Which one is best for you?
Everything about the Galaxy Note9 is big and bold. 2018’s iteration of Samsung’s phablet range makes use of its size to showcase what’s possible in a smartphone. Meanwhile the mid-range P20 lite quietly impresses with a feature set you’d expect to find in a much pricier model.
The Note9’s whopping 4000 mAh battery dwarfs the P20 lite’s 3000 mAh cell, and should guarantee a whole day’s heavy usage. Likewise, the Samsung offers massive amounts of memory – up to 8GB of RAM powers all the Note9’s tech smoothly, and the storage memory is expandable to over a terabyte.
With fewer bells and whistles to power, the P20 lite manages perfectly well with 3GB of RAM, and sports a superb dual lens camera which delivers professional looking snaps. Its 5.8-inch Full HD+ LCD screen is excellent, while not quite reaching the dizzy heights of the Note9’s big and beautiful 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display.
As with earlier models in the Note range, the Note9 comes with Samsung’s clever S Pen stylus, allowing you to scribble notes, sketch, remotely operate the camera, or operate a presentation. Even better, the stylus slides neatly into the body of the phone.
Both are excellent phones. Which will suit you best depends on whether you want a large high-end model, or a slimmer, more affordable phone that still packs a punch.
Shoot brighter and more detailed photos with the 16+2-megapixel dual camera
Capture stunningly clear selfies in any light with the front camera – thanks to light fusion technology
Place your finger on the sensor to open your phone – and keep your content safe
Enjoy trusty speed and performance for longer – your phone won’t slow down over time
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
|Name||P20 lite||Galaxy Note9|
Buy the P20 lite
Buy the Galaxy Note9
|Display||5.84 inches||6.4 inch Infinity Display|
|Size and weight||
Height: 148.6 mm
Width: 71.2 mm
Depth: 7.4 mm
Weight: 145 grams
Height: 161.9 mm
Width: 76.4 mm
Depth: 8.8 mm
Weight: 201 grams
|Rear camera||16 MP + 2 MP||12 MP + 12 MP|
|Front camera||24 MP + 16 MP||8 MP|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16 nm)||Exynos 9810|
|Battery||3000 mAh||4000 mAh|
|Storage||64 GB||128 GB|
|Buy now||Buy the P20 lite||Buy the Galaxy Note9|