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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)

Side by side comparison between Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB) vs Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U) phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

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6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

Octa-core

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)

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Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)} 1 Advantage Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB) vs Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)} 0 Advantage Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
You can have more mobile carriers/operators on the same device.
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)

59 Common items in both devices
2.8GHz 64bit Octa-core (10nm)
6GB LPDDR4X
64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
189 grams (6.62 ounces)
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+52 specs and more in the table below

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šŸ“± Model features

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
ModelGalaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
Other model namesGalaxy S9+ SM-G9650/DS (Snapdragon)Unlocked Galaxy S9+ G965U (Snapdragon)
Country or region available(Latin America)China
(Latin America), China
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date3/9/2018, Announced: 2/25/20183/9/2018, Announced: 2/25/2018
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)73.8 x 158.1 millimeters (2.91 x 6.22 in)73.8 x 158.1 millimeters (2.91 x 6.22 in)
Weight189 grams (6.62 ounces)189 grams (6.62 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/back
Back: Gorilla Glass 5
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Back: Gorilla Glass 5
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

šŸ“² Display

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI531 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
Display featuresHDR10
Always-On Display
HDR10
Always-On Display

šŸ¤– Operating System

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
System versionAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 11
User InterfaceOne UI 2.5 / 3.1One UI 2.5 / 3.1

āš™ļø Processor

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
Chipset64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDM845) (10nm)64bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDM845) (10nm)
CPUOcta-core, 2 processors:
4x 2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold (Quad-core)
4x 1.7GHz Kryo 385 Silver (Quad-core)
Octa-core, 2 processors:
4x 2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold (Quad-core)
4x 1.7GHz Kryo 385 Silver (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630 (710MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 630 (710MHz)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 265163 (v7), 344891 (v8)
Geekbench: 8393 (4.2)
AnTuTu: 265163 (v7), 344891 (v8)
Geekbench: 8393 (4.2)

šŸ’½ Memory and storage

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

šŸ“¶ Mobile networks

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
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 (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum Download / Upload1200/150 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, 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 Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
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 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, 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 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Not supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-ANot supported

šŸ“· Camera

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto f/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0ĀµmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto f/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0ĀµmAFOIS2x-optical-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 size1.4Āµm pixel1.4Āµm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical 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
Camera extras1080p@240fps
720p@960fps
1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

šŸ“ø Front camera

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
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 size1.22Āµm pixel1.22Āµm pixel

šŸ”‰ Sound and multimedia

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
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, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC

šŸ”Œ Connectivity

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
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 [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

šŸ§­ Sensors

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Iris scanner
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

šŸ”‹ Battery

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh3500 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Wired fast charging
Quick Charge 2
15W (9V/1.67A) Wired fast charging
Quick Charge 2
Inductive / wireless chargingQi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

āž• Other features

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
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
Miscellaneousā€¢ Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
ā€¢ Samsung DeX
ā€¢ Samsung Gear VR
ā€¢ Samsung Pay
ā€¢ Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
ā€¢ Samsung DeX
ā€¢ Samsung Gear VR
ā€¢ Samsung Pay

ā˜¢ļø Radiation rate

Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G9650 64GB)Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.61W/kg (head), 0.77W/kg (body)0.78W/kg (head), 1.59W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.28W/kg (head), 1.08W/kg (body)feature not registered
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