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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)

Side by side comparison between Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB) vs Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB) phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

8GB
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!

Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)0 Advantage Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)vsGalaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)2 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+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
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

61 Common items in both devices
2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
8GB LPDDR4X
512GB (482GB available)
UFS 2.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
201 grams (7.04 ounces)
8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+54 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
ModelGalaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Note9 (Qualcomm) 8GB RAM, Samsung CrownGalaxy Note9 (Exynos) Dual-sim (8GB RAM), Samsung Crown
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Europe)(Global, International)United Arab Emirates
(Europe), (Global, International), United Arab Emirates
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateAugust, 2018August, 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)
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-N960U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-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
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage512GB (482GB available)
UFS 2.1
512GB (482GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)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
Display features60Hz, HDR1060Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-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 networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
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-N960U 512GB)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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)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
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
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
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)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
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®USB Type-C SlimPort®
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
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
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
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, 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
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
BatteryLi-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
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U 512GB)Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F/DS 512GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.381W/kg (head) | 1.509W/kg (body)
kiwicamelI have also found that another difference is that non U (united states) devices will not work with services such as wi-fi calling in the states. I wish I would have known that before purchasing a phone overseas.
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