What’s the difference between Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Note 10?

With the recent launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10, you might be wondering if it’s the right time to get an upgrade from your current Galaxy Note 9. Argomall has listed the main differences between Note 9 and 10 to help you decide. 


The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 comes with some cool new features that might make you consider getting an upgrade. However, with Galaxy Note 9 still being one of the top phones, it can be a hard decision to make. Let’s first consider their designs. 




When it comes to design, display will always be the first to be considered. In terms of screen resolution, Note 9 has 1140 x 2960 with 516 pixels per inch while Note 10 has 1080 x 2280 with 401 pixels per inch. Clearly, Note 9 has the upperhand when it comes to screen resolution. Both phones have Dynamic AMOLED displays with Note 10 supporting HDR10+ which is an improvement from Note 9’s HDR10. 


On the other hand,  Note 9 has dimensions of 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm and weighs 201g which is bigger and heavier than Note 10 at 151 x 71.8 x 7.9mm and 168g. This is partly because Note 10 has a screen size of 6.3” while Note 9 has 6.4” with larger bezels. 




This is easy to spot. Note 10 has a triple rear camera set-up. It consists of the 16MP wide-angle f/1.5 and f/2.4 lens, 12MP f/2.1 telephoto lens with optical image stabilization, and a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens. Meanwhile, Note 9 has a dual rear camera set-up consisting of  the same 10MP variable-aperture like the one that Note 10 has and  a 10MP telephoto f/2.4 lens. 


As for the selfie-camera, Galaxy Note 10 has a 10MP f/2.2 unit, while the Galaxy Note 9 has an 8MP and f/1.7.




“Introducing next level power” is Note 10’s official tagline so you can expect a power boost from the new phone. True enough, Note 10 is coming with Qualcomm’s latest chipset, the Snapdragon 855. But, Note 9 also got the premium chipset from 2018 which is Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. 


In terms of RAM, both Note devices come in 8GB although Note 9 has a 6GB variant. As for storage, we can all remember that Note 9 was dubbed as the first smartphone that can have up to 1TB of ROM. Note 9 has a 128GB and 512GB variant which can both be expanded because it has a microSD slot which the Note 10 lacks. The latter only comes in 256GB. However, if you would choose to get the Note 10+ you can upgrade to 512GB for free during the pre-order period. 


Another feature that is worth noting is the absence of a headphone port for Note 10 which comes with a USB-C connected headphones. Note 9, on the other hand, still has the 3.5mm headphone port. 




Note 9 is readily available almost anywhere and its price has dropped from P75,990 (launch price) to P49,990. The 256GB variant of Note 10 is priced at P53,990 while the 512GB variant of Note 10+ is priced at P72,990 which is close to the launch price of Note 9. Pre-order for Note 10 is on August 9-18, 2019 and shipment will start on August 23, 2019. 




Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (2018)


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (2019)


6.4" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED


6.3-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED Display


8MP front camera and dual 12MP rear cameras


16MP + 12MP + 12MP Triple Rear Cameras and Dual Pixel 10MP AF (F2.2) front camera


Exynos 9810 Octa 2.7GHz processo


Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.7GHz processor


Android Oreo OS


Android 9.0 Pie


8GB/6GB RAM and 128GB/512GB ROM


8GB RAM and 256GB ROM


4000mAh battery capacity


3500mAh battery capacity with 25W fast-charging


Colors: Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue, Frosted Lavander


Colors: Aura Black and Aura Glow