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Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB) vs Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Motorola Moto G7 Plus phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Motorola Moto G7 Plus XSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)19Points
Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
07PointsMotorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 X
Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
6.2"
IPS

1080x2270

16
MP

12mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)

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 (SM-G9600 128GB)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)vsMoto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)7 Advantages Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
+2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core46%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+128GB (111GB user free)118%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs64GB (51GB user free)
+163 grams (5.71 ounces)8%
Lighter
vs176 grams (6.16 ounces)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
vsLTPS IPS LCD
+1440x2960 pixels74%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2270 pixels
+568 PPI40%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs405 PPI
+PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraAdvantage
You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
vsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+f/1.5 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
vsf/1.7 (aperture)
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps
+BarometerAdvantage
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
+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
More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
vsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)2%
Thinner
5.8"vs+6.2"7%
Larger screen
(back) 12.2MPvs+(dual camera) 16MP + 5MP72%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual LED flashAdvantage
The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 12MP50%
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
2 slots Dual-SIM
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots Dual-SIM
(dedicated slot)Advantage
With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use

32 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
Only digital zoom
OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
+25 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
ModelGalaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
Other model namesGalaxy S9 SM-G9600/DS (Snapdragon) Dual-simLenovo Moto G7 Plus NFC, Motorola Lake
Country or region availableBrazilChina
Brazil, China
Europe(Global, International)
Europe, (Global, International)
BrandSamsungMotorola
Release dateFebruary, 2018February, 2019
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.3 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)68.7 x 147.7 millimeters (2.7 x 5.81 in)75.3 x 157 millimeters (2.96 x 6.18 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)176 grams (6.16 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 30minWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.6Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 509
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (111GB user free)
UFS 2.1
64GB (51GB user free)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size5.8" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels1080x2270 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)568 PPI405 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 3
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps600/50 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, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39 ,40, 41)
LTE Cat13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 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, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
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
CameraSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(dual camera)
16 megapixels
5MP depth sensor (f/2.2)
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.22µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital 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 (SM-G9600 128GB)Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels12 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.6" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.25µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 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)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
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
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (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
- Quick Charge 4.0
- Samsung Pay
- Dolby Atmos
- 32bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Deep Indigo, Viva Red
- 19:9 screen ratio (Max Vision)
- Dolby audio
- Turbo Power charging: 11h in 15min
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registered27W
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G9600 128GB)Motorola Moto G7 Plus (XT1965-3)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.304W/kg (head) | 1.72W/kg (body)feature not registered