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Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

6.1 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution:

3040 x 1440 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 550 PPI
2220 x 1080 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 392 PPI

Technology:

Dynamic AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

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

Hardware

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:

8GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

128GB
128GB, available to use: 108.9 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3400 mAh
3800 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

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

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
24 MP (PDAF)

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 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
10 MP (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 MP (Ultra-wide)
8 MP (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 MP (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:

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

Front:

10 MP (Autofocus, HDR)
24 MP

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

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 (157.0 g)
6.46 oz (183.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Other; Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key; Back: Other

Colors:

Prism blue, Prism black, Prism white, Prism green, Flamingo pink
Caviar black, Lemonade blue, Bubblegum pink

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm 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

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, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, 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)

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Feb 01, 2019
Oct 18, 2018

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG973U link
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

Buyers information

Price:

$ 900

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Feb 20, 2019
Oct 11, 2018
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