Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S7

A hard act to follow

Not surprisingly, the Galaxy S7 has struggle to match up to the Galaxy S9 – one of the most hotly anticipated phones of 2018.

The first difference can be seen at a glance. The Galaxy S9 features a gorgeous 5.8-inch Infinity screen, which curves round the phone to blend into the sides. The S7, though just a fraction smaller than the Galaxy S9, lacks the curved display and has a screen size of just 5.1 inches.

And while the cameras may look similar, the Galaxy S9’s has a few distinct advances. Selfie fans will benefit from an 8-megapixel front-facing camera (up from 5 megapixels on the S7) with added autofocus for great results every time. Both phones have a 12-megapixel main camera, but the Galaxy S9 has a dual aperture, which means it can still take great pictures in low light.

Music lovers will appreciate the Galaxy S9’s stereo speakers, tuned by high-end headphone makers AKG. Security has been improved, too, with the Galaxy S9 adding iris and face recognition to the fingerprint sensor featured on the S7. Some may prefer the convenience of the S7’s fingerprint scanner, however, as it’s located in a physical home button.

Top performer

You can expect a big step up in performance with the Galaxy S9, too. Its Exynos 9810 processor should substantially out-perform the Exynos 8890 of the S7 – allowing for the introduction of ultrarealistic HDR videos and AI applications like face recognition. While both phones have a 3000 mAH battery, the Exynos 9810 is designed to use this more efficiently, too – so you should expect significantly better battery life from the Galaxy S9.

So if you’re looking to upgrade from S7 to S9 – you’ve plenty of new features and upgrades to look forward to, as well as an all-round better performance.

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Samsung Galaxy s7 edge
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Capacity 1 64GB 32GB
Display 5.8" 5.1 inches
Size and Weight 2 Height: 147.7 mm
Width: 68.7 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight:: 163g
Height: 142.4 mm
Width: 69.6 mm
Depth: 7.9 mm
Weight: 152 gramms

Splash, Water and Dust Resistant 3 Yes Yes
Chip Octa-core Exynos 9810
Exynos 8890
Main Camera 12 MP 12 MP
Video Recording 960 FPS in Slow-mo mode 2160p@30fps
Front Camera 8 MP 5 MP