Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

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Display

Display size

6.1 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1440 x 3040 pixels
1080 x 2220 pixels

Pixel density

550 ppi
392 ppi

Technology

Dynamic AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

88.66 %
80.51 %

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Triple camera
Quad camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
24 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
10 megapixels

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Telephoto, Autofocus

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.9"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera

16 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Ultra-wide
Ultra-wide

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.1"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Fourth camera

 
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Depth information

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

10 megapixels
24 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.90 x 2.77 x 0.31 inches (149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm)
6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 inches (162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.46 oz (183 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

 
Black, Pink, Blue

Colors

Prism blue, Prism black, Prism white, Prism green, Flamingo pink
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660

Processor

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 640
Adreno 512

RAM

8 GB
6 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB

Available to use

 
108.9 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI
Android (8.0 Oreo), Samsung Experience UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

USB OTG, Video out
Mass storage device

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, ANT+
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

3400 mAh
3800 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Talk time (3G)

 
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

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

Music playback

 
112.00 hours

Video playback

20.00 hours
19.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Feb 01, 2019
Oct 18, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMG973U link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA920F link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.39 W/kg
0.24 W/kg

Body

1.37 W/kg
0.84 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.35 W/kg
1.40 W/kg

Phablet

3.99 W/kg
3.95 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

Data cable, Travel adapter, Ejection Pin, USB Connector (OTG), Earphones by AKG, Quick Start Guide, Protective film
Charger, USB cable, Headphones, SIM removal tool, Documentation

MSRP price

$ 900
 
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