Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Samsung Galaxy S8+

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Display

Display size

6.2 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

531 ppi
529 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

83.68 %
83.32 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

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

Second camera

12 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
 

Specifications

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

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 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
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm)
6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm)

Weight

6.67 oz (189 g)
the average is 6 oz (170 g)
6.10 oz (173 g)
the average is 6 oz (170 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust
Water, Dust

IP certified

IP 68
IP 68

Biometrics

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

Colors

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 540

RAM

6 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

256 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

up to 400 GB
up to 256 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3500 mAh

Charging

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

Talk time

35.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1274 min)
34.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1274 min)

Stand-by time

14.2 days (342 hours)
the average is 20 days (483 h)
4.3 days (103 hours)
the average is 20 days (483 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1390 min)

Internet use

 
 

3G

13 hours
14 hours

LTE

15 hours
16 hours

Wi-Fi

15 hours
15 hours

Music playback

102.00 hours
99.00 hours

Video playback

20.00 hours
20.00 hours

Cellular

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
1900 MHz

GSM

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

UMTS

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

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, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
 

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 3.1
USB 3.1

Connector

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

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG
Mass storage device, USB charging

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback

Hearing aid compatibility

 
M3, T3

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Radio

FM
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jan 11, 2018
Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMG965U link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG955U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.36 W/kg
0.33 W/kg

Body

0.79 W/kg
0.29 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.55 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.04 W/kg
0.19 W/kg

Phablet

3.94 W/kg
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 940