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Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GB vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GB vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS phones. Which is the best phone?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus X08Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GB
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GB
6.21"
AMOLED

1080x2248

12
MP

20mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro X17Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS

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 phone! Comment!


08 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GB
Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GBvsGalaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
 2%2%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 116%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (110GB user available)vs64GB (51GB user available)
 7%7%
+Lighter
177 grams (6.2 ounces)vs189 grams (6.62 ounces)
 12%12%
+Thinner
7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
 1%1%
+Larger screen
6.21"vs6.2"
Advantage
+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Dual LED flashvsLED flash
 149%100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 20 megapixelsvs(front) 8 megapixels
Advantage
+With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use
2 slots Dual-SIM
(dedicated slot)
vs2 slots Dual-SIM
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)

17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DSvsMi 8 Pro 6GB/128GB
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 76%76%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2960 pixelsvs1080x2248 pixels
 32%32%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
531 PPIvs402 PPI
 1%1%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12.2 megapixels + 12MPvs(dual camera) 12 megapixels + 12MP
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameravsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
 20%20%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/1.8 (aperture)
 78%78%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Advantage
+Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
Android 9.0 PievsAndroid 8.1 Oreo
 17%17%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
Advantage
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
3.5mm jackvsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Iris scannervsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Heart ratevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
SpO2vsNot supported
 17%17%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3500 mAhvs3000 mAh
Advantage
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GovsUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
IP68 certifiedvsNot supported

32 Common items in both devices
6GB LPDDR4X
Aluminum frame, front/back glass
Super AMOLED
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
OIS (4-axis): Optical stabilization / OIS: Optical stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
1/2.55" inches
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (under display) / Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Face recognition (unlock)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable) / Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNA
5.0 version A2DP/LE
NFC
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 5
+ 24 COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresXiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
BrandXiaomiSamsung
ModelMi 8 Pro 6GB/128GBGalaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Also known as小米8 Pro, Xiaomi 8 Pro 6GB RAM M1807E8A, Xiaomi UrsaGalaxy S9+ Duos G965F/Dual-Sim (Exynos)
Country or region where it's soldVarious (International)Various (International)
Release dateSeptember, 2018February, 2018
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)74.8 x 154.9 millimeters (2.94 x 6.1 in)73.8 x 158.1 millimeters (2.91 x 6.22 in)
Weight177 grams (6.2 ounces)189 grams (6.62 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareXiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630 710MhzARM Mali-G72 MP18
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (110GB user available)
UFS 2.1
64GB (51GB user available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayXiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.21" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2248 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)402 PPI531 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataXiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
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 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,17,20)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40,41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat18 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,20,28,29,30)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)
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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingXiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/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
Primary camera / Back cameraXiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Main camera(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 1.0µm AF 2x-zoom)
(dual camera)
12.2 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 52mm 1.0µm AF OIS 2x-zoom)
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Front camera / Secondary cameraXiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Front camera20 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel size0.9µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesXiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm 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)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
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
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black (transparent back), Meteorite black, Twilight Gold
- MIUI 10
- 600nit / DCI-P3 / HDR10 display
- Always-On Display
- Quick Charge 4.0+
- WiFi display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- 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
Power supply and autonomyXiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
Battery technologyLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity3000 mAh3500 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)18Wfeature not registered
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro 6GB/128GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F/DS
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered0.294 W/Kg (head) | 1.35 W/Kg (body)