The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now official. Thanks to the new design which is little bits of difference from the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone. These two phones are now the latest flagship from Samsung. However, they are also the latest phone in 2018 with a classic body design and processor. In the article, we will be comparing the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with the Galaxy Note smartphone.

You can hardly notice any difference on both phones. They share similar design both on the front and back with the S-Pen which has been the trademark of Note series.
However, there is some significant upgrade that you can easily notice when you hold the smartphones together. The Galaxy Note 9 has been upgraded so it’s size is slightly heavier than the Note 8.

It has 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm in dimensions and weighs 201 grams while the Note 8 has 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm in dimensions and weighs 195 gram. Though this is just minor differences there are still some added new tricks on the Note 9. For example, the fingerprint scanner has been shifted and position below the rear cameras. Other changes are the bright yellow S Pen.

Galaxy Note 9

This S Pen is now equipped with a Bluetooth LE which enable greater functionality. Now you can use this S Pen for remote shutter operation for the camera, a clicker during presentations and control music playback. You can also charge the S Pen automatically via a supercapacitor which drains little battery from the Note 9 itself. Both phones are IP68 water and dust resistance.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 VS Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Display.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a larger screen size than the Note 8. The 6.4-inch is the largest display ever you will find in any Samsung phones. The screen has an 18.5:9 aspect ratio with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels (516 PPI pixel density) under Super AMOLED panel.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The screen reaches up to 83.4% screen-to-body ratio with HDR10 compliant and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Note 8 also sports a large screen size of 6.3-inch with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels (521 PPI pixel density) under Super AMOLED display. It has 83.2% screen-to-body ratio with HDR10 compliant and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 as well.

On this display, the Galaxy Note 9 is winning with a higher screen-to-body ratio and also the display will be brighter and more color accurate than the already Note 8.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 VS Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Camera.

The Galaxy Note has a dual camera of 12MP rear cameras with a primary dual aperture lens which shifts between F2.4 to deliver a detailed shot. It also has F1.5 for low light shots while the Note 8 has an F1.7 sensor.

The selfie camera is 8MP with advanced Intelligent Scan’ facial recognition software. The Galaxy Note 8 still has the same dual 12MP rear camera and 12MP front camera for a selfie.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 VS Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Performance.

On the performance, the Galaxy Note 9 packs an impressive processor both for the international variant and the US. The phone has Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset with 2.7 GHz Kryo CPU and Adreno 630 GPU while the Galaxy Note 8 has a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 which is 20% slower and 30% less power efficient than the 845 on the Note 9.

It also has a huge RAM of 8GB and 6GB to keep the system running smoothly with a Water Carbon Cooling system. This new system will ease the phone when gaming and multitasking which will prevent overheating and lagging. On the connectivity, the Note 9 is capable of 1.2-gigabit 4G download speed with Bluetooth 5.0. You can use the Note 9 connect to a monitor and create a desktop-style PC.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 VS Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Battery.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes with a massive battery capacity of 4000mAh which will be the top selling point of the phone. This juicer will increase the usage by over 20% and the company promise that the battery will not just last a day but multi-day on a single charge. You can’t compare this juicer with the 3300mAh on the Note 8. Both phones support both fast and wireless charging technology

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 VS Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Dimensions and Weight 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm Weight: 201 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm Weight: 195g
Display 6.4 inches, 1440 x 2960 pixels (516 PPI pixel density) and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 6.3 inches, 1440 x 2960 pixels (521 PPI pixel density) and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM/ROM: 128 GB, 512GB, 6 GB, 8 GB RAM. RAM/ROM: 128 GB, 6 GB RAM (dedicated slot up to 256GB)
Software Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One) Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset with 2.7 GHz Kryo CPU processor MSM8953Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835
Camera 12 MP 12 MP And front: 8 MP 12 MP + 12 MP And front 8 MP
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi-Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-lon 4000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging Fingerprint (rear-mounted) Fast battery charging Wireless Charging Wireless Charging

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 VS Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Price.

The Galaxy Note 9 will cost $999 for the 128GB variant while the 512GB will cost $1250. As you can see the only turn off on this phone is the big price. Yes, the Note 9 is a beast but the price is quite huge. However, you can get similar phones from Oppo, Xiaomi, and Vivo in a less price.

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