Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 versus Samsung Galaxy S8

design options

Device type:

Smart phone

Smart phone

OS:

Android (8.0)

Android

Form factor:

Candybar

Candybar

Materials:

Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum

Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum

Features:

Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)

Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)

Rugged:

Water, Dust resistant

Water, Dust resistant

IP certified:

IP 68

IP 68

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

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, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

EDGE, GPRS

Nano SIM:

Global Roaming:

Dimensions:

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm) mm

Weight:

5.36 oz (152 g) g

Keys:

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

Colors:

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

HD Voice:

display options

Physical size:

5.8 inches

5.8 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2960 pixels

1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density:

568 ppi

570 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Super AMOLED

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Screen-to-body ratio:

84.26 %

camera info

Camera:

12 megapixels

12 megapixels

Flash:

LED

Hardware Features:

Dual-camera, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)

Software Features:

Manual focus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Settings:

Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control

Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control

Shooting Modes:

Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama

Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Frames, Effects

Camcorder:

3840x2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD), 1280x720 (720p HD)

3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, 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-facing camera:

8 megapixels

Aperture size:

F1.7

Focal length (35mm equivalent):

26 mm

Camera sensor size:

1/2.55"

Pixel size:

1.4 μm

Features:

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

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD)

hardware info

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor:

64-bit

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

Graphics processor:

Adreno 540

System memory:

4 GB RAM

4 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 1866 MHz) / LPDDR4

Built-in storage:

128 GB

64 GB

Storage expansion:

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 256 GB

multimedia info

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Album art cover, Background playback

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

16.00 hours

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

phone features info

Sensors:

Accelerometer

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

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Haptic feedback

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Memo

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

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

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T3

connectivity info

Bluetooth:

5.0, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols:

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)

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

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

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

Wi-Fi Direct:

USB:

USB 2.0

USB 3.1

Connector:

microUSB

USB Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

microUSB

USB Type-C (reversible)

Positioning:

GPS, A-GPS

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

Navigation:

Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation

Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation

Other:

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

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

Mobile hotspot:

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

battery info

Capacity:

3000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable, Li - Ion

Fast Charge:

Wireless charging:

Built-in (Qi, Powermat)

Talk time:

29.00 hours

Stand-by time:

13.4 days (321 hours)

Internet use:

3G:

11 hours

LTE:

12 hours

Wi-Fi:

14 hours

Music playback:

67.00 hours

availability info

Officially announced:

29 Mar 2017

regulatory approval info

FCC approval:

Date approved:

06 Apr 2017

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.49 W/kg

Body:

0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.46 W/kg

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