Which one is best for you?
With the Galaxy S9, Samsung have kept all the great features and futuristic design of the S8, while making selective – but significant – improvements.
You’ll see the same 5.8-inch curved super-AMOLED screen and 8-megapixel selfie camera, but the 12-megapixel main camera now has the ability to shift between two apertures, delivering much better performance in low light.
The battery stays the same size (at 3000mAH), but the processor has been upgraded to Exynos 9810 which, according to the manufacturer, will deliver faster performance and a huge improvement in battery life.
If you already have the Galaxy S8, you might not see enough changes to make you rush to upgrade to the newer model. But if you’re choosing between the two for a new phone (or upgrade), the Galaxy S9 has a few new features that might sway you in its favour.
The much-talked about AR emojis make use of intelligent face scanning to create your own online avatar. Simply smile into the camera to capture your face, adjust your hair colour and outfit – meet your digital self. You can now also create personalised GIF emojis and more.
Plus, its improved iris and intelligent face recognition work together to make unlocking the S9 easier than ever. But whichever you choose, you’re sure to enjoy the smooth performance and high-quality audio and visual experience you’d expect from Samsung’s flagship range.
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
Up your selfie game with an 8-megapixel front camera that uses autofocus to ensure great results every time
See more on a beautiful Infinity Display that curves right into the edges of the phone
Sharpen your photography skills – the camera takes multiple shots to reduce blur
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|Name||Galaxy S9||Galaxy S8|
Buy the Galaxy S9
Buy the Galaxy S8
|Display||5.8 inch Infinity Display||5.8 inches|
|Size and weight||
Height: 147.7 mm
Width: 68.7 mm
Depth: 8.5 mm
Weight: 163 grams
Height: 148.9 mm
Width: 68.1 mm
Depth: 8 mm
Weight: 155 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||3000 mAh|
|Storage||64 GB||64 GB|
|Splash, water and dust resistant||Yes||Yes|
|Buy now||Buy the Galaxy S9||Buy the Galaxy S8|