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Let’s face it - 2018 is a big year for smartphones already. After the amazing introduction of the new iPhone X by Apple, Samsung’s flagship ‘Galaxy’ line continues to amaze the world. Latest in the line is the Samsung S9 - a phone that definitely rivals the iPhone X in many ways.
From the newest AR features to the supercharged cameras, both of these phones have a lot to offer. That said, picking one of them for your next 2018 smartphone is a tricky decision. In order to help you out, we are listing the most important features of both iPhone X and Galaxy S9.
Even though some would say that the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9 are not in the same class, this review goes all over their main features. First of them, obviously, is the camera.
The S9 has a single main shooting camera, whereas the S9 Plus has a dual-lens setup that is quite similar to the one of iPhone X. Both of the cameras are packed with 12 megapixel lenses that feature amazing optical image stabilization, better zoom than their predecessors and DSLR-style portraits.
iPhone X is a unique phone because of its amazing portrait mode that has more highlights than the S9 - which is on the other hand better when it comes brighter shots in low light. The front cameras are also neat - the 8MP one in S9 and the 7MP one in the X.
There is a lot of talk when it comes to comparing Android to iOS. However, we should admit that switching from either is a big deal - so if you have deep ties to one or the other, this is definitely a deal-breaker.
Overall, the OS choice and software has a lot of impact on your decision here. Even though both the iPhone X and the Galaxy S9 are supercharged phones with amazing features, they adopt the same ecosystems.
One of the game changers for both the iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy S9 is the face unlocking feature. Both of the phones have it and use faces to unlock their screens - however the technology is quite different. The iPhone X, for example, has a True Depth (depth-sensing) camera on the front of the phone - while the Galaxy S9 has an Intelligent Scan system. Which is a combination of an iris scanner and the less-secure facial recognition features.
Both the iPhone X and Galaxy S9 have massive screens. They have identical sizes (5.8 inches) and are OLED displays. The S9 has a slightly higher resolution and pixel density than the Super HD Retina Display on the iPhone X. However, the X has TrueTone technology that adjusts the color temperature on the screen based on the ambient and surrounding lights.
When it comes to the design of the phones, both are mostly glass-based and bezel-less. These features make the smartphones amazingly colorful and futuristic - but at the same time extremely vulnerable to drops, dents and scratches.
So, what can one do in order to protect the screen of iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy S9?
The best-case scenario is to use a screen protector. However, not just any screen protector would fit and protect these 2018 flagship phones. Which is why we are introducing you to Ultimate Shield - the best way to protect your iPhone X or Galaxy S9 phone.
Basically, the Ultimate Shield screen protectors for the Galaxy S9 and iPhone X are available in two types. A premium Invisible Film protector which wraps around the front and back and sides of the phone and makes it safe against wear and tear and scratches without taking away the sleek look of your phone.
Then there is the Tempered Glass which adds an extra shatterproof Glass layer on top of the phone screen, keeping it safe from scratches and also adding impact protection to greatly reduce the chances of your phone screen cracking if dropped.
Whether it’s a free fall from your pocket or your keychain rubbing against it while in the inner pocket of your jacket, the Ultimate Shield technology shields your phone from every side and angle.
And the best part?
You don’t need to worry about your phone anymore. Your phone will be protected and stay new underneath just like the day you took it out of the box.
In the end, there is no doubt that both the iPhone X and the Galaxy S9 are amazing phones. However, the new technologies have made them vulnerable too. Despite their nifty features such as facial recognition, DSLR portrait camera shots and vibrant screens, they need instant protection - and the best way to give it to them is through a screen protector.