Samsung Galaxy S8 VS S9, are you thinking of upgrading? A flagship battle is about to begin, The South Korean company released the Samsung Galaxy S8 last year which is one of the most beautiful smartphone till date. It has great features and it offers an interesting performance. However, the Galaxy S9 was released this year by Samsung also which is the higher variant of the S8. This smartphone has nice features and performs excellently well. Are you confused on the particular smartphone to buy among these 2? Find out all you need to know in our comparison.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs S9: Design
The S8 has a metal body. it has a curved rear which is similar to the S7 and its glass shimmers as light hits it. Its fingerprint sensor is located at the back. While the S9 has a metal body and an aluminum frame in between the front and the rear of the smartphone which almost melts into the glass. The design is pretty much similar to the Galaxy S8 with little differences like the top and bottom bezel which has been reduced slightly. The fingerprint scanner is below the camera and in a far easier spot to hit. The S8 weighs less at 155g, while the S9 weighs 163g.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs S9: Display
The S8 sports a tall 5.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen screen with a resolution of 1440 × 2960 pixels, the screen has a pixel per inch density of 570. While, the S9 sports a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 2960 x 1440 Pixels in resolution and 568ppi.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs S9: Software and Hardware
The S8 houses a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset with an Octa-core processor clocking speed of up to 2.3GHz. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space.
While the S9 houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, chipset with Octa-core processor clocking at 2.8GHz. In the RAM department, the S9 has 4GB and 64GB/128GB/256GB storage space.
For the Software, the Samsung Galaxy S8 runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. While the S9 runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs S9: Camera
The S8 has a rear camera setup of 12MP with a front/Selfie camera of 8 megapixels. While the S9 has a camera set up of 12MP with a great front camera of 8MP with f/1.7 aperture.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs S9: Battery
The S8 is powered by a 3000mah Non-removable Li-lon battery with fast battery charging. While the S9 is powered by a 3000mah Non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs S9: Verdict
They are both great smartphones with amazing specs, they both have some similar features as y. However, if you are a fan of very beautiful smartphones then the Samsung Galaxy S8 is for you and If you really value a great camera smartphone then the S9 should be a decent upgrade.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs S9 Specs Comparison
|Model||Samsung Galaxy S8||Samsung Galaxy S9|
|Announced||March, 2017||February, 2018|
|Released||April, 2017||August, 2018|
|Status||Available on Shopping stores||Available on Shopping stores|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100||WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network|| LTE band LTE : 700 MHz
Class 13, LTE : 700 MHz Class 17
LTE : 1700 / 2100 MHz,LTE : 800 / 900 /1900 / 1800 /2100 / 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD : 1900 MHz (B39),LTE-TDD : 2300 MHz (B40),LTE-TDD : 2500
MHz (B41), LTE-TDD : 2600 MHz (B38), LTE : 700 MHz (B28)
| LTE band 13(700),17(700), 1700/2100 MHz, 800/900/1900/ 1800 /2100/2600 MHz, LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39),LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40),LTE-TDD 2500MHz(B41)
LTE-TDD2600MHz(B38)LTE -TDD 700MHz(B12)
Nano + Nano
|SIM Count||Single SIM||Dual SIM|
|Type||Metal + Glass||Aluminum frame & Glass body design|
|Dimensions||148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm||68.7 x 147.7 x 8.5mm|
|Colours||Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold, Rose Pink, Burgundy Red||Black, Lilac, Blue, Grey|
|Display Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1440 × 2960 pixels||2960 x 1440 pixels|
|Colors||16M colors||16M colors|
|Touch Screen Model||Capacitive||Capacitive|
|Features||Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 3D curved glass screen, fingerprint||Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant, Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps||2160p@1200fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps|
White balance settings
White balance settings
|Yes, dual-LED||Yes, dual-LED|
| Android 7.0
|Android 8.0 Oreo|
|TouchWiz UI||Samsung Experience 9.0 UI|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 835||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.3GHz||Octa-core 2.8GHz|
|GPU (Graphics)||Qualcomm Adreno 540||Qualcomm Adreno 630|
|Yes, Up to 512GB||No|
|Card Type||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|Controls||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key|
|USB Type||Yes, Type-C||Yes, Type-C|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Battery Type||Li-Ion Battery||Li-Po Battery|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC||Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player||Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|Vibration, Ringtones||Vibration, Ringtones|
|MP3, WAV||MP3, WAV|
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
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