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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs iPhone X

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs iPhone X

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here SuperSaf TV and in this video we’re going to be
looking at the key differences between the iPhone X
and Samsung Galaxy S9+. Why we’re comparing these two devices? Well, they are the best that their manufacturers have to offer. We’ve got the best from Apple
and the best from Samsung. Starting off with the size, the S9+ is larger compared to the iPhone X. Around 14.5 millimeters
in terms of the height. 2.9 millimeters in terms of the width. And it’s also 0.8 millimeters thicker. It weighs around about 15 grams more and this is all because it
does have a larger display. We’ve got a 6.2 inch display on the S9+. On the iPhone X, we’ve
got a 5.8 inch display. Now we’ve got all our technology
on both of these displays. On the S9+, it is Super AMOLED and on the iPhone X they’re calling it a Super Retina Display. Now technical aspects aside, both of these are absolutely beautiful and they’ve got deep blacks
and very vibrant colors. Some of the best displays out there. I know some people are going to joke that Samsung has made the
display for the iPhone X. Anyway, and yes, that is the
case, but it’s a great display. And I’m glad that Apple did
go with all their technology rather than L.C.D. as they’ve done for their previous devices. Now the great thing about both devices is that they have minimal bezels. With the S9+, we’ve
actually got smaller bezels compared to S8 pluses last year. And with the iPhone X,
we do have small bezels. We had that notch, I know
some people don’t like it. Personally, I don’t mind it too much. We’ve got very high resolutions
on both displays as well. However, the S9+ does have
a higher pixel density. Now it’s not a huge deal, but it is going to be slightly sharper. Now moving on to the build and design. With the iPhone X, you’ve got metal frame with glass panels in the front and back. Looks and feel very premium. With the S9+, it looks very similar to last year’s S8+ and that
is again with the metal frame and curved glass panels
on the front and back. Now obviously, design is
subjective and it’s going to come down to your personal preference. I do think that the curved
glass looks very, very nice. For some people though, they feel that you can’t get a screen
protector on there easily and they prefer a flat display. The iPhone X is only
available in two colors. There’s black and there’s silver. With the Samsung Galaxy S9+, it is going to be available in four colors and it’s going to depend on your market. Both devices are also
water and dust resistant which is great. We’ve got I.P.68 rating on the S9+. On the iPhone X, we’ve got I.P.67 so slight edge does go to the S9+. Now moving on to the internals. The iPhone X has the A11 Bionic
chip which is super fast. The S9+ on the other hand, comes with the Qualcomm
Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 both of which are very, very fast chips. In terms of RAM, we’ve got double the amount of RAM on the S9+. Six gigabytes of RAM compared
to three on the iPhone X. Now this should help in
terms of multi-tasking. On my previous speed test that
I did do with the iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy Note8. Although the iPhone X was faster in loading up lots of the apps and games, it didn’t manage to keep as many apps open as the Note8 with six gigabytes of RAM. So this might be also
the case with the S9+. We will do some speed test side by side to see which one of these is faster. Make sure you subscribe to see that first. Now the speed and performance
is also going to come down to the operating systems and
how well optimized they are. And we have iOS 11 on the iPhone X. And the S9+, we have Android Oreo with the Samsung Experience guarantee. I’ve said this before, but in terms of which
operating system is better, it does come down to
your personal preference. Both have their advantages
and disadvantages. Looking at storage, the
iPhone X comes in two options either 64 gigabytes or 256 gigabytes. You cannot expand this however. With the S9+, it definitely
gets the advantage in this category with
128 gigabytes as a base. And that can be expanded
via the microSD card slot and you can get a microSD
card of up to 400 gigabytes. Now let’s take a look at the cameras. With the iPhone X, we’ve
got a dual camera set up. There is one wide angle
with an F 1.7 aperture and then there is a telephoto
camera with an F 2.4 aperture which is going to give you
two times optical zoom. Both are optically stabilized. Now I’ve done lots of
tests with the iPhone X. Lots of camera comparisons. It’s definitely one of the best
cameras out there right now. It’s got a great dynamic range
and it’s very, very reliable. I also like the portrait
mode that comes out of the iPhone X and that’s
going to blur the background to give you some really
nice looking shots. We’ve also got portrait lighting which is going to let you toggle through some different effects after the fact. In my experience, this
hasn’t worked too well especially when it comes
to studio lighting. Now with the S9+ camera,
we’ve got some major changes. Samsung is saying this is
the camera re-imagined. We’ve got dual 12 megapixel cameras. Both optically stabilized. And there is a similar set up where we’ve got a wide angle
as well as a telephoto. The telephoto also has a F 2.4 aperture, but the interesting thing
is the wide angle camera actually has a dual aperture lens. You’ve got F 1.5 which
is the widest aperture on any smart phone right now. It’s going to let in a bunch of light and this lets in 28% more light compared to the S8 last year. And then we’ve got F 2.4. Now this is actually a
mechanical change between the two and you can physically see it on the camera if you look closely. And the way this works is
that if the camera notices that you have over 100 lux of light, then it’s going to use F
2.4 to give you more focus in your shot and give you a generally better image in good light. And then when you’re below 100 lux, then it’s going to use the F 1.5 aperture to give you a much brighter image. Now obviously, we’re going to
be doing some SuperSaf star camera comparisons between these two as soon as the S9+ retail version is out. And I cannot wait to test these out especially when it comes to low light. The S9+ also comes with a
portrait mode of its own and it’s called Live Focus and
this is going to give you a blurry background in your shots. The good thing with the S9+
is that you can actually edit the amount of blur that
you want after the fact. And it also takes two shots. One from the telephoto camera
as well as the wide camera. So you do have that wide
angle shot as well if needed. Now when it comes to video, the iPhone X has four K at 60 frames a second. One of the first smart phone
cameras to have this frame rate and it’s great, definitely
one of the best video cameras on a smart phone out right now. With the S9+, you also now have four K at 60 frames a second. Now the new thing that
we’ve got here on the S9+ is super slow-mo, that’s 720
P at 960 frames a second. Now this is just a short burst like we had with Sony last year, but the problem with the
Sony cameras last year was that you have to tap
it at the exact point. And more often than not, I found
myself missing that moment. With the S9+, you do have
automatic motion detection. And you can set a square where you want it to detect the motion. When it does detect motion,
it’s going to start recording. It’s much easier to actually
get that slow motion shot. I’ve only had a brief play around this, but it does seem to work
really, really well. Now for the front facing camera, the iPhone X has a seven
megapixel front facing camera with an F 2.2 aperture. Also has a portrait mode as
well as portrait lighting from the front facing camera. In my experience, it
hasn’t worked so great. Maybe because I have a beard, it does seem to kind of
struggle with the sides. And this is improving with time, but at this point in
time, it’s not too great. With the S9+, you’ve
got an eight megapixel front facing camera with
auto-focus and an F 1.7 aperture. It also has a selfie portrait mode. Some people are calling this selfie focus. Once again, this is going
to blur the background from your front facing shots. This works best in my experience
so far, on the Pixel 2 so it’ll be interesting to see
how well the S9+ performs. Now moving onto the audio, as you guys know with the iPhone X, we no longer have a headphone jack. This was the case as
well with the iPhone 7s. But the good thing is that
we do have serious speakers on the iPhone X. One on the earpiece and one bottom firing. Now with the S9+, first things first. We do have a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack and I know this is a big
deal for a lot of people. It’s definitely quite important to me. And this year, we also have
serious speakers tuned by A.K.G. Last year, we had a single
bottom firing speaker, so it’s great that we do have serious speakers this year round. The speakers do support
Dolby Atmos surround sound, so you are going to be getting
some nice immersive sound. Which one of these sounds better? We are going to have
to spend some more time and make an assessment. I’m no audio fox, so I’m
probably not going to be the best person to comment on this, but I’m sure lots of my friends in the tech community will do. Now looking at the additional features that both devices offer, the iPhone X does have Face I.D. This is a very advanced
form of facial recognition. It does work very well
overall in my experience. With the S9+, you actually
have multiple unlock options. You’ve got fingerprint scanner which is now in a much
more accessible position compared to what we had last year. It’s now below the cameras in the middle and it works really well. We’ve also got an iris
scan which we had last year as well as facial recognition. Although the facial
recognition is not as advanced as Face I.D. on the iPhone X, but you do have something
called Intelligence Scan. And this is where it’s going
to use the iris scanner as well as facial
recognition in combination to give you more security. So it is nice to have multiple
options to unlock on the S9+. With the iPhone X, I’ve said this before, but in addition to Face
I.D. it would’ve been nice to have a fingerprint scan
on Apple logo on the back. I just think certain
situations where Face I.D. isn’t ideal when your face
is half sunken in the pillow and somethings like that. And in situations like that, Touch I.D. on the back, in addition,
would’ve been nice. For the A.I. assistance,
we’ve got Siri on the iPhone X and we’ve got Bixby on the S9+. Now Bixby does have some
new features with the S9+ and some of them are on Bixby Vision. There’s live translate
which is going to let you point your camera at
say, a menu, or something and it’s going to translate
that for you live there and then on your screen. And there’s also some more features such as pointing your camera at food and then it’s going to
give you information, such as how many calories there are. Now the iPhone X introduced Animojis. These are basically animated emojis and the way it works is it
uses the front facing camera as well as some sensors to
see your facial expressions and it repeats those on the emojis that you have on your phone, or Animojis that you have in your phone. And you’ve got a variety
of things like dogs, chickens, as well as poo. Now this was fun to
start with, but for me, the novelty wore off quite quickly. Now Samsung has an answer to Animojis and they are calling it A.R. Emoji. And the way this works is you
actually have a 3D character which is supposed to look like you. Uses your image to build this character and then you can edit that character too. And it’s going to look at
hundred features on your face to give really sick
expressions to this A.R. Emoji. I did a quick test of this. It didn’t actually look much like me, but I guess I have to spend
some more time with it. Now personally speaking,
I think as with Animoji, this is something that
I’d probably use for a bit and then just forget about later on. I don’t know, this might be
something that you enjoy. Now moving onto the batteries. The iPhone has 2,716 M.A.H. battery. This is non-removable and it’s actually been pretty good in my usage. With the S9+, you have a
larger 3,500 M.A.H. battery and we’ll see how well this
performs in day to day usage. Now both devices sport wireless charging although you do have fast
wireless charging on the S9+. And both devices also
fast wireless charging. The advantage that you have on the S9+ is that you get the fast
charger out of the box, you don’t have to buy it separately. With the iPhone X, you
only get a standard charger out of the box and if you
do want fast charging, then here in the U.K. it
costs around about 75 pounds. And yes, that’s in addition
to the 1,000 pounds that you’re going to be
spending on the iPhone and that is the starting price
for the 64 gigabyte version. I’ve said this in my full
review of the iPhone X, that to me this is still
over priced even though I really like the iPhone X. I do think the price should be lower. The S9+ does come in at a lower price and that is for a larger
storage version, 128 gigabytes. So the price advantage
definitely goes to the S9+ here. The iPhone X is available right now. With the S9+, you can
pre-order it right now and availability is going to
be from the 16th of March. Although, if you do pre-order early, then you should be getting your
device about a week earlier. So there you have it guys. The Samsung Galaxy S9+
versus the iPhone X. These are the best of the best from Samsung and Apple right now. And I know some of you
guys are going to be saying that why didn’t I compare
iPhone X to the S9, the regular S9. And that is because the regular S9 doesn’t have the additional features that the S9+ offers
such as the dual cameras which makes it more
comparable to the iPhone X. What do you guys think of these devices? Which one would be your pick? Definitely drop me a comment
below and let me know. I hope you enjoyed this
video and it helped you see the key differences between these devices. If it did help you, then please do hit that thumbs up button for me. It really does help me out. And if you haven’t already,
then be sure to subscribe and switch on notifications. We’ve got lots more
quality content coming up on this channel, including
lots of comparisons. SuperSaf style. As soon as we have the S9+,
we told you we didn’t have. Thanks for watching,
this is Saf SuperSaf TV and I’ll see you next time.

