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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB) vs Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Asus ROG Phone 2 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Asus ROG Phone 2 XSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)20Points
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)
6.59"
AMOLED

1080x2340

48
MP

24mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 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 S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)20 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)vsROG Phone 2 (128GB)13 Advantages Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+189 grams (6.62 ounces)27%
Lighter
vs240 grams (8.4 ounces)
+8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)15%
Thinner
vs9.78 millimeters (0.39 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+1440x2960 pixels69%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+531 PPI36%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs391 PPI
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+f/1.5 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.8 (aperture)
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
vsNot supported
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.96Ghz 64bit Octa-Core8%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
6GB LPDDR4Xvs+12GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
16 millionvs+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
6.2"vs+6.59"6%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MPvs+(dual camera) 48MP + 13MP152%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 24MP198%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
3500 mAhvs+6000 mAh71%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+30W100%
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.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 60Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 60Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster

31 Common items in both devices
128GB (111GB available) / 128GB (107GB available)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
HDR10
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160)
Android 10
+24 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 S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)
ModelGalaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)ROG Phone 2 (128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S9+ SM-G9650/DS (Snapdragon) Dual-sim, SM-G9650/1DLAsus ROG Phone II ZS660KL (128GB + 12GB RAM)
Country or region availableBrazilChina
Brazil, China
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungAsus
Release dateFebruary, 2018August, 2019
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)9.78 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Size (width x height)73.8 x 158.1 millimeters (2.91 x 6.22 in)77.6 x 170.99 millimeters (3.06 x 6.73 in)
Weight189 grams (6.62 ounces)240 grams (8.4 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 30minNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus SDM855 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.96Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 640 672Mhz
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X12GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (111GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (107GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.59" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~80.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI391 PPI
Colors16 million1 billion
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz, HDR10120Hz, 600 nits, HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 2 (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
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 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 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE 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)
LTE Cat18 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 32, 34)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
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, UMTS, 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 S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 2 (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 S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
(dual camera)
48 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.411mm125º
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels24 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels5632x4224 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 60Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay
- Dolby Atmos
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black
- Front/back Gorilla glass
- 120Hz display (1ms response time)
- DCI-P3 108% display
- ROG UI
- Sony IMX586 back camera sensor
- DTS:X Ultra sound
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
30W (10V/3A) Fast battery charging
10W Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 4
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 2 (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.28W/kg (head) | 1.08W/kg (body)feature not registered
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