How Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 9 compares to last year’s Galaxy Note 8

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The Galaxy Note 9 is here — but is it an upgrade from last year’s Galaxy Note 8?

In several ways, yes: the Galaxy Note 9 has a bigger battery, some advanced camera features, and more starting storage. It also comes with a more advanced S Pen that can be used as a remote (which, if you buy the blue version of the Galaxy Note 9, comes in bright yellow).

The Galaxy Note 9 is also bigger, heavier, and costs at least $70 more than last year’s model, putting it on par with the iPhone X as one of the most expensive smartphones you can buy.

But the Galaxy Note 9 also has a very similar overall design to the Galaxy Note 8, the same camera from a hardware standpoint as last year’s model, and identical features like wireless fast charging and a nearly edge-to-edge display.

So whether you’re considering upgrading from the Galaxy Note 8, or you’re trying to decide between the two phones — after all, the Galaxy Note 8 is still an excellent phone and now has a reduced price tag — here are all the ways the Galaxy Note 9 differs from the Galaxy Note 8.

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The Galaxy Note 9 is more expensive than the Galaxy Note 8.

The Galaxy Note 9 got a bit of a price bump compared to last year’s model.

The new phone starts at $1,000 — same as the iPhone X. The Galaxy Note 8 started at $930, although you can get it today for $750.

The Galaxy Note 9 has more storage space than the Galaxy Note 8.

The Galaxy Note 8 comes with three storage options: 64 GB, 128 GB, or 256 GB.

The Galaxy Note 9 only has two storage options, but they’re significantly higher: either 128 GB or 512 GB.

The expandable storage is higher on the Galaxy Note 9, too.

The Galaxy Note 9 has room for a 512 GB MicroSD card, which means you could potentially bring your phone’s total storage to 1 terabyte.

The Galaxy Note 8 has a MicroSD slot too, but can only hold a 256 GB card.

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