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Under the Hood Comparison: Galaxy S9+ vs. its competition

Samsung unveiled the S9+ to the world by taking the stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Galaxy kindest focuses on its picture-taking capabilities because the S9+ is Samsung’s first flagship smartphone that comes with dual cameras. This brings the S9+ to compete with phones like the Pixel 2 XL as well as its sibling Galaxy Note 8.

While there are some software tricks included in the S9+ for consumers, we need to take a look at all the specs for the S9+ and how it stacks up against its competition. For that, we’ve put together a nice table for you to look at. This is where we compare the Galaxy S9+ to its competitors, including the iPhone. On a different note, we will be releasing an in-depth review of the S9 next month, so be on the look out for that.

Pricing$840 (off contract)$849, $949 (off contract)$999, $1,149 (off contract)$799, $949 (off contract)
Known Dimensions158.1 x 68.7 x 8.5mm (6.22 inches))157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9mm (6.2 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches)143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches)158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5mm (6.24 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches)
Weight189g (6.67 ounces)175g (6.17 ounces)174g (6.14 ounces)202g (7.13 ounces))
Screen Size6.2 inches (157.48mm)6 inches (152.4mm)5.8 inches (147.32mm)5.5 inches (139.7mm)
Screen Resolution2,960 x 1,440 (529ppi)2,880 x 1,440 (538ppi)2,436 x 1,125 (458ppi)1,920 x 1,080 (401 ppi)
Screen TypeQuad HD+ Super AMOLEDQuad HD pOLEDSuper Retina OLEDRetina HD IPS LCD
Internal Storage64GB64 / 128GB64 / 256GB64 / 256GB
External StorageMicroSDNoneNoneNone
Rear CameraDual cameras:
Wide-angle, 12MP, dual aperture f/1.5 and f/2.4 Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.4
12.2MP, f/1.8, 1.4μm pixel sizeDual cameras:
Wide-angle, 12MP, f/1.8 Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.4
Dual cameras:
Wide-angle, 12MP, f/1.8 Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.8
Front-Facing Camera8MP, f/1.78MP, f/2.47MP TrueDepth, f/2.27MP, f/2.2
Video Capture4K at 30fps4K at 30fps4K at 60fps4K at 60fps
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Apple A11 BionicApple A11 Bionic
CPU2.8GHz octa-core2.35GHz octa-core64-bit hexa-core, speed not available64-bit hexa-core, speed not available
GPUAdreno 630Adreno 540Not AvailableNot Available
WiFiDual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0Android 8.0iOS 11iOS 11
Other FeaturesFingerprint sensor, IP68 certified,
USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, WPC/PMA wireless charging
Fingerprint sensor, IP67 certified,
Face ID, IP67 certified, Lightning connector,
Qi wireless charging
Fingerprint sensor, IP67 certified, Lightning connector,
Qi wireless charging
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Hamza Khalid

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