iPhone XS Max vs Galaxy Note9

Which one is best for you?

iPhone XS Max and Galaxy Note9 are two of the most sought-after and high-spec plus-size phones available. Released in 2018, these two beautiful behemoths were built to dominate the market for large-screen phones, and both are loaded with the impressive tech.

Whether it’s gaming or movies that float your boat, the amazing screens on both phones will blow you away. There’s not much to pick between Samsung’s 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display and Apple’s equally impressive 6.5-inch OLED screen – either will outshine your current phone.

Similarly, both cameras offer a step up from previous models in terms of functionality and image quality, incorporating dual-lens snappers to enhance depth of field and give your photos that professional look. Samsung have opted to trade in pixel density for improved low light capability, while Apple have concentrated on in-camera processing, with a natty depth of field tool, and their new Smart HDR for sharper photos with clearer contrast.

Each phone incorporates a raft of new technology to provide a fantastic user experience. While your choice between these two industry leaders will most likely be governed by your operating system preference, you can weigh up the advantages of each phone using our handy quick feature guide.

  • Apple

    iPhone XS Max

    • Take stunning professional pictures with iPhone XS Max’s feature-laden dual-lens camera, including Apple’s Smart HDR

    • See more on the gorgeous 6.5-inch OLED display – or multi-task with split screen view

    • Experience a smoother and more immersive gaming experience thanks to the powerful new A12 Bionic chip.

    • Personalise your favourite Animoji and add stickers and filters for even more fun

    Buy the XS Max
  • Samsung

    Galaxy Note9

    • Immerse yourself in crystal clear images and video on the 6.4-inch Infinity Display

    • The dual aperture camera with optical zoom adapts to light just like your eyes, so you can take beautiful pictures day and night

    • Control your phone remotely from up to 10 metres with the new Bluetooth S Pen

    • Create and share a fun Augmented Reality version of yourself with AR emojis

    Buy the Galaxy Note9
Name iPhone XS Max Galaxy Note9
Image note 9
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Display 6.5 inches 6.4 inch Infinity Display
Size and weight Height: 157.5 mm
Width: 77.4 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 208 grams
Height: 161.9 mm
Width: 76.4 mm
Depth: 8.8 mm
Weight: 201 grams
Rear camera Dual 12 MP 12 MP + 12 MP
Front camera 7 MP 8 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24fps 4K video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
Processor A12 Bionic Chip Exynos 9810
Battery 3174 mAh 4000 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
128 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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