iPhone Xs Max vs Galaxy Note 9: Specs Showdown

Here is the specs showdown of iPhone Xs Max vs Galaxy Note 9. Take a look at it by yourself in order to make a wise choice.


Apple has finally released its new lineup of the iPhone(s). During the exclusive launch event today, Apple unveiled the iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xs, and the iPhone Xr. The iPhone Xs is the successor of last year’s iPhone X. The iPhone Xr is the successor of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The third iPhone is a completely new device and it looks like Apple has launched it for a special purpose. I personally suspect the Apple iPhone Xs Max to be a direct competitor to the Galaxy Note 9. The iPhone Xs Max comes in with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display which is slightly bigger than the Galaxy Note 9. This is the biggest iPhone that Apple has ever manufactured. The new iPhone is all set to make its space in the phablet market.

The iPhone Xs Max has Apple’s Retina Display. Apple has added its infamous notch once again. The phone comes with a dual rear camera setup. It has a better battery than all the previous iPhone(s). The part that Apple highlighted the most was its chip. The new iPhone handsets are powered by Apple’s A12 Bionic chip coupled with the Neural Engine. Apple calls it the most powerful chip for any smartphone device over. The iPhone Xs Max is packed with a couple of other nice features as well.

So, if you were recently planning of picking up a device with a big display, the Galaxy Note 9 may have been so far. If you still haven’t picked up a phone, you now have one more phone to consider. Before making a purchase, consider taking a look at a specs comparison between the iPhone Xs Max and the Galaxy Note 9.

iPhone Xs Max vs Galaxy Note 9

iPhone Xs Max vs Galaxy Note 9: Specs Showdown

Here is the specs showdown of iPhone Xs Max vs Galaxy Note 9. Take a look at it by yourself in order to make a wise choice.

Specifications iPhone Xs Max Galaxy Note 9
Dimensions 157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm (6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 in) 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)
Weight 208 g 201 g
Display 6.5 inches –
1242 x 2688 pixelsDisplay Ratio: 19.5:9 ratio (~458 ppi density)
6.4 inches -Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels

Display Ratio: 18.5:9 ratio (~516 ppi density)

CPU Apple A12 Bionic Exynos 9810 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPU Apple GPU (4-core graphics) Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA

Adreno 630

Rear Camera 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, 1.4µm, OIS, PDAF
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1.0µm, OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.4″, 1µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Front Camera 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot

Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth: 5.0 A2DP, LE, aptX

RAM 4 GB 6 GB or 8 GB
Storage 64/128/256 GB 128/512 GB
OS iOS 12 Android 8.0 Oreo
Battery Non removable Li-Ion Non removable Li-Ion – 4,000 mAh
Headphone Jack No Yes
Fingerprint Scanner No Yes – Rear Mounted
External Card Slot No  Yes
Price $1099 $999

So, that’s all with the specs comparison. You can check the following comparisons to get a clear idea about the new iPhone(s).

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