Samsung Galaxy S9 Vs. Apple iPhone X : Detailed Comparison


The South Korean giant, Samsung has officially launched their much awaited flagship phones for this year, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in the technology market. The devices were unveiled during the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain last month. Now, most of the tech enthusiasts are confused on choosing the right device. If you are confused between the iPhone X and Galaxy S9, a detailed comparison between these two devices will let you understand which one to choose.


Since the new Samsung Galaxy S9 phones packed with a bunch of advanced features, people are still thinking about going with the Apple’s iPhone X. However, being the super advanced Samsung device, the Galaxy S9 has got pretty much more features if we compare it with Apple’s iPhone X smartphone. So here, we break down all the features and specifications of both these phones so you can have better knowledge about choosing the perfect and suitable high-end phone.

Samsung Galaxy S9 : Features and Specifications

So Samsung Galaxy S9 is company’s most advanced smartphone available in the market as of the current time. The phone is packed with a huge number of extraordinary and innovative features which makes it the best Android smartphone of the world.

The new Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone sports a 5.8 Inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 1440 x 2960 pixels of screen resolution. The device has an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Basically, it’s an always-on display which comes with 3D touch sensing technology.

The South Korean giant has released two different variants of the devices, one for the global market and the other for USA and Chinese markets. The International variant of the Galaxy S9 smartphone is powered by Exynos 9810 Octa with Mali-G72 MP18 GPU, while the USA and China edition is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 Chipset with Adreno 630 GPU. The device comes with three different variants, 4GB of RAM with 64/128/256 GB of Memory Storage variants. Interestingly, all the variants come with expansion option to expand the memory of the device by using a microSD card. You can expand the memory of the devices upto 400GB by using an additional microSD card.

On the Camera front, the Galaxy S9 comes with singular cameras at both the sides. The device comes with a 12 Megapixel of Primary Camera at the back panel. It is equipped with a bunch of modes such as Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording. It also comes with panorama and Auto HDR features. The front facing camera is of 8 Megapixel sensor. The secondary camera comes with auto focus, dual video call functionality and much more features. It will get you the best selfies and you can even make HD video calls through the selfie shooter camera of the device.

Additionally, the Camera on the Galaxy S9 comes with multi-frame image processing and offers extra slow-motion video option to capture the perfect photos and to record a quality video through your device. You can simply check out the ad videos released by Samsung for South Korea recently to check out the cameras of the Galaxy S9 Phones.

Apart from this, the new generation Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone offers pretty much all types of connectivity options. Connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, FM Radio, USB 3.1 are very well available. The phone is backed up by a 3,000 mAh of battery capacity on-board with fast charging and Wireless Charging compatibility.

The phone features a set of advanced Scanners as well. It has an advanced Iris Scanner located at the front panel. The device also features a Fingerprint Scanner at the back panel which is located underneath the camera sensor at the back. Other useful sensors such as accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 are also available on the device. The device comes with a number of different color options such as Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple.

Additionally, Samsung has introduced their new Facial Recognition Technology with Intelligent Scan feature. The new Intelligent Scan on Samsung Galaxy S9 phone uses a combination of the iris scanner and the less-secure facial recognition feature. It uses non-depth front facing camera for unlocking the device using the Facial Recognition Technology.

Apart from this, the new Galaxy S9 smartphone brings a set of new AR Emojis to your device for the users. The AR Emojis are a part of phone’s facial recognition technology. It is there to compete against, Apple’s own Animojis. The new Galaxy S9 comes with a bunch of options to choose the perfect Emojis to work out with. The Animojis have a limited number of options while the AR Emojis of Samsung have much more options to choose from.

Apple iPhone X : Features & Specifications

Apple’s ultimate winner, the new iPhone X is company’s flagship phone of last year. The phone was launched as special edition phone to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of iPhone. Until now, iPhone X was the most innovative smartphone of the world. However, the launch of Galaxy S9 phones have made people confused about the best one in the market.

The new iPhone X sports a 5.8 Inch diagonal all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display. It has 2436 x 1125 pixels of screen resolution. The display has scratch resistant glass protection to protect it from the front side. The iPhone X is powered by Apple’s A11 Bionic Chipset which is by far the most advanced Chipset of Apple.

