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Summary
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Display

6.2" (15.75 cm)

1440x2960 px, 531 PPI

5.8" (14.73 cm)

1125x2436 px, 463 PPI

Performance

Quad + Quad Core

2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz, 6 GB RAM

Dual + Quad Core

2.49 GHz + 1.52 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Storage

64 GB

400 GB (Expandable)

64 GB

Non Expandable

Camera

12 MP + 12 MP (Primary)

8 MP(Front)

12 MP + 12 MP (Primary)

7 MP(Front)

Battery

3500 mAh

25 h talktime (3G)

2658 mAh

Expert Rating

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User Rating

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4.6/5 based on 3,258 ratings

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4.6/5 based on 739 ratings

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General
Launch Date

March 16, 2018 (Official)

September 28, 2018 (Official)

Brand

Samsung

Apple

Model

Galaxy S9 Plus

iPhone XS

Operating System

Android v8.0 (Oreo)

iOS v12.0

SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: eSIM

Network

4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available

4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available

Fingerprint Sensor

yes

no  No

Quick Charging

yes Fast

yes Fast, 50 % in 30 minutes

Design
Size Compare
Size Compare
Dimensions

Height: 158.1 mm
Width: 73.8 mm
Thickness: 8.5 mm

Height: 143.6 mm
Width: 70.9 mm
Thickness: 7.7 mm

Weight

189 grams

177 grams

Build Material

Case: Metal

Colours

Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Polaris Blue

Gold, Silver, Space Grey

Waterproof

yes Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68

yes Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 2 meter), IP68

Ruggedness

Dust proof

Dust proof

Display
Excellent
Very Good
Screen Size

6.2 " (15.75 cm)

5.8 " (14.73 cm)

Screen Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels

1125 x 2436 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18.5:9

19.5:9

Bezel-less display

yes

yes with notch

Pixel Density

531 ppi

463 ppi

Display Type

Super AMOLED

OLED

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass v5

yes

Touch Screen

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

yes 3D Touch Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

83.99 %

80.93 %

Performance
Very Good
Best in Class
Chipset

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810

Apple A12 Bionic

Processor

Octa core (2.7 GHz, Quad core, M2 Mongoose + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

Hexa Core (2.49 GHz, Dual core, Vortex + 1.52 GHz, Quad core, Tempest)

Co-Processor

M12

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

Graphics

Mali-G72 MP18

Apple GPU (four-core graphics)

RAM

6 GB

4 GB

Storage
Best in Class
Best in Class
Internal Memory

64 GB

64 GB

Expandable Memory

yes Up to 400 GB

no  No

User Available Storage

Up to 56 GB

USB OTG Support

yes

Camera
Best in Class
Excellent
Main Camera
Resolution

12 MP + 12 MP Dual Primary Cameras

12 MP + 12 MP Dual Primary Cameras

Sensor

CMOS image sensor

Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus

Physical Aperture

F2.4 - F1.5

F1.8

Optical Image Stabilisation

yes

yes

Flash

yes LED Flash

yes Quad LED True Tone Flash

Image Resolution

4000 x 3000 Pixels

4000 x 3000 Pixels

Settings

Exposure compensation

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting, Burst mode

Camera Features

10 x Digital Zoom, 2 x Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, Touch to focus

10 x Digital Zoom, 2 x Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Video Recording

3840x2160 @ 60 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps

3840x2160 @ 60 fps, 1920x1080 @ 240 fps

Video Recording Features

Optical Image stabilization

Front Camera
Resolution

8 MP Front Camera

7 MP Front Camera

Sensor

BSI Sensor

Autofocus

yes

Physical Aperture

F1.7

F2.2

Flash

yes Retina Flash

Camera Features

Wide Angle Selfie

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Battery
Average
Very Good
Capacity

3500 mAh

2658 mAh

Type

Li-ion

Li-ion

User Replaceable

no  No

no  No

TalkTime

Up to 25 Hours(3G)

Wireless Charging

yes

yes

Quick Charging

yes Fast

yes Fast, 50 % in 30 minutes

Network & Connectivity
SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: eSIM

