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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U) vs Google Pixel 2 (128GB)

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

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Compare Google Pixel 2 XSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)24Points
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
5"
AMOLED

1080x1920

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2700
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)24 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)vsPixel 2 (128GB)4 Advantages Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
+2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core6%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+6GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsAMOLED
+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+1440x2960 pixels106%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x1920 pixels
+531 PPI20%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs441 PPI
+6.2"24%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(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
+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)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps50%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
+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
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3500 mAh30%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2700 mAh
+15W43%
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.
vs10.5W
+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
64GB (51GB available)vs+128GB (114GB available)124%
More internal storage for applications and files
189 grams (6.62 ounces)vs+143 grams (5.01 ounces)32%
Lighter
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)9%
Thinner
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light

35 Common items in both devices
UFS 2.1
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
60Hz
16 million
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
+28 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-G965U)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
ModelGalaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Pixel 2 (128GB)
Other model namesUnlocked Galaxy S9+ G965U (Snapdragon)Google Pixel 2 G011A, HTC Walleye
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungGoogle
Release dateFebruary, 2018October, 2017
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)73.8 x 158.1 millimeters (2.91 x 6.22 in)69.7 x 145.7 millimeters (2.74 x 5.74 in)
Weight189 grams (6.62 ounces)143 grams (5.01 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 30minIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (114GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~67.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz, HDR1060Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps800/75 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 800/1900, 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 Cat15 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 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, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, 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-G965U)Google Pixel 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-G965U)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraLDAF/PDAF: laser/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 sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.4µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Google Pixel 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
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
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: Kinda Blue, Just Black, Clearly White
- Always-on display
- Slow motion 1080p@120fps
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh2700 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
10.5W Fast battery 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)Google Pixel 2 (128GB)
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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