone will come with a dual-aperture dual-lens camera at the back. This flagship device will become the world's first smartphone with a f/1.5 aperture. It is designed to replicate the human eye, thus featuring a variable aperture, which is a mechanical adjustment that automatically adjusts the aperture to control the amount of light that enters the camera. This reduces the noise levels as well as preventing the photos from being overexposed. The camera will also support motion-detected super slow-motion video capture up to 960fps.

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Reviews of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

proclockers.com
Reviewed on 2020-05-31
Samsung has released the Galaxy S9+ in 2018, marking it the first time when a Galaxy Plus version didn't just mean a plus in size. The Galaxy S9+ also came with a larger battery and an extra camera on the back. It made prospective buyers more interested i...
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cnet.com
Reviewed on 2019-02-05
The Galaxy S9 Plus one-ups the excellent Galaxy S9 with a second rear camera for taking portrait photos
Battery life fell short of last year's model in our early tests, and the Galaxy S9 Plus suffers from the same underbaked extras as the smaller Galaxy S9. The dual-aperture camera tends to overexpose low-light photos in auto mode
Times have changed since Samsung revealed the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus and even the Galaxy Note 9 last August. The Galaxy S10 looms large on the horizon, launching on Feb. 20 in San Francisco -- this year we expect three new models, including a cheaper G...
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techaeris.com
Reviewed on 2019-01-28
Samsung design continues to be great, Build quality is equal to the Note9, Actually more comfortable to hold than the Note9, Samsung's displays still blow me away, Great battery life, Fingerprint sensor placement is much better, Stereo speakers, finally,...
Flagship pricing, some may not like the $900+ price, Bixby isn't for everyone and you can't use it for Google, Glass slabs are fingerprint magnets, Bezel-free phones can sometimes register slight unintended touches on the sides
Yes, it is January 2019 and in just a matter of weeks, Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy S10 and S10+. We actually have an invitation to attend the event but no way of getting there this time. Maybe next year. So what in blue blazes are we doing pushi...
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barefeats.com
Reviewed on 2018-10-19
Posted October 19th, 2018 by rob-ART morgan, mad scientistToday the iPhone XR can be preordered. It has the same A12 processor as the iPhone XS Max, so we decided to celebrate by comparing the Geekbench CPU scores of the iPhone XS Max with the top Andro...
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phonearena.com
Reviewed on 2018-10-01
iOS ecosystem with better update support, Made of more durable stainless steel, Smart HDR helps take better photos, Smoother performace, Faster, Apple A12 chip, Nolimit 4K video recording, Lower price, MicroSD card support, Headphone jack, Quick charger i...
In the world of modern smartphones, there are two names that shine brighter than any other and have done so over the past few years: Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy. Like it or not, these are the most popular flagship phones out there, the ones that spark...
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dpreview.com
Reviewed on 2018-06-20
High quality video capture, general photography in good lighting conditions, playback of stills and video on the HDR-capable and color-accurate screen
Portrait and low light photography, photography of fast-moving subjects like children
Samsung's Galaxy S9+ is a large, fast smartphone that's jam-packed with photography-focused features. But while it's certainly capable of great image quality, we found some issues with regard to capturing moving subjects, shooting under low lighting and w...
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hitechcentury.com
Reviewed on 2018-06-17
Superb display, exceptional performance, excellent rear camera, elegant design, stereo speakers,
Modest battery life, finish is a fingerprint magnet, not cheap, What we say The Galaxy S9+ may not be cheap but you get what you pay for as it offers outstanding performance across the board, blending an exceptional rear camera and some of the best hardw...
Compared to the smaller Galaxy S9, the Galaxy S9+ is a bit dearer and sports several unique features that elevate it over its smaller compatriot. For starters, it has a larger WQHD+ Super AMOLED display, a slightly bigger battery, 2GB more RAM and dependi...
