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Comparison: Galaxy S9 vs. Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy Note 8

galaxy s9 vs galayx s8 vs galaxy note 8

Is the Galaxy S9 a big enough upgrade over last year’s phones from Samsung, like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8? That’s going to be the question we’ll try and answer over the coming weeks as we prepare for launch. On paper, these new S9 and S9+ phones sure look like minor upgrades. Samsung may have fixed a lot of stuff and upgraded most of the parts, but this isn’t the dramatic change we might see in 2019.

So how do they differ? The specs comparison of the S9 to the S8 and Note 8 can be found below for the dirty details. It shows that we have upgrades in the processor, RAM in the S9+, cameras, and, well, that’s sort of it. They did move the fingerprint reader to the proper spot this time, so that’s good.

Check out the full comparison below and tell us if you think the Galaxy S9 is a big enough upgrade.

Galaxy S9 vs. Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy Note 8

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 Galaxy S9Galaxy S9+Galaxy S8Galaxy S8+Galaxy Note 8
Price$719.99$838.88$724.99$824.99$929.99
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-Core, 64-bit, 10nmQualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-Core, 64-bit, 10nmQualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 64-bit 10nmQualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 64-bit 10nmQualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 64-bit 10nm
Display5.8" Curved Super AMOLED Quad HD+ (18.5:9, 570ppi6.2" Curved Super AMOLED QHD+ (18.5:9, 529ppi)5.8" Infinity Super AMOLED Quad HD+ (2960x1440, 571ppi)6.2" Infinity Super AMOLED Quad HD+ (2960x1440, 529ppi)6.3" Infinity Super AMOLED Quad HD+
(2960x1440, 521ppi)
Battery3000mAh
Fast Charging (QC 2.0)
Wireless Charging
3500mAh
Fast Charging (QC 2.0)
Wireless Charging
3000mAh
Fast Charging
Wireless Charging
3500mAh
Fast Charging
Wireless Charging
3300mAh
Fast Charging
Wireless Charging
MemoryStorage: 64GB, microSD support up to 400GB
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB, microSD support up to 400GB
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 64GB, microSD support up to 256GB
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB, microSD support up to 256GB
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB, microSD support up to 256GB
RAM: 6GB RAM
CameraRear: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor with OIS (F1.5/F2.4)
Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)
Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS
- Wide-angle: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor (F1.5/F2.4)
- Telephoto: 12MP AF sensor (F2.4)
Front: 8MP AF (F1.7)
Rear: 12MP f/1.7
Front: 8MP f/1.7
Rear: 12MP f/1.7
Front: 8MP f/1.7
Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS
-Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, f/1.7, OIS
-Telephoto: 12MP AF, f/2.4, OIS
2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
Front: 8MP f/1.7
Size147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm
163g
158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm
189g
148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm
152g
159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm
173g
162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm
195g
Water ResistanceIP68IP68IP68IP68IP68
PortsUSB Type-C
3.5mm headphone
USB Type-C
3.5mm headphone
USB Type-C
3.5mm headphone
USB Type-C
3.5mm headphone
USB Type-C
3.5mm headphone
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE
GPS
NFC
MST
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE
GPS
NFC
MST
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE
GPS
NFC
MST
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE
GPS
NFC
MST
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE
GPS
NFC
MST
OtherFingerprint reader
Iris scanner
Facial recognition
Fingerprint reader
Iris scanner
Facial recognition
Fingerprint reader
Iris scanner
Facial recognition
Fingerprint reader
Iris scanner
Facial recognition
Fingerprint reader
Iris scanner
Facial recognition
ColorsMidnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, Lilac PurpleMidnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, Lilac PurpleMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple GoldMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple GoldMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold, Deepsea Blue

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