In 2017, Apple surprised their clients with their 10th year anniversary phone which is the iPhone X which has very unique design. This year, the giant mobile company has released the successors of the iPhone X. One of these is the iPhone XS Max which makes iOS fans crazy. Meanwhile, Samsung, also a giant mobile company, has also released its Galaxy Note 9 this year. Android users are also getting excited about this. Which phone has the best feature? Will Android users be converted as iOS users? Or will iOS users be converted as Android users? To further evaluate these two units, below is the detailed comparison of the iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 units.

iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Size and Weight

One of the things that users consider when purchasing a mobile phone is the size and weight of the phone. Apple XS Max has a weight of 208 grams while Samsung Note 9 is lighter with 201 grams. On the other hand, Apple XS Max is 13 percent thinner than the Samsung Note 9 because of its S Pen that is stored in its chassis. Furthermore, it is taller than the Apple XS Max.

iPhone Xs Max or Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Design and Screen

In terms of design, Apple retains its vessel-less display. Furthermore, it also retains the small cut-out that serves as a space for the front camera and other sensors. It also comes with 6.5-inch True Tone OLED. Its screen has 2688 x 1242 pixels with 3D touch, HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Meanwhile, unlike other Android phones which followed the trend, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 did not. Its screen still remains rectangular in shape with 6.4 inch curved QHD+ Super AMOLED display. Its screen has 1440 x 2960 pixels with HDR10 and DOLby Vision. Note that this model is not bezel-less. In addition to that, both phones have a glass design. However, iPhone XS Max offers a stainless steel chassis while the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has an aluminum chassis. Nevertheless, both phones are water resistant.

iPhone XS Max and Samsung Galaxy Note 9


Aside from the design, size and weight, most users also consider the processor of a unit before purchasing. They look for a faster device so they can use it well especially on business, playing games and watching movies. With that, users should know the iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Note 9’s processors. iPhone XS Max comes with A12 Bionic chip which gives the best performance as compared to the earlier models. It comes woth an 8-core Neral engine, 6-core CPU and 7nm chip. On the other hand, Samsung Gakaxy Note also offers a great processor. It comes with a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 chipset. However, this processor is never close to what the Apple company offers with their new unit.

iPhone xs Max Processor


Selfie lovers, photographers and videographers would always consider the camera of the phone they purchase. Actually, this feature is also one of the main reasons that users consider. iPhone XS Max and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 both comes with 12 megapixels rear camera. With regard to front cam, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a better camera of 8 MP and screen flash while the iPhone XS Max has 7 MP with retina flash.

difference between iPhone XS Max and Samsung Galaxy Note 9


With regards to storage, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 wins over the iPhone XS Max. It comes with 128 and 512GB of built-in memory plus a micro SD card slot. However, the iPhone XS Max comes with 64, 256, and 512GB internal memory with no SD card slot.

Samsung Note 9


Furthermore, we also need to know the security of iPhone XS Max and samsung Note 9. iPhone XS Max only comes with Face ID while the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 retains its fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and face unlock feature.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Security


Another factor that users consider is the battery life. iPhone XS Max is said to be 1 hour and a half longer than the iPhone X. Which means that the 2,716 mah might be improved. On the other hand, the Samsung galaxy Note 9 has a 4,000 mah.

iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9


iPhone XS Max is said to have the SRP that starts from $1,099 while yje Galaxy Note 9 has an SRP starting with $999.

iPhone XS Max Price


That sums up the difference between iPhone XS Max and Samsung Note 9. As you could see, the iPhone XS Max wins in so many aspects. Yet the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 still wins in terms of memory. If you are looking for a cheaper phone then you can go with the Android, however, if you think that you want a phone with the best specs and with higher value then you can go with the Apples’s newest flagship phone which is the iPhone XS Max.

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