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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 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 S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)19Points
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)
6.5"
AMOLED

1080x2400

12.2
MP

32mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
12PointsSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Compare Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 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 S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)

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 S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)vsGalaxy S9 (SM-G960U)12 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
+6GB LPDDR550%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+128GB (103GB available)102%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (51GB available)
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.1
+8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)1%
Thinner
vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsHDR10
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+6.5"12%
Larger screen
vs5.8"
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 8MP164%
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
+1/1.76" inches45%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.55" inches
+(front) 32MP3 times
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
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
190 grams (6.65 ounces)vs+163 grams (5.71 ounces)17%
Lighter
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels64%
Higher resolution screen
405 PPIvs+568 PPI40%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.5 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Type-C reversible connectorvs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

33 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Dynamic AMOLED / Super AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
OIS: Optical stabilization
+26 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
ModelGalaxy S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Other model namesGalaxy S20 Fan Edition 5G SM-G781U (Unlocked)Unlocked Galaxy S9 G960U (Snapdragon)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date10/2/2020, Announced: 9/23/20203/9/2018, Announced: 2/25/2018
Depth8.4 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)74.5 x 159.8 millimeters (2.93 x 6.29 in)68.7 x 147.7 millimeters (2.7 x 5.81 in)
Weight190 grams (6.65 ounces)163 grams (5.71 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic 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 S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
System versionAndroid 10Android 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 11
User InterfaceOne UI 2.5 / 3.1One UI 2.5 / 3.1

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (SM8250) (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDM845) (10nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 585
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7GHz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 (250-587MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 630 (710MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 543986 (v8)
Geekbench: 3296 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 45fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 273972 (v8)
Geekbench: 8830 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 14fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR54GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (103GB available)
UFS 3.0
64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)405 PPI568 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display features120Hz
HDR10+
Always-On Display
60Hz
HDR10
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)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 Cat19 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
VoLTE
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 networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)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 S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2123°13mm1/3"1.12µm
8MP telephotof/2.476mm1/4.5"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
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/1.8 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF 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@60fps1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Front camera (secondary)32 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/2.74" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)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
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

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio outputType-C reversible connector3.5mm jack
TV outputUSB Type-C SlimPort®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 S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
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 S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
15W Qi wireless charging
4.5W 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 S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)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: Lavender, Mint, Navy, White, Red, Orange- 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 S20 FE 5G (SM-G781U 128GB)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.7W/kg (head), 0.82W/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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