Network Support

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

VoLTE

yes

yes

SIM 1

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
200 Mbit/s ↑ 1200 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 18)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 14) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26) / 700(band 29) / 2300(band 30)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

SIM 2

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
200 Mbit/s ↑ 1200 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 18)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 14) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26) / 700(band 29) / 2300(band 30)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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Wi-Fi

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO

Wi-Fi Features

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Mobile Hotspot

Bluetooth

yes v5.0

yes v5.0

GPS

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

NFC

yes

yes

USB Connectivity

Mass storage device, USB charging

USB 2.0

USB Type-C

yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

Multimedia
FM Radio

no  No

no  No

Loudspeaker

yes

yes

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

Lightning

Audio Features

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor

yes

no  No

Fingerprint Sensor Position

Rear

IRIS Scanner

yes

Other Sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, rgbw sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Applications

iTunes Store, FaceTime, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends

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  • How to enable Google Assistant in Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus ?

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    Answered By Pushpanjali Sandeep | 1 years ago
    1. Long press home button to initiate the Google Assistant.
    2. Tap "Continue" to go to your personal assistant screen.
    3. The Tap on "Yes I'm in" to allow all the required permissions.

    Note: You can also be asked to activate the Voice assistant where you will be asked to record "Ok Google" three times.

    You can also watch this video for detailed information about Google Assistant


    Specs: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

  • How to make video calls on Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus ?

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    Answered By Raj Patil | 1 years ago

    From a Home screen, tap Phone (located in the lower-left).

    1. Tap the Menu icon (located in the upper-right)
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. Tap General.
    4. Tap the Video calling switch to turn on or off.
    5. If presented with a confirmation screen, tap OK.
    Alternatively, you can make video calls using WhatsApp and Skype as well.

    You can see full specs here: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

  • How to buy iPhone XS on EMI without credit card?

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    Answered By Chitta Gupta | 6 months ago
    You can explore to buy the iPhone XS on EMI without a credit card as well. Paysense is one such portal which allows you to do so. Let us see the steps:

    1. Visit this register link.





    2. Click on Continue with Google.

    3. Enter your first name.





    4. Enter your second name.





    5. Enter your date of birth followed by all details like PAN card and Net Monthly salary.





    6. You will receive an OTP on your mobile to verify your PAN and account.

    7. You will then be able to see the loan limit you are eligible for.



    You can check this video:



    Alternatively, you can buy using your debit card on select websites. Amazon supports this feature:

    1. Check your card's eligibility.


    2. Once you are sure that your card is eligible, you can simply go ahead and make the transaction.


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    You can check the full specs here: iPhone XS
  • Which is a better phone between OnePlus 6, Honor P20 Pro, Galaxy S9 Plus and iPhone X?

    Answered By lochan chowdary | 9 months ago
    According to me OnePlus 6 , I own it and I have tried s9 plus and iPhone x and compared it to OnePlus 6 everything is prefect with this phones ,no heavy bloat ware , amazing speed ,comparable camera excellent build and mostly reasonable price
  • How to cast my Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus screen on TV ?

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    Answered By Rajeev Subramanium | 1 years ago

    To cast your phone screen on your TV you need to have Chromecast.Follow the steps to successfully cast your screen-

    Before you begin casting

    1. Connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network.

    2. The mobile device, tablet or computer you are using to cast must be on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast .

    3. You must be running the latest version of the Chromecast-enabled app. You can always double check that you are on the latest version by visiting the Google Play Store.



    Cast from Chromecast-enabled apps to your TV

    1. Make sure that the phone  you are using to cast is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast or TV with Chromecast built-in. 

    Open a Chromecast-enabled app.

    2. Tap the Cast button Inactive cast extension. Note: The Cast button isn't located in the same place on all Chromecast-enabled apps.

    3. Tap the device you'd like to cast to.




    4. When you're connected, the Cast button will turn color, letting    you know you're connected. 

    5. Select the app like Youtube, Broswer,Google Music etc and look for the Cast icon as shown in the image below.




    You can now cast videos, movies and TV shows directly to your TV.

    To stop casting, tap the Cast button and then Disconnect.

    You can also watch this step-by -step guide to do the same



    You can check the complete specs of this phone: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus




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