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Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Google Pixel 6 vs Google Pixel 5a

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.2 inches
6.4 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 531 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 411 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 415 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
AMOLED
OLED

Refresh rate:

90Hz

Screen-to-body:

83.68 %
83.55 %
84.93 %

Features:

HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Tensor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB

Processor:

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Cortex X1, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475 Prime, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 630
Mali-G78 MP20
Adreno 620

RAM:

6GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR5
6GB

Internal storage:

64GB
128GB (UFS 3.1), not expandable
128GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 400 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

3500 mAh
4614 mAh
4680 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

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

Max charge speed:

Wired: 30.0W; Wireless: 21.0W
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
50 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus)
12.2 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: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.31"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)
16 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 18 mm; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Aperture size: F2.2

Video recording:

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

Features:

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

Front:

8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)
8 MP
8 MP

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm)
6.24 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm)
6.15 x 2.88 x 0.35 inches (156.2 x 73.2 x 8.8 mm)

Weight:

6.67 oz (189.0 g)
7.30 oz (207.0 g)
6.46 oz (183.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Midnight black, Coral blue, Titanium gray, Lilac purple, Burgundy red, Sunrise gold, Ice blue, Polaris blue
Kinda Coral, Stormy Black, Sorta Seafoam
Mostly Black

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n258, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave
n1, n2, n5, n12, n25, n28, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, Sub-6

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), 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), 32(1500 L-band), 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), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900), 19(800)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD
aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6); MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, OTG
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, ANT+
NFC
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 11, 2018

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG965U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.36 W/kg

Body:

0.79 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.04 W/kg

Phablet:

3.94 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 840
$ 599
$ 449

In The Box:

1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Feb 25, 2018
Oct 19, 2021
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