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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U) vs Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S10 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S10 XSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)03Points
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

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13PointsSamsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus X
Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)
6.1"
AMOLED

1440x3040

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3400
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 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-G965U)3 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)vsGalaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)
+6.2"2%
Larger screen
vs6.1"
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3500 mAh3%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3400 mAh
2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core6%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
6GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (51GB available)vs+128GB (109GB available)114%
More internal storage for applications and files
189 grams (6.62 ounces)vs+157 grams (5.5 ounces)20%
Lighter
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)9%
Thinner
HDR10vs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
1440x2960 pixelsvs+1440x3040 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
531 PPIvs+551 PPI4%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(dual camera) 12.2MP + 12MPvs+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 12MP + 16MP66%
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 10MP26%
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-A) 1200 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbps67%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO is newer and faster

47 Common items in both devices
UFS 2.1
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
+40 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)
ModelGalaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)
Other model namesUnlocked Galaxy S9+ G965U (Snapdragon)Galaxy S10 (Snapdragon) G973UZBAXAA Unlocked, Samsung Beyond
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateFebruary, 2018March, 2019
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)70.4 x 149.9 millimeters (2.77 x 5.9 in)
Weight189 grams (6.62 ounces)157 grams (5.5 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-G965U)Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 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:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 640
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (109GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size6.2" inches6.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~88% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1440x3040 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)531 PPI551 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz, HDR1060Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps2000/150 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 800/1900, 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
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
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 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71)
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, 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-G965U)Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 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)Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.4"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.41/3.6"52mm1.0µmAFOIS2x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawidef/2.212mm
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: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)
RadioFMFM
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)Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
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/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + 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)Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 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
Gesture
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
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
- Samsung Pay
- Dolby Atmos
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Prism Black, White, Green, Blue, Flamingo Pink
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh3400 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus (SM-G965U)Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973U 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.78W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)1.05W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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