Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8 – Here’s why Samsung’s older

GALAXY Note 9 is Samsung’s latest and greatest smartphone that succeeded the Note 8 back in August, but here is why the firm’s older phablet is more appealing.

Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy Note 8 share much in common when it comes to aesthetics.

That is because the duo both come with incredibly similar size displays with minimal bezels on the top on bottom in addition to a build comprised of glass and aluminium.

The Galaxy Note 9 refined the design of its predecessor by moving its fingerprint to a more accessible position below its camera modules.

The biggest changes between the two products come internally though with the Galaxy Note 9 housing either samsung’s own Exynos 9810 chipset or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 depending on the region it is sold in.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 8 was powered by Samsung’s last-generation Exynos 8895 unit or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 technology.

Galaxy Note 9 also has an improved camera with new artificial intelligence features, a larger battery and slightly bigger display.

But because the Note 9 was certainly more of an incremental upgrade over the Note 8, both devices still share much in common.

The Note 8 is certainly not a slow performer and still comes with the product line’s signature S Pen, allowing owners to quickly jot down information.

In fact, just like the Galaxy Note 9, the Note 8 is also set for an upgrade to Android 9 Pie, the latest version of the Google operating system.

Samsung recently released details on when a plethora of its devices will get the new software.

Note 9 owners are set to receive Samsung’s new One UI skin running over Android 9 Pie this month while Note 8 owners will have to wait until February.

The South Korean tech giant’s One UI skin bring a number of notable additions in its own right.

These include a new aesthetic and improved reachability thanks to the refined positioning of content in Samsung apps.

Because the Note 9 has newer internals and a host of fresh features, it certainly outperforms the Galaxy Note 8.

However,  the differences in performance are not as stark as the current juxtaposition in price between the two phablets.

The Galaxy Note 8 is currently on sale through Amazon for just £485, a price that is certainly one of the biggest smartphone bargains around.

Moreover, Samsung’s latest and greatest phablet is currently on sale at a number of UK outlets that are discounting it by £50.

However, the cost of the hardware is still a whopping £849, meaning the phone is still £364 more than a Note 8.

Because of the stark price difference, we think Samsung’s older phablet has a major advantage over its successor for those looking to purchase the device outright.

 

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