Samsung S9 Plus Vs iPhone X: Which Is the Best Option?

May 10, 2018

At MWC 2018, Samsung unveiled the most popular and innovative smartphones of 2018- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus along with Samsung Galaxy S9. While it is ought to be one of the best smartphones of 2018, can it beat the tech giant’s Apple iPhone X? Here, let us compare the Samsung S9 Plus Vs iPhone X specs, design, features, and price of these handsets to decide which would be the best option to purchase. Both the handsets have impressive features that make it stand out from each other. While the Samsung handset carries curved infinity display with AR capabilities and improved camera, the Apple iPhone X boasts new notch design along with latest processor and innovative Face ID technology.


The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus boasts 6.2-inches AMOLED screen that displays bright and vibrant colors. On the other end, the Apple iPhone X had 5.8-inches Super Retina AMOLED display. The Galaxy handset offers a screen resolution of 2960 X 1440 pixels while the Apple device features 2436 X 1125 resolution. This is not a noticeable difference while in everyday usage. Moreover, the iPhone X True Tone settings let you adjust the display color based on the ambient light.


Processor & Performance:

Though it is not fair enough to compare Android with iOS, the handsets offer nearly same performance, we preferred to compare the performance of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and Apple iPhone X. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus boasts the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, the iPhone X packs in its own processor A11. Moreover, the Galaxy S9 Plus has 6GB RAM and the Apple handset just offers 3GB RAM. This makes the Galaxy handset to be better than the Apple especially in storing and running applications.



The first Galaxy smartphones to feature variable aperture are Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. This feature makes the camera to perform well irrespective of the lighting conditions without comprising on the sharpness and image quality. The Galaxy S9 Plus boasts dual 12MP lens on the rear end and is capable enough to shift the aperture between f/1.5 and f/2.4. However, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus suffers from offering best portrait shots. This is the area in which the Apple iPhone X excels. The Apple handset has the same dual 12MP lens that can capture impressive shots with perfect Bokeh effects thus making it similar to DSLR cameras. On the front end, the Galaxy S9 Plus has an 8MP camera while the iPhone features 7MP depth-sensing camera with the support of 3D facial recognition. As for the video recording capability, the Galaxy S9 Plus supports super slo-mo videos at 960fps while the iPhone X can shot these videos at 240fps.



Featuring 3500mAh battery, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus can offer around 10 hours of battery life which is more than what an average smartphone offers. Even the Apple iPhone X in Dubai is said to be offering similar battery life. As for the charging capacity, the Galaxy S9 Plus in UAE supports Quick charge 2.0 and Apple iPhone X doesn’t come up with any fast charging support. But both the handsets support Qi-standard wireless charging.


Verdict and Price:

With its premium notch design, the Apple iPhone X has set a trend for all the Android smartphone manufacturers. On the other end, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus carried the old design of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus but still, it is impressive. It is still the same glass with aluminum frame along with the curved display. Unlike other smartphones that ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, the Galaxy S9 Plus still has the same thus making it the more convenient option. Both are gorgeous handsets and is quite tough to declare the best one to buy. If you are an iOS fan then the Apple iPhone X in Dubai will be the best option or else you can prefer buying the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. But if you have limitations over the price factor, then prefer going with Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus as it is affordable compared to the Apple iPhone X price in Dubai.

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