Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8

We’ve just seen Samsung launch the Galaxy Note 9 sporting a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display, a 4,000mAh ‘all-day’ battery, a snazzy new S Pen that can be used as a remote control thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity, and an intelligent dual rear camera. There’s also a ton of built-in storage on offer with the Galaxy Note 9 available in 128GB or 512GB variants while still retaining MicroSD card support. But how does the Galaxy Note 9 stack up next to last year’s Note 8? Join us after the break to find out.

Samsung has been kind enough to produce an infographic that compares the Galaxy Note 9 to the Note 8, which we’ve embedded for your viewing pleasure below. In a nutshell, though, the Galaxy Note 9 is little shorter, wider, thicker, and heavier than its predecessor. The Note 9’s Infinity display is 0.1-inch bigger with five fewer pixels present, although there is no chance you’ll notice that without a powerful microscope. The new S Pen has Bluetooth LE connectivity, while the phone itself gains storage options of either 128GB or a massive 512GB. Oh, and there’s that substantial boost in battery capacity over the Note 8 from 3,300mAh to 4,000mAh that Samsung says will deliver ‘all-day’ battery life.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is here, packing a Bluetooth S-Pen and 512GB of storage


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).


  • ZBlade

    The Note 9 looks like a monster of a phone and its definitely the go to phone for productivity and leisure but I just cant see a justification to fork out that much for.