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Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 : What is the Difference?

  • Release Date: 2019, February | 2018, August
  • Dimensions: 157.5 x 74.7 x 7.6 mm | 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 173 g | 201 g
  • Screen: 6.39", Super AMOLED | 6.4", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Triple, 48 MP | Dual, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 20 MP | Single, 8 MP
  • Memory: 256 GB, 8/12 GB RAM | 512 GB, 8 GB RAM 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • Battery: 3300 mAh | 4000 mAh
  • Headphone Jack: No | Yes
  • Approximate price: 530 EUR | 750 EUR

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Common features
Release date 2019 2018
Dimensions (HxWxD) 157.5 Х 74.7 Х 7.6 mm 161.9 Х 76.4 Х 8.8 mm
Weight 173 g 201 g
Body Build Back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame (7000 series) Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Colors Transparent Black Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Pure White, Alpine White
Battery 3300 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Approximate price 530 EUR 750 EUR

Performance
Operating system - OS Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10 Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
Chipset - Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) - Exynos 9810 Octa (10 nm) - EMEA
-Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) - USA/LATAM, China
Processor CPU - Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485) - Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
-Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China
Graphics processor GPU Adreno 640 Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA
Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China
External memory No microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal memory 256 GB, 8/12 GB RAM 512 GB, 8 GB RAM 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
Antutu score 249456
GeekBench Single Core 2358
GeekBench Multi-Core 8531
GeekBench RenderScript 9353
GeekBench Battery 5154

Screen
Technology Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 6.39" inc 6.4" inc
Screen area 100.2 cm2 103.2 cm2
Screen format 19.5:9 (height:width) 18.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 85.2% 83.4%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 px 1440 x 2960 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 403 PPI 516 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Other specs - HDR10
-DCI-P3
- HDR10
-Always-on display
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 48 MP, Triple 12 MP, Dual
Camera specs -48 MP, f/1.5 (12GB RAM model) or f/1.8 (8GB RAM model), (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF
- 12 MP, f/2.2, 54mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, PDAF, Laser AF, 2x optical zoom
- 16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.0", 1.0µm, PDAF, Laser AF
-12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
-12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4'', 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Functions Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/120/240fps, 1080p@960fps 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
DxOMark Main Score 103
DxOMark Photo 107
DxOMark Video 94
Front camera, selfie 20 MP, Single 8 MP, Single
Specifications 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6'', 1.22µm, AF
Functions HDR Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps 1440p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score 92
DxOMark Photo 96
DxOMark Video 86
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Bands -2G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
-3G - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
-4G - LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300)
-2G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) 
CDMA 800 / 1900 - USA
-3G - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100  
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - USA
-4G - LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100), 71(600) - Global 
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) - USA
Speed HSPA, LTE-A HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes Yes
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Music and Audio
Radio No No
Headphone jack No Yes
Others - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
Sensors - Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass , Infrared port - Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Other extras
- Fast battery charging 27W (Quick Charge 4+)
-Fast wireless charging 20W

- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
-Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
-Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
-ANT+
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
-Stylus (Bluetooth integration)
Versions
- Also known as Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition

- SM-N960F/DS (Global); SM-N960U (USA); SM-N9600/DS (LATAM, Brazil, China)

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