Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone X vs Oppo Find X: The Battle of High Priced Flagships

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone X vs Oppo Find X: The Battle of High Priced Flagships

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone X vs Oppo Find X: The Battle of High Priced Flagships

by August 15, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone X vs Oppo Find XSouth Korean tech giant Samsung recently unveiled its latest flagship smartphone Galaxy Note 9 at its Unpacked event in New York. The phone is one of the most anticipated phones of 2018 and was subjected to several leaks ahead of its launch. Android fans (especially Samsung fans) had lot of expectations from the device and we are glad that Samsung has lived up to all the hype and expectations by including several flagship features and specifications in the device. Let us compare the Galaxy Note 9 with other two popular flagships available in the market i.e. Apple iPhone X and Oppo Find X. The comparison will be based on several key aspects such as Design, Display, OS, RAM, Processor, Camera, Battery etc.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone X vs Oppo Find X: Design and Display

Galaxy Note 9 sports a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display panel with 1440×2960 pixel resolution and 83.4% screen-to-body ratio. This is the biggest display yet in the Galaxy Note series. The display also features a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 on top for added protection.

Apple iPhone X flaunts a full glass body premium design and features a smaller 5.8-inch OLED display with 1125×2436 pixel and 19.5:9 aspect ratio resulting into 82.9% screen-to-body ratio. Notably, iPhone X was the first smartphone to feature a unique notched display. The trend was later on carried forward by several Android smartphone makers in their flagships in order to achieve higher screen-to-body ratio.

However, Oppo decided to break the trend and launched Oppo Find X with a unique pop-up camera design which has the potential to become a trend for the upcoming smartphones. The Find X bears a 6.42-inch AMOLED display with a 1080×2340 pixel resolution and higher screen-to-body ratio of over 93%. It sports a premium design with 3D curved glass covering its front and back. If you are worried about the durability of the sliding camera, then Oppo claims that it has tested the mechanism for over 300,000 slides. So, the phone can easily work in a proper condition for over 5 years which is more than the average life of a smartphone nowadays.

Let’s look at the dimensions of the three phones. The Find X measures 156.70 x 74.30 x 9.40 mm and weighs about 186 grams whereas the iPhone X measures 143.60 x 70.90 x 7.70 mm and weighs in at 174 grams. The Galaxy Note 9 measures 161.90 x 76.40 x 8.80 mm and weighs about 201 grams. So, iPhone X is the slimmest and the lightest phone out of the three.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone X vs Oppo Find X: Processor, RAM and Storage

The Oppo Find X is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of inbuilt storage. The Galaxy Note 9 will be powered by Exynos 9810 SoC in India coupled with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 512GB of storage. While the iPhone X is fueled by Apple’s A11 Bionic chipset that features two high-performance CPU cores clocked at 2.39GHz. It features a 3GB RAM, but it is well optimized as it runs on iOS. The storage options on iPhone X include 64GB and 256GB.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone X vs Oppo Find X: OS and Battery

The Oppo Find X and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 run Google’s latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box. On the other hand, the iPhone X runs Apple’s iOS 11 operating system out of the box.

In terms of battery, the Galaxy Note 9 is backed by an impressive 4,000mAh battery that supports fast charging as well as wireless charging technology. While the Find X features a 3,730mAh battery with VOOC flash charging support. Apple’s iPhone X has a relatively tiny 2,716mAh battery but it still doesn’t lag behind much in terms of performance as it benefits from the optimizations of iOS.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone X vs Oppo Find X: Camera

For the camera buffs, the Oppo Find X bears a horizontally stacked dual rear camera set up comprising of 16MP primary sensor and 20MP secondary sensor. The front hosts an impressive 25MP pop-up selfie camera to live up to Oppo’s standard of creating good selfie centric smartphones. The front camera also doubles up Face Unlock in the form of AI Face Access which can unlock the phone in 0.1 seconds as claimed by Oppo.

The iPhone X features a vertically stacked dual rear camera set up with a combination of 12MP primary and 12MP secondary sensors. The selfie camera is 7MP, which also acts as Face Unlock.

The Galaxy Note 9 has a horizontally-placed dual rear camera setup which consists of a 12-megapixel primary sensor with a wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture autofocus lens. On the front, you get an 8-megapixel sensor for selfies backed by an f/1.7 aperture and autofocus lens.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone X vs Oppo Find X: Price in India

Now that we’ve gone through the software and hardware configuration of all three phones, let us see the amount that one needs to shell out in order buy this phone.

The iPhone X was launched last year and is currently priced at about Rs. 85,000 for the 64GB variant and about Rs. 98,000 for the 256GB variant. While, the Oppo Find X comes with a price tag of Rs. 59,990 for the 8GB RAM + 256GB of internal storage variant. The Galaxy Note 9’s price in India is still not known but it is expected to be around Rs. 70,000.

CompareRaja’s Verdict:

All three phones come loaded with good features and specifications. In terms of pricing, the Note 9 seems to be a good value for money option. The Oppo Find X has a unique design but there can be apprehensions regarding its durability due to the pop-up camera mechanism. The iPhone X is anytime a good (and the only) choice for the ones who love iOS ecosystem.

Refer to the quick specs comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 9, iPhone X and Oppo Find X which will further simplify your decision making:

  Oppo Find X Samsung Galaxy Note 9 iPhone X
Display Size 6.42-inch 6.40-inch 5.80-inch
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1440 x 2960 pixels 1125 x 2436 pixels
Pixel Density 447 ppi 514 ppi 403 ppi
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 18.5:9 18:09
Dimensions 156.70 x 74.30 x 9.40 mm 161.90 x 76.40 x 8.80 mm 143.60 x 70.90 x 7.70 mm
Weight 186 grams 201 grams 174 grams
Processor Snapdragon 845 SoC Samsung Exynos 9810 Apple A11 Bionic
Type 2.5GHz octa-core 1.7GHz octa-core hexa-core
RAM Up to 8 GB Up to 6 GB Up to 4GB
Inbuilt Storage Up to 256 GB Up to 512 GB Up to 256 GB
MicroSD card Yes` Yes Yes
Primary Camera 16 MP + 20 MP 12 MP + 12 MP 12 MP + 12 MP
Secondary Camera 25 MP 8 MP 7 MP
Flash Yes, LED Flash Yes, LED Flash Yes, Retina Flash
OS Version Android v8.1 (Oreo) Android v8.1 (Oreo) iOS v11
Battery Capacity 3730 mAh 4000 mAh 2815 mAh