Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy Note 9

There isn’t quite a big gap between the launch dates of Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Both are high-end phones and those considering buying one usually get confused in making their pick. So, we have here a quick comparison of these two phones.

Samsung S10 Vs. Note 9

Samsung S10 vs. Note 9 – Design

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is a sleek phone almost without any bezels. It has an edge to edge screen and curved edges. The front facing camera is placed in a cut-out on the large screen. It comes with a glass back in striking colors of Prism Blue, Flamingo Pink, Prism Green, Prism White, Canary Yellow and Prism Black. It also has the Ultrasonic Fingerprint scanner that is placed on the display of the screen. It has a dimension of 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm.

Note 9 is a powerful phone that now comes in brighter hues compared to Note 8. It comes with a shiny back and colors available are Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple, Midnight Black and Cloud Silver. The yellow S Pen that comes with Ocean Blue is something to watch out for. It writes in yellow when the screen is off. The fingerprint scanner of Note 9 is at the back of the phone. It has a dimension 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm.

Note 9 is a heavier phone than the S10 which does have an extra point when it comes to elegance. It is impossible to take off your eyes from the S Pen though!

Samsung S10 vs. Galaxy Note 9- Display

Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy Note 9

The S10 features a 6.1 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1440 x 3040 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

The Note 9 features a 6.4 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

There is not much difference in the display of both the phones, but Note 9 definitely wins in terms of a bigger screen.


The Galaxy S10 features a triple lens camera on the rear– 16 MP ultra-wide lens, 12 MP regular lens and 12 MP optically zoomed telephoto lens. The camera takes excellent pictures in both low light and mixed surroundings. The details are captured perfectly. The front facing camera for the selfie is 10 MP that has dual auto focus. The AI camera works flawlessly and the Digital Video Stabilization along with HDR10+ gives you smooth recordings.

The Note 9 also has an AI camera and the rear camera is a 12 MP dual lens shooter. There are several settings in the camera and it recognizes 20 different scenes including sunsets, backlit subjects and snow. The Scene Optimizer takes amazing pictures and makes shots look better. It has an 8 MP front camera for the selfie.

In terms of camera Galaxy S10 definitely has a much better shooter and the clarity and precision of the S10 camera is amazing.


The S10 has a non-removable 3400 mAh battery which may last you a day if you avoid games. The phone has a big screen which does require a lot of juices to keep going.

The Note 9 features a non-removable 4000 mAh battery which will last you a little more than 11 hours if used continuously. Note 9 also has a massive screen and if you use it occasionally for phone calls, web surfing and texting it may last you in your office hours.

Whether it is an S10 or a Note 9 that you buy, it is best that you carry your charger around or have a power bank to refill their energy if at all you will be out for a longer period of time.

Samsung S10 vs. Galaxy Note 9- OS and Power

The S10 is powered by Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 featuring the Exynos 9820 Octa (8 nm) chipset with an 8 GB RAM and a memory of 128/512 GB. Exynos is considered to be the latest in the market which gives amazing speed to the smartphone. It comes Android Pie 9.0 out of the box.

The Note 9 is powered by Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 featuring the Exynos 9810 Octa (10 nm) chipset with a 6 GB/8GB RAM and a memory of 128 GB/512 GB. It comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box but can be upgraded to Android Pie 9.0.

There is not much difference in the OS of both phones. However, Note 9 comes with a water/carbon fiber cooling feature which makes your phone faster if you are using it for a long time especially while playing games.


Both phones are superb and there is not much difference in terms of performance. If you are one who is social and prefers to use a sleek phone, upload lots of pictures on the social media platforms then S10 would be your ideal phone. Those who would like to use a smartphone that is more for work purpose, love larger screens or simply love to glide the S Pen and use its features then Note 9 is what they should go for.

Now that you know what each phone has to offer, you can make your pick.


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