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Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F) vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus XSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)07Points
Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
22PointsSamsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 X
Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
6.7"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)

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 (SM-G960F)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)vsGalaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)22 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
+163 grams (5.71 ounces)14%
Lighter
vs186 grams (6.51 ounces)
+568 PPI8%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs524 PPI
+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)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+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
2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.73Ghz 64bit Octa-Core16%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
64GB (51GB available)vs+128GB (104GB available)104%
More internal storage for applications and files
UFS 2.1vs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
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
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1440x2960 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels8%
Higher resolution screen
5.8"vs+6.7"16%
Larger screen
(back) 12.2MPvs+(quad camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP + 0.3MP6 times
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/1.76" inches45%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 10MP26%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 10vs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 2000 Mbps67%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
3000 mAhvs+4500 mAh50%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
15Wvs+25W67%
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+2 slots (Dual-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)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
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

34 Common items in both devices
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
16 million
LED flash
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera / PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
OIS: Optical stabilization
+27 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 (SM-G960F)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
ModelGalaxy S9 (SM-G960F)Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Other model namesGalaxy S9 G960F (Exynos) Single-simGalaxy S20 Plus 4G-LTE G985F/Dual-Sim (Exynos, 8GB RAM)
Country or region available(Europe)
(Europe)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateFebruary, 2018March, 2020
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)68.7 x 147.7 millimeters (2.7 x 5.81 in)73.7 x 161.9 millimeters (2.9 x 6.37 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)186 grams (6.51 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 (SM-G960F)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 11
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 990 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.73Ghz Dual-Core Mongoose M5
2.5Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP18ARM Mali-G77 MP11
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR5
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size5.8" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~90.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)568 PPI524 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz, HDR10120Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps2000/200 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 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, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
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 (SM-G960F)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels(quad camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP TOF 3Df/1.0
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital 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 (SM-G960F)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
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/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
RadioNot supportedNot 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 (SM-G960F)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
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
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
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
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: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud White, Aura Red, Aura Blue
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- 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 (SM-G960F)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)Samsung Galaxy S20+ (SM-G985F/DS)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.72W/kg (head) | 1.03W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.362W/kg (head) | 1.18W/kg (body)0.376W/kg (head) | 1.57W/kg (body)
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