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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB vs Blu S1

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Blu S1 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Blu S1 X37Samsung 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)

vs
Blu S1
5.2"
IPS

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2800
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 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! Comment!


37 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBvsS1
 98%98%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.5Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 2 times100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
6GB LPDDR4Xvs2GB LPDDR3
 11 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (111GB user available)vs16GB (9GB user available)
 3 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS
 4 times100%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2960 pixelsvs720x1280 pixels
 82%82%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
514 PPIvs282 PPI
 23%23%
+Larger screen
6.4"vs5.2"
 89%89%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MPvs(back) 13MP
Advantage
+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Dual LED flashvsLED flash
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameravsAutofocus
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS: Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
Advantage
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HDR photo/video on both camerasvsHDR photo only main camera
 33%33%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/2.0 (aperture)
 63%63%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 8MPvs(front) 5MP
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 3 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
Advantage
+Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
Android 9.0 PievsAndroid 7.0 Nougat
 3 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
GyroscopevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Iris scannervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Heart ratevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
SpO2vsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
 43%43%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs2800 mAh
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Active noise cancellationvsNot supported
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
USB Type-C SlimPort®vsNot supported
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.0 version A2DP
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GovsMicroUSB 2.0
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Gorilla Glass 5vsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
Waterproof (IPxx certified)vsNot supported

02 Advantages Blu S1
S1vsGalaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GB
 47%47%
+Lighter
137 grams (4.8 ounces)vs201 grams (7.04 ounces)
 5%5%
+Thinner
8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)

17 Common items in both devices
16 million
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Fingerprint (rear-mounted) / Fingerprint
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
FM
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBBlu S1
ModelGalaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBS1
Also known asGalaxy Note9 6GB/128GB (Exynos) Dual-sim, Samsung CrownBLU S1 S0320WW, BLU S0320WW
Country or region availableUnited Arab EmiratesEuropeVarious (International)USA
BrandSamsungBlu
Release dateAugust, 2018September, 2017
Depth8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)72.8 x 147.3 millimeters (2.87 x 5.8 in)
Weight201 grams (7.04 ounces)137 grams (4.8 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IPxx certified)Not supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBBlu S1
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBBlu S1
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6750 (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP18ARM Mali-T860 MP2 520Mhz
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (111GB user available)16GB (9GB user available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBBlu S1
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size6.4" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels720x1280 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)514 PPI282 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBBlu S1
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
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 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G 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 Cat6 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2600 (Bands 2,3,4,5,7,12,17,25,26)
TD-LTE 2500 (Bands 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, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBBlu S1
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
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBBlu S1
Main camera(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-zoom)
13 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBBlu S1
Front camera8 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)HD (1280x720 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBBlu S1
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBBlu S1
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.0 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBBlu S1
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
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 unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Fingerprint
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, Gray, Gold
- Aluminum body
- 2.5D glass screen
- 400nits brightness screen
- Screen protector included
- Silicon Case included
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- VoLTE
- AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Boost Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile compatible
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBBlu S1
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh2800 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk timefeature not registered960 minutes | 16 hours | 0.7 day
Standbyfeature not registered33000 minutes | 550 hours | 22.9 days
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 128GBBlu S1
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UK0.381 W/Kg (head) | 1.509 W/Kg (body)feature not registered