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recombu.com
Reviewed on 2018-06-05
Great performance, Excellent cameras, Stunning display
Iterative hardware and features, Fingerprint magnet, Expensive
The Galaxy S9 is arguably Samsung's most iterative flagship ever but the plus model makes for a more meaningful upgrade, if only for that new rear dual camera. So, is this a one-trick pony or does it take the fight to the competition on all fronts?The 6...
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photographyblog.com
Reviewed on 2018-05-21
Samsung's flagship smartphone was announced at Mobile World Congress, back in February 2018. Both the S9 and the S9 Plus were announced on the same day, with the S9 Plus being both bigger and having some additional features, particularly to the camera. T...
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techarp.com
Reviewed on 2018-05-17
When pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus first leaked, pundits criticised how similar it looked to its predecessor – the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. But the familiar facade hides a number of important upgrades. Find out why we think the new Samsung Galaxy...
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androidguys.com
Reviewed on 2018-04-23
Last year's Galaxy S8 and S8+ were excellent but not flawless smartphones. Samsung had molded probably the best-rounded devices, with unrivaled display tech, blazing fast camera performance, and a feature-packed design. However, a couple distinct things w...
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techspot.com
Reviewed on 2018-04-17
Attractive, improved design with lots of killer features. Display is still excellent, despite no major upgrades. Strong camera performance
Disappointing performance and battery life from the Exynos model. Glass construction remains fragile. Galaxy S8 owners have no reason to upgrade
In the Android world, there is no bigger event than Samsung's yearly launch of their latest Galaxy S devices. It is also one of the earliest on the year cycle with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ arriving at Mobile World Congress in late February. Both devic...
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topnewreview.com
Reviewed on 2018-04-17
Standout dual-lens camera system, Luxe 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display, Better-placed fingerprint sensor, Fast and slick,
Probably not enough of a leap forward for S8 owners to upgrade, THE LAST WORD The best Android out there, bar none. The S9+ and regular S9 are both great to use and set a high new bar for Samsung
To look at the S9+, you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference from last year's S8+, except for the new twin-camera setup on the back and the better fingerprint sensor position. Yes, it is an iterative update, but when you consider how most other Andro...
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recombu.com
Reviewed on 2018-04-13
Which smartphone boasts the best optics, for snapping photos and home movies on the go? We've tested and reviewed a huge number of mobile phone cameras in 2018. From great-value budget shooters to advanced premium mobile cameras, which come 4K Ultra HD re...
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techwelike.com
Reviewed on 2018-04-09
For the last month I've been using the Galaxy S9+ from Samsung and comparing it with the Galaxy S9 here and there to see what the major differences were. If you've read my reviews before, you know that I prefer Samsung's Note line over their Galaxy S line...
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androidheadlines.com
Reviewed on 2018-04-06
The new phone smell is gone, your screen is scratched, and everything is suddenly slower than the day you first turned your new phone on. Sound familiar? We've all been through this nonsense, and it ends up creating buyers remorse like most other things c...
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gadgetreview.com
Reviewed on 2018-04-04
So it's that time of the year for Samsung to show us what the next big thing is. And where in 2017 it was all about a new encompassing display, in 2018 it's about the camera. On the surface, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are an iterative update, if there's ever b...
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toptenreviews.com
Reviewed on 2018-04-04
The dual variable aperture cameras take stunning photos and portraits in both bright and dim conditions
Intelligent Scan is not as effective or quick as Apple's FaceID
The first major smartphone release of 2018, the Samsung Galaxy S9+, is a stunner with its edge-to-edge Infinity display with rounded edges. Though it may look like the S8+, the Galaxy S9+ steps it up, improving on the best aspects of its precursor and add...
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gadgetnutz.com
Reviewed on 2018-04-04
Samsung's back, offering the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in 2018. As usual, these will likely be the most popular Android devices sold among average Android consumers and that's pretty high praise in an ecosystem with quite the assortment of devices from num...
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neowin.net
Reviewed on 2018-03-31
Like clockwork, Samsung announced the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, and although they weren't a complete surprise in terms of design, they do have some new tricks up their sleeves. Taking a page from Apple's book this year, Samsung made an effort to really d...
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