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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global) vs Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus XXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)06Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)
6.53"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
27PointsSamsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 X
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4100
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)

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!

Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)6 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)vsGalaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)27 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
+6.53"2%
Larger screen
vs6.4"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP49%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP
+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+5020 mAh22%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4100 mAh
+18W20%
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.
vs15W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core40%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
199 grams (6.97 ounces)vs+175 grams (6.13 ounces)14%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)14%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT IPS LCDvs+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
1080x2340 pixelsvs+1440x3040 pixels73%
Higher resolution screen
395 PPIvs+526 PPI33%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.5 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 13MPvs+(dual front camera) 10MP + 8MP41%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)vs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

30 Common items in both devices
128GB (106GB available) / 128GB (109GB available)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC / Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
+23 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
ModelRedmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
Other model namesXiaomi Redmi Note 9 M2003J15SG Global version (NFC)Galaxy S10+ (Snapdragon) G975U (Unlocked), Samsung Beyond 2
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release dateApril, 2020March, 2019
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)74.1 x 157.6 millimeters (2.92 x 6.2 in)
Weight199 grams (6.97 ounces)175 grams (6.13 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)IP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
HardwareXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM-Cortex-A75
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core ARM-Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MC2 1GhzQualcomm Adreno 640
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.53" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1440x3040 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI526 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz, 450 nits60Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload800/150 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat15/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
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
CameraXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4"1.12µm118º
2MP macrof/2.41.75µmAF
2MP depthf/2.41/5"1.7µm
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawidef/2.212mm
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels(dual front camera)
10 megapixels
8MP depthf/2.222mm
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.3 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length29mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.06" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
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/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Forest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar White
- MIUI 11
- 22.5W charger (18W phone support)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Prism Black, White, Green, Blue, Flamingo Pink
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5020 mAh4100 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging
9W Reverse charging USB between devices
15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomy1980 minutes | 33 hours | 1.4 daysfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB Global)Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975U 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.84W/kg (head) | 0.9W/kg (body)1.11W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.8W/kg (head) | 1.14W/kg (body)feature not registered
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