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Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

Summary
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Display

5.8" (14.73 cm)

1440x2960 px, 568 PPI

5.8" (14.73 cm)

1440x2960 px, 568 PPI

Performance

Quad + Quad Core

2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Quad + Quad Core

2.3 GHz + 1.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Storage

64 GB

400 GB (Expandable)

64 GB

256 GB (Expandable)

Camera

12 MP (Primary)

8 MP(Front)

12 MP (Primary)

8 MP(Front)

Battery

3000 mAh

22 h talktime (3G)

3000 mAh

20 h talktime (3G)

Expert Rating

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User Rating

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4.6/5 based on 18,935 ratings

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General
Launch Date

March 16, 2018 (Official)

May 5, 2017 (Official)

Brand

Samsung

Samsung

Model

Galaxy S9

Galaxy S8

Operating System

Android v8.0 (Oreo)

Android v7.0 (Nougat)

SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

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
Size Compare
Size Compare
Dimensions

Height: 147.7 mm
Width: 68.7 mm
Thickness: 8.5 mm

Height: 148.9 mm
Width: 68.1 mm
Thickness: 8.0 mm

Weight

163 grams

155 grams

Build Material

Case: Metal

Case: Metal
Back: Metal

Colours

Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple

Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold, Burgundy Red

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 1.5 meter), IP68

Ruggedness

Dust proof

Dust proof

Display
Excellent
Excellent
Screen Size

5.8 " (14.73 cm)

5.8 " (14.73 cm)

Screen Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels

1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18.5:9

18.5:9

Bezel-less display

yes

yes

Pixel Density

568 ppi

568 ppi

Display Type

Super AMOLED

Super AMOLED

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass v5

Corning Gorilla Glass v5

Touch Screen

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

84.51 %

84.57 %

Performance
Very Good
Very Good
Chipset

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895

Processor

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

Octa core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, M2 Mongoose + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

Graphics

Mali-G72 MP18

Mali-G71 MP20

RAM

4 GB

4 GB

Storage
Best in Class
Best in Class
Internal Memory

64 GB

64 GB

Expandable Memory

yes Up to 400 GB

yes Up to 256 GB

User Available Storage

Up to 52.3 GB

USB OTG Support

yes

yes

Camera
Excellent
Excellent
Main Camera
Resolution

12 MP Primary Camera

12 MP Primary Camera

Sensor

CMOS image sensor

Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor

Autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus

Physical Aperture

F2.4 - F1.5

F1.7

Optical Image Stabilisation

yes

yes

Flash

yes LED Flash

yes Dual-color LED Flash

Image Resolution

4000 x 3000 Pixels

4000 x 3000 Pixels

Settings

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Camera Features

8 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, Touch to focus

8 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Touch to focus

Video Recording

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

3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 120 fps

Front Camera
Resolution

8 MP Front Camera

8 MP Front Camera

Autofocus

yes

yes

Physical Aperture

F1.7

F1.7

Flash

yes Screen flash

Camera Features

Wide Angle Selfie

Wide Angle Selfie

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Battery
Very Good
Very Good
Capacity

3000 mAh

3000 mAh

Type

Li-ion

Li-ion

User Replaceable

no  No

no  No

TalkTime

Up to 22 Hours(3G)

Up to 20 Hours(3G)

Wireless Charging

yes

yes

Quick Charging

yes Fast

yes Fast

Network & Connectivity
SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

Network Support

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

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

VoLTE

yes

yes

SIM 1

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
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 2300(band 40)
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 17) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
150 Mbit/s ↑ 1024 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 16)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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SIM 2

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
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
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
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 17) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
150 Mbit/s ↑ 1024 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 16)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓
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

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

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

Heart Rate Monitor

yes

IRIS Scanner

yes

yes

Other Sensors

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

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

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Related Questions

  • Which Phone is better between Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S8?

