Galaxy S9+ vs Galaxy S8

The camera re-imagined

If you’re looking to choose between the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and the Galaxy S8, there’s more to think about than screen size. The bigger phone has plenty of exciting new features.

The most notable upgrade on the Galaxy S9+ is the main camera. It has two lenses, one set to 2x optical zoom, and the other equipped with variable aperture – so it works brilliantly in low light and lets you get closer to your subject without loss of quality. Plus, the two can combine to create cool depth-of-field effects, keeping part of the picture in sharp focus while the background is blurred out.

The S9+ also features facial recognition, which provides a quick and secure way to unlock your phone. The same technology also enables the new, fun feature, AR emojis. Map your face onto a 3D avatar, change your hair colour and outfit, and you’re ready to create and send GIF emojis, record voice messages to be spoken by your own avatar and more.

Sound advice

The Galaxy S9+ also has stereo speakers, which, like the single speaker of the S8, are tuned by acclaimed headphone manufacturers AKG – so it’s a great choice for music fans as well as camera buffs. But there’s still plenty to recommend the S8, especially if you’re looking for a more pocket sized phone. Both feature the gorgeous Super AMOLED Infinity Display, and while the Galaxy S9+ does have a faster chip, you’re unlikely to be disappointed with the performance of either phone.

 
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Capacity 1 128 GB 64GB
Display 6.2" 5.8 inches
Size and Weight 2 Height: 158.1 mm
Width: 73.8. mm
Depth 8.5 mm
Weight: 189g
Height: 148.9 mm
Width: 68.1 mm
Depth: 8 mm
Weight: 152 gramms

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant 3 Yes Yes
Chip Octa-core Exynos 9810 Exynos 8895
Main Camera Dual 12 MP 12 MP
Video Recording 960 FPS in Slow-mo mode 2160p@60fps
Front Camera 8 MP 8 MP