Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Apple iPhone X: Side-by-side pictures

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As many had expected, both Samsung and Apple jumped on the all-screen design bandwagon in the same year. Samsung did it first as it launches its flagship at the beginning of the year, and Apple followed a few months later with the iPhone X. Only the iPhone X wasn’t like other smartphones with bezel-less displays. It had a notch at the top (like the Essential Phone) that cuts into the display, adding an element of distraction in what is otherwise a display with minimal bezels around it.

That notch does include Face ID, the most advanced face recognition technology available on a smartphone today, but the ‘Infinity display’ on Samsung’s flagships feels like a better implementation of a bezel-less display. And while the Galaxy S8/S9 and Galaxy Note 8 have more top and bottom bezel compared to the iPhone X, the bezels on the side are much smaller thanks to the curved edges.

Elsewhere, though, Apple’s tenth iPhone does include a similar design direction to Samsung’s flagships. After a few years of making iPhones with a metallic back, Apple has switched back to a glass back for the iPhone X. Apple is the manufacturer that made phones with glass backs popular, and Samsung took inspiration when it launched the Galaxy S6 and has stuck to glass-heavy designs ever since, even offering it in the mid-range segment with the A series phones.

As a result, both Samsung’s and Apple’s newest flagships feel great to hold, though we’d be lying if we said we aren’t inclined towards the more futuristic look of the Galaxy handsets. That’s not the say the iPhone X isn’t a beautiful device, and we were recently able to get hold of a unit thanks to one of our blogging friends, so we decided to put the phone next to a Galaxy S9+ to give our readers a look at how the two compare standing next to each other.

We’re not going to say any more here; if you’re on our website, there’s probably nothing (other than faster software updates, maybe?) that would make you switch to an iPhone, so go ahead and see how Apple’s latest looks like next to Samsung’s Galaxy S9+. As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Apple iPhone X: Side-by-side pictures

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ace123456
5 days 20 hours ago
ace123456

We want a better battery life on S9 or our money back ..there is a major diffrences between Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 that work very well and this the Exynos 9810 version’s considerably worse battery performance because Samsung merely programmed the core scheduler poorly , maybe an update sofware can resolv this serious problem.

x M a L i K x
3 days 4 hours ago
x M a L i K x

I’m not happy at all with my battery life on the S9 plus exynos model should at least be better then my S8 plus but it’s not and sometimes it’s worse.

dean23
6 days 19 hours ago
dean23

@Abhijeet
Link to wallpaper? 🙂

Abhijeet
5 days 6 hours ago
Abhijeet

Color Drop wallpaper from the Backdrops app!

6 days 3 hours ago
Fabio Lordelo

The same, have been trying to find this wallpaper since the article was posted.

ace123456
7 days 14 hours ago
ace123456
We’re disappointed with the battery life in the Samsung Galaxy S9, as it’s not made the jump forward we expected. With the same 3,000mAh power pack on board as the Galaxy S8 and the same amount of pixels to drive, but with a more efficient processor, and with Samsung having had a year to refine the software, we were expecting big things from the Samsung Galaxy S9’s battery. That’s not the best we’ve seen on test (for comparison, the iPhone X lost just 10% using the same screen technology as Samsung), but it’s a marked improvement over the 23% the… Read more »
tester5224
7 days 15 hours ago
tester5224

“We have nothing to write about, so lets just put photos one more time. Does not matter that we did the same few times back then with the S8 and such…”

50% of the articles here write about absolutely nothing. About time to search someplace else

Martin R.
7 days 15 hours ago
Martin R.

Please send me an email with all the links referring to photo posts please? I want to know how many there are.

I think it is not as bad as you say.

Cheers,

Martin

samfan8383
7 days 15 hours ago
samfan8383

I agree this site has died it is all picture post and why is this post so late both phone have been out for ages now very disappointing

Biransahin
7 days 17 hours ago
Biransahin

Apple actually failed in their attempt to make a nearly bezel free display. S9 plus screen to body ratio is 83.99% compared to iPhone X at 80.93%. Which furthers the case for the stupidity of the notch. A notch is not necessary to a Face ID that your son, daughter, brother, sister, twin and cousin can unlock. My sister in law has iPhone X since release date. Now, months later her daughter can STILL unlock her phone. Machine learning my rear end! Lol

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