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October 15, 2018

Google Pixel 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9

South Korean smartphone brand Samsung released world’s powerful flagship smartphone named Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in Australia back in August 2018 whereas Google announced its super-gorgeous smartphone named Google Pixel 3 in Australia a couple of days back. Google has claimed that Pixel 3 will drastically challenge Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in terms of performance, hardware and so many other features. But the main question is, will Pixel 3 be able to exactly match or exceed South Korean monster?

We have come up with a comparison of Google Pixel 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and tried to cover almost all aspects to help you in a better way. So, without a further ado, let’s get it on.

Google Pixel 3 vs Galaxy Note 9 Price and Availability

The official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 release date in Australia was Friday, August 24, 2018. And started landing on shores across Australia from September 15 and onward.

The official Google Pixel 3 release date in Australia is October 18, however, it’s available for pre-orders worldwide. It will officially be available on shelves across Australia after November 1 – announced by Google itself.

Talking about Google Pixel 3 Price in Australia, it’ll set users back around AU$1199 if one would go for a64GB variant whereas 128GB will go for a whopping AU$1349.

Moving on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price in Australia, you’ll indeed find a massive hike as Galaxy Note 9 128GB variant with 6GB of RAM costs around AU$1499 and a 512GB variant with 8GB of RAM capes out at AU$1799.

Google Pixel 3 Key Specs

The Google Pixel 3 specifications in Australia include:

  • Screen: 5.5-inches P-OLED Screen (1080 x 2160) 443 PPI
  • RAM: 4GB
  • ROM: 64GB/128GB (Expandable no further)
  • Rear Camera: 12.2MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP + 8MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • Battery: 2915mAh
  • Colors: Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specs

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specifications in Australia include:

  • Screen: 6.4-inches Super AMOLED (1440 x 2960) 516 PPI
  • RAM: 6GB/8GB
  • ROM: 128GB/512GB (Expandable further up to 512GB via microSD)
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Chipset: Exynos 9810 Octa 10 nm (EMEA) – Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (USA/LTAM, China)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP18 EMEA – Adreno 630 USA/LTAM. China
  • Battery: 4000mAh non-removable
  • Colors: Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black

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Brief Description of Google Pixel 3 Features

The Google Pixel 3 comes with a 5.5-inches gorgeous P-OLED screen with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels at 443 PPI. The screen is quite bright, sharp and reproduces excellent colors and takes your enjoyment to the next level while watching movies or playing games. To protect it from a normal wear and tear, there is a Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Powering a Goliath is Qualcomm’s Adreno 600 GPU. The rear single camera is 12.2MP and is coupled with so many features including Optical Image Stabilization, Phase Detection Autofocus, Laser Detection Autofocus, Geo-Tagging, HDR and Panorama. One can record Full HD+ 4K videos as well at 30fps.

Aside from a rear single camera, out front, you’ll see a dual 8MP + 8MP FaceTime sensors which are mounted to capture gorgeous moments with your loved ones and for recording Full HD videos at 30fps. The FaceTime sensor also supports Google Lens (exclusive to Pixel devices) that enable users to point at objects and get information.

The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset which clocked at 2.5GHz alongside an average amount of RAM – 4GB. The onboard storage is 64GB/128GB which can be expanded no further, unfortunately. However, you can store loads and loads of data, apps, songs, images, and videos with the 128GB variant.

The battery is non-removable – 2915mAh alongside Quick Charge 3.0 which allows users to restore juice up to 50% in a couple of minutes. The phone has wireless charging support as well. Software-wise, Google Pixel 3 runs on Android’s latest operating system – Android Pie 9.0 with virtually no customization – enabling for a clean and stock Android experience.

Other features of Google Pixel 3 include a single SIM card slot for supporting 4GB and VoLTE networks. Plentiful other connectivity options are Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, NFC and a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.

Considering all these features and specifications of Google Pixel 3, it’s one of the best competitors to take last year’s iPhone X head on.

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Brief Description of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Features

The 6.4-inches Super AMOLED screen with WQHD+ resolution (1440 x 2960) is accommodating on-screen navigational keys. The screen is covered by Gorilla Glass 5 for enhanced protection against impacts. The display is sharp with good excellent colors reproduction, brightness, and sunlight legibility. The contrast ratio is fabulous and viewing angles are great.

The Galaxy Note 9 camera-wise, comes with a dual rear camera configuration – similar to last year’s Note 8. The rear 12MP + 12MP cameras are now improved for better clarity and an 8MP FaceTime sensor captures gorgeous images with a help of Autofocus and Phase Detection Autofocus. You’ll be able to record 4K videos too at 60fps.

The handset is powered by Exynos 9810 Chipset (EMEA) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (USA/LTAM, China). The Chipset is a successor of a monstrously powerful Exynos 8895 Chipset. The in-house developed Chipset is paired with a whopping 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/512GB of onboard memory. The onboard memory can be expanded further up to 512GB via microSD card.

The smartphone runs on outdated Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box. The OS is covered by Samsung’s own user interface, housing loads of features and functionalities.

Moving on a battery department, it’s backed by a massive 4000mAh non-removable battery which can be charged via USB Type-C port as well as wirelessly. Samsung has claimed that a moderate user will easily go through an entire day with mixed activities such as working on multiple apps at once, watching videos and playing games for a short period of time. The Galaxy Note 9 has Fast Charging Technology too which is supported via wired charging and wireless charging. Thus you can restore juice back up to 60% in a few minutes.

Connectivity options that come alongside Note 9 are MIMO Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0 with aptXHD support, and a dual-SIM connectivity with high-speed 4G.   

Overall Winner – Galaxy Note 9

Without a doubt, Google Pixel 3 is an exquisite flagship smartphone around and a real competitor with a lot of power, high-quality camera, and amazing screen. But if you love playing games or working on multiple apps simultaneously, it’s not a smartphone to go for. However, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 can get you higher and higher with a decent amount of specifications, marvelous performance, and quality-oriented camera. Moreover, it’s having Stylus which can be connected via Bluetooth, hence you can use it for capturing gorgeous moments with your loved ones, giving representations, skipping music tracks and much more.

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