There sheer amount of objectively butthurt Android and/or Samsung fanboys whining incoherently in the comments of this article is damn near astonishing. Stop it. It's bordering on pathetic at this point. Have some respect for yourselves. The truth is there is no such thing as a "best" smartphone. Rather, the salient point should be determining which smartphone is best suited to the needs / priorities of each individual user -- the answer will vary from person to person. Fortunately, smartphones have advanced to the point where we have an embarrassment of riches. An unintended consequence of this is that people pledge loyalty to the company who manufactured the phone that's currently in their pockets, and subsequently elect to engage in petty, misguided arguments with strangers on the Internet. </end half-hearted rant> It goes without saying that the Galaxy S9/+ (much like the Galaxy S8/+ and every Note ever) is a fantastic device. Similarly, the iPhone 10 (much like the 8/8 Plus) is a fantastic, albeit criminally overpriced device. If you truly believe the gap between them to be significant, you're more than likely blinded by your weird feelings of loyalty to one brand or the other.