Samsung's Note 9 is very similar to previous models in the line, except for new cameras and a repositioned fingerprint sensor, it does not feel different from the Galaxy S9 or Note 8.
Our evaluation unit packs in 128GB of storage space and 6GB of RAM for $ 999, dual storage and system memory Apple offers at the same price as iPhone X. A higher tier Note 5 with 51
Both Not 9 models get the same Adreno 630 graphics chip as S9 and S9 +, as Qualcomm says is 30 percent faster, 30 percent more efficient and has 2.5 times the screen's throughput than the graphics chip in Note 8.
In addition to typical smartphone innards, Samsung incorporates a new water-cooling system that it claims prevents overheating.
Changes to reference numbers, iPhone X completely destroys note 9 in Geekbench 4, especially in single core performance. The iPhone came in with single and multi-core scores of 4.224 and 10.667, while Note 9 managed to score 2.442 and 8.765. Interestingly, the performance of Note 9 is an improvement over S9 +, which is 2,007 and 8,307.
For Geekbench 4's graphics sample, the listing received 9 14,365, only 57 points higher than S9 +, and very close to the iPhone Xs 15,301.
Moving on to the Antutu reference, Note 9 actually hits iPhone with a good margin, with respective scores of 279,773 and 200,937. For Samsung, they are improving their performance thanks to the massive improvements Qualcomm puts in its graphics chip. It even made a bit better than the S9 +, which scored 263,661 points.
In the Antutus HTML 5 test, the browser 9 frozen the same point several times, but we suspect it would have cut the same as the S9 + unit's 33,924 points. The IPhone X, on the other hand, got 39,150 points. Octane 2.0, another browser benchmark, saw the iPhone X-floor note 9 with scores of 36,714 to 20,194.
For our final test, we ran the GFXBench OpenGLs 1080p Manhattan Offscreen Test. The IPhone X is a little ahead with a score of 5,551, compared with 5,152 on Note 9. The new note showed a slightly better performance compared to S9 +, which scored 5.106.
While achieving higher marks better than iPhone X in Antutus 3D reference, Note 9 is slower compared to Apple's almost year old smartphone. In fact, note 9 is only slightly faster than S9 +.
We will conduct more testing with the new Note 9 in the coming days, including images and video comparisons.
Where to buy
Shoppers wanting to buy Samsung Galaxy Note9 or iPhone X can benefit from special offers from wireless operators and electronics dealers.
For those who wish to purchase Note9, B & H Photo customers offer a free Samsung DeX Pad Dock and Qi Wireless Charger Duo valued at up to $ 218.99. The phone itself qualifies for free shipping – and B & H will not collect commodity charges on orders shipped outside of New York and New Jersey. This offer is in addition to Samsung's free AKG noise reduction headphone or Fortnite game package promotion valid on advance bookings in Notes 9 through 23 August.
Wireless operators AT & T and Verizon also offer buy one, get a free campaign of 128GB Note9.
For iPhone X buyers, T-Mobile and AT & T offer $ 700 of another iPhone X with eligible plans and conditions. The devices are also available on eBay, often with discount.