92points

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

81points

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845) vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845) better than Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • 11.76% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/2.4 & f/1.5vs1.7f
  • 4nm smaller semiconductor size
    10nmvs14nm
  • Supports two SIM cards
  • Has USB Type-C
  • Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
  • Has out-of-order execution
  • Has a stylus

Why is Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa) better than Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)?

  • 13.79% faster CPU speed
    8 x 2.6GHzvs4 x 2.8 & 4 x 1.77GHz
  • 3.89% higher pixel density
    534ppivs514ppi
  • 44g lighter
    157gvs201g
  • 1.1mm thinner
    7.7mmvs8.8mm
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Is DLNA certified
  • 3.8mm narrower
    72.6mmvs76.4mm
  • 11mm shorter
    150.9mmvs161.9mm

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Weather sealed
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.weight

201g

157g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

4.thickness

8.8mm

7.7mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

5.width

76.4mm

72.6mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

161.9mm

150.9mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

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Display

1.resolution

1440 x 2960px

1440 x 2560px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

514ppi

534ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

4. newer Gorilla Glass version

5

5

Best

OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition

6

5.screen size

6.4"

5.5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

For example

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars (64GB / 6GB RAM)

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Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

2.GPU clock speed

624MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

650MHz (Samsung Exynos 8890)

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Best

Infinix Zero 5 Pro

1000MHz

3.Has integrated graphics
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

4.CPU threads

4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

8 (Samsung Exynos 8890)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro 16GB

8

5.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.

6.Has out-of-order execution
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

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Cameras

1.megapixels

12MP & 12MP

12MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

3.Has laser autofocus
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

A laser autofocus system quickly determines the depth of the subject you want to focus on, allowing you to take photos much faster.

For example

Huawei Mate 20 X

4.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Crosscall Trekker-X4

1080 x 120fps

5.front camera megapixels

8MP

5MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

6.Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

A dual-lens camera captures two images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.has a radio
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Panasonic Eluga X1

5.has dedicated media keys
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

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Battery

1.battery power

4000mAh

3600mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.Has an ultra power save mode
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.

For example

Oppo A7

3.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Blu Advance L4

4.wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

5.Supports fast charging
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

6.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
2.Has offline voice recognition
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
4.Supports Java
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)
5.Is free and open source
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

6.Has sharing intents
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa)

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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