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Galaxy Note 9 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10

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Galaxy Note 9
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10
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Customer reviews

Galaxy Note 9 Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Average
4.4/5
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Design

Galaxy Note 9 Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Width 76.4 mm 71.8 mm
Height 161.9 mm 151 mm
Weight 201 g 168 g
Thickness 8.8 mm 7.9 mm
Volume 108.85 cm³ 85.65 cm³

Screen

Galaxy Note 9 Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Resolution 1440 x 2960 px 1080 x 2280 px
Density 514 ppi 401 ppi
Size 6.4 inches 6.3 inches

Battery

Galaxy Note 9 Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Battery capacity 4000 mAh* 3500 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.

Performance

Galaxy Note 9 Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Maximum storage 512 GB 256 GB
CPU frequency 2.9 GHz 2.73 GHz
External memory slot Yes No
RAM capacity 8 GB 8 GB
5G support No Yes
LTE support Yes Yes

Camera

Galaxy Note 9 Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Front camera resolution 8 MP 10 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 16 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes Yes
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px

Audio

Galaxy Note 9 Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket Yes No
Radio Yes No
Number of microphones 2 3

Galaxy Note 9 vs samsung Galaxy Note 10 Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was released in August 2018, while its successor, the Galaxy Note 10, was released a year after in August 2019. Let's see how much Samsung changed its Note Series in a year and decide which phone is the better buy.

Camera

The Galaxy Note 10 series was the first to introduce a triple lens camera system. The Note 10 in particular sports a 12MP wide angle, 12MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultra-wide angle, while the Galaxy Note 9 only comes with two 12MP wide and telephoto lenses. You'll still get similar performance taking photos on either model, but a little more flexibility with the Note 10's wide angle camera.

Battery

The Galaxy Note 9 has a 4000 mAh battery, while Samsung decided to decrease the battery capacity on the Galaxy Note 10 to 3500 mAh battery. This looks like a big gap in battery life, but both phones have more than enough juice to get you through a full day on a single charge even for heavier users.

Display

Both Note models have similar display sizes with the Galaxy Note 10 measuring at 6.3 inches diagonally and the Galaxy Note 9 measuring slightly larger at 6.4 inches. However, the Note 9 delivers slightly sharper images especially when enlarged since it has a 2960 x 1440 px resolution compared to the Note 10, which only has 2280 x 1080 px.

Storage

You won't find the same internal storage option between these two phones. The Note 9 offers internal storage capacities of 128 or 512 GB, while the Note 10 only has a 256 GB option.

 

Processor

You'll find an upgraded processor chip on the Galaxy Note 10, which is equipped with the Snapdragon 855. The Galaxy Note 9 has the predecessor chip in the Snapdragon 845. The Galaxy Note 9 also has two RAM options: 6 GB and 8 GB, so you can always decide to save a little more by going with a model with less RAM. The Note 10 comes standard with 8 GB RAM. 

Overall, both the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Note 10 are great phones that have similar performances. If you're deciding if you should upgrade to the Note 10 from the Note 9, you probably won't notice much of a difference, so you're better off sticking with your phone or upgrading to a more recent model. However, if you're deciding between the new models, go for the Note 10 for slightly faster processing and more camera versatility with an added ultra-wide lens. 

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