Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max

Two of the most expensive flagship devices of the year 2018 is all set to compete out. Let’s find out which premium device is the best?

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (6GB, 128GB) 

Apple iPhone XS Max (Gold, 64 GB)


The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a successor to the Galaxy Note 8. The iPhone XS Max and Galaxy Note 9 are a lot different from each other yet fall in the same segment. The Galaxy Note 9 has been launched with some cool upgrades in its S stylus pen, while the iPhone XS Max with its edge-to-edge OLED display made the phone a bit better than its previous version. They are big, powerful, stylish at the same time expensive. So if you are willing to spend this a lot of money on buying a smartphone then which one you should go with? Let’s just begin. 

Display

The iPhone XS Max features a bigger 6.5-inch OLED display that offers a resolution of 2688 x 1242 pixels, while the Galaxy Note 9 Sports a slightly smaller 6.4-inch display. However, the panel on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 has a higher resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels compared to the iPhone XS. if you’re a fan of notch then the iPhone XS sports a notch on top of the display, which gives you more viewing area and a higher screen to body ratio in comparison to the Galaxy Note 9. 

Processor 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is powered by an Exynos 9810 chipset. The phone is available in India in two variants 6GB/128GB and 6GB/512GB. On the other hand, the iPhone XS Max is powered by the Apple latest A12 Bionic chipset, which is coupled with 64GB, and 512GB storage options. 
However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 offers more RAM at up to 8GB compared to the iPhone XS 4GB’s RAM. 

Camera

Both smartphones are equipped with a dual 12MP sensors at the back – 12MP wide-angle lens and 12MP telephoto lens. On paper, it looks almost the same as their previous versions. However, both the companies have done some upgrades that are not major but yet an improvement. 

At the front, the Galaxy Note 9 has an 8MP unit. This time, the Samsung has even given a control on their Bluetooth enabled S Pen that allows you to click a selfie by pressing a button on the S Pen. 

On the other hand, the Apple iPhone XS Max comes with a 7MP sensor for clicking selfies. 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been launched in India at a price of Rs 67,990 for the base 8GB/128GB model, while the iPhone XS Max 64GB storage model is available for Rs 1,09,900.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Redmi Note 5 Pro


Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Redmi Note 5 Pro



Highlights

  • Both smartphones are powered by Snapdragon 636 SoCs
  • Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a 6.26-inch 19:9 display panel
  • Redmi Note 5 Pro bears a 5.99-inch 18:9 display

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro ₹ 14,078 is the company’s latest affordable smartphone that has been launched in Thailand. Key highlights of the new Redmi Note 6 Pro include a 19:9 display with a notch up top, a Snapdragon 636 SoC, dual cameras at the back as well as the front, and AI-based camera functionality. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro ₹ 12,869 was launched in India back in February this year alongside its younger sibling, the Redmi Note 5. The Redmi Note 5 Pro was the first smartphone in the Indian market to sport the Snapdragon 636 SoC. Let’s find out the difference in price and specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Redmi Note 5 Pro price
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro price is set at THB 6,990 (roughly Rs. 15,700) for the lone 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. The phone will be sold in Black, Blue, and Rose Gold colour options in Thailand from September 27. Other variants, if any, and their pricing have not been announced yet. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 5 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 14,999 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage, and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage model. Colour options include Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold. It is available across Mi.com, Flipkart, Mi Home stores, and Xiaomi offline partners.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Specifications

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a 6.26-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) IPS LCD panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a display notch. On the other hand, Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) display with a tamer 18:9 aspect ratio. Both of these smartphones run custom MIUI ROMs on top of Android Oreo.

Both the Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 SoC. While only a 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model of the Redmi Note 6 Pro has been unveiled yet, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is sold in 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage and 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage models. Storage on both phones is expectedly expandable via microSD cards.

Once again, a vertically stacked dual rear camera setup is common among the two smartphones. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with features like Dual Pixel autofocus, AI portrait 2.0, and 1.4-micron pixel size. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, on the other hand, sports a similar setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor that has f/2.2 aperture and 1.25-micron pixel size, and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 1.12-micron pixel size.

As for the selfie cameras, the Redmi Note 6 Pro features a dual camera setup with a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary unit, both paired with 4-in-1 super pixel and AI face unlock. The Redmi Note 5 Pro only has a single selfie camera with a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor, accompanied by an LED selfie light and Beautify 4.0 mode.

In terms of battery capacity, both of these smartphones get the same 4,000mAh unit. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro gets a rating of 5V/2A or 10W, Xiaomi has not yet specified power output for the Redmi Note 6 Pro. Both the Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro have rear-mounted fingerprint sensors and software-based face unlock capabilities.

Connectivity options on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Redmi Note 5 Pro also offers 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.