Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S8+

Following the curve

If you’re looking to choose between the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S8+, you’ll need to balance screen size against the latest features. Both have a curved, super AMOLED screen, but the S8+ screen is slightly larger, while the Galaxy S9 has some exciting new features and upgrades.

For starters, Galaxy have ‘re-imagined’ the camera for the Galaxy S9, and it now has a variable aperture. That can be used to let in more light, so is excellent for low light situations.

Face of the future

The Galaxy S9 also has face recognition, as well as the iris and fingerprint recognition featured on the S8+, giving you more ways to securely unlock your phone. To support this new intelligent feature, it has an upgraded processor, the Exynos 9810, which the manufacturer claim performs much better than the Exynos 8895. It has improvements on efficiency too, which in turn improve the battery life

The newer model also has stereo speakers, which, like the Galaxy S8, are tuned by high-end headphone manufacturers AKG. So if you’re after a phone with all the latest features, the Galaxy S9 is the one to go for. But if you’re looking for a large-screen phone with all the sophistication you’d expect from Samsung’s flagship range, the S8+ is a great choice, too.

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Capacity 1 64GB 64GB
Display 5.8" 6.2 inches
Size and Weight 2 Height: 147.7 mm
Width: 68.7 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight:: 163g
Height: 159.5 mm
Width: 73.4 mm 
Depth: 8.1 mm
Weight: 173g
Splash, Water and Dust Resistant 3 Yes Yes
Chip Octa-core Exynos 9810
Exynos 8895
Main Camera 12 MP 12MP
Video Recording 960 FPS in Slow-mo mode 2160p@30fps
Front Camera 8 MP 8mp