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Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U) vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Note 10 XSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)08Points
Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
16PointsSamsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 X
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
6.3"
AMOLED

1080x2280

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)

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 S9 (SM-G960U)8 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)vsGalaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+163 grams (5.71 ounces)3%
Lighter
vs168 grams (5.88 ounces)
+1440x2960 pixels73%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2280 pixels
+568 PPI42%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs400 PPI
+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
2.8GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Core6%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (51GB available)vs+256GB (230GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8%
Thinner
HDR10vs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
5.8"vs+6.3"9%
Larger screen
(back) 12.2MPvs+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
(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 11vs+Android 12Advantage
Android 12 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbps67%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
3000 mAhvs+3500 mAh17%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+25W67%
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 wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster

40 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
OIS: Optical stabilization / OIS (2-axis): Optical stabilization
+33 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

Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
ModelGalaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
Other model namesUnlocked Galaxy S9 G960U (Snapdragon)Samsung Galaxy Note10 SM-N970U1 Unlocked (Snapdragon)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date3/9/2018, Announced: 2/25/20188/23/2019, Announced: 8/7/2019
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)68.7 x 147.7 millimeters (2.7 x 5.81 in)71.8 x 151 millimeters (2.83 x 5.94 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)168 grams (5.88 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/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 S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
System versionAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 12
User InterfaceOne UI 2.5 / 3.1One UI 2.0 / 3.1 / 4.0

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDM845) (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (SM8150) (7nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7GHz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 485
1.78GHz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630 (710MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 640 (585MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 273972 (v8)
Geekbench: 8830 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 14fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size5.8" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~91.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1080x2280 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)568 PPI400 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
Display featuresHDR10
Always-On Display
HDR10+
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-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 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)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 46, 48, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 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 supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.11/3.6"52mm1.0µmPDAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawidef/2.212mm1.0µm
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED 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
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
Camera extras1080p@240fps
720p@960fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
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

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Stereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + 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
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
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
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3500 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
25W Fast battery charging
12W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
4.5W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
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, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay
- Colors: Black, White, Pink, Red, Glow
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Stylus Pen (Bluetooth integration)
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (SM-N970U1)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.63W/kg (head), 1.59W/kg (body)0.34W/kg (head), 1.59W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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