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    Answered By Shail Banerjee | 8 months ago
    Samsung Galaxy S9 seems to be a better option in comparison to Samsung Galaxy s8 as it comes with a better processor, a better Dual camera configuration also it comes with better overall specs and performance.
    Let us analyze the details of comparison 

    Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a better 2.3 GHz Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 processor which is much better in performance in comparison to 2.3 GHz Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 processor.It can be proved by comparing the benchmark score of the two devices.


     Antutu Benchmark score for Samsung Galaxy S9 is 265,267 and for Samsung Galaxy S8 is 194,971 (Higher the better).
    Geekbench score (Single Core) for Samsung Galaxy S9 is 3648 and for Samsung Galaxy S8 is 1379  (Higher the better)

    Also in terms of camera performance, Samsung Galaxy S9 is a better choice as it comes with a much better 12+ 12 MP primary Dual camera in comparison with 12 MP primary camera in Samsung Galaxy S8. With the addition of Dual camera configuration, Samsung Galaxy S9 offers a much better camera performance in all outdoor and indoor situation.

    Now it is completely understood that Samsung Galaxy S9 is a much better choice in comparison to Samsung Galaxy S8.

    For all the other details of comparison, you can check the following link Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Which is the best phone among Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9, Google Pixel 2 XL and Nokia 8?

    Answered By 853fbdd481843f6e1523328690041 | 6 months ago
    If u don't bother abt that tint issue in pixel 2.. definitely it's the best out there ! If u are loyal to Samsung then go for s9. Nokia 8 those who don't like Samsung phones they can choose !! All are good at their own point of view !! Camera is your priority then pixel or s9 !!
  • Which Phone is better between Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

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    Answered By Shalin Sethi | 8 months ago

    Samsung Galaxy S9 is a better choice in comparison to Samsung Galaxy s8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 as it comes with a better processor and a better Dual camera configuration.


    Let us check the comparison of the three devices in details:-

     

    Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a better 2.3 GHz Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 processor which is much better in performance in comparison to 2.3 GHz Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895  and 2.3 GHz Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 processor.It can be proved by comparing the benchmark score of the given devices.

     

     

     Antutu Benchmark score for Samsung Galaxy S9 is 265,267 and for Samsung Galaxy S8 is 194,971 and for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is 172,200 (Higher the better).

    Geekbench score (Single Core) for Samsung Galaxy S9 is 3648 and for Samsung Galaxy S8 is 1379  and for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is 1989 (Higher the better)

     

    Samsung Galaxy S9 is a better choice as it comes with a much better camera configuration and performance as it offers a better (12+ 12 MP) primary Dual camera in comparison with 12 MP primary camera in Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8. With the addition of Dual camera configuration, Samsung Galaxy S9 offers a much better camera performance in all outdoor and indoor situation.

     

    Now it is completely understood that Samsung Galaxy S9 is a much better choice in comparison to Samsung Galaxy S8.

     

    For all the other details of comparison, you can check the following link Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Samsung Galaxy S8

  • Will there be a price drop on Galaxy S8 after the launch of Galaxy S9?

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    Answered By Krish Jhadav | 9 months ago
    The best price is Rs. 47,600 and available,on ebay.in ,for price drop you can set alert check the link.Samsung Galaxy S8
  • How to share any file from Samsung Galaxy S9 to other device ?

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    Answered By Mohit Tambe | 8 months ago

    To Transfer files from your phone to another device. 


    1. To transfer data from your phone to a Laptop

         Use the data cable that came along with your phone. Simply plug in your device and start transferring your data to your laptop.

    2. To transfer data from a phone to phone.

         There are many ways you can transfer your data like Using the Shareit app(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lenovo.anyshare.gps&hl=en), Bluetooth etc.

          Using shareit app: Just download the shareit app on both the phones and open it.then select the app, photo, video you want to transfer from the list and press "Send". It will search for the nearby device. Once the device appears tap on that your file will be transferred.

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