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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GB vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GB vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 9 X05Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GB
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GB
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus X04Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
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 S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GB

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best phone! Comment!


05 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GB
Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GBvsGalaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
 6%6%
+Lighter
189 grams (6.62 ounces)vs201 grams (7.04 ounces)
 4%4%
+Thinner
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
 3%3%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
531 PPIvs514 PPI
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported

04 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBvsGalaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GB
 3%3%
+Larger screen
6.4"vs6.2"
Advantage
+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Dual LED flashvsLED flash
 14%14%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs3500 mAh
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
USB Type-C SlimPort®vsNot supported

49 Common items in both devices
2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
6GB LPDDR4X
128GB (111GB user available)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, front/back glass
Super AMOLED
16 million
1440x2960 pixels
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
1/2.55" inches
f/1.5 (aperture)
(front) 8MP
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
1200 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Face recognition (unlock)
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
2 slots Dual-SIM
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
5.0 version A2DP/LE
NFC
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 5
IP68 certified / Waterproof (IPxx certified)
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
BrandSamsungSamsung
ModelGalaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GBGalaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Also known asGalaxy S9+ SM-G9650/DS (Snapdragon) Dual-simGalaxy Note9 6GB/128GB (Exynos) Dual-sim, Samsung Crown
Country or region where it's soldBrazilChinaUnited Arab EmiratesEuropeVarious (International)
Release dateFebruary, 2018August, 2018
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)73.8 x 158.1 millimeters (2.91 x 6.22 in)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)
Weight189 grams (6.62 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 othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minWaterproof (IPxx certified)
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630ARM Mali-G72 MP18
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 S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~84% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI514 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 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 networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE 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)
LTE 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)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, 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 S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 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 / back cameraSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 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
FlashLED 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 / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 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 S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB 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)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 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, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 4.0
- Samsung Pay
- Dolby Atmos
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- 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 S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 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 capacity3500 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 S9 Plus SM-G9650 128GBSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UK0.28 W/Kg (head) | 1.08 W/Kg (body)0.381 W/Kg (head) | 1.509 W/Kg (body)