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Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500) vs Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 XSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)03Points
Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

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06PointsSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 X
Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!

Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)3 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)vsGalaxy S9 (SM-G960W)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
+155 grams (5.43 ounces)5%
Lighter
vs163 grams (5.71 ounces)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)6%
Thinner
vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+2 slots Dual-SIMAdvantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot
2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core6%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
UFS 2.0vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage
f/1.7 (aperture)vs+f/1.5 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps17%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device

51 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4
64GB (51GB user free)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
16 million
1440x2960 pixels
+44 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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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
ModelGalaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
Other model namesGalaxy S8 Duos G9500 (Snapdragon), Samsung DreamBell/Rogers Galaxy S9 G960W (Snapdragon)
Country or region availableChina
China
Canada
Canada
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateApril, 2017February, 2018
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)68.1 x 148.9 millimeters (2.68 x 5.86 in)68.7 x 147.7 millimeters (2.7 x 5.81 in)
Weight155 grams (5.43 ounces)163 grams (5.71 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 S8 (SM-G9500)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 630
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB user free)
UFS 2.0
64GB (51GB user free)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.8" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)568 PPI568 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1024/150 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 networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat18 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,18,19,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot 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-AGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
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 S8 (SM-G9500)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
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 + 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 S8 (SM-G9500)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
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
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- 32bit/192kHz audio
- 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 S8 (SM-G9500)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15Wfeature not registered
Talk time autonomy1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 daysfeature not registered
Standby19560 minutes | 326 hours | 13.6 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G9500)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.63W/kg (head) | 1.08W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered