Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Galaxy S8+ vs Pixel 2 XL: Specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Galaxy S8+ vs Pixel 2 XL: Specs comparison
Samsung just announced the Galaxy S9, its latest 'big thing' that has to build upon on the solid foundation established by the Galaxy S8 started a year ago - great design, intriguing features, no-compromise performance, and meaningful innovation. Samsung is also showing that it's keeping an ear close to the ground and listens to the feedback it users have come forth with, which is always a good sign.

This year Samsung has differentiated the Galaxy S9+ quite a bit. Unlike previous years when the battery was mostly the same, the Galaxy S9+ has a dual-camera setup at the back, which allows the device to do fancy photography-related tricks. Aside from that, the two are quite similar in overall specs, and the Galaxy S9+ solidifies itself as the better new handset.

But how does it compare against the S8+ and the Pixel 2 XL? Let's find out!

Display

Size

6.2 inches
6.0 inches
6.2 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
P-OLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

83.32 %
76.66 %
83.68 %

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 540
Adreno 630

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
128GB, not expandable
64GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3520 mAh
3500 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Talk time

34.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
 
35.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)

Stand-by time

4.3 days (103 hours)
the average is 21 days (496 h)
 
14.2 days (342 hours)
the average is 21 days (496 h)

Talk time (3G)

24.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
 

Internet use

3G: 14 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
 
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

99.00 hours
 
102.00 hours

Video playback

20.00 hours
 
20.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
 
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)

Specifications

 
 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
8 MP
8 MP

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm)
6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm)
6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

6.10 oz (173.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
6.17 oz (175.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
6.67 oz (189.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum, Glass
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 949
$ 840





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