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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)

Side by side comparison between Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB) vs Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB) phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)

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!


60 Common items in both devices
UFS 2.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
201 grams (7.04 ounces)
8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
HDR10
+53 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB)Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note9 (Qualcomm) SM-G9600/DS (6GB RAM), Samsung CrownGalaxy Note9 (Exynos) Dual-sim (8GB RAM), Samsung Crown
Country or region available(Latin America)BrazilChina
(Latin America), Brazil, China
(Europe)(Global, International)United Arab Emirates
(Europe), (Global, International), United Arab Emirates
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date8/1/20188/1/2018
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)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
System versionAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 10
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)
CPUOcta-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
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (111GB available)
UFS 2.1
512GB (482GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84% (screen-to-body ratio)~84% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)514 PPI514 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
Display featuresHDR10HDR10

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
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)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, 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 networkLTE Cat18 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,18,19,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat18 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
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

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)2K UHD (2560x1440)
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

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
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

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®USB Type-C SlimPort®
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Iris scanner
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Iris scanner
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- 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
- 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

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N9600 128GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.96W/kg (head), 0.92W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.381W/kg (head), 1.509W/kg (body)
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