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Xiaomi Poco F1 256GB vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Xiaomi Poco F1 256GB vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U phones. Which is the best phone?
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Xiaomi Poco F1 256GB
6.18"
IPS

1080x2246

12
MP

20mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Xiaomi Pocophone F1 X21Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
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-G965U

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!


09 Advantages Xiaomi Poco F1 256GB
Poco F1 256GBvsGalaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
 2%2%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 33%33%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
8GB LPDDR4Xvs6GB LPDDR4X
 4 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
256GB (240GB user available)vs64GB (51GB user available)
 4%4%
+Lighter
182 grams (6.37 ounces)vs189 grams (6.62 ounces)
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
+Android 8.1 Oreo is newer and safer
Android 8.1 OreovsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
 14%14%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs3500 mAh
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot

21 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965UvsPoco F1 256GB
 100%100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 4%4%
+Thinner
8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Aluminum frame, front/back glassvsPlastic body, front glass
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS
 76%76%
+Higher resolution screen
1440x2960 pixelsvs1080x2246 pixels
 32%32%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
531 PPIvs403 PPI
 1%1%
+Larger screen
6.2"vs6.18"
 42%42%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12.2 megapixels + 12MPvs(dual camera) 12 megapixels + 5MP
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front cameravsPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS: Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
 27%27%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.5 (aperture)vsf/1.9 (aperture)
 78%78%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)vsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
 17%17%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbps
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
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported
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

28 Common items in both devices
16 million
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
1/2.55" inches
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Face recognition (unlock)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable) / Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
FM
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNA
5.0 version A2DP/LE
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 3 / Gorilla Glass 5
+ 20 COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresXiaomi Poco F1 256GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
BrandXiaomiSamsung
ModelPoco F1 256GBGalaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
Also known asXiaomi Pocophone F1 8GB RAM + 256GB, Xiaomi POCO-F1Unlocked Galaxy S9+ G965U (Qualcomm)
Country or region where it's soldIndiaUSA
Release dateAugust, 2018February, 2018
Depth8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)75.2 x 155.5 millimeters (2.96 x 6.12 in)73.8 x 158.1 millimeters (2.91 x 6.22 in)
Weight182 grams (6.37 ounces)189 grams (6.62 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, front 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 Poco F1 256GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Poco F1 256GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 630 710MhzQualcomm Adreno 630
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (240GB user available)64GB (51GB user available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Poco F1 256GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
Display typeTFT LCD IPSSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.18" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080x2246 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI531 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataXiaomi Poco F1 256GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
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
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat16 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,40,41)
LTE 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)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingXiaomi Poco F1 256GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraXiaomi Poco F1 256GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
Main camera(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP f/2.0 1.12µm depth sensor
(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) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 60 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (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 stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital 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 Poco F1 256GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
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 Poco F1 256GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesXiaomi Poco F1 256GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 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)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Poco F1 256GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
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 (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Red
- MIUI 9.6 (POCO customization)
- AI camera
- Quick Charge 3.0
- LiquidCool technology
- 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 Poco F1 256GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
Battery technologyLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3500 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)9V/2A=18Wfeature not registered
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Xiaomi Poco F1 256GBSamsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered0.78 W/Kg (head) | 1.59 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered