Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S9+
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.
|Galaxy S9||Galaxy S9 Plus|
|Capacity 1||64GB||128 GB|
|Size and Weight 2||
Height: 147.7 mm
Width: 68.7 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Height: 158.1 mm
Width: 73.8. mm
Depth 8.5 mm
|Splash, Water and Dust Resistant 3||Yes||Yes|
Octa-core Exynos 9810
||Octa-core Exynos 9810|
|Main Camera||12 MP||Dual 12 MP|
|Video Recording||960 FPS in Slow-mo mode||960 FPS in Slow-mo mode|
|Front Camera||8 MP||8 MP|