100 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs iPhone X”

  1. Fact: When the samsung releases a new phone, apple buys the camera for the previous phone samsung has made. So the iphone cameras are made by SAMSUNG

  2. Iphone work 10 years samsung 2 years maximum😂😂😂.after 1 year samsung will stuck and lost the ability,after 1 year iphone work the same😁, iphone is the best choice always

  3. Watching this on my Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Has everything I need plus much much more. Everyday I am like wow so it does that too.

  4. You forgot to mention the iphone's unibrow that blocks the screen. Seriously wtf was apple thinking. Deal killer for me. Im going to return my Xs for the s9

  5. Айфончики лошки, s9+ можно сравнивать с Xs max. И то Xs хуже по параметрам и дороже. Просто дерьмо

  6. Hey Man. Why you don't mention that S9+ only can capture 4k 60fps only for maximum 5 minutes!!! But Apple able to record 4K 60fps UNLIMITEDLY.
    Regarding the camera and video recording the S9+ colors are Not realistic always exaggerating colors .
    With Apple what you see is what you get. Exactly same colors. You know these important differences but whay you do not mention them????

  7. I'd simply choose a samsung over an iphone because of the online storage amount it has to offer. Icloud offers me only 5 gbs online while samsung is willing to give me 50 gbs and it's constantly uploading fuckking everything including photos and large good quality videos without me even knowing it and everything keeps getting organized itself everytime I change phone.

  8. Is a great product>>> I love the size, is better than having the plus version. Wireless charging is a great feature, a little bit late in the market, but we thank for it.

  9. Iphone X have better battery life , better camera, better app optimization, better performance, better software that use ram much much better than s9 plus does.

  10. i have the s9+ and i HATE the camera!!!! it won't take clear pictures with the slightest movement. I'm going to switch to iPhone!

  11. Why do people hate on samsung when it's clearly better than iphone I bet if samsung and iPhone prices switched apple would be hated on Instead.🤷‍♀️

  12. I switched to Samsung when they came out with this phone. I got tired of Apple being control freaks about their products.

  13. I have used both these phones and I prefer iPhone photography.. Samsung camera was always sucks and even Note 9 is the same bullshit camera. but in every other aspect I prefer Samsung flagships

  14. لكل من يريد SAMSUNG S 9 بارخص ثمن يزور الفيديو

  15. S9+ actually comes in 7 colours globally : Midnight Black, Titanium Grey, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, Sunrise Gold, Burgundy Red, and Ice Blue

  16. Since few months I am preparing for a new phone. So far I use Iphone. I cannot say I am not satisfied, but I started challenging new Iphones. While I live in Poland prices for Samsung and Apple makes even more difference than in other countries – X is 3300 and S9+ is 2300. 1000 zl is huge difference between phones and I seriously cannot find argument for Iphone except for gestures and smoothness they provide. In meantime, new Android update is a sign for me that they finally started upgrading system in a very,very competitive way. This is why I decided to go for S9+. Can you imagine the minimal earnings of 1700 net when new iphone can cost you even 7000 zl!!! This is sick….

  17. Android phones are obsolete from the moment they are released I.e non runs on current android software I phones are always updated for at least 5 years

  18. Fantastic review! I just purchased an S9+ online and was having buyer's remorse (wondering if I should have purchased the iPhone X). After this review, I feel much better and looking forward to my new phone arriving.

  19. Guys should I upgrade from my s9 plus to iPhone X (I am an apple girl like I like apple more than Samsung because if the software only but I upgraded from apple to s9+ should I upgrade back to apple I am afraid I will regret it ) 🙁 but I LOVE APPLE

  20. Switched over to S9 from iphone 7 plus, always hated samsung but wanted to try.
    Now, i am not returning back to overpriced piece of apple!!!
    S9 is awesome.

  21. SAMSUNG IS WAY BETTER. Apple does not give the user as much as Samsung does. now apple users may not agree but personally, i would always choose samsung over apple. like the name is a fruit, literally. With Samsung you are getting more freedom on the phone than you would with an iphone. Many people say this but on iphone you are the user, on Samsung you are the admin. that brings the point of more freedom on samsung than Apple. Samsung has expandable memory and apple makes their older phones bad by making the battery run down faster. Samsung does not do that. They know that many people can't afford the latest phone every time a new one comes out. There are so many reasons that i could keep on talking about on why samsung is better than apple but there are way to many reasons on why samsung is better. Most people get iphones thinking they are more popular than samsung but waht they dont understand is that samsung is the better phone for what you are buying. SAMSUNG IS THE TRUE G.O.A.T

  22. Bye bye apple 🍎Never again will I over pay for your phones. Samsung phones are killing it right now . ❤️

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