Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S9

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Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
568 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

67.91 %
84.36 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Video recording

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

Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

6.77 oz (192 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68

Biometrics

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

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink, White
Black, Gold, Gray, Purple, Blue, Red

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL1022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 630

RAM

2 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
256 GB

Storage expansion

 
up to 400 GB

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

2750 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

 
31.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)

Stand-by time

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)

Talk time (3G)

24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)
 

Internet use

 
 

3G

12 hours
11 hours

LTE

12 hours
12 hours

Wi-Fi

12 hours
14 hours

Music playback

80.00 hours
51.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
17.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

Yes
USB 3.1

Connector

Lightning
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Samsung Pay

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Notifications

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility

M3, T4
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 09, 2015
Jan 11, 2018

FCC ID value: BCG-E2944A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG960U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.91 W/kg
0.35 W/kg

Body

1.14 W/kg
0.96 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.14 W/kg
0.95 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 949
$ 820
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