Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are excellent smartphones with superior specifications, user experience, and performance capabilities. If you’re unsure of which of these devices to go for, here are the key differences between the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Both devices are very similar, but breaking things down will help you make the decision.
1. Size and Display
Both the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and the Galaxy Note 9 have a glass front and back, curved edges, along with super AMOLED displays. However, the Note 9 is more squarish along the corners. The main design differences are evident when you have a look at the back camera as well as the overall size. The Note 9 is the overall larger device in terms of the height, width, and thickness; it also feels a little heavier than the Galaxy S9 Plus. Being the larger device, the Note 9 also has a slightly larger display. The Note 9 has 6.4 inches vs 6.2 inches on the S9 Plus.
The cameras on both the Galaxy S9 Plus and the Galaxy Note 9 are exactly the same. They both have dual lenses, which give you live focus, identical sensors, and variable aperture. The front-facing camera has an 8 MP with an f/1.7 aperture. The rear-facing cameras have dual 12 MP cameras with optical image stabilization. The only difference when it comes to photography is that with the Note 9, you get to take advantage of Samsung’s new optimizer or the AI mode. This basically allows you to shoot a subject; the phone will detect it and enhance the colours.
Both the Galaxy S9 Plus and the Galaxy Note 9 share the exact same specifications. They have the Snapdragon 845 and 6 GB of RAM. The only difference is that the Note 9 offers you 512 GB internal storage or 8 GB RAM.
One of the biggest differences between both the devices is the battery life. The Galaxy Note 9 is powered by a 4000 mAh battery while the Galaxy S9 Plus has a 3500 mAh battery. You can expect a 10%-12% increase in battery life on the Note 9.
The Note 9 has one of the most unique features that set it apart from most phones. If you are someone who jots a lot, who writes down notes, or you’re someone who sketches, draws, or doodles, the S-Pen is definitely going to be a key feature you are not going to want to miss out on.
6. Water Cooling Solution
The big difference is that Note 9 has a new cooling solution which has a heat pipe with liquid cooling. This is 3 times the size of what the Note 8 offers you. The big advantage that the Note 9 has with its cooling solution is when you use the Samsung DexStation.
The Note 9 comes with a later version of the software with an Android Oreo 8.1.
The Galaxy Note 9 is sold at Rs. 67,900 while the Galaxy S9 Plus is available for Rs. 64,900. With great offers and financing options, you can now buy mobiles on EMI without credit card.
Dev Bhatt is the head of digital marketing at OnlyMobiles. He is a tech enthusiast and loves to review and write about gadgets of all sorts – smartphones, tablets, or any electronics. He’s impulsive to check out what’s new in the market and share his findings with his readers so they can make informed decisions when buying electronic devices. In sync for this love for gadgets, he is also an avid a gamer who loves to travel.