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Samsung Galaxy Note9 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note8

Find out how Samsung has improved on what the Note8 smartphone offered in this quick spec comparison with the brand-new Note9.

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The Galaxy Note9 vs. the Galaxy Note8

The latest addition to the Note line-up of smartphones from Samsung has landed and with it comes an array of innovative technologies but how much better is it than the Note8? Let's find out... 

Size-wise, there's not much in it with the Note9 adding a few millimetres here-and-there and the screen is only slightly bigger, too at 6.4inches. Mind you, with the previous Note having a screen that was already 6.3", some might say there's no need to make a display any bigger (although, the new Huawei Note 10 has a 7-inch screen so perhaps there is still room to grow!). 

The camera is where we see a big improvement with the dual aperture first seen on the Samsung S9/Plus earlier this year now featuring in the Note9. This gives the wide-angle, 12MP, AF lens an aperture range from f/1.5-f/2.4 which should improve the camera's low light performance as well as open up a whole host of creative opportunities. The rear telephoto lens and selfie camera keep the same specs as the Note8 and the same zoom (both optical and digital) also remain the same.

There's more space available in the largest of the Note9 smartphones available which means more storage room for photos. Previously, the Note8 only went up to 256GB of memory and now, the Note9 comes in a 512GB version which can also be expanded to 1TB with a microSD card. 

Battery size has improved with a 4,000mAh battery built-in (previously it was a 3,300mAh battery) which will mean you can capture more images/video before you need to charge the smartphone. 

Here's a run-down of the main differences between the Note8 and Note9:

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Samsung Galaxy Note9
6.3inch screen (1440x2960) 6.4inch screen (1440x2960)
Dual cameras, 12mp f/1.7 wide, and telephoto, OIS Dual cameras, 12mp f/1.5-2.4 wide, and telephoto, OIS
8mp, f/1.7 selfie camera with AF 8mp, f/1.7 selfie camera with AF
Snapdragon 835* Snapdragon 845* 
64/128/256GB storage 128GB or 512GB storage
3300mAh battery 4000mAh battery
Stylus Stylus with Bluetooth
195g weight 201g weight


*Depending on region.

Read our Samsung Galaxy Note9 Hands-On Preview.

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