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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955F vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955F vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 9 X04Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955F
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955F
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus X12Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB
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 best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB

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 phone! Comment!


04 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955F
Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FvsGalaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB
 16%16%
+Lighter
173 grams (6.06 ounces)vs201 grams (7.04 ounces)
 9%9%
+Thinner
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
 3%3%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
531 PPIvs514 PPI
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported

12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB
Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GBvsGalaxy S8 Plus SM-G955F
 13%13%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
8GB LPDDR4Xvs4GB LPDDR4
 9 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
512GB (498GB user available)vs64GB (51GB user available)
 3%3%
+Larger screen
6.4"vs6.2"
 98%98%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12.2 megapixels + 12MPvs(back) 12.2 megapixels
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
 13%13%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/1.7 (aperture)
 17%17%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
 14%14%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs3500 mAh
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
USB Type-C SlimPort®vsNot supported

41 Common items in both devices
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, front/back glass
Super AMOLED
16 million
1440x2960 pixels
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
1/2.55" inches
(front) 8 megapixels
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Face recognition (unlock)
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
5.0 version A2DP/LE
NFC
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 5
IP68 certified / Waterproof (IPxx certified)
+ 33 COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB
BrandSamsungSamsung
ModelGalaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FGalaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB
Also known asGalaxy S8+ G955F (Exynos), Samsung Dream 2Galaxy Note9 8GB/512GB (Exynos) Dual-sim, Samsung Crown
Country or region where it's soldEuropeVarious (International)United Arab EmiratesEuropeVarious (International)
Release dateApril, 2017August, 2018
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)73.4 x 160 millimeters (2.89 x 6.3 in)76.4 x 161.9 millimeters (3.01 x 6.37 in)
Weight173 grams (6.06 ounces)201 grams (7.04 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minWaterproof (IPxx certified)
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Exynos M2 Mongoose
1.7Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP20 550MhzARM Mali-G72 MP18
RAM memory4GB LPDDR48GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB user available)
UFS 2.1
512GB (498GB user available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~84% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI514 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FSamsung 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
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
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 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 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 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)
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 networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FSamsung 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
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB
Main camera12.2 megapixels(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-zoom)
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps
FlashLED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (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
ZoomOnly digital 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
Front camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB
Front camera8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
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 S8 Plus SM-G955FSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FSamsung 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 outputNot supportedUSB Type-C SlimPort®
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
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 recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 4.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- 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)
- Quick Charge 2.0
- ANT+
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity3500 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time2040 minutes | 34 hours | 1.4 daysfeature not registered
Standby20580 minutes | 343 hours | 14.3 daysfeature not registered
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FSamsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F/DS 512GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered0.381 W/Kg (head) | 1.509 W/Kg (body)