Galaxy S9+ vs iPhone X: A MrMobile/TechnoBuffalo Collab

To anchor a collaboration years in the making, Jon Rettinger and I chose a comparison that never seems to get old. That's right: for the ninth year running, it's Galaxy vs iPhone time as we put Samsung's Galaxy S9+ head to head with Apple's iPhone X! In this break from the traditional MrMobile format, I visit the TechnoBuffalo offices for a podcast-like debate with Jon Rettinger on the merits of iOS vs Android, FaceID vs iris scanning, and simplicity vs customizability. We evaluate the iPhone X and Galaxy S9+ across five separate categories -- and in keeping with TechnoBuffalo tradition, there are no cop-outs allowed: every category gets a score, and an ultimate "winner" is indeed crowned! At the end of it all, we flip the objective into the subjective with our own choices for which would find a home in our own pockets.

A comparison this big takes two videos to tackle, so brew up a pot of something hot and plant your phone in front of your face for Galaxy S9+ vs iPhone X Part 1 over at TechnoBuffalo, and Part 2 at MrMobile! Then be sure to subscribe to each channel so you don't miss the next big smartphone reviews from each!

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  • A great pair of videos, excellent job by these guys as always, highly recommended. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
  • Totally agree.
  • This was awesome!!
  • Jon likes the iPhone X cause it matches his hairline.
  • Man, what happened to technobuffalo? It used to be the only tech site I would ever visit until they redesigned and moved to facebook comments. Looking at their online traffic, it looks like I wasn't the only one either.
  • Forget S9+ & iPhone, we need P20 pro & OnePlus 6 ! When it's released
  • This guy knows whats good!
  • I really liked that format!
  • One big intangible that was missed is the Edge panel, specifically The Edge apps panel. I'm coming from a Galaxy S6, I've never had an edge phone before. I watched one of mr. mobiles videos about the S9 Plus soon after it came out, and you said words to the effect of I Revisited The Edge panel and it can be sort of useful.. I find it incredibly useful. I like a very clean home screen, not more than one home screen. To that end I have my frequently used apps on the edge app panel, many of them in folders to save space. It makes it so simple, that way I do not have to reach all the way across or up to the corner of the S9 plus screen which is quite a stretch, I simply slide out the edge panel and tap what I'm looking for. Easy peasy! I'm thankful that I watched the Mr mobile video where you mentioned the edge panel, otherwise I probably would have taken your colleague Andrews advice and disabled the edge panel.
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