Samsung galaxy s9 vs iphone x – which of these smartphone titans should you buy next apple tablet price in pakistan

Performance is super-fast thanks to the apple A11 bionic chip, and the new dual-lens camera takes fantastic photos – we’re talking better colour, better depth-of-field, and more detail overall.

• waterproof – the iphone X is IP67 waterproof rated, which means it’s been dunked underwater at a depth of one metre for 30 minutes and lived to tell the tale.

• wireless charging – it also supports wireless charging, so if you’ve got a qi-compatible wireless charging pad (the most common type), then you’ll be able to juice up your iphone X without having to plug any cables in.

• face ID – probably the most famous iphone X feature, face ID is a facial recognition system that replaces the old touch ID fingerprint scanner. It works by learning key details of your face, and then scans your noggin to verify your identity when you want to unlock your phone.


It sounds complicated, but it works really quickly, and is actually a relatively secure way to lock down your smartphone.Group newspapers limited

• animoji – because the iphone X’s selfie camera can sense depth, it’s possible to accurately map your face – and its movements. This means you can create funny clips of cute cartoon characters miming along to your own facial movements. They’re basically animated emoji, and they’re a really fun little feature that’s proved pretty popular with iphone X owners.

• portrait selfies – the iphone X has a seriously impressive selfie camera that lets you take awesome studio-style portrait shots. We’ve got an iphone X selfies guide you can check out, if you’re tempted.

Unlike the iphone, it runs on google’s android operating system. It’s just as good as apple’s ios software, and offers a bit more freedom in terms of customisability. That said, some users may find the extra options a little confusing.

You can get samsung’s phone in two different size versions. The normal galaxy S9 has a 5.8-inch screen, while the more expensive galaxy S9+ has a bigger 6.2-inch display.Group newspapers

They sport very similar designs – slim, light, and covered in glass. Most smartphones have trended towards this design style, and samsung has largely perfected it.

This software is designed by google, and it gives you a bit more freedom to customise your phone compared to an iphone – although this can make it a bit more confusing for users who aren’t tech-savvy.

The other big improvement is a dual-camera (just like the iphone), but this is only available on the bigger galaxy S9+. But both versions take fantastic images, and offer great low-light camera performance.

• new camera software – last year’s galaxy S8 used to take three photos at once, and then combine them to make an awesome snap. The galaxy S9 beats this by taking 12 photos in one go, making for an incredible final shot.

• super slow-mo – the galaxy S9 can record slow-mo footage at an incredible 960 frames per second. That means 0.2 seconds of recording turns into 6 seconds of playback.Group newspapers limited

• AR emoji – this is similar to apple’s animoji feature, and lets you match your facial movements to cartoon creations. You can also 3D scan your face and create your own personalised emoji.

• bixby vision – samsung’s AI tech lets you point your phone camera at a foreign-language sign or menu and instantly translate it into english text. You can also scan food or buildings and get calorie or location information – awesome.

• tuned audio – AKG has worked with samsung to tune the audio on the galaxy S9 for louder, crisper and clearer sound. But the new phones also support dolby atmos 360-degree surrounded sound, which works really well in our experience.

The samsung galaxy S9 is much cheaper at £739, and although the galaxy S9+ is a little more expensive at £869, it’s still priced lower than apple’s top model.

The iphone X and galaxy S9 share many of the same features, so it’s worth considering which phone operating system you’re more comfortable with.Group newspapers limited

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