Audio More gaps between these phones come in the audio department. Software Finally, the software experience. Similar on the new Exynos chip were decidedly less encouraging, but the site noted that it was unclear if its test device was representative of the final shipping product. Advantage: Samsung Speed The motors on both these phones are beasts, but it's hard to compare them without the S9 in our hands. Honestly, the notch on the iPhone X is pretty distracting and annoying when watching full-screen videos.
Note the protruding double camera on the iPhone X. And then there is the notch. Portraits on the iPhone seem to be cooler and more true to life, because it retains more detail in faces of people, babies and dogs which is what I tried it on. But it will still irritate for those who prefer a more compact handset. As is retaining the headphone jack, which is fast becoming a genuine differentiator.
Apple's animojis focus on a few emojis like the poop and the unicorn with more coming with. The S9+ leads the pack with a massive 6. Galaxy S9 Plus is more durable than its predecessor At launch, the Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy S9 also get a new colour option: Lilac Purple. Instead it defaults to a generic theme song that didn't really match what I was seeing. The iPhone X has a 7-megapixel depth-sensing camera, which is slightly better at figuring out what to blur in the shot.
But do all these features translate into better photos and video, and can the Galaxy S9 Plus outperform the iPhone X? The location of the buttons is very similar. You can also do this manually, but getting it right is even harder on your own, unless it's a repetitive motion like a waterfall or campfire. Both did well considering how dark it was on the lakefront, but in the shot above, there's clearly no competition. The S9 and S9 Plus are the first Galaxy phones to also get stereo speakers. But when the subject is standing still, like this shot of Charlie the pup, the S9 has no problem. Portrait mode is a big deal with both of these phones, as the iPhone X prioritized it via different software-based lighting modes.
But can it stand up to Apple's latest handsets? The batteries powering the Galaxy S9 and S9+ remain unchanged from the S8 and S8+. The iPhone X, on the other hand, has Portrait Lighting that lets you play with different lighting options for portraits during or after you take the shot. Look closer and the changes are more obvious — the unpopular fingerprint sensor position has been shifted to below the camera lenses, and some of the front-facing tech has been made less obvious. This is a tough one to judge. Already know Apple's latest handset is the one for you? They're definitely investments, so make sure you consider all of the above categories before deciding which one to buy. Now the biggest selling point of the Galaxy S9 and in particular the Galaxy S9 Plus are the cameras Samsung hopes will once again propel it to the top spot.
Winner: Galaxy S9 Plus, but only just Security Removing the fingerprint reader from its latest model was a bold move from Apple. Admirably the company delivered decent battery life with the Galaxy S8 Plus despite it having a significantly larger display than the Galaxy S7 Edge 6. The Galaxy S9 Plus tends to have more contrast saturation in the shot, which makes it look sharper -- and darker. The iPhone X however has TrueTone technology that adjusts the color temperature of the screen relative to the type of ambient light, so that colors look accurate no matter what the lighting condition. Read More: More design elements have changed with the iPhone X, like the camera package on the back.
The Galaxy range finally has stereo speakers with the bonus of Dolby Atmos support after Samsung copied Apple in amplifying the earpiece speaker. This means the cameras can adapt to different lighting conditions without losing. Whether you are looking to buy an entry-level, affordable or premium smartphone, there are always options out there, which invariably leaks to confusion. The S9 Plus now has stereo speakers, just like the iPhone X, and they sound really clear. All three phones include wireless Qi charging, but only the S9+ features fast charging out of the box. Like the iPhone, the S9 also has the option to shoot in 240 fps at 1080p.
A secondary 2x Zoom lens is also included in the iPhone X. Both phones are water and dust resistant. Samsung also decided to keep the 3. Samsung's is here, and while it may look a lot like the model it replaces, it's been completely redesigned on the inside. Also no good on Samsung.
The Galaxy S9 rocks the while the iPhone X sports the A11 Bionic — both are high powered packages that no one should have much trouble with. When used in conjunction, the Live Focus of the S9 does a better job of separating subjects from the background than any software-based solution found in previous generations. When you're hiking up a snow-capped mountain trail with a baby chasing a rambunctious dog, pointing and shooting is the way to go. But we have to make a call on the best smartphone. It's a tough comparison between both phones, but the iPhone seems to have clearer mids and sharper highs, though it's all up to user preference anyway. Samsung has instead opted for a wide volume rocker instead of two separate buttons.