Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S8

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.

Name Galaxy S9 Galaxy S8
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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
Processor Octa-core Exynos 9810
Exynos 8895
Battery 3000 mAh 3000 mAh
Storage 64 GB 64 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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