Which one is best for you?
The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge was a huge hit when it was launched in 2016, but how does it compare to the 2018 model, the Galaxy S9+?
The Galaxy S9+ is only a little taller than the S7 edge and slightly narrower, but its screen is 6.2 inches’ corner to corner, compared to 5.5 inches for the older model. Add in its HDR capability and stereo speakers, and the Galaxy S9+ is a clear winner for watching videos and movies.
The Galaxy S9+ sees some big upgrades to both front and rear-facing cameras. Its rear-facing camera now has twin lenses, one with dual aperture so it can take better pictures in low light, and the other with 2x optical zoom – so you get closer to your subject without loss of quality. And for selfie fans, it has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera (up from 5 megapixels for the S7 edge), with added autofocus to ensure great results every time.
Other upgrades and new features on the S9+ include iris and face recognition too – giving you more options for securely unlocking your phone – though some may still prefer the ease of the fingerprint sensor set into the physical home button of the S7 edge. Plus, the S9+ lets you create your own AR emojis – a fun new feature that maps your face onto a 3D avatar. You can customise your new digital self by changing your hair colour and outfit, to create animated emojis and more.
In summary, if you’re looking to upgrade, the Galaxy S9+ has plenty to get excited about. And if you’re looking to choose between the two? The S7 edge is still a great phone, but the S9+ is a step into the future.
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
Galaxy S7 edge
Enjoy crystal-clear images and video – with true to life colours – on a Super AMOLED screen that curves into the edges
Stay connected with 22 hours talk time and 74 hours’ music play
Unlock quickly and securely with the home button’s built-in fingerprint sensor
Enjoy peace of mind thanks to IP68 water and dust proofing
|Name||Galaxy S9 Plus||Galaxy S7 edge|
Buy the Galaxy S9+
Buy the Galaxy S7 edge
|Display||6.2 inch Infinity Display||5.5 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 158.1 mm
Width: 73.8 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight: 189 grams
Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 72.6 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 157 grams
|Rear camera||12 MP + 12 MP||12 MP|
|Front camera||8 MP||5 MP|
|Video recording||4K video recording at 30 fps or 60fps||4K video recording at 30 fps|
|Processor||Octa-core Exynos 9810||Exynos 8890|
|Battery||3500 mAh||3600 mAh|
|Storage||128 GB||64 GB|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the Galaxy S9+||Buy the Galaxy S7 edge|