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.
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.
|Galaxy S9 Plus||Galaxy S8|
|Capacity 1||128 GB||64GB|
|Size and Weight 2||
Height: 158.1 mm
Width: 73.8. mm
Depth 8.5 mm
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|