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Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S8+

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Last updated: August 9th, 2018 at 19:37 UTC+02:00

The Galaxy S8+ was an impressive smartphone when it made its debut last year. The Galaxy Note 7 fiasco was still fresh in our minds, but Samsung came out of the entire ordeal with a solid resolve. When the Galaxy S9+ came out, Galaxy S8+ owners probably didn't see much of a reason to upgrade so soon. Waiting for the Galaxy S10 makes sense, but maybe the Galaxy Note 9 has what it takes to make some S8+ owners move to Samsung's new flagship right now?

Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S8 Plus specs comparison

While the Note lineup is costlier and more for the productivity and business-minded than the mainstream consumer, the Galaxy Note 9 has a huge list of new features that would make for a better user experience for S8+ owners. From a dual rear camera with AI enhancements through 8GB of RAM to a 4,000 mAh battery, the Note 9's specs are rather impressive. Don't believe us? Just check out the specs comparison table below to see how the Note 9 compares to the Galaxy S8+.

Do let us know if you're considering upgrading to the Galaxy Note 9 from the Galaxy S8+ and see what we think of the Note 9 from our short hands-on time with the device.

Galaxy Note 9 Galaxy S8+
Display 6.4-inch Quad HD+ (2960×1440) Infinity, Super AMOLED, 18.5:9, 516 ppi 6.2-inch Quad HD+ (2960×1440) Infinity, Super AMOLED, 18.5:9, 529 ppi
S Pen Yes, 4,096 pressure levels, Bluetooth control No
Processor Exynos 9810/Snapdragon 845 Octa-core, 10nm, 64-bit Exynos 8895/Snapdragon 835 Octa-core, 10nm, 64-bit
RAM 6GB/8GB 4GB
Rear Camera 12-megapixel primary, Dual Aperture (F1.5-F2.4), Dual Pixel, OIS
12-megapixel telephoto secondary, F2.4, 2x optical zoom, OIS
12-megapixel, Dual Pixel, OIS, F1.7 aperture
Front camera 8-megapixel, autofocus, F1.7 aperture 8-megapixel, autofocus, F1.7 aperture
Storage 128GB/512GB internal, microSD slot (up to 512GB) 64/128GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB)
Software Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradeable to Android 9.0 Pie Android 7.0 Oreo, upgradeable to Android 8.0 Oreo
Battery 4,000 mAh, fast wired and fast wireless charging 3,500 mAh, fast wired and fast wireless charging
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MU-MIMO, LTE Cat.18, Bluetooth® v5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MU-MIMO, LTE Cat.16, Bluetooth® v5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
Security Fingerprint sensor (rear), iris scanner, facial recognition, Intelligent Scan (iris + face) Fingerprint sensor (rear), iris scanner, facial recognition
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) Samsung Pay (NFC+MST), Bixby, IP68 water resistance, heart rate sensor, AKG earphones
Dimensions 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm, 201g 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173g
Phone Galaxy S8 PlusSamsung Galaxy Note 9
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