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Samsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy S10e vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus XSamsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)08Points
Samsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)
5.8"
AMOLED

1080x2280

12.2
MP

10mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3100
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
09PointsSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy S10e X
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)

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Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)8 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)vsGalaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
+2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Core4%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+150 grams (5.25 ounces)26%
Lighter
vs189 grams (6.62 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8%
Thinner
vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 16MP17%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP
+(front) 10MP26%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbps67%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
1080x2280 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels73%
Higher resolution screen
435 PPIvs+531 PPI22%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.8"vs+6.2"7%
Larger screen
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
3100 mAhvs+3500 mAh13%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

43 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4X
128GB (109GB user free) / 128GB (111GB user free)
UFS 2.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
16 million
+36 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
ModelGalaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S10E (Exynos) G970F/Dual-Sim 6GB RAMGalaxy S9+ SM-G9650/DS (Snapdragon) Dual-sim, SM-G9650/1DL
Country or region availableLatin AmericaBrazilEurope(Global, International)
Latin America, Brazil, Europe, (Global, International)
BrazilChina
Brazil, China
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2019February, 2018
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)69.9 x 142.2 millimeters (2.75 x 5.6 in)73.8 x 158.1 millimeters (2.91 x 6.22 in)
Weight150 grams (5.25 ounces)189 grams (6.62 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9820 (8nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.7Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M4
2.3Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A75
1.9Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G76 MP12Qualcomm Adreno 630
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (109GB user free)
UFS 2.1
128GB (111GB user free)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.8" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2280 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)435 PPI531 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/150 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat18 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39 ,40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
16MP ultrawide (f/2.2, 12mm)
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-zoom)
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (side-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Prism Black, White, Green, Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink
- One UI
- Always-on display
- 19:9 ratio and HDR10+ display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- ANT+
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- Wireless charging: 15W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 4.0
- Samsung Pay
- Dolby Atmos
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity3100 mAh3500 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15Wfeature not registered
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F/DS 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.557W/kg (head) | 0.703W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.582W/kg (head) | 1.575W/kg (body)0.28W/kg (head) | 1.08W/kg (body)