Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S9

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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

576 ppi
568 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

72.30 %
84.36 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), 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

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

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

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, 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

5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

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

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light

Colors

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

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 630

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB

Available to use

24.5 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

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

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 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, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

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

Charging

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

Talk time

 
31.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time

 
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Talk time (3G)

28.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 

Internet use

3G: 11 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
3G: 11 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

55.00 hours
51.00 hours

Video playback

16.00 hours
17.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Feb 12, 2016
Jan 11, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMG930F link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG960U link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.43 W/kg
0.35 W/kg

Body

1.06 W/kg
0.96 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.03 W/kg
0.95 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 699
$ 720
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