Which one is best for you?
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
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
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
|Name||Galaxy S9 Plus||Galaxy S8|
Buy the Galaxy S9+
Buy the Galaxy S8
|Display||6.2 inch Infinity Display||5.8 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 158.1 mm
Width: 73.8 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight: 189 grams
Height: 148.9 mm
Width: 68.1 mm
Depth: 8 mm
Weight: 155 grams
|Rear camera||12 MP + 12 MP||12 MP|
|Front camera||8 MP||8 MP|
|Video recording||4K video recording at 30 fps or 60fps||4K video recording at 30 fps|
|Processor||Octa-core Exynos 9810||Exynos 8895|
|Battery||3500 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Storage||128 GB||64 GB|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the Galaxy S9+||Buy the Galaxy S8|