Samsung Galaxy S9 Versus S9+ Price and Specs Comparison, Side by Side Photos

Just wanna show you side by side photos of the freshly announced Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+, which will both be officially launched in the Philippines on March 16, 2018, so we can see how much they are alike or different.


Obviously, Galaxy S9 is smaller of the two as it features a 5.8-inch Infinity Display versus the 6.2-inch screen of the Galaxy S9+. The former has dimensions of 147.6 x 68.7 x 8.4 mm compared to the 157.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm measurements of the latter. Galaxy S9 is also lighter at 163 grams versus 189 grams for the Galaxy S9+.


Nonetheless, these two siblings share the same overall design language and build. The footprint is a rectangle with rounded corners while the IP68 Water and Dust Resistant shell is crafted from anodized aluminum and curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 panels.


Another key difference in terms of appearance is the look of their camera modules. Obviously, Galaxy S9 has a singular optic at the back housed in a squircle panel while Galaxy S9+ has two cameras placed one on top of the other.


Interestingly enough, despite having a smaller display area, Galaxy S9's SuperAMOLED screen has the same WQHD resolution as what's on the Galaxy S9+, which means that the shorter model has a more pixel-dense panel at 568 ppi versus 531.


These also come with the exact same set of ports and buttons including the one for power, volume up and down, Bixby button, USB Type C port for charging, and 3.5mm audio jack.


For geeks and hardcore Samsung fans, here's a meticulous side-by-side specs comparison sheet that I made for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. I hope you find this useful.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specifications Table
Specs Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9+
Dimensions 147.6 x 68.7 x 8.4 mm157.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight 163 grams189 grams
Display 5.8 inches, Quad HD 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio, SuperAMOLED, 568 ppi6.2 inches, Quad HD 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 Aspect Ratio, SuperAMOLED, 531 ppi
Screen to Body Ratio 84.2%83.8%
Screen Protection Curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Front Selfie Camera 8 MegaPixels, f/1.6 Aperture, AutoFocus, Auto-HDR, AR Emoji Support8 MegaPixels, f/1.6 Aperture, AutoFocus, Auto-HDR, AR Emoji Support
Rear Camera 12 MegaPixels, f/1.5 Aperture, 26mm, 1/2.5", 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel, Optical Image Stabilization, Dual Tone LED Flash, Variable Aperture, AR Emoji SupportDual Camera Module:

12 MegaPixels, f/1.5 Aperture, 26mm, 1/2.5", 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel, Optical Image Stabilization, Dual Tone LED Flash, Variable Aperture, AR Emoji Support

12 MegaPixels, f/2.4 Aperture, 52mm, 1/3.6", 1 µm, AutoFocus, Optical Image Stabilization

2X Optical Zoom, Live Focus Effect
Video Recorder Rear: 2160p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 720p 960fps
Front: 1440p 30fps
Rear: 2160p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 720p 960fps
Front: 1440p 30fps
User Interface Samsung Experience
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
Chipset Exynos 9810 Octa
GPU Mali-G72 MP18
RAM 4GB6GB
ROM 64GB64GB / 128GB / 256GB Options
microSD Card Slot via Secondary nanoSIM slot, Up to 256GB
Battery Non-Removable 3,000 mAh Li-Po, Fast Charging, Wireless Charging SupportNon-Removable 3,500 mAh Li-Po, Fast Charging, Wireless Charging Support
Charging Port USB Type C 3.1
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE LTE-A, Cat18
Dual SIM Capability Yes, 2X nanoSIM
Gyroscope Yes
Fingerprint Scanner Yes, Back
Facial Recognition Yes
Protection Against The Elements IP68 Water and Dust Resistant
Highlighted Features Multi-Windows
Samsung DEX
Bixby Live Translation
AR Readiness
App Pairing
IP68 Water-Resistance
Samsung Knox 3.0
Biometric Authentications

Enterprise Edition:
Knox Configuration
Samsung Fimware Over The Air Updates
Extended Device Warranty
Security Updates for Up to 4 Years
Unique Selling PointFlagship-Level FeaturesFlagship-Level Features
Dual Rear Camera
Colors Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, and Midnight Black
Build Aluminum, Glass
Availability February 27, 2018 (Online Pre-Order)
Official Price Php 45,99064GB - Php 52,990
128GB - Php 55,990
256GB - Php 60,990 (Limited via Pre-Order Only)


Consumers will also get the same color options for the two flagship models upon launch. What I have here are their Lilac Purple variants, which is very much in line with the 2018 Color of the Year: Ultraviolet.

Stacking the two, we can clearly see the difference in their footprint.


Supplementary Reading:
Samsung Galaxy S9 Philippines
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Philippines

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