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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB) vs Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Vivo X90 Pro+ Plus phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Vivo X90 Pro+ Plus XSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)12Points
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
6.78"
AMOLED

1440x3200

50
MP

32mp

12GB
RAM

Octa-core

4700
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)

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-N960U 128GB)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)vsX90 Pro+ (256GB)25 Advantages Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+201 grams (7.04 ounces)10%
Lighter
vs221 grams (7.74 ounces)
+8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)10%
Thinner
vs9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+f/1.5 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
2.8GHz 64bit Octa-core (10nm)vs+3.2GHz 64bit Octa-core (4nm)21%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
6GB LPDDR4Xvs+12GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
128GB (111GB available)vs+256GB (221GB available)99%
More internal storage for applications and files
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 4.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Aluminum frame, glass front/backvs+Aluminum frame, glass front, leather backAdvantage
More resistant material
HDR10vs+Dolby Vision/HDR10+Advantage
The Dolby Vision/HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
16 millionvs+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
1440x2960 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels8%
Higher resolution screen
514 PPIvs+518 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.4"vs+6.78"6%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MPvs+(quad camera) 50MP + 64MP + 50MP + 48MP8 times
Higher resolution main camera
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/1.49" inches71%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 32MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 11vs+Android 13Advantage
Android 13 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps67%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
4000 mAhvs+4700 mAh18%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+80W4 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.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.3 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.3 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

26 Common items in both devices
Dual-LED flash
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
Capacitive
+19 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)X90 Pro+ (256GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note9 (Qualcomm) 6GB RAM, Samsung CrownX90 Pro Plus (V2227A)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungVivo
Release date8/24/2018, Announced: 8/9/201812/6/2022, Announced: 11/22/2022
Depth8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)9.7 millimeters (0.38 inches)
Size (width x height)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)75.29 x 164.35 millimeters (2.96 x 6.47 in)
Weight201 grams (7.04 ounces)221 grams (7.74 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front, leather 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-N960U 128GB)Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
System versionAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 13
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
User InterfaceOne UI 2.0 / 2.5 / 3.1Funtouch OS (Global)
Origin OS 3 (China)

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDM845) (10nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (SM8550) (4nm)
CPUOcta-core, 2 processors:
4x 2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold (Quad-core)
4x 1.7GHz Kryo 385 Silver (Quad-core)
Octa-core, 3 processors:
1x 3.2GHz ARM Cortex-X3 (Single-core)
4x 2.8GHz ARM Cortex-A710/A715 (Quad-core)
3x 2GHz ARM Cortex-A510 (Triple-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630 (710MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 740
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 249124 (v7), 316449 (v8)
Geekbench: 9026 (v4.4), 2092 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 15fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 1262130 (v9)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (111GB available)
UFS 2.1
256GB (221GB available)
UFS 4.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size6.4" inches6.78" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84% (screen-to-body ratio)~89.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)514 PPI518 PPI
Colors16 million1 billion
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Refresh rate60Hz120Hz
Display featuresHDR10
2.5D glass
Always-On Display
Back: Gorilla Glass 5
1800nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10+
100% DCI-P3

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload1200/150 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
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 Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)
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, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
(quad camera)
50 megapixels
64MP periscope telephotof/3.590mm1/2"0.7µmPDAFOIS3.5x-optical-zoom
50MP telephotof/1.650mm1/2.4"0.7µmOIS2x-optical-zoom
48MP ultrawidef/2.214mm114°1/2"0.8µmAF
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels8160x6120 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens23mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/1.49" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.6µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
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 registered4K@30/60fps
1080p@30/60fps
Zeiss optics
Sony IMX758, IMX989 sensors
14-bit RAW

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels32 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.5 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/2.8" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel0.8µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Stereo sound
32-bit/192kHz
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot 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

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.3 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
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
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4700 mAh
Charger, watts15W Wired fast charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
80W Wired fast charging
Reverse charging by cable
50W Qi wireless charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
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
- S Pen Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
- Samsung Pay
- Samsung DeX
- Colors: Black, Red

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 128GB)Vivo X90 Pro+ (256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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