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

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
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
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
dean23

@Abhijeet
Link to wallpaper? 🙂

Fabio Lordelo
Fabio Lordelo

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

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

Color Drop wallpaper from the Backdrops app!

ace123456
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
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

samfan8383
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

Martin R.
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
samfan8383

Why do you have an iPhone you are supposed to be a Samsung fan website I knew you were iFans all along now I need to find a real community goodbye

samfan8383
samfan8383

delete my account

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

Did you even read? We got the unit from a friend. If you still want to leave, please send an email to [email protected] to get your account closed.

Cheers.

samfan8383
samfan8383

i must have missed that but there is no need to be so rude you could have pointed it out politely let’s not forget readers pay your salary

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

Ah, sorry about that, wasn’t trying to be rude, but your comment didn’t come off as very polite, either. You guys totally make our site what it is, no question about that!

samfan8383
samfan8383

It’s ok I’m sorry too I did not mean to come off rude 🙂

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

ABHIJEET Please teach me your zen ways! I would’ve gone off the rails by the first comment lol (No offense samfan8383)

chippyuk
chippyuk

PMSL lol

Biransahin
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

prfraczek
prfraczek

Actually notch is much better than 2 massive bezels on the top and bottom!!! S9+ is soooo tall, very uncomfortable in the pocket. Because of the stupid edges mistyping is quite often.

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

But the regular S9 isn’t too large. True the regular S9 doesn’t have dual cameras, but the S9+ is pretty well sized for the screen size and what it offers.

stondec
stondec

No one wants the regular S9!

Biransahin
Biransahin

Actually no, maybe you’re a dwarf if you think it’s too tall. Are you an extra from “The Hobbit” movie? 😂😂😂😂

cmdacos
cmdacos

So thick virtual bezels are better? Lol

samfan8383
samfan8383

your mom must be fat