Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S9+

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Display

Display size

5.5 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

401 ppi
531 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

67.58 %
83.68 %

Peak brightness

625 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

Dual camera
Dual 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: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash

Quad 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, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 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)
6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.67 oz (189 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust
Water, Dust

IP certified

IP 67
IP 68

Biometrics

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

Colors

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Adreno 630

RAM

3 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

256 GB, not expandable
256 GB

Storage expansion

 
up to 400 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2900 mAh
3500 mAh

Charging

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

Talk time

 
35.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)

Stand-by time

 
14.2 days (342 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 25 days (602 h)
 

Internet use

 
 

3G

13 hours
13 hours

LTE

13 hours
15 hours

Wi-Fi

15 hours
15 hours

Music playback

60.00 hours
102.00 hours

Video playback

12.00 hours
20.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
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 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

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

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

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

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Samsung Pay

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

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

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

Lightning
3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 07, 2016
Jan 11, 2018

FCC ID value: BCG-E3087A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG965U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

1.09 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body

1.10 W/kg
0.79 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.52 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.13 W/kg
1.04 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.94 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 969
$ 940
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