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 Galaxy S9+ also features a new chip, the Exynos 9810, which is faster and more efficient than the older Exynos 8895 – leading to better performance and battery life. It’s sophisticated enough to support machine-learning features such as facial recognition, too – giving you a quick and secure way to unlock your phone.

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