Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8

If you are looking for high-end Phablet sized Samsung smartphones, then nothing is better than Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in Dubai. While both the devices look almost similar but there exist many differences apart from design and stylus support. Read the article to understand how both these Samsung devices differentiate from one other.


Design & Display

Both the devices carry 18:9 aspect ratio, but the Galaxy Note 8 is taller at 6.3-inches than the Galaxy S9 Plus super AMOLED display at 6.2-inches. They have the same glass rear with metal frame, tiny bezels, and curvy screen. Both share the same dual rear camera but in Note 8 it is positioned horizontally and S9 Plus has a vertically placed scanner.


The Galaxy Note 8 in UAE is heavier at 195g than Samsung Galaxy S9 plus in UAE which weighs at 189g. They are IP68 certified that makes it dust and water resistant. Furthermore, to interact with the screen, the Galaxy Note 8 is given a stylus support.

Processor & performance

In the US, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is given an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset and in the remaining parts of the world, the device is powered by Exynos 9810 octa-core chipset. This is accompanied by 6GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S9 plus also features 6GB RAM but have Octa-core Exynos 8895 SoC.


Thanks to the new chipset that makes the Galaxy S9 plus more powerful. Moreover, the S9 Plus in UAE features 128GB expandable ROM and Note 8 in UAE holds only 64GB memory with a microSD slot. As for the OS, the Galaxy S9 plus ships in with Android 8.0 Oreo while the Galaxy Note 8 in UAE came in with Android Nougat and later received the Oreo update.

Camera and Battery

Though both the Samsung smartphones in UAE feature dual camera setup, they vary in terms of lens and aperture. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus features dual 12MP sensor, with one being a telephoto lens with f/2.4 fixed aperture. The other is a wide-angle sensor that features a variable aperture between f/2.4 and f/1.5. This is good, especially for the low-light photography.


On the other end, the Galaxy Note 8 boasts dual camera with fixed aperture. As for the front camera, both the devices have an 8MP sensor with a single f/1.7 aperture. Despite the larger screen, the Note 8 is given a smaller battery of 3300mAh while the S9 Plus packs in 3500mAh battery. Larger battery doesn't mean to have longer battery life. Few reviews suggest that the Galaxy Note 8 offers better battery life than S9 Plus. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth GPS, NFC, 4G and USB Type-C.


The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus stands out the competition with its bigger battery, powerful performance using the latest processor, higher storage, and better camera feature. However, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus price is a bit heavier than Galaxy Note 8 price. If you ignore the cost then Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus would be the best choice. The company is already taking the pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 Plus in Dubai, UAE. Along with this, Samsung is even planning to launch Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in Dubai with a massive battery and bigger display.

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