Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Samsung Galaxy A30s

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Display

Display size

6.2 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
720 x 1560 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18.5:9
19.5:9

Pixel density

531 ppi
268 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

83.68 %
84.95 %

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Triple camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
25 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

Second camera

12 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Ultra-wide

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm

Third camera

 
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Depth information

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Features

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

8 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Video capture

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

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

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 0.30 inches (158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

6.67 oz (189 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.86 oz (166 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light
 

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, Purple, Blue, Red
 

Colors

 
Prism crush black, Prism crush white, Prism crush violet, Prism crush green

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD
 

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

6 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 400 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Heart Rate Profile, HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

USB OTG, Video out
 

Charging connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Other

NFC, ANT+
 

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, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

GSM

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

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 

Data

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

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

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

Charging

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

Talk time

35.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
 

Stand-by time

14.2 days (342 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 

Internet use

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

Music playback

102.00 hours
 

Video playback

20.00 hours
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jan 11, 2018
Aug 19, 2019

FCC ID value: A3LSMG965U link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA307FN link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.36 W/kg
0.60 W/kg

Body

0.79 W/kg
0.50 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.47 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.04 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Phablet

3.94 W/kg
2.64 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 840
 

Availability

Officially announced

Feb 25, 2018
Aug 22, 2019
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