Smartphone Flagship Stacks up- Samsung Galaxy S9 v/s Iphone X
The smartphones flagship stacks up so high and Samsung is kicking off the 2018 phone race with its traditionally early announcement of Galaxy S9 and S9+ at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain a follow up to last year’s Galaxy S8. However, till date, it was assumed that iPhone X is one of the most high-end and desirable phones available on the planet but with the arrival of these extraordinary smartphones, it’s now got some serious competition in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S9.
Well, the two phones have a number of similarities including their OLED screen technology and focus on photography but there’s a whole lot more that’s different. Now I am pretty sure that tech journalists and bloggers will spend ample of time in the upcoming weeks comparing the two smartphones exactly like I did. The following post emphasizes on a few aspects explaining how this hot new Android phone is better than Apple’s iPhone X.
Samsung Galaxy S9 comprises of a high-end design which is quite familiar with a glass back, a metal frame and a curvy screen. It also has small bezels above and below the display and its IP68 certified. This means it can be submerged up to 1.5 meters deep in water for around 30 minutes. Whereas the iPhone X is completely a new design for Apple and with even less bezel on the front, just a small notch jutting into the screen it arguably looks more modern than Samsung. The screen is flat though and it too has a glass back and a metal frame. The iPhone X is also water resistant and can be submerged up to 1 meter deep for up to 30 minutes.
Galaxy S9 is slightly larger and thicker than iPhone X, but not as wide as, at 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm to the iPhone X’s 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm. At 163g, the Galaxy S9 is lighter than the 174g iPhone X. If one thing that might work in S9’s favor depends on whether or not you’re happy to go wire-free is that it has a headphone port, which the iPhone X doesn’t.
Both Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X have 5.8 inch super AMOLED screens with wide aspect ratios, i.e. 18.5:9 in the case of the S9 and 19.5:9 for X. Speaking about it differences, iPhone X screen is flat and has less bezel around its display, relying instead on a notch to house the front-facing camera and sensors whereas Galaxy S9’s screen is slightly curved.
S9 has higher resolution screen at QHD+ at 1125 * 2436 whereas Apple’s screen does support 3D touch, allowing it to judge different levels of pressure so it can respond differently to a light press or a hard press.
OS and power
Available with 4GB RAM and octa-core Exynos 9810 chipset with four cores clocked at 2.7GHz and four running at 1.7GHz, or an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset with similarly fast cores, Samsung Steels the show. Iphone X has 3GB RAM and a 2.39GHz hexa-core A11 Bionic chipset, which is also top-end.
As far as the OS is concerned, you get Android Oreo and iOS 11 on iPhone X. Well, in both the cases you are getting the latest, most polished version of the operating system. Besides, there are some differences in storage, I mean – the Galaxy S9 comes with 64GB built-in along with a microSD card slot, while the iPhone X comes with a choice of 64GB or 256GB, but there’s no microSD card slot.
Camera & Battery
S9 has a 12MP camera on the back and while it has just a single lens it can switch between two different apertures whereas iPhone X has a dual-lens 12MP camera with one f/1.8 lens and one f/2.4 lens. It also sports OIS and we’ve found it to be a capable low light shooter. Another thing Samsung has focused on with its camera is slow motion shooting, allowing you to shoot at up to 960fps, compared to just 240fps on the iPhone X.
Coming to its battery, 3000 mAh unit is capable of both wireless and fast charging. Meanwhile, X has a smaller mAh which also supports wireless and fast charging.
Jaymin Vyas works as a Digital Marketing Analyst at TatvaSoft - A Mobile app development company in USA.. As an out-and-out Google fan, he closely follows all their updates and events. His career progression provides a unique perspective to marketing, having been involved from the ground up with clients, conducting research for them.