84points
35points

Samsung Galaxy S8

90points
29points

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S8
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148 facts in comparison

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S9
84
points
Samsung Galaxy S8
90
points
Samsung Galaxy S9

Why is Samsung Galaxy S8 better than Samsung Galaxy S9?

  • 12g lighter
    151gvs163g
  • 0.5mm thinner
    8mmvs8.5mm
  • 66MHz higher ram speed
    ?

    1866MHzvs1800MHz
  • Shoots raw
    ?
  • 0.6mm narrower
    68.1mmvs68.7mm
  • Has manual shutter speed
    ?
  • 5.95% less body volume
    81.12cm³vs86.249415cm³

Why is Samsung Galaxy S9 better than Samsung Galaxy S8?

  • 0.35% higher pixel density
    570ppivs568ppi
  • 20% faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.9GHz & 4 x 1.9GHzvs4 x 2.3 & 4 x 1.7GHz
  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    2160 x 60fpsvs2160 x 30fps
  • 20% faster downloads
    1200MBits/svs1000MBits/s
  • 11.76% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    f/1.50 vs1.7f
  • Has a dual-tone LED flash
    ?
  • 33.33% faster uploads
    200MBits/svs150MBits/s

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy S8

Buy used:

$193.00

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 Orchid Gray 64GB Veriz...Samsung Galaxy S8 Orchid Gray 64GB Verizon and GSM Factory Unlocked 4G LTE (Renewed)
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$238.00
Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 - Unlocked - Midnight...Samsung Galaxy S8 - Unlocked - Midnight Black (Renewed)
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$218.95
Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950F Unlocked 64GB...Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950F Unlocked 64GB - International Version/No Warranty (GSM Only, No CDMA) (Midnight Black)
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$394.98
Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 G950U 64GB Unlocked GS...Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U 64GB Unlocked GSM U.S. Version Phone - w/ 12MP Camera - Orchid Gray (Renewed)
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$227.00
Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 64GB Factory Unlocked ...Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Factory Unlocked Smartphone - US Version (Midnight Black) - US Warranty - [SM-G950UZKAXAA]
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$499.99
Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 G950U 64GB - Verizon +...Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U 64GB - Verizon + GSM Unlocked Android Smartphone, Midnight Black (Renewed)
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$241.70
Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 64GB G950U T-Mobile GS...Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB G950U T-Mobile GSM Unlocked - Arctic Silver (Renewed)
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$229.99
Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 64GB Phone - 5.8in Unl...Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Phone - 5.8in Unlocked Smartphone - Arctic Silver (Renewed)
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$219.94
Samsung Galaxy S8 walmartTracfone Samsung Galaxy S7 Prepaid Smart...Tracfone Samsung Galaxy S7 Prepaid Smartphone
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$149