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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

Summary
93%
86%
Display

6.2" (15.75 cm)

1440x2960 px, 531 PPI

6.3" (16 cm)

1080x2220 px, 392 PPI

Performance

Quad + Quad Core

2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz, 6 GB RAM

Quad + Quad Core

2.2 GHz + 1.8 GHz, 6 GB RAM

Storage

64 GB

400 GB (Expandable)

128 GB

512 GB (Expandable)

Camera

12 MP + 12 MP (Primary)

8 MP(Front)

24 MP + 5 MP + 10 MP + 8 MP (Primary)

24 MP(Front)

Battery

3500 mAh

25 h talktime (3G)

3800 mAh

23 h talktime (3G)

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General
Launch Date

March 16, 2018 (Official)

November 28, 2018 (Official)

Brand

Samsung

Samsung

Model

Galaxy S9 Plus

Galaxy A9 2018

Also Known As

Samsung Galaxy A9s

Operating System

Android v8.0 (Oreo)

Android v8.0 (Oreo)

SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network

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

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

Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Quick Charging

yes Fast

yes Fast

Design
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Dimensions

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

Height: 162.5 mm
Width: 77 mm
Thickness: 7.8 mm

Weight

189 grams

183 grams

Build Material

Case: Metal

Colours

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

Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue, Bubblegum Pink

Waterproof

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

Ruggedness

Dust proof

Display
Excellent
Very Good
Screen Size

6.2 " (15.75 cm)

6.3 " (16 cm)

Screen Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels

1080 x 2220 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18.5:9

18.5:9

Bezel-less display

yes

yes

Pixel Density

531 ppi

392 ppi

Display Type

Super AMOLED

Super AMOLED

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass v5

Touch Screen

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

83.99 %

80.86 %

Performance
Very Good
Very Good
Chipset

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8956

Processor

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

Octa core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

Graphics

Mali-G72 MP18

Adreno 512

RAM

6 GB

6 GB

Storage
Best in Class
Best in Class
Internal Memory

64 GB

128 GB

Expandable Memory

yes Up to 400 GB

yes Up to 512 GB

User Available Storage

Up to 56 GB

Up to 108 GB

USB OTG Support

yes

yes

Camera
Best in Class
Very Good
Main Camera
Resolution

12 MP + 12 MP Dual Primary Cameras

24 MP + 5 MP + 10 MP + 8 MP Quad Primary Cameras

Sensor

CMOS image sensor

Autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus

yes

Physical Aperture

F1.5

F1.7

Optical Image Stabilisation

yes

no  No

Flash

yes LED Flash

yes LED Flash

Image Resolution

4000 x 3000 Pixels

5288 x 3968 Pixels

Settings

Exposure compensation

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Camera Features

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

Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Video Recording

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

3840x2160 @ 30 fps

Front Camera
Resolution

8 MP Front Camera

24 MP Front Camera

Autofocus

yes

no  No

Physical Aperture

F1.7

F2.0

Flash

no  No

Camera Features

Wide Angle Selfie

Battery
Average
Very Good
Capacity

3500 mAh

3800 mAh

Type

Li-ion

Li-ion

User Replaceable

no  No

no  No

TalkTime

Up to 25 Hours(3G)

Up to 23 Hours(3G)

Wireless Charging

yes

Quick Charging

yes Fast

yes Fast

Network & Connectivity
SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

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)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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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)
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 17) / 850(band 18) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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SAR Value

Head: 0.464 W/kg

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, 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

Mass storage device, USB charging

USB Type-C

yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

Multimedia
FM Radio

no  No

Loudspeaker

yes

yes

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

3.5 mm

Audio Features

Dolby Atmos

Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Fingerprint Sensor Position

Rear

Rear

IRIS Scanner

yes

Other Sensors

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

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

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  • Does Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 support wireless charging?

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    Answered By Divya Sarin | 11 months ago

    No, Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 doesn't support Wireless Charging. Though Samsung Galaxy A9 is backed by the Li-ion battery which has the capacity of 3,800mAh, which can supply immense power to last for a long time. There is a fast charging feature which can fill the battery in very less time.

    To see complete specifications: Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

    List of service centers: List


  • 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 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 cast my Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 screen on TV ?

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    Answered By Riju Chandra | 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, Browser, 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 A9 2018

  • How to enable VOLTE on Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 ?

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    Answered By Ram Niwas Naran | 1 years ago

    You don't need to enable VoLTE. Insert the Jio (VoLTE enabled) in any slot. By default, VoLTE will be active. If it is not, you can change the network preferences from Network option in settings.


    1. Tap Settings > More.
    2. Tap Cellular networks > IMS Settings > Voice over LTE On/ Off.

    You can find full specifications here: Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

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