A closer look at the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S8 Series


The reimagine and amazing Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ have certain features that differentiate it form the previous Samsung Galaxy S8 series. Many persons may have taught that Samsung just clone the previous model to the new Samsung Galaxy S9. But this is untrue as there are a lot difference from both devices. This does not exclude the fact that there are features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus that was retained. It is no lie that the main focused of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is the camera. Samsung actually reshape how camera is being used taking into recognition the fact that people don’t communicate only with text messages anymore. Now, many persons prefer using emojis and DIF to communicate and Samsung had brought this into the Samsung Galaxy S9 flagship.

Now let look at the differences as well as similarities between the Samsung Galaxy S9 line-up and Galaxy S8.

Differences Between the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9

Dimension. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is slimmer than the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. Though the Galaxy S9 series is smaller in height. The height × breadth × thickness of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is 147.7 × 68.7 × 8.5 mm while the Samsung Galaxy S8 is 148.9 × 68.1 × 8.0 mm. The Galaxy S9+, on the other hand, has a dimension of 158.1 × 73.8 × 8.5 mm. Whereas, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ has 159.5 × 73.4 × 8.1 mm. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is heavier than the previous model. The S9 and S9 plus have  weight of 163 gram and 189 gram respectively while the S8 and S8 plus have weight of 155 gram and 173 gram respectively.

Operating System. Of course, this is obvious. The Samsung Galaxy S9 comes in with Android O while Samsung Galaxy S8 series had the Android 7.0 Nougat.



CPU. Both CPU are Octacore except for its combination. S9 has 2.7GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad while S8 had 2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad. In addition, S9+ has 2.8GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad but S8+ combined 2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad.

Memory. This is another area where the Samsung Galaxy S9 beats the S8 hands down. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus has the same memory. 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM and an expandable storage of 256GB However, for the Samsung Galaxy S9 series, there are variants for the internal memory with a combination of 4GB RAM for Samsung Galaxy S9 and 6GB for Samsung Galaxy S9+. The variants are 64GB/128GB/256GB ROM. While the expandable storage space is up to 400GB the biggest yet.

Network. The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes in with LTE Cat 16 while the S8 has LTE Cat 18.

Biometric Authentication. In addition to Iris scanner, fingerprint and face detection, the Samsung Galaxy S9 also includes intelligent scan.

Audio. The Samsung Galaxy S9 had new features that cannot be found in the Samsung Galaxy S8 product lineup. These includes stereo speakers tuned by AKG and surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology.

Camera. Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus has the same camera. Dual rear 12MP cameras (F/1.7) with Optical Image Stability, OIS. The front camera is 8MP and F/1.7. The Samsung Galaxy S9 series is totally different. The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a single rear super speed pixel of 12MP adjustable to F/1.5 or F/2.4 with OIS. For the Samsung Galaxy S9 plus, Dual rear cameras is attached to it. The wide angle camera and the telephoto camera. The wide angle had 12MP super speed pixel and an adjustable aperture of F/1.5 and F/2.4 while the telephoto camera has a super speed pixel of 12MP and a single aperture of F/2.4. Other interesting features is the slow mo mode and the low light aided by the dual apertures lenses. And the Augmented Reality Emojis. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus also has dual OIS.

Bixby Button. Bixby get better compared to Samsung Galaxy S8 that was full with complaints. The Bixby of the Galaxy S9 series can detect 54 languages and translate them into 104 languages.

Similarities of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S8

Display. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S9 has a 5.8” curved super AMOLED infinity display and a resolution of 2960 × 1440 pixels with 570 PPI and Quad HD. For the Samsung Galaxy S9 plus and S8 plus, on the other hand, are 6.2 curved super AMOLED infinity display and a resolution of 2960 × 1440 pixels with 529 PPI Quad HD.

Bezels. Very tiny bezels or no bezel at all. With a 18:9 aspect ratio for both devices.

Battery. The battery capacity for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S9 is 3,000 mAh, while for the Samsung Galaxy S8 plus and S9 plus is 3,500 mAh.

Water and Dust Resistance. Both has a similar water and dust resistance of IP68 rating.

With this you should know that the Samsung Galaxy S9 series had wide difference from the Samsung Galaxy S8 series. Even though there are little similarities.