Samsung has recently launched the latest and the greatest technology smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Power users are looking for a supersized handset that can even keep up and will certainly have their eye on the Note 9.
In the markets, the Huawei P20 pro sets a high bar for style and display of 6 inches. In the US, LG V30/V35 ThinQ is the most likely mainstream competitor at this size while on the other hand, Oppo’s latest Find X showcases some of the real cutting edge features which can easily get fit into the phablet.
Power-User Grade Hardware
If you are looking for a large phone then display plays a very important role and Samsung AMOLED technology delivers once again with the Note 9. OLED technology is very common in the phablet tier with all our comparison devices featuring the AMOLED or POLED technologies.
Samsung is at the top of the specifications with a QHD+ along with the pixel resolution of 2,960 x 1,440. The LG V30, Google Pixel 2, and some of the other models match this pixel resolution. On the other hand, Chinese manufacturers like OPPO and Huawei seem to have a display of Full HD+ with a better battery life.
Samsung does not like to divulge more about the processor specifications. Owing to the dual release system, the Samsung S9 9 is powered and supported by an Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845. This makes the Note 9 one of the highest performers along with the Oppo Find X and LG V35, edging out the Silicon Kirin 970 inside the Huawei P20 pro.
The Note 9 has a storage capacity of 512GB which blows the competitor out of the water.
The Galaxy Note 9 does not go further on its competitor in the memory space. There are 6 and 8GB RAM options, but it is the 512MB inbuilt storage configuration that sets it apart from the competition. Most of the rivals tap out at the 128GB, and the OPPO Find X with 258GB internal capacity is the closest rival.
The Note 9’s 512GB storage blows the competition out of the water. But be prepared to pay for it.
Now, let’s come on the battery and again, the Note 9 leads the pack, along with the Huawei P20 Pro. Both feature the battery of 4000mAh that makes the LG V30 3000 mAh cell look puny by comparison. All these big phones come up with plenty of battery life but Huawei and Samsung are able to extend a single charge into the second day of use.
Photography and Extras
2018 is going to be a breaking year for camera technology. As nowadays competition has risen to the excellent Pixel 2’s HDR+ camera technology, the Huawei P20 pro broke the mold with its triple camera setup.
The Galaxy Note 9’s camera setup appears to be similar to that of S9 Plus. There is also a telephoto lens for 2x optical zoom shots and a wide angle main sensor with a switchable aperture for better low light pictures. When it comes to the camera, 12 megapixels each, Samsung is focusing on larger pixels’ sizes over the resolution for high-quality images.
The Huawei P20 Pro’s smartphone has a primary camera of a 40MP pixel and has come up with the low light photography, which is combined with a 20MP monochrome sensor for additional details and dynamic range.
The P20 Pro camera also comes with some of the flexible zoom capabilities, with the option to crop down the huge 40MP photos, shoot with the 3x optical zoom telephoto lens, and extend the range further with its 5x Hybrid Zoom technology. The P20 Pro is complicated, but definitely the most flexible shooter for adventurous photographers.
The Galaxy Note series has always come up with tons of extras, and its latest phone is no exception. You will find an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance for the course of these years, although the Find X misses out this. The same applies to the Bluetooth 5.0, with the notable exception of the Huawei P20 Pro.
S Pen and Wireless Charging
It may be more of a niche feature but all those want to dip into the desktop mode to get the more work done will have to opt for either the Huawei’s EMUI desktop or the Samsung Dex. Dex only works with the HDMI cable accessory, and the phone keeps working while even running on the desktop mode which makes it just like an EMUI desktop.
When it comes to the winner, Samsung Note 9 is truly the winner. We will see more when the phone comes in our hand.
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