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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus XSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)09Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
17PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 9 X
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
6.8"
AMOLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)

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!

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)vsGalaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
+512GB (482GB available)110%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs256GB (230GB available)
+514 PPI4%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs495 PPI
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+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
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Core13%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
8GB LPDDR4Xvs+12GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
201 grams (7.04 ounces)vs+196 grams (6.86 ounces)3%
Lighter
8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)11%
Thinner
HDR10vs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
1440x2960 pixelsvs+1440x3040 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
6.4"vs+6.8"6%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MPvs+(quad camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP + 0.3MP67%
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 10MP26%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 10vs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbps67%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
4000 mAhvs+4300 mAh8%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+45W2 times
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.

38 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
+31 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 featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
ModelGalaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
Other model namesGalaxy Note9 (Exynos) Dual-sim (8GB RAM), Samsung CrownSamsung Galaxy Note10 Pro SM-N975F Single-Sim (Exynos)
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)United Arab Emirates
(Europe), (Global, International), United Arab Emirates
(Europe)
(Europe)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2018August, 2019
Depth8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)
Weight201 grams (7.04 ounces)196 grams (6.86 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 11
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9825 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M4
2.4Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A75
1.9Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP18ARM Mali-G76 MP12
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage512GB (482GB available)
UFS 2.1
256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches6.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84% (screen-to-body ratio)~92.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1440x3040 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)514 PPI495 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz, HDR1060Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
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 (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps2000/150 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat20 (Bands [waiting])
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, 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
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
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
CameraSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
(quad camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.11/3.6"52mm1.0µmPDAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawidef/2.212mm1.0µm
0.3MP TOF
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS (2-axis): 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
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 (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
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)
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Glow
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Stylus Pen (Bluetooth integration)
- One UI
- 3D Scanner app
- Always-on display
- 19:9 ratio and HDR10+ display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- ANT+
- USB Power Delivery 3.0
- Wireless charging: 20W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4300 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
45W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (SM-N975F)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.35W/kg (head) | 0.7W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.381W/kg (head) | 1.509W/kg (body)0.187W/kg (head) | 1.404W/kg (body)
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