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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 4 X Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB) 24Points
6.4"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

Octa-core

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
07Points Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F) Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 9 X
5.7"
AMOLED

1440x2560

16
MP

3.7mp

3GB
RAM

Quad-core

3220
mAh

(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!

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)} 24 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB) vs Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)} 7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
+2.7GHz 64bit Octa-core (10nm)23%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.7GHz 32bit Quad-core
+8GB LPDDR4X167%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR3
+512GB (482GB available)18 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (25GB available)
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.0
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+1440x2960 pixels16%
Higher resolution screen
vs1440x2560 pixels
+6.4"12%
Larger screen
vs5.7"
+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP52%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 16MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+1/2.55" inches2%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.6" inches
+f/1.5 (aperture)47%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 8MP117%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 3.7MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
+(4G LTE-A) 1200 Mbps7 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh24%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3220 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.1 + A2DP
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
201 grams (7.04 ounces)vs+176 grams (6.16 ounces)14%
Lighter
8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)4%
Thinner
514 PPIvs+515 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+HumidityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+TemperatureAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Li-Ion: lithium-ion (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: lithium-ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.

27 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Super AMOLED
16 million
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / Autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo/video on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160)
+20 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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📱 Model features

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
ModelGalaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
Other model namesGalaxy Note9 (Exynos) Dual-sim (8GB RAM), Samsung CrownSamsung Galaxy Note 4 Quad-core 4G, Samsung Muscat
Country or region available(Europe)(Global, International)United Arab Emirates
(Europe), (Global, International), United Arab Emirates
(Europe)
(Europe)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date8/24/2018, Announced: 8/9/201810/10/2014
Depth8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)78.6 x 153.5 millimeters (3.09 x 6.04 in)
Weight201 grams (7.04 ounces)176 grams (6.16 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/back
Back: Gorilla Glass 5
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantNot supported

📲 Display

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches5.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84% (screen-to-body ratio)~74.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)514 PPI515 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 4
Refresh rate60Hzfeature not registered
Display featuresHDR10
2.5D glass
Always-On Display
feature not registered

🤖 Operating System

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
System versionAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 4.4.4 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
User InterfaceOne UI 2.0 / 2.5feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
Chipset64bit: Samsung Exynos 9810 (10nm)32bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 Pro (28nm)
CPUOcta-core, 2 processors:
4x 2.7GHz Mongoose M3 (Quad-core)
4x 1.79GHz ARM Cortex-A55 (Quad-core)
Quad-core, 1 processor:
4x 2.7GHz Krait 450 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP18 (572MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 420
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 249124 (v7), 316449 (v8)
Geekbench: 9026 (v4.4), 2092 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 15fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage512GB (482GB available)
UFS 2.1
32GB (25GB available)
eMMC 5.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📶 Mobile networks

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
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)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum Download / Upload1200/150 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse 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 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat4 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-ANot supported

📷 Camera

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto f/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
16 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens31mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital 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

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels3.7 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2560x1440 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens22mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®Micro-B USB MHL-3
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
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
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Humidity
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Temperature
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
Battery typeLi-Ion: lithium-ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: lithium-ion (Removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3220 mAh
Charger, watts15W Wired fast chargingWired charging
Inductive / wireless chargingQi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)feature not registered
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered20 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), 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
• S Pen Stylus (Bluetooth)
• Samsung Pay
• Samsung DeX
• Colors: Black, White, Pink, Gold
• USB OTG On-The-Go
• Samsung TouchWiz UX
• S Pen stylus
• S-Voice natural language
• Dropbox 50GB
• Samsung Gear S compatible
• ANT+ support

☢️ Radiation rate

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.37W/kg (head), 0.88W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.381W/kg (head), 1.509W/kg (body)0.366W/kg (head), 0.382W/kg (body)
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