After months of leaks, rumors and speculation the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has finally arrived, and while there weren’t many surprises left for the launch, this is still an exciting phone, with top-end tech and some innovative features.
To help answer that question we’ve put the two phones head to head, comparing them across all the key categories, from design to screen to camera and beyond.
Another difference is in their dimensions and weight, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming in at 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm and 201g, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm and 195g.
There’s not much difference then, but the Note 9 is slightly shorter wider, thicker and heavier, but not as long.
Oh, and for one final similarity: both phones are IP68-certified, meaning they’re dustproof, and water-resistant to a depth of 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.
We’ll put the Galaxy Note 9’s screen to the test for our full review, but we expect good things, as our Galaxy Note 8 review concluded that its screen was excellent.