Which one to buy? Galaxy Note 9, iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max

It is good to compare before buying, so here we try to help you better understand the differences between the new iPhone XS and the Galaxy Note 9 so you can choose the best one for you.

It is good to compare before buying, so here we try to help you better understand the differences between the new iPhone XS and the Galaxy Note 9 so you can choose the best one for you.

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First of all, it is good to make clear that the Galaxy Note 9 is the best cell phone of Samsung and it is also the most expensive, while the iPhone XS Max is also targeted as the best Apple cell phone and is the most expensive of the company . However, if you want some of those cell phones you will have to also consider the iPhone XS . since it has the same initial price of the Galaxy Note 9. It is just in this aspect that the Samsung cell phone wins because its main rival is the iPhone XS Max that has a screen almost equal (6.5 vs. 6.4 inches), but costs more (US $ 999 costs Note 9, US $ 999 for iPhone XS and US $ 1,099 for iPhone XS Max).

Other advantages of the Galaxy Note 9 versus the iPhone XS is that its base version offers twice the storage of 128GB instead of 64GB, plus it has a microSD slot to expand its storage up to 1TB, twice as much as you can get even with the iPhone XS with more storage (512GB is the maximum).

Also, the Note 9 has the best stylus you can find on a cell phone and has a fingerprint reader that lets you unlock it by simply holding the phone in your hand, while the facial recognition of the iPhone XS forces you to have to swipe the screen to start using it (Face ID detects and shows notifications, but it does not fully unlock the cell phone, so it requires one more step).

In addition, the design of the Galaxy Note 9 is no more symmetrical than any of the XS iPhones, as it does not have an eyebrow or notch, and its rear cameras do not protrude so much from its body and are more centered. Another interesting aspect is that the Galaxy Note 9 has a more universal charging port (USB-C), which is currently found in all kinds of devices, including Macbook Pro. This is good because it makes you can get faster chargers or more devices that interact with your devices through a cable.

Also, the Note 9 screen has better pixel density than Apple cell phones (512ppp vs. 458ppp), its cameras have variable aperture that brings benefits for different light conditions and allows you to record slow motion video up to 960fps instead 240fps. In addition, it is clear that in terms of specifications written on paper the Samsung cell phone wins without problems.

In performance I do not think there are complaints with any of these devices, but despite what Apple said in the “improvements in battery life”, it is very possible that the Galaxy Note 9 offers a better battery life. That said, we still need to finish our analysis to give a winner with more certainty.

For its part, the iPhone XS has the advantage of being the most compact (5.8 inches), so using it with one hand is more pleasant and its use for long periods of time can tire you better (177 grams vs. 201 grams and 207 grams). In addition, it is clear that in terms of facial recognition Apple beats Samsung, although the South Korean company offers many more options to unlock the cell phone (iris reader, face recognition, fingerprint reader, pattern, etc.).

In performance I do not think there are complaints with any of these devices, but despite what Apple said in the “improvements in battery life”, it is very possible that the Galaxy Note 9 offers a better battery life. That said, we still need to finish our analysis to give a winner with more certainty.

For its part, the iPhone XS has the advantage of being the most compact (5.8 inches), so using it with one hand is more pleasant and its use for long periods of time can tire you better (177 grams vs. 201 grams and 207 grams). In addition, it is clear that in terms of facial recognition Apple beats Samsung, although the South Korean company offers many more options to unlock the cell phone (iris reader, face recognition, fingerprint reader, pattern, etc.).

Some features that the iPhone XS do share with the Note 9 are its IP68 water resistance (the first time they do) and they have a double camera that allows 2X optical zoom and allow to adjust the blurred background of the photos taken on a blurred background, although apparently so far I think Apple could do a better job in the effect offered by this manipulation of the background blur.

Other advantages of Note 9 are that Android offers more options to customize the device, as it offers many more features and is better for productivity. On the other hand, the iPhone XS offer a better integration within its ecosystem of Apple and in a certain way the iPhone is still a device that represents a better social status for many.

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