Which one is best for you?
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.
The S9 also has face recognition, which works together with iris recognition to unlock your phone more quickly. If you prefer to use fingerprint, the scanner has been moved to sit below the rear camera, making it easier to find than on the S8+.
Face recognition also lets you create your own AR emojis. Just capture your face and then map it onto a 3D avatar. Customise it, change the hair colour and outfit – the digital you can then read out voice messages, feature in GIF emojis and much more.
So if you’re after a phone with all the latest features, the 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.
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 S8 Plus
Get better photos with a camera that takes multiple images and automatically chooses the best for you
View crystal clear photos and videos on the gorgeous 6.2-inch curved Infinity display
Unlock your phone quickly and securely with a glance, using iris recognition
Access advanced features with ease thanks to the Bixby personal assistant
|Name||Galaxy S9||Galaxy S8 Plus|
Buy the Galaxy S9
Buy the Galaxy S8+
|Display||5.8 inch Infinity Display||6.2 inch Infinity Display|
|Size and weight||
Height: 147.7 mm
Width: 68.7 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight: 163 grams
Height: 159.5 mm
Width: 73.4 mm
Depth: 8.1 mm
Weight: 173 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|
Octa-core Exynos 9810
|Battery||3000 mAh||3500 mAh|
|Storage||64 GB||64 GB|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the Galaxy S9||Buy the Galaxy S8+|