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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965F) vs Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)

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

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 XSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965F)05Points
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965F)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
03PointsSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus 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 S9 Plus (SM-G965F)

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 S9 Plus (SM-G965F)5 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965F)vsGalaxy S9 (SM-G960U)3 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+6.2"7%
Larger screen
vs5.8"
+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP98%
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
+3500 mAh17%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
189 grams (6.62 ounces)vs+163 grams (5.71 ounces)16%
Lighter
531 PPIvs+568 PPI7%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

51 Common items in both devices
2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
64GB (51GB user free)
UFS 2.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
+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 S9 Plus (SM-G965F)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
ModelGalaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965F)Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Other model namesGalaxy S9+ G965F (Exynos) Single-simUnlocked Galaxy S9 G960U (Snapdragon)
Country or region availableEurope
Europe
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateFebruary, 2018February, 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)68.7 x 147.7 millimeters (2.7 x 5.81 in)
Weight189 grams (6.62 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 S9 Plus (SM-G965F)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965F)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP18Qualcomm Adreno 630
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB user free)
UFS 2.1
64GB (51GB user free)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965F)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.6% (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)531 PPI568 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965F)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 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, UMTS, 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 networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965F)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
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-G965F)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-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/1.5 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF 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 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 S9 Plus (SM-G965F)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
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 S9 Plus (SM-G965F)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
RadioNot supportedFM
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 S9 Plus (SM-G965F)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
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 S9 Plus (SM-G965F)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
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)
ANT+
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
- 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
- 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 S9 Plus (SM-G965F)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
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 capacity3500 mAh3000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965F)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.63W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.294W/kg (head) | 1.35W/kg (body)feature not registered