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Nokia N96 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Nokia N96 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

Nokia N96





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38PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)Compare Nokia N96 X
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)





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What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

N963 Advantages Nokia N96vsGalaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)38 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
+125 grams (4.38 ounces)61%
vs201 grams (7.04 ounces)
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
+Digital TVAdvantage
Watch your favorite TV shows anywhere
vsNot supported
264Mhz 32bit Single-Corevs+2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Core17 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
128MB SDRAMvs+6GB LPDDR4X47 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GBvs+128GB (111GB available)6 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 160GB microSD, microSDHCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC5 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
18 millimeters (0.71 inches)vs+8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)105%
TFT LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
240x320 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels55 times
Higher resolution screen
143 PPIvs+514 PPI3 times
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Larger screen
(back) 5MPvs+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
(front) 0.3MPvs+(front) 8MP25 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
VGA (640x480)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)26 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) QVGA (320x240)vs+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)47 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
50000 apps (Nokia Ovi Store)vs+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)69 times
More apps available to download and use
3G HSDPAvs+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
(3G HSDPA) 3.6 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps332 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Capacitive MultitouchAdvantage
The touch screen facilitates the use of the device
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
950 mAhvs+4000 mAh3 times
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
802.11 b/g (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
2.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0vs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

10 Common items in both devices
16 million
Dual-LED flash
Autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
3.5mm jack
Video calling
+3 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresNokia N96Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
ModelN96Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Other model namesNokia N96 US, Nokia N96-3 RM-247Galaxy Note9 (Exynos) Dual-sim (6GB RAM), Samsung Crown
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Europe)(Global, International)United Arab Emirates
(Europe), (Global, International), United Arab Emirates
Release dateSeptember, 2008August, 2018
Depth18 millimeters (0.71 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)55 x 103 millimeters (2.17 x 4.06 in)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)
Weight125 grams (4.38 ounces)201 grams (7.04 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant
System (OS)Nokia N96Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Operating systemSymbian 9.3 S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2Android 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
HardwareNokia N96Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Chipset32bit - STMicroelectronics Nomadik STn8815A1264bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)
CPU processor264Mhz Single-Core ARM926EJ-SOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerfeature not registeredARM Mali-G72 MP18
Internal storage16GB128GB (111GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 160GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayNokia N96Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Display typeTFT LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size2.8" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~42.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~84% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution240x320 pixels1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenNot supportedCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)143 PPI514 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksNokia N96Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload3.6 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Network technology2G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat18 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingNokia N96Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraNokia N96Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)VGA (640x480) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/1.5 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusfeature not registeredSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionfeature not registeredFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorfeature not registeredSupported
HDRfeature not registeredHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraNokia N96Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)0.3 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution640x480 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)QVGA (320x240)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaNokia N96Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
TVDigital TVNot supported
Video formatsMP4, WMV, 3GP, RVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WMA, WAV, RA, AAC, M4AMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityNokia N96Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV output3.5mm (same audio output)USB Type-C SlimPort®
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth2.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNAfeature not registeredNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portfeature not registeredNot supported
Other functionsNokia N96Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
Active noise cancellationfeature not registeredSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserfeature not registeredHTML, XHTML, HTML5
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Iris scanner
Heart rate
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Quartz
- Carl Zeiss optics
- N-Gage compatible
- TV DVB-H Class C (470-750MHz)
- Document viewer Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF
- Java framework
- 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)
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyNokia N96Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity950 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomy150 minutes | 2.5 hours | 0.1 dayfeature not registered
Standby12000 minutes | 200 hours | 8.3 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateNokia N96Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.381W/kg (head) | 1.509W/kg (body)

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