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Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 4

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Last updated: August 9th, 2018 at 19:40 UTC+02:00

Ah, the Galaxy Note 4. It’s perhaps the last “true” Note flagship if you ask some of the diehard fans, and for good reason, too. It was the last Note to come with a removable battery or an IR blaster. When the Galaxy Note 5 came along, the Note 4 was also temporarily the last device in the lineup to offer expandable storage. Many are still holding on to their Galaxy Note 4 for some or all of these reasons, but could the Galaxy Note 9 be the device that finally gives them a reason to upgrade?

That’s an answer our review of the Galaxy Note 9 will answer later this year, but for those wanting to see how the specs on the Galaxy Note 9 compare with the Galaxy Note 4, we have made the table below. Take a look, then head over to the comments section to tell us whether you’re going to upgrade to the Galaxy Note 9. Also check out our hands-on experience with the device.

Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 4

Galaxy Note 9 Galaxy Note 4
Display 6.4-inch Quad HD+ (2960×1440) Infinity, Super AMOLED, 18.5:9, 516 ppi 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440), Super AMOLED, 16:9
S Pen Yes, 4,096 pressure levels, Bluetooth control Yes
Processor Exynos 9810/Snapdragon 845 Octa-core, 10nm, 64-bit Exynos 5433/Snapdragon 805
RAM 6GB/8GB 3GB
Rear Camera 12-megapixel primary, Dual Aperture (F1.5-F2.4), Dual Pixel, OIS
12-megapixel telephoto secondary, F2.4, 2x optical zoom, OIS
16-megapixel, F2.2, OIS
Front camera 8-megapixel, autofocus, F1.7 aperture 3.7-megapixel, F1.9
Storage 128GB/512GB internal, microSD slot (up to 512GB) 32GB, microSD slot (up to 128GB)
Software Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradeable to Android 9.0 Pie Android 4.4.4 KitKat, upgradeable to Android Marshmallow
Battery 4,000 mAh, fast wired and fast wireless charging 3,220 mAh, fast wired charging
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, VHT80 MIMO, LTE Cat18, Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO, LTE Cat.6/Cat.9, Bluetooth® v 4.1, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, IR LED
Security Fingerprint sensor (rear), iris scanner, facial recognition, Intelligent Scan (iris + face) Fingerprint sensor (front)
Other features Samsung Pay (NFC+MST), Bixby 2.0, IP68 water resistance, heart rate sensor, AKG earphones, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, DeX mode, AR Emoji, Super slow-mo (960 fps) Heart rate sensor
Dimensions 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm, 201g 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm, 176g
Phone Galaxy Note 4Samsung Galaxy Note 9
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