Samsung has just launched its latest flagship smartphone series, the Galaxy Note 10 lineup. In this comparison, we matched it up against one of the popular smartphones of 2019, the Xiaomi Mi 9. Check it out!
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy Note10||Xiaomi Mi 9|
|Display||6.3-inch FHD+ (2280 x 1080) Infinity Display (Dynamic AMOLED), 401ppi, HDR10+||6.39-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) Super AMOLED notched display, 403ppi|
|Glass Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|CPU||- Samsung Exynos 9825 7nm 2.7GHz octa-core|
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 2.96GHz octa-core (US model)
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (7nm) 2.84GHz octa-core CPU|
|GPU||- Adreno 640 GPU (US Model)||Adreno 640 GPU|
|RAM||8GB LPDDR4X||6GB/8GB RAM|
|Storage||256GB UFS 3.0 storage||64GB/128GB UFS 2.1|
|Rear Camera||12MP F 1.5-F1.8-F2.4 +16MP F2.2 wide-angle + 12MP F2.1 Telephoto triple rear cameras||48MP F1.8 + 12MP F2.2 (telephoto) + 16MP F2.2 (ultrawide), Laser AF, PDAF rear cameras|
|Front Camera||10MP F2.2 front camera||20MP F2.0 front camera|
|Connectivity||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|SIM||Dual-SIM card slot (nano)||Dual-SIM|
|Wi-Fi||WiFi 6 (2.4GHz + 5GHz)||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo||Dual-band GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Sensors||- Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner|
- Face Unlock
|- Fingerprint Scanner (in-display)
- Face unlock
|Features||-Bixby Vision 2.0|
-IP68 dust and water-resistance
-S-Pen with IP68, 4096 pressure level, gesture navigation
- AKG Stereo Speakers w/ Dolby Atmos
|- IR Blaster|
|OS||Samsung One UI (Android 9 Pie)||MIUI 10 (Android 9 Pie)|
|Battery||3,500mAh battery w/ 25W fast charging and 12W wireless charging||3,300mAh battery w/ Quick Charge 4+, 20W wireless charging|
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
- Larger storage capacity
- Almost full display
- IP68 Dust and water resistance
- Slightly larger battery capacity
Xiaomi Mi 9
- Slightly larger display
- Two RAM variants
- IR Blaster
- More affordable price
Beginning with the display, the Mi 9 has the slightly larger panel than the Note 10 at 6.39 inches. However, if you’re someone who’ll ignore the extra point nine, the devices can be pretty much the same in size. They both have an FHD+ display, but the Mi 9 has a bit of an edge with its 2340 x 1080 pixels, in contrast to the Note 10’s 2280 x 1080 resolution. Do note that the Mi 9 has slim bezels around its panel as it has a drop notch that houses its 20MP front camera. On the other hand, the Note 10 has almost no bezels surrounding the screen; instead, it has a hole-punch 10MP front camera situated at the top center of the display.
Both devices are powered by one of Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipsets, the Snapdragon 855. The Mi 9 can handle multitasking and gaming without hiccups; we can pretty much expect the same smooth and breezy performance on the Note 10. RAM-wise, however, the Mi 9 has two variants, namely a base 6GB and 8GB while the Note 10 has a single offering of 8GB. Still, that’s more than enough to support the SD 855 chipset. In some territories though, the Note 10 has Samsung’s very own Exynos 9825 as its processor.
As for storage, the Mi 9 only has two variants, a base 64GB and a larger 128GB one, while the Note 10 only has a 256GB one. Even with the Mi 9 having two variants, clearly, the Note 10 wins in terms of having the bigger capacity. Both of them don’t support storage expansion, but their respective large capacities should be enough to store apps, data, pictures, videos, files, and more.
The two devices have triple rear camera setups, but they differ in the lenses equipped. The Note 10 has a combination of 12MP + 16MP wide-angle + 12MP telephoto cameras, while the Mi 9 has 48MP + 12MP telephoto + 16MP ultra-wide snappers. Their ultra-wide and telephoto cameras are similar in number, but of course, we’ve yet to see how they actually perform up against each other.
Looking into the biometrics offered by the devices, they have in-display fingerprint scanners and face unlock capabilities. As for extra features, the Note 10 has an IP68 rating, an S Pen, AKG Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos, heatpipe cooling, and Bixby Vision 2.0. The Mi 9, on the other hand, has an IR blaster.
The Note 10 and Mi 9 both employ USB-C as their charging port, and both of them also do not possess a 3.5mm audio jack. Battery-wise, the Note 10 comes out on top with its slightly larger 3,500mAh capacity in contrast to the Mi 9’s 3,300mAh. The Note 10 supports 25W fast charging and 12W wireless charging, while the Mi 9 has QuickCharge 4+ and supports 20W wireless charging.
The smartphones are priced as follows:
- Samsung Note 10 – PHP 53,990
- Xiaomi Mi 9 (6GB + 64GB) – PHP 22,990
- Xiaomi Mi 9 (6GB + 128GB) – PHP 24,990
The Note 10 and the Mi 9 are both flagship handsets produced by their respective companies. While it may look like they’re almost the same in a number of ways, of course, one has more to offer than the other. If you’d like a smartphone that’s almost full-screen, has a larger battery capacity, bigger RAM and storage, go for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. If you’d like to have a similar excellent processor with RAM/storage options and a more affordable price, go for the Xiaomi Mi 9.
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