If you want a top-of-the-line Android smartphone that was made in 2018, Samsung has a few nice options for you.
The Galaxy S9, the Galaxy S9+, and the new Galaxy Note 9 — Samsung's premium flagship phones for the year — are all heavy-hitters. You can't go wrong with either phone, but if you're on the fence, there are some subtle differences that make the newest phone, the Galaxy Note 9, stand out from the rest.
Here are 6 reasons you should consider the Galaxy Note 9 instead of the Galaxy S9 or S9+:
1. The Galaxy Note 9 features a larger display than the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
A smartphone's display is arguably its most important feature: It's your main interface for both viewing and touching your content. So having more real estate on the screen is generally useful. Videos and apps look bigger and better, and you have more space to type and work, among other things.
The Galaxy Note 9 features a 6.4-inch quad-HD Super AMOLED display, whereas the Galaxy S9 and S9+ feature 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch displays of the same type, respectively.
2. The Galaxy Note 9 has a bigger battery capacity than the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
The Galaxy Note 9 has a whopping 4,000 mAH battery, compared to the 3,000 and 3,500 mAH batteries in the Galaxy S9 and S9+, respectively.
While the latter phones get plenty of battery life — 17 to 20 hours of video playback, and 31 to 35 hours of talk time — the Galaxy Note 9 should be able to get even more time out of each charge.
3. The Galaxy Note 9 features way more storage capacity than the Galaxy S9 or S9+.
If you're ever worried about your phone's storage, the Galaxy Note 9 is the way to go.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ both feature 64 GB of built-in storage, with a microSD slot that supports up to 400 GB.
The Galaxy Note 9, on the other hand, features either 128 GB or 512 GB of built-in storage, depending on which model you choose, and its microSD slot can support up to another 512 GB of space. That means you could have over 1 terabyte of space in your Galaxy Note 9. As Keanu Reeves would say, "Whoa."