That's a steal for how much and how great of a phone you'd get. The iPhone X does not. Advantage: Samsung for size and resolution, but color preference will vary. We anticipate the S10 Plus to outlive its kin, however presumably not by much contrasted with the Note 9. New Atlas compares the specs and features of the five leading phones of 2018.
Face Off While Apple's iPhone X has gotten plenty of publicity for its redesigned display, the iPhone 8 Plus remains popular for its large screen size and dual-camera system. Modern phone design is all about making the most out of front-facing real estate. Benchmarking of a demonstration handset at the launch event by Anandtech Exynos 9810 to be a fast chip, but not as fast as the A10 and A11. Winner: Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus The Galaxy S8 Plus, like its smaller sibling, is our favourite phone right now. However, most people will care more about the headphone jack, which the iPhones famously don't have. It's our favourite phone design right now, while Apple's feels like more of the same. Once basically ignored as the realm of selfies, front-facing cameras are getting increasingly more powerful.
Both also can do fast charging, but — and you need to buy an extra adapter to do it with the iPhone 8 Plus anyway. Still, any advantage helps when it comes to uptime. The Note 9 is taller, more extensive, and thicker, while the S9 Plus holds greater bezels and a busier back. It's beautiful, has an impeccable display, packs plenty of power, takes brilliant shots, and in typical Samsung fashion it has premium perks. Again, we haven't compared these side by side yet, and we'd call the main back cameras two of the best out there right now. And then the Galaxy S8 Plus has added benefits like the great , or the , which uses the phone as the brain of a desktop computing experience by plugging in a display, keyboard, and mouse.
On the back, the unique mark scanner has been gathered up and the triple-focal point camera suite is on a level plane organized. However, the S9+ has an array of colorful options, including blue and purple. Now that we've reviewed both phones, we can help break down how each performs to help you decide which one is the best for you. Thanks to Apple's switch back to glass on the rear, both of these phones offer wireless charging capabilities. So based on our experience so far, this one goes to Apple. Samsung offers a better virtual reality experience, if you want to try that out.
The iPhone 8, for comparison, has a traditional 16:9 screen with considerable bezels either side. The rear camera is where Samsung is hoping to set the S9+ apart from the competition. You can send audio and video from some but not all of your iPhone apps to devices, for instance. Advantage: Samsung Speed The motors on both these phones are beasts, but it's hard to compare them without the S9 in our hands. The iPhone X however has TrueTone technology that adjusts the color temperature of the screen relative to the type of ambient light, so that colors look accurate no matter what the lighting condition. The S9 gives you a few more options to chose from, including transforming your face into an animal, character or an avatar you can create by taking a selfie on either camera. It also features support for Dolby Atmos surround sound.
The iPhone 8 Plus doesn't even have a headphone port. The bezels on the iPhone X are slimmer top to bottom, but you get the intrusive notch at the top. In practical terms, all of these devices will shake off accidental spills, dust and dunkings, but you're still better off keeping them away from pools and bathtubs. This is yet another case where the iPhones look lacking on paper, but again the all-seeing eye of Apple can optimize its phones to do more with less. Say what you will about the notch, but the uniform bezels around the screen are a thing of beauty. The S9 also allows you to adjust the audio profile from the settings. All of these phones bar the iPhone 8 have dual 12-megapixel cameras, with decent aperture ranges to let more light in.
However, the iPhone X trounces the S9 Plus in Geekbench 4, with scores of 4,231 single-core and 9,877 multi-core, compared to 2,415 single-core and 8,191 multi-core for the S9 Plus. Moving over to charging speeds, Samsung chose to stick with for the S9 Plus, despite having the Snapdragon 845, which can support. However, it doesn't included anything to rival the iPhone's Portrait Lighting. The Galaxy S8 Plus, on the other hand, is a stunner. There is no change in position between the three chips when breaking down the scores to a per-megahertz level, as comparing the integer scores reveal the Exynos 9810 scoring 1.
However, both phones have nothing on the and its all-screen display. Apple uses its 3D-scanning tech to mimic movements in a handful of unicode emoji, while Samsung is creating animated bitmoji using 2D images and some neat software tricks. There is a lot more that matters, including security, privacy, and user experience. The notch is a sore point, but it seems that Apple is slowly being proven right on that as Android manufacturers. The S9 Plus and the Note 9 do not have the ultrawide focal point. Expect to spend less on the S9, and you get two price points to choose from. The S9+ leads the pack with a massive 6.