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Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS) vs Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S7 XSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)15Points
Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

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03PointsSamsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 X
Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
5.1"
AMOLED

1440x2560

12.2
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/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/DS)15 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)vsGalaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)3 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
+2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Core21%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 2.0
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+1440x2960 pixels16%
Higher resolution screen
vs1440x2560 pixels
+5.8"14%
Larger screen
vs5.1"
+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)
+(front) 8MP59%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps167%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
163 grams (5.71 ounces)vs+152 grams (5.32 ounces)7%
Lighter
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)8%
Thinner
568 PPIvs+576 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)

44 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X / 4GB LPDDR4
64GB (51GB available) / 64GB (54GB available)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
16 million
(back) 12.2MP
LED flash
+37 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
ModelGalaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy S9 Duos G960F/Dual-sim (Exynos)Galaxy S7 G930F (Exynos), Samsung Hero
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateFebruary, 2018March, 2016
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)68.7 x 147.7 millimeters (2.7 x 5.81 in)69.6 x 142.4 millimeters (2.74 x 5.61 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)152 grams (5.32 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/DS)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 8.0 Oreo
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Exynos M1 Mongoose
1.6Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G72 MP18ARM Mali-T880 MP12
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
64GB (54GB available)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.8" inches5.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~72.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)568 PPI576 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 4
Display features60Hz, HDR10feature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload1200/150 Mbps450/50 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
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 Cat9 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
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/DS)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.5 (aperture)f/1.7 (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
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital 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 (SM-G960F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens22mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/4.1" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.34µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
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, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
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
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
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: Black, White, Gold, Silver
- Body material: Aluminium
- Corning Gorilla Glass back panel
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30min
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Qi Wireless charging (PMA)
- OneDrive 115GB
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30min
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1680 minutes | 28 hours | 1.2 days
Standbyfeature not registered17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F 64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.4W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.362W/kg (head) | 1.18W/kg (body)0.406W/kg (head) | 0.621W/kg (body)
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