Mobile giants Samsung and iPhone both have managed to combine technology and design to introduce the Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X smartphones. The S9 is a cheaper alternative if you are working with a tight budget. However, when it comes to comparison, here are a few reasons why you can prefer the Samsung Galaxy S9 over the iPhone X.
No doubt iPhone offers a stunning display and superior build quality in comparison to its competitors. Notch and screen to body ratio are the two factors that mainly influence your smartphone’s display. This makes Samsung Galaxy S9 a better choice over iPhone X. Notch is the cutout feature of iPhone X which tends to disrupt user experience while Samsung has no notch. Also, Samsung Galaxy S9 has a better screen to body ratio in comparison to the iPhone X.
- Camera quality
iPhone has always featured superior front and back camera’s in all its variants every time. Lowlight performance is one of the standout features of an iPhone, especially in the latest variant X launched last year. However, test results for the Samsung Galaxy S9 which will be launched this year indicate better camera performance in comparison to iPhone X which is a pricier variant.
- Phone size and aspect ratio
Screen size makes a lot of difference when it comes to the user utilizing maximum surface area available to them on the smartphones. iPhone X may boast a larger display on paper but due to a reduced screen to body ratios, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 has a bigger screen and a richer aspect ratio for its display. While the iPhone X has a narrower aspect ratio of 19.5:9, Samsung has 18.5:9 wider aspect ratios. At 5.8 inches, Apple iPhone X has a smaller screen size in comparison to Samsung Galaxy S9 plus which has a screen size of 6.2 inches.
- Headphone jack
With the iPhone X, it is difficult to listen to music and connect your phone to a nice sound system as there is no separate headphone jack. Apple discontinued the standard 3.5mm headphone jack after the launch of iPhone 7 and provided an audio adapter which can be connected to the charging port. Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S9 plus both still have and maintain the 3.5mm universal headphone jacks thus making it a preferred choice over recent iPhone variants.
No doubt one of the most important deciding factors is the price. While even the base model of iPhone X costs around $999, Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to be priced at $719 and the S9 plus variant will cost you $839 approximately.