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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U) vs Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Apple iPhone 13 mini phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 13 mini XSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)19Points
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
15PointsApple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus X
Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
5.4"
AMOLED

1080x2340

12
MP

12mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

2406
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)

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-G965U)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)vsiPhone 13 mini (512GB)15 Advantages Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+1440x2960 pixels69%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2340 pixels
+531 PPI11%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs477 PPI
+6.2"15%
Larger screen
vs5.4"
+(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MP1%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+f/1.5 (aperture)7%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/1.6 (aperture)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsproprietary audio output
+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
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
+3500 mAh45%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2406 mAh
+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
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+3.1Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core10%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
64GB (51GB available)vs+512GB (490GB available)9 times
More internal storage for applications and files
UFS 2.1vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
189 grams (6.62 ounces)vs+141 grams (4.94 ounces)34%
Lighter
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.65 millimeters (0.3 inches)11%
Thinner
HDR10vs+Dolby Vision/HDR10Advantage
The Dolby Vision/HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
16 millionvs+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
(front) 8MPvs+(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MP54%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
15Wvs+20W33%
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.
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+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

30 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4X
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
60Hz
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
+23 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
ModelGalaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
Other model namesUnlocked Galaxy S9+ G965U (Snapdragon)iPhone 13 (A2481)
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateFebruary, 2018September, 2021
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.65 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)73.8 x 158.1 millimeters (2.91 x 6.22 in)64.2 x 131.5 millimeters (2.53 x 5.18 in)
Weight189 grams (6.62 ounces)141 grams (4.94 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 meters and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoiOS 15
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Apple A15 Bionic (5nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.1Ghz Dual-Core
2.1Ghz Quad-Core
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630Apple GPU MP4
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
512GB (490GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches5.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.8% (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 PPI477 PPI
Colors16 million1 billion
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Ceramic Shield
Display features60Hz, HDR1060Hz, 800 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps5000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
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
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE 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)
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79)
mmWave (258, 260, 261)
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, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
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-G965U)Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
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-G965U)Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.4120º13mm1/3.6"PDAF
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.6 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.7µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus
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-G965U)Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens23mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
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
Barometer
Face unlock
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: Starlight, Midnight, Blue, Pink, Red
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay
- ProRes/Cinematic video mode
- MagSafe
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh2406 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
20W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Apple iPhone 13 mini (512GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.78W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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