The Full Review on Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S9 Plus is what we will be discussing on this page and for your information not many of you know the real difference and most people keep saying all are the same but tell Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S9 Plus has a very bigger differentiation you need to be aware of. 

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S9 Plus

After reviewing both the 6.2-inch Galaxy S9+ and the 5.8-inch Galaxy S9, we think the S9+ offers enough extra features and performance to justify its higher price tag. Still, the S9 is a solid upgrade over past Samsung phones in its own right and is a good choice for anyone who wants a smaller device or balks at paying more than $750 for a smartphone.

Here’s a closer look at what both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have to offer and the areas where one model edges out of the other.

Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S9 Plus: Specs Compared

Galaxy S9
Galaxy S9+
Price $720-$840 $840-$960
5.8 inches (2960 x 1440 pixels) 6.2 inches (2960 x 1440 pixels)
12-MP Super Speed Dual Pixel (f/1.5-f/2.4) 12-MP Super Speed Dual Pixel (f/1.5-f/2.4), 12-MP telephoto with 2x zoom (f/2.4)
Front Camera
8-MP (f/1.7) 8-MP (f/1.7)
Snapdragon 845 Snapdragon 845
64GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Up to 400GB Up to 400GB
3,000 mAh 3,500 mAh
Battery Life (Hrs:Mins) 10:52 10:59
Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple
5.8 x 2.7 x 0.33 inches 6.2 x 2.9 x 0.33 inches
Weight 5.8 ounces 6.7 ounces

What’s the Same?

Before we dive into differences, let’s quickly look at the features the Galaxy S9 and S9+ share. Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 processor powers both phones, delivering a performance boost over last year’s Snapdragon 835-based phones. In our testing, the 845-powered phones were as much as 32 percent faster than last year’s S8 models in Geekbench 4, which measures overall performance. (Samsung’s phones till trail the iPhone X, though.) The new S9s also beat last year’s Snapdragon 835-powered devices in graphics testing.

Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S9 Plus

You’ll also find the same software features in the Galaxy S9 as in the S9+. Both phones feature the Bixby personal assistant, including the improvements to the Bixby Vision image-recognition. The two phone models also support the Intelligent Scan feature that combines iris scanning with facial recognition to let you log in to your phone.

Even storage is the same. Both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ come with 64GB of onboard storage in their base configuration, with a microSD slot that boosts capacity to 400GB. Samsung has just started selling 128GB and 256GB versions of both phones. If you want the 128GB version, add $50 to the base price of $720 for the S9 and $840 for the S9+; the 256GB version of either phone now costs an extra $120. (The price on the 256GB model went up by $20 after pre-orders ended.)

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What’s Different?

The most obvious difference between the two phones is size. At 5.8 x 2.7 x 0.33 inches, the S9 is a shorter and narrower, which makes sense because it has a smaller, 5.8-inch screen. The Galaxy S9+ has a larger, 6.2-inch panel and a larger body, at 6.2 x 2.9 x 0.33 inches, to accommodate that screen.

Pricing and Deals

As noted, the Galaxy S9+ costs more than the Galaxy S9. Samsung sells its larger phone for a starting price of $840 while the unlocked S9 is available for $720. (Again, that’s for the 64GB model. The 128GB S9 costs $770, while the 128GB S9+ costs $890; you’ll pay $840 and $960 for the 256GB version of the S9 and S9+, respectively.) Prices on the two phones vary from carrier to carrier, but generally, you’ll find a $120-$130 price difference between the two models.

Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy S9 Plus

Which Phone Should I Get?

Given the performance edge and dual cameras on the Galaxy S9+, we think it’s the more impressive model of Samsung’s two phones. Still, the right model for you depends on which features are at the top of your wish list.

Get the Galaxy S9+ if you want a 2x zoom and take lots of portraits: If you’ve looked with envy at phones that have dual rear cameras, it’s a no-brainer which new Samsung phone to get. The Galaxy S9+’s dual rear cameras enable a 2x optical zoom. When you need an up-close look at something, the S9+ will be able to zoom in without the kind of distortion you’d expect from digital zoom.

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