Best smartphone design + best performance + best camera. It's that simple

Highs

  • Excellent Performance
  • Excellent Display
  • Insane Low-Light Camera and Slow-Mo

Lows

  • Nothing Obvious.

Rating and Price

  • Rating: 10/10

Samsung has just announced its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Once again, many of the rumors leading to the launch were spot on: the Galaxy S9 is everything the industry expected it to be, and a little bit more. We had some hands-on time with both phones, and beyond the specs, Samsung has put a lot of work to refine real-world use cases. Let’s take a closer look at what is shaping up to be the most popular smartphone on Android.

Galaxy S9 vs. S9+: the differences

As usual, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ share most of the same attributes. However, the larger size (and price) of the Galaxy S9+ allows for a few additions that make the S9+ a slightly more powerful handset.

  • Display size: 5.8” vs. 6.2” (S9+)
  • Camera: The S9+ has a secondary Rear Camera with 2X Optical Zoom and fast Bokeh (background blur)
  • RAM memory: 4GB vs. 6GB RAM (S9+)
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh vs. 3500 mAh (S9+)
  • Dimensions:
    • S9: 147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm, 163g
    • S9+: 158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm, 189g

Although the user experience of each phone might be slightly affected by the above technical specs, the larger screen, and the secondary camera represent the biggest perceptible difference. Obviously, the battery size can be a big deal, but most people understand that one very well already.

Overall product rating: 10/10

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ProductGalaxy S9Galaxy S9+
Display Diagonal (inches)5.8" (14.7cm)6.2" (15.7cm)
Megapixel Count12 Megapixel12 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)3000 mAh3500 mAh
Processor/Soc NameSnapdragon 845Snapdragon 845
RAM Options4 GB,6 GB,
Street Price$715 Galaxy S9 on Amazon$819 Galaxy S9+ on Amazon
Link to full specsGalaxy S9 Full specs and detailsGalaxy S9+ Full specs and details
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