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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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00 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB vs 00 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
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6.4"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB
SpecificationsCompareModelsPictures
6.4"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB

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00 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB

Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBvsGalaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB

00 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB

Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GBvsGalaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB

56 Common items in both devices

+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking6GB LPDDR4X
+More internal storage for applications and files128GB (111GB user available)
+More external storage for files using memory cardsUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
+Lighter201 grams (7.04 ounces)
+Thinner8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+More resistant materialAluminum frame, front/back glass
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLED
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+Higher resolution screen1440x2960 pixels
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)514 PPI
+Larger screen6.4"
+Higher resolution main camera(dual camera) 12.2 megapixels + 12MP
+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightDual LED flash
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesDigital and optical zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion videoOIS: Optical stabilization
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightnessBSI sensor
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo/video on both cameras
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth1/2.55" inches
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposuref/1.5 (aperture)
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies(front) 8 megapixels
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
+The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster4G+ LTE-A
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files1200 Mbps
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Best output for headset3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Sensors help you use the deviceBarometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceFingerprint (rear-mounted)
+Sensors help you use the deviceIris scanner
+Sensors help you use the deviceHeart rate
+Sensors help you use the deviceSpO2
+Sensors help you use the deviceFace recognition (unlock)
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use4000 mAh
+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLi-Ion (Non removable)
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use2 slots Dual-SIM
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cableUSB Type-C SlimPort®
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster5.0 version A2DP/LE
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securelyNFC
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla Glass 5
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for exampleWaterproof (IPxx certified)
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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB
BrandSamsungSamsung
ModelGalaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBGalaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB
Also known asGalaxy Note9 6GB/128GB (Exynos) Dual-sim, Samsung CrownGalaxy Note9 6GB/128GB (Qualcomm) SM-G9600/DS, Samsung Crown
Country or region where it's soldUnited Arab EmiratesEuropeVarious (International)Latin AmericaBrazilChina
Release dateAugust, 2018August, 2018
Depth8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)
Weight201 grams (7.04 ounces)201 grams (7.04 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IPxx certified)Waterproof (IPxx certified)
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP18Qualcomm Adreno 630
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (111GB user available)128GB (111GB user available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84% (screen-to-body ratio)~84% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)514 PPI514 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat18 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,18,19,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB
Main camera(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-zoom)
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-zoom)
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps
FlashDual LED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Front camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB
Front camera8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®USB Type-C SlimPort®
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Copper, Purple, Blue
- Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Curved edge screen
- S Pen Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
- Samsung Pay
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung DeX (Desktop experience)
- Quick Charge 2.0
- ANT+
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Copper, Purple, Blue
- Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Curved edge screen
- S Pen Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
- Samsung Pay
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Samsung DeX (Desktop experience)
- Quick Charge 2.0
- ANT+
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 128GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered0.96 W/Kg (head) | 0.92 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UK0.381 W/Kg (head) | 1.509 W/Kg (body)feature not registered

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