Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S9 Plus

Which one is best for you?

Released together in early 2018, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ look very similar to the S8 and S8+ but have some significant new features that set them apart. What’s more, the Galaxy S9+ has a few unique upgrades that distinguish it from the Galaxy S9 (on top of its larger screen, of course).

Both the S9 and the S9+ benefit from the new Exynos 9810 processor. This will deliver faster performance and a huge improvement in battery life, according to the manufacturer. Plus, the S9+ now also has more RAM – 6GB as opposed to 4GB for the S9. So it should perform more smoothly when multitasking.

Take a look at the cameras, though, and you’ll see that, while both have improvements on the previous year’s models, the Galaxy S9+ starts to pull ahead. Both feature a main camera with dual aperture (the first smartphones to have this feature) so they perform much better in low light. But the Galaxy S9+ now has a second main camera, with 2x optical zoom letting you get closer to your subject without loss of quality.

Both phones offer a fun new feature, too – AR emojis. Simply smile into the camera and the phone maps your face onto a 3D digital avatar. Change the hair colour, switch outfits and you’re ready to share your own personalised GIF emojis, voice messages and more.

The S9+ does have a couple of little extras that set it apart from the S9 as we’ve seen – but you’re not a fan of large format phones they might not be enough to sway you. Whichever you choose, you’ll enjoy cutting edge features, superb performance and luxurious sound and vision.

  • Samsung

    Galaxy S9

    • Capture all the action and stretch time with Super Slow-mo video mode – then loop and add music to create awesome GIFs

    • Take superb pictures even in super low light with a lens that adapts like the human eye

    • Create and personalise your own animated emoji, and use it to share stories with friends

    • Use Intelligent Scan to unlock your phone securely with ease – even in low light

    Buy the Galaxy S9
  • Samsung

    Galaxy S9 Plus

    • Take stunning images in any light and create pro effects with ease with Dual Aperture and 2x optical zoom lenses

    • Turn your selfie into an animated emoji and discover a new way to share your stories

    • Point the camera to discover more about the world around you with Bixby Vision

    • Stretch time and capture moments in vivid detail with Super Slow-mo video mode

    Buy the Galaxy S9+
Name Galaxy S9 Galaxy S9 Plus
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Display 5.8 inches 6.2 inches
Size and weight Height: 147.7 mm
Width: 68.7 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight: 163 grams
Height: 158.1 mm
Width: 73.8 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight: 189 grams
Rear camera 12 MP Dual 12 MP
Front camera 8 MP 8 MP
Video recording 960 FPS in Slow-mo mode 960 FPS in Slow-mo mode
Processor Octa-core Exynos 9810
Octa-core Exynos 9810
Battery 3000 mAh 3500 mAh
Storage 64 GB 128 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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