Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S8

Which one is best for you?

With the Galaxy S9, Samsung have kept all the great features and futuristic design of the S8, while making selective – but significant – improvements.

You’ll see the same 5.8-inch curved super-AMOLED screen and 8-megapixel selfie camera, but the 12-megapixel main camera now has the ability to shift between two apertures, delivering much better performance in low light.

The battery stays the same size (at 3000mAH), but the processor has been upgraded to Exynos 9810 which, according to the manufacturer, will deliver faster performance and a huge improvement in battery life.

If you already have the Galaxy S8, you might not see enough changes to make you rush to upgrade to the newer model. But if you’re choosing between the two for a new phone (or upgrade), the Galaxy S9 has a few new features that might sway you in its favour.

The much-talked about AR emojis make use of intelligent face scanning to create your own online avatar. Simply smile into the camera to capture your face, adjust your hair colour and outfit – meet your digital self. You can now also create personalised GIF emojis and more.

Plus, its improved iris and intelligent face recognition work together to make unlocking the S9 easier than ever. But whichever you choose, you’re sure to enjoy the smooth performance and high-quality audio and visual experience you’d expect from Samsung’s flagship range.

  • 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 S8

    • Up your selfie game with an 8-megapixel front camera that uses autofocus to ensure great results every time

    • See more on a beautiful Infinity Display that curves right into the edges of the phone

    • Sharpen your photography skills – the camera takes multiple shots to reduce blur

    • Get the most from your phone and discover new features with Bixby personal assistant

    Buy the Galaxy S8
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Display 5.8 inches 5.8 inches
Size and weight Height: 147.7 mm
Width: 68.7 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight: 163 grams
Height: 148.9 mm
Width: 68.1 mm
Depth: 8 mm
Weight: 152 grams
Rear camera 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 8 MP 8 MP
Video recording 960 FPS in Slow-mo mode 2160p@60fps
Processor Octa-core Exynos 9810
Exynos 8895
Battery 3000 mAh 3000 mAh
Storage 64 GB 64 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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