Samsung Galaxy S9 Vs Apple iPhone X: Can Android Beat iPhone?

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is not yet announced but there are several rumors rolling around this upcoming handset. One of the biggest rivals of the Samsung is Apple. The Galaxy S9 is ought to be the high-end smartphone from the South Korean giant. So, before its launch, many users and industry experts are looking out to compare this with the most popular iPhone X in UAE. This is because Samsung flagship is featuring almost all the features of Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone.


Now the question is can this Android flagship beat iPhone? While there is no official confirmation of Galaxy S9 specs, but considering the plenty of rumors, we can have a guess at the specifications and features. Accordingly, let us move forward and compare it with iPhone X to check out the winner.

Design & Display

As the bezel-less display is more popular, Apple even preferred to ditch the home button for a full bezel-less display. We expect the Samsung Galaxy S9 to feature the same all-glass design as iPhone X bordered by a metal frame. It is even sure that the South Korean giant may not follow the same controversial notch design that houses the selfie camera and sensors.


As Samsung is about to launch two variants, S9 and S9 plus, it is giving the users the option to choose from 5.8-inches or 6.2-inches super AMOLED display. In this case, the Cupertino company may struggle to lead the race. The iPhone X offers only 5.8-inches OLED panel with that odd-looking notch design. Furthermore, Samsung has to offer better resolution along with the larger screen in order to stay on the top.

Processor & Memory

The Apple iPhone X in UAE carries the powerful and latest A11 bionic chip that is paired with a special Apple GPU. It can perform 25 percent better than A10 chip. While the Galaxy S9 is likely to have Exynos 9810 processor or Snapdragon 845 which clocks at 2.9GHz. The Samsung claims it to be more energy efficient and offers better battery life.


Furthermore, the Apple’s device packs in 3GB of RAM and the Galaxy S9 may have 6GB RAM with 64GB/256GB onboard storage. It even allows the users to expand the storage via microSD slot. Another feature that makes Android better over iPhone X is the 3.5mm headphone jack. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus may retain the headphone jack.


As usual, the iPhone X runs on iOS 11 which sports some important features that only few flagship holds. This includes Face ID, Animojis, selfie mode, portrait lighting and more. The Galaxy S9 in Dubai is rumored to run on Android 8.0 Oreo platform with the Samsung’s own UI thus ensuring a handful of custom features. Moreover, recent reports suggest that the Korean giant is introducing face detection and iris scanner for better security.



The Samsung’s invite for the Unpacked event confirms the fact that camera will be a spotlight for this upcoming smartphone. Though it is likely to sport the same camera setup as its predecessor Galaxy S8 in Dubai, it is ought to render greater performance than S8. The alleged device may have a single 12MP rear camera of f/1.5 aperture, OIS, and 8X digital zoom. But the plus variant may sport dual camera setup thus allowing the users to take pictures in portrait mode.


On the other end, the iPhone X boasts dual 12MP camera setup that can shoot 4K videos at 60fps. As for the front camera, the Galaxy S9 in UAE may hold an 8MP camera while the iPhone X has a 7MP camera. So, we can expect better selfie shoots with Galaxy S9. Furthermore, Samsung claims that the future Samsung phones will have a super slo-mo feature, better low-light photography, fast autofocus and an AR Emoji feature with the selfie camera.


The Samsung Galaxy S9 price in UAE might be more expensive than its predecessor Galaxy S8 price. Whereas the iPhone X is the most expensive smartphone till date. The iPhone X price in Dubai, UAE is around AED 3899. Initially, iPhone X has huge sales, but in these recent days, the sales reduced drastically because of higher price point. So, we expect the Samsung to decide the price tag considering all the circumstances.


Samsung is striving hard to meet the iPhone X like features. The recent leaks and rumors suggest that both Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X hold similar features. They include a bezel-less display, all-glass design, powerful processor, enhanced camera feature and better battery life. Before deciding on which one is better, we need to wait until the launch of Samsung Galaxy S9 for the confirmed specs. The Galaxy S9 and S9 plus will make its debut at Mobile World Congress on February 25 in Barcelona, Spain.

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