The new iPhone X is available with two different variants in the market with 3GB RAM and 64GB and 256GB Memory Storage options. Just like every other iPhone, you would not be able to expand the storage memory of the device on the iPhone X like the Samsung’s Galaxy S9 smartphones.

Moving on to the Cameras, the iPhone X offers dual cameras at the back panel as Primary Camera of the phone. The Primary Camera on the device is a combination of 12 Megapixel + 12 Megapixel cameras. It comes with OIS and 2x Zoom feature with Phase Detection modes. The Cameras are equipped with Dual Tone LED flash light. You can record full 4K videos and can try out various functionality such as Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, HDR. On the front, the device has 7 Megapixel of Front facing camera as Secondary Camera. It comes with HDR Mode and face detection technology which gets you the perfect selfies. You can even record full HD videos with 1080 pixels of resolution with the front facing camera.

Just like the Galaxy S9, the iPhone X offers almost all the useful connectivity options on the device. It includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB 2.0. Talking about the sensors, the device has skipped the traditional Touch ID feature on the iPhone X and introduced the innovative Face ID feature using Facial Recognition technology. Sensors such as accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer are available on the device.

The device supports Wireless charging with Qi standard to recharge the phone wirelessly. It comes with 2716 mAh of non-removable battery. Additionally, it comes with IP67 certification which makes it water and dust resistant.

In terms of innovations, the giant has introduced their very own Facial Recognition Technology on the Face ID. The Face ID reads out the facial expressions of the users which recognises your face. You can use this feature as a security option to unlock the device. Setting up this Face ID is pretty simple and the system will guide you on how you can setup this feature on a respective iPhone X. Apart from this, the company has introduce the Animojis. This innovative feature is fun feature which uses the available emojis character and it works like you move. It also uses Facial Recognition technology which captures your expressions and implement them on the selected emojis in real time.

Comparison Table : Samsung Galaxy S9 Vs. Apple iPhone X

                    Samsung Galaxy S9                           iPhone X
Display 5.8 inches Super AMOLED Display 5.8 inches Super AMOLED Display
Aspect Ratio 18.5:9 Aspect ratio 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Scratch-resistant glass
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Apple A11 Bionic Chipset
GPU Adreno 630 Apple GPU with three core
Memory Storage 64/128/256 GB 64GB, 256GB
Memory Expansion Yes, upto 400GB No
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo iOS 11.1.1
Primary Camera 12 Megapixel Singular Camera 12 Megapixel + 12 Megapixel
Secondary Camera 8 Megapixel 7 Megapixel
Audio Jack Yes, with 3.5mm AudioJack No
Build Aluminum Frame with Gorilla Glass 5 protection Stainless Steel frame with glass protection both sides
SIM Single and Dual SIM Single SIM, Nano-SIM
Body IP68 certified, Water and Dust Resistant IP67 certified, Water and Dust Resistant
Connectivity Options Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 2.0, GPS, NFC, FM
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 2.0, GPS, NFC
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Rear mounted No
Iris Scanner Yes, Advanced No
Face ID  No, Face Intelligent Yes with powerful face detection option
Other Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Battery Capacity 3,000 mAh non-
removable battery
2716 mAh non-removable battery
Other Samsung Pay Apple Pay
Pricing Starts with $720 $999


Conclusion : 

Samsung has launched the Galaxy S9 phones with the most advanced technology and some of the coolest features at the camera side. The phones have also beaten the new iPhone X in camera performance as well.

Since Samsung Galaxy S9 is the most recent high-end Android smartphone, which carries a huge number of extraordinary features, it is the ultimate winner for the current tech period. However, the iPhone X is also a winner as the features and specifications which are packed inside the device are not comparable with any other Android devices. The Chipset on the iPhone X is way more powerful than the Galaxy S9′. So if you are a big fan of Apple, then iPhone X will not let your expectations go down.

Both the devices are extremely expensive. However, the Galaxy S9 phone is available at a cheaper price tag compare to the iPhone X. So if you are already using the iPhone and want to switch your OS, then Galaxy S9 is also a best option to choose from the Android platform. Apart from this, the bigger variants, the Galaxy S9 Plus is packed with even more specs than the S9. You should check for that smartphone as well before making up your final decision.