Which one is best for you?
Comparing the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S7 edge shows what a difference just two years can make.
For starters, the S9 is actually slightly smaller than the S7 edge, but has a larger screen – so you get a better viewing experience on a phone that’s easier to hold. The cameras have been upgraded, too. While both phones have a 12-megapixel main camera, the S9 now has dual aperture, so it can perform much better in low light situations. The S9 also has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera (up from 5 megapixels on the S7 edge) with autofocus, too, so your selfies will look much better on the newer model.
The S9 also comes equipped with combined iris and face recognition – for a fast and simple way to unlock your phone. If you prefer, you can still use the fingerprint sensor built into the home button of the Galaxy S7 edge.
The S9’s intelligent face-scanning ability also allows a fun new feature, AR emojis. You simply smile into the camera and it maps your face onto a 3D avatar. You can then edit features like hair colour and outfit to create your digital self. You’re then ready to create personalised GIF emojis, read out voice messages and more.
Other details, such as the built in Bixby personal assistant and the USB C connecter (less fiddly than the now old-school Micro USB of the Galaxy S7 edge) all point to the same conclusion: As great as the Galaxy S7 edge was, Galaxy S9 is a step towards the future.
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
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||Galaxy S7 edge|
Buy the Galaxy S9
Buy the Galaxy S7 edge
|Display||5.8 inch Infinity Display||5.5 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 147.7 mm
Width: 68.7 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight: 163 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||2160p@30fps|
Octa-core Exynos 9810
|Battery||3000 mAh||3600 mAh|
|Storage||64 GB||64 GB|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the Galaxy S9||Buy the Galaxy S7 edge|