Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X.


Apple and Samsung have launched, a few months of intervals, their latest flagship, the iPhone X (September 2017) and the Galaxy S9 (February 2018).
You hesitate between the two ? Read this comparison in which we let’s decrypt these two smartphones latest.

The price of the iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy S9.

The price of iPhone X : 1 159 € for 64 Gb of storage and 1 329,00 € for 256 Gb.

The price of Samsung Galaxy S9 : 859 €, if you want a screen a little bigger, you can turn to the Samsung Galaxy S9+, it is up to 959 €.

The design of the iPhone X and the Galaxy S9.

The iPhone X has been created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the model. For the occasion, Apple has completely changed the design of its screen, which is smaller and its borders are virtually absent (bezel-less).

For Galaxy 9, the brand in south korea has simply reworked the design of the S8, and has placed the fingerprint reader beneath the rear camera.


The iPhone X is the first smartphone of Apple to be equipped with an AMOLED screen. The colors are true and saturated. Also, due to its feature True Tone, you can change the white balance, to offset the different luminosities of your photos.

The screen of the Galaxy S9 is high resolution, and its colors are very bright. Its more the mode is Always-on. A feature that allows you to view the time, battery level, notifications even when the smartphone is in standby. While on the iPhone X, which is devoid of this function, you need to touch the screen.

The Galaxy S9 benefits of the technology the Active Edge, it gives you access to applications by a simple press of its edges.

With the iPhone 10, it is the screen 3D Touch, which depending on the intensity of your support, you can open an application.

The two smartphones have in common is that the screen is curved and without edge.

Features of the iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy S9.

Cameras and video.

Smartphones Samsung and Apple have the best cameras on the market. Whether you choose one or the other, you will enjoy a stabilizer, to take clear photos et film without jerking or trembling. Your videos will be, also, a quality of 4K, with a 60 frames per second (fps).

What is very interesting with the S9, that is, the aperture of the rear camera which may be changed, from f/1.5 to f/2.4, depending on the brightness level .

The iPhone X has, him, Portrait and Lighting of the portrait that sublimeront your selfies. You can also give life to your photos thanks to the feature Live Photos.

Both smartphones give you the ability to shoot in slow motion, the iPhone X goes up to 240 fps (1080 p) while the Samsung pushes up to 960 ips (720 p).

Face ID vs facial Recognition.

On iPhone X, the fingerprint reader has been thrown to the dustbin and the traditional home button has ceded its place to the Face ID. This facial recognition system allows you to secure your smartphone iOS.

The Face ID is a reliable technology and extremely sophisticated, no matter if you are in the black or that you have a different hairstyle, your face will be recognized.

The facial recognition on the Samsung Galaxy S9 is a little less efficient. However, you can uuse the fingerprint reader, located on the back, to secure your device.

Animoji vs AR emoji.

The Samsung S9 and iPhone X can be used to create easily add emoji, they are called respectively the AR emoji and the Animoji.

The Animoji Apple is our favorite ; the sensors of the camera TrueDepth follow the movements of your face, as you smile, fronciez the eyebrows or grimace to automatically generate an emoji animated (an animal, a robot, an alien..).

The AR emoji the S9 only uses the front camera of the smartphone, based on your face it will create an avatar. Then you can add animations, text, etc, and share it.

iOS vs. Android.

Where the two smartphones differ the most is definitely their operating system.

However, for whatever reason, you want to switch from Android to iPhone, it is very easy to migrate from one system to another.

The only problem is that some accessories are not compatible from one device to another. For example, if you have an Apple TV, you will not be able to use AirPlay with your new samsung Galaxy S9.

In addition, if your iTunes library is already loaded it is preferable and more convenient to stay with iOS.

Technical characteristics.

Galaxy 9 iPhone X Operating system Android 8.0 Oreo iOS 11 Screen 5.8-inch Quad HD+ (2960×1440)
18.5:9 Super AMOLED Infinity Display
5.8-inch Super Retina (2436×1125, 458 ppi)
Processor Exynos 9810 octa-core Apple A11 Bionic, M11 coprocessor RAM 4 Gb RAM 3 Gb RAM Storage space 64 Gb (expandable up to 400 Gb with micro SD card) 64 Gb or 256 Gb Rear camera 12 Mpx, f/1,5-2,4 stabilization OIS Wide-angle, 12 Megapixel, aperture f/1.8 with stabilization OIS
telephoto lens aperture f/2.4 with stabilization OIS
Front camera 8 Mpx 7 Mpx Video 4K (60 fps), Super slow motion 960 fps (720p) 4K (60 fps), slow motion 240 fps (1080p) Wi-Fi 11ac dual-band 11ac dual-band GPS Yes Yes Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX 5.0 NFC Yes Yes (only for Apple Pay) Biometric authentication Fingerprint reader FaceID Battery 3000 mAh battery, wireless charging 2716 mAh battery, wireless charging Ports USB-C, 3.5 mm Headphone jack Lightning Sealing IP68 IP67 Size and Weight 6.9 x 14.8 x 8.5 cm, 163 g 7.0 x 14.3 x 7.7 cm, 174 g Colors Carbon black, reef Blue, Ultra violet Silver, space Grey Price 859 € From 1,159 €


The iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy S9 are very good smartphones, and the one as the other, the screen is 5.8 inches and curved edges. Therefore, it is normal to hesitate between the two.

What can tip the balance this is the resolution ; the Samsung S9 is higher than that of the iPhone X. However, the latter knows how to catch up with his Portrait and his camera to two lenses. Cver the past are also present on the Samsung Galaxy S9+ (959 €) which remains always less expensive than the iPhone X (1 159 €).