Comparison between:
- Apple iPhone XR
- Samsung Galaxy Note9 Exynos
- Samsung Galaxy Note8 Exynos

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Apple iPhone XRSamsung Galaxy Note9 ExynosSamsung Galaxy Note8 Exynos
Apple iPhone XR
Prices
Samsung Galaxy Note9 Exynos
Prices
Samsung Galaxy Note8 Exynos
Prices
Model aliasA2105
A2108
Galaxy Note 9 Exynos
SM-N960F
N960F
SM-N960FD
N960FD
SM-N960N
N960N
Galaxy Note 8 Exynos
SM-N950F
N950F
SM-N950K
N950K
SM-N950L
N950L
SM-N950S
N950S
SM-N9508
N9508

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width75.7 mm
7.57 cm
0.25 ft
2.98 in
76.4 mm
7.64 cm
0.25 ft
3.01 in
74.8 mm
7.48 cm
0.25 ft
2.94 in
Height150.9 mm
15.09 cm
0.5 ft
5.94 in
161.9 mm
16.19 cm
0.53 ft
6.37 in
162.5 mm
16.25 cm
0.53 ft
6.4 in
Thickness8.3 mm
0.83 cm
0.03 ft
0.33 in
8.8 mm
0.88 cm
0.03 ft
0.35 in
8.6 mm
0.86 cm
0.03 ft
0.34 in
Weight194 g
0.43 lbs
6.84 oz
201 g
0.44 lbs
7.09 oz
195 g
0.43 lbs
6.88 oz
Volume94.81 cm³
5.76 in³
108.85 cm³
6.61 in³
104.53 cm³
6.35 in³
ColorsBlack
Red
Yellow
Blue
White
Coral
Black
Purple
Blue
Copper
Silver
White
Black
Gold
Blue
Gray
Pink
Body materialsGlass
Aluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
CertificationIP67IP68IP68

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards111
Features-Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)
Embedded SIM (eSIM) support--

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMACDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
--
CDMA20001xEV-DO Rev. A--
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 800 MHz (B20)
LTE 1900+ MHz (B25)
LTE 800 MHz (B26)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz de (B29)
LTE 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (B66)
LTE 600 MHz (B71)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE
LTE-A
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 16
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)iOS 12Android 8.1 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
User interface (UI)-Experience 9.5
One
Grace UX
One

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCApple A12 Bionic APL1W81Samsung Exynos 9 9810Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895
Process technology7 nm10 nm10 nm
CPU2x 2.5 GHz Vortex, 4x 1.59 GHz Tempest4x 2.7 GHz Exynos M3 Mongoose, 4x 1.79 GHz ARM Cortex-A554x 2.3 GHz Exynos M2 Mongoose, 4x 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)128 KB + 128 KB--
Level 2 cache memory (L2)8192 KB
8 MB
--
Level 3 cache memory (L3)-4096 KB
4 MB
-
CPU cores688
CPU frequency2500 MHz2700 MHz2300 MHz
GPU-ARM Mali-G72 MP18ARM Mali-G71 MP20
GPU cores41820
GPU frequency1100 MHz572 MHz546 MHz
RAM capacity3 GB6 GB
8 GB
6 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency-1794 MHz1794 MHz
M12 motion coprocessor
Neural engine (8-core design)
--

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
128 GB
512 GB
64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
-UFS 2.1UFS 2.1

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

Types-microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size6.1 in
154.94 mm
15.49 cm
6.4 in
162.56 mm
16.26 cm
6.3 in
160.02 mm
16 cm
Width2.56 in
64.99 mm
6.5 cm
2.8 in
71.11 mm
7.11 cm
2.76 in
70 mm
7 cm
Height5.54 in
140.65 mm
14.07 cm
5.76 in
146.18 mm
14.62 cm
5.67 in
143.9 mm
14.39 cm
Aspect ratio2.164:12.056:12.056:1
Resolution828 x 1792 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel density324 ppi
127 ppcm
514 ppi
202 ppcm
522 ppi
205 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area80.28 %84.32 %83.14 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Liquid Retina HD display
True Tone display
Haptic Touch
120 Hz touch-sensing
1400:1 contrast ratio
625 cd/m²
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Dolby Vision
HDR10
Wide Color display (P3)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dual Edge display
Always-On Display
VR headset support
HDR10
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dual Edge display
Always-On Display

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Infrared face recognition sensor
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Heart rate
Iris sensor
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Heart rate
Iris sensor
-Step counter
Step detector
-

Primary camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed at its back and is used for taking photos and recording videos.

Sensor model-Samsung SAK2L3-
Sensor typeCMOSISOCELLCMOS
Aperturef/1.8f/1.5 - 2.4f/1.7
Focal length4.25 mm4.3 mm-
Flash type-Dual LEDDual LED
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS60 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
RAW
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Flash type - Quad LED
6-element lens
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 240 fps
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 26 mm
1080p @ 240 fps
Sensor size - 1/2.55"
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Object tracking AF
Dual OIS
High CRI LED flash
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 26 mm
Angle of view - 77°
2160p @ 60 fps
1080p @ 240 fps
720p @ 960 fps
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (telephoto)
Sensor size - 1/3.4" (#2)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 52 mm (#2)
Angle of view - 45° (#2)
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Sensor size - 1/2.55"
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Object tracking AF
Smart OIS
High CRI LED flash
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 26 mm
Angle of view - 77°
720p @ 240 fps
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (telephoto)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm
Sensor size - 1/3.6"
Optical Image Stabilization (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
Angle of view - 45° (#2)

Secondary camera

Secondary cameras are placed above the screen of the device and are usually used for video calls, gesture recognition, etc.

Sensor model-Samsung S5K3H1-
Sensor typeCMOS BSI-CMOS
Aperturef/2.2f/1.7f/1.7
Focal length2.87 mm2.92 mm-
Image resolution3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
Video FPS60 fps30 fps30 fps
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 32 mm
720p @ 240 fps
Sensor size - 1/3.6"
Pixel size - 1.22 μm
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 25 mm
Angle of view - 80°
Auto HDR
Sensor size - 1/3.6"
Pixel size - 1.22 μm
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 25 mm
Angle of view - 80°
Auto HDR

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Dolby Digital Plus
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility
384 kHz / 32-bit
Dolby Atmos
192 kHz / 24-bit

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNoNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
2x2 MiMOVHT80 MU-MiMO
1024-QAM
VHT80 MU-MiMO
1024-QAM

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.05.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector type-USB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version2.03.13.1
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Proprietary
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackNoYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AIFF
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
XMF
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
XMF

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
ASF
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
ASF

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity2942 mAh4000 mAh3300 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
2G talk time25 h
1500 min
1 days
-22 h
1320 min
0.9 days
3G talk time25 h
1500 min
1 days
-22 h
1320 min
0.9 days
Charger output power-5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
Quick charge technology--Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
FeaturesWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Qi wireless chargingQi/PMA wireless chargingQi/PMA wireless charging

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)0.99 W/kg0.381 W/kg0.173 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)0.99 W/kg1.509 W/kg1.29 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)1.13 W/kg-0.61 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)1.16 W/kg-0.56 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features-S Pen stylus with Bluetooth LE (4096 pressure levels)
Samsung DeX
Water-carbon cooling system
S Pen stylus (4096 pressure levels)
SM-N950F - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.173 W/kg; body - 1.290 W/kg
SM-N950F - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.610 W/kg; body - 0.560 W/kg
SM-N950K - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.530 W/kg; body - 0.630 W/kg
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