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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S10 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S9 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 XSamsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)16Points
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)
6.7"
AMOLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
04PointsSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Compare Samsung Galaxy S10 5G X
Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)vsGalaxy S9 (SM-G960U)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
+2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Core6%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.8GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (226GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (51GB available)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8%
Thinner
vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsHDR10
+1440x3040 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
vs1440x2960 pixels
+6.7"16%
Larger screen
vs5.8"
+(quad camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP + 0.3MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+(dual front camera) 10MP + 0.3MP29%
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)
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps67%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps
+4500 mAh50%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+25W67%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs15W
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
198 grams (6.93 ounces)vs+163 grams (5.71 ounces)21%
Lighter
502 PPIvs+568 PPI13%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device

44 Common items in both devices
UFS 2.1
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
+37 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
ModelGalaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Other model namesGalaxy S10 5G (Snapdragon) G977U, Samsung Beyond XUnlocked Galaxy S9 G960U (Snapdragon)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date5/16/2019, Announced: 2/1/20193/9/2018, Announced: 2/25/2018
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)77.1 x 162.6 millimeters (3.04 x 6.4 in)68.7 x 147.7 millimeters (2.7 x 5.81 in)
Weight198 grams (6.93 ounces)163 grams (5.71 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 11
User InterfaceOne UI 2.0 / 3.1One UI 2.5 / 3.1

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (SM8150) (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDM845) (10nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 485
1.78GHz Quad-Core Kryo 485
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7GHz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 640 (585MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 630 (710MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 273972 (v8)
Geekbench: 8830 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 14fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (226GB available)
UFS 2.1
64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.7" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~89.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3040 pixels (19:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)502 PPI568 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz
HDR10+
Always-On Display
60Hz
HDR10
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-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 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
LTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNSA/Sub6 (78)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, 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 networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.452mm1/3.6"1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawidef/2.212mm1/3.1"1.0µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP depthTOF3D
12.2 megapixels
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
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extras1080p@240fps
720p@960fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Front camera (secondary)(dual front camera)
10 megapixels
0.3MP depthTOF3D
8 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 size1/3" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
LoudspeakerStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Stereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMFM
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

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gesture
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Iris scanner
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts25W (11V/2.25A) Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Majestic black, Crown silver
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (SM-G977U 256GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.46W/kg (head), 1.59W/kg (body)0.63W/kg (head), 1.59W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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