Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9+ vs OnePlus 6 vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference?

See how Samsung's latest smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9, compares to its stablemate, the Galaxy S9+, and two other premium Android devices, the OnePlus 6 and Huawei P20 Pro, spec by spec.

Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Note 9, and it's loaded with premium tech. From that stunning 6.4-inch display to the 4,000mAh battery, which supports both Quick Charge 4.0 and wireless charging, it's clear Samsung wanted the Galaxy Note 9 to stand out from the rest of the pack, including its own Galaxy S9+.

If you're curious about how it really compares to Samsung's other big-screened flagship, ZDNet has done the legwork and compared the two, spec by spec. But we didn't stop there; we took two other popular handsets -- the OnePlus 6 and Huawei P20 Pro -- and pitted them against the Galaxy Note 9, as well. Check out the chart below to see how all four stack up.

We also have another comparison chart, here, that pits the Galaxy Note 9 against the Galaxy S9+, Google Pixel 2 XL, and Moto Z3.

GALAXY NOTE 9 GALAXY S9+ ONEPLUS 6 HUAWEI P20 PRO
Processor:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.35GHz quad-core
Processor:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core
Processor:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core
Processor:
Hisilicon Kirin 970 2.4GHz octa-core
Display:
6.4-inch (1440x2960-pixel resolution) Super AMOLED
Display:
6.2-inch (1440x2960-pixel resolution) Super AMOLED
Display:
6.28-inch (1080x2280-pixel resolution) Optic AMOLED
Display:
6.1-inch (1080x2240-pixel resolution) AMOLED
OS:
Android 8.1 (Oreo)
OS:
Android 8.0 (Oreo)
OS:
Android 8.1 (Oreo)
OS:
Android 8.1 (Oreo)
RAM:
6GB/8GB
RAM:
6GB
RAM:
6GB/8GB
RAM:
6GB
Storage:
128GB/256GB/512GB internal with microSD expansion card slot
Storage:
64GB/128GB/256GB internal with microSD expansion card slot
Storage:
64GB/128GB/256GB internal
Storage:
128GB internal
Cameras:
12-megapixel rear f/1.5 and f/2.4 super speed dual pixel OIS camera with dual aperture and 12-megapixel telephoto f/2.4 OIS camera; 8-megapixel f/1.7 front-facing camera
Cameras:
12-megapixel rear f/1.5 and f/2.4 super speed dual pixel OIS camera and 12-megapixel telephoto f/2.4 OIS camera; 8-megapixel f/1.7 front-facing camera
Cameras:
16-megapixel rear f/1.7 OIS dual camera with 20-megapixel f/1.7 camera ; 16-megapixel f/2.0 front-facing camera
Cameras:
40-megapixel rear f/1.8 OIS triple camera with 20-megapixel f/1.6 OIS camera and 8-megapixel f/2.4 OIS camera; 24-megapixel f/2.0 front-facing Leica camera
Water and dust rating:
IP68
Water and dust rating:
IP68
Water and dust rating:
N/A
Water and dust rating:
IP67
Connectivity:
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, ANT+, GPS, and NFC
Connectivity:
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, ANT+, GPS, NFC
Connectivity:
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band, WiFi Direct); Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, GPS, NFC
Connectivity:
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band, WiFi Direct); Bluetooth 4.2 BLE, GPS, NFC
Sensors:
Accelerometer, Baromete, Fingerprint, Gyro, Geomagnetic, Hall, Heart Rate, Proximity, RGB Light, Iris, and Pressure
Sensors:
Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint, Gyro, Geomagnetic, Hall, Heart Rate, Proximity, RGB Light, Iris, Pressure
Sensors:
Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
Sensors:
Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Color spectrum
Battery:
4,000mAh non-removable with Quick Charge 4.0 and fast wireless charging
Battery:
3,500mAh non-removable with Quick Charge 3.0 and fast wireless charging
Battery:
3,300mAh non-removable with fast charging
Battery:
4,000mAh non-removable with fast charging
Dimensions:
158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm and 189g
Dimensions:
158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm and 189g
Dimensions:
155.7mm x 75.4mm x 7.8mm and 177g
Dimensions:
155mm x 73.9mm x 7.8mm and 180g
Colors:
Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple, Metallic Copper, and Midnight Black
Colors:
Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, and Titanium Gray
Colors:
Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White, and Amber Red
Colors:
Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue, and Pink Gold
Pricing:
Starts at $999
Pricing:
Starts at $840
Pricing:
Starts at $529
Pricing:
Starts at $780

Preorders for the Galaxy Note 9 start Aug. 10, with availability Aug. 24. The 128GB model will go for $999.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, Samsung, Target, Walmart ,and other retailers. The 512GB model will be at AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, US Cellular, and Samsung for $1,249.99.

Be sure to browse our other Galaxy Note 9 coverage for a fuller picture on how this device is ideal for not only consumers but also business and enterprise users:

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