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

Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs S8+ vs Pixel 2 XL vs LG V30: Specs comparison between titans
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 support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 (10 nm)
Processor
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit
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 11 h (660 min)
 
35.00 hours
the average is 11 h (660 min)
Stand-by time
4.3 days (103 hours)
the average is 29 days (688 h)
 
14.2 days (342 hours)
the average is 29 days (688 h)
Talk time (3G)
24.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 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: 2.0x; 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 oz (171 g)
6.17 oz (175.0 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
6.67 oz (189.0 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 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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