Samsung's latest phone has virtually the same stats as an iPhone X but over €200 Cheaper
Step this way Android fans...
You don't have to be the smartest tool in the shed to know that a Samsung Galaxy is better than an iPhone. Often years ahead in its technology, features and accessibility the south Korean company loses out to Apple because of inferior marketing and usability.
So it should come as no surprise that, within a year of iPhone releasing its all singing all dancing, top of the line and everything else X - Samsung has done the same 20 per cent cheaper.
On the face of it, the Galaxy S9 looks like a winner when it comes to processing power. 4GB of RAM plays 3GB. But because iOS handles memory differently to Android, the Apple A11 Bionic chip merks Samsung and everyone else with lightning fast speed.
Battery life and charge time are relatively similar between the two, as are camera quality and software. It's really a matter of personal preference.
But the S9 comes for the X on pricing. Check out the full comparison below
|Galaxy S9||iPhone X|
|Size||147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.7 x 0.33 inches)||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches)|
|Weight||163 grams||174 grams|
|Screen||5.8-inch Super AMOLED||5.8-inch Super Retina AMOLED display|
|Resolution||2,960 x 1,440 (529 ppi)||2,436 x 1,125 pixels (458 ppi)|
|OS||Android 8.0 Oreo||iOS 11|
|MicroSD card slot||Yes||No|
|NFC support||Yes||Yes (Apple Pay only)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630||A11 Bionic with 64-bit architecture, M11 motion co-processor|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi||4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi|
|Camera||Super Speed Dual Pixel 12-megapixel rear, 8-megapixel front||Dual 12 MP rear, 7MP FaceTime HD front|
|Video||Up to 4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps, 720p at 960 fps||Up to 4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps|
|Bluetooth||Yes, version 5.0||Yes, version 5.0|
|Biometric authentication||Iris, fingerprint, face unlock, Intelligent Scan||Face ID|
|Other sensors||Accelerometer, barometer, gyro, geomagnetic, proximity, iris||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Water resistant||Yes, IP68 rated||Yes, IP67 rated|
|Battery||3,000mAh Fast charging (Quick Charge 2.0), wireless charging (Qi and PMA)||2,716mAh 21 hours of talk time, 13 hours of internet, 14 hours of video playback, and up to 60 hours of audio playback Fast charging – 50 percent charge in 30 minutes, wireless charging (Qi standard)|
|Ports||USB-C, headphone jack||Lightning|
|Marketplace||Google Play Store||Apple App Store|
|Colors||Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, Coral Blue||Space Gray, Silver|
|Availability||March 16||Apple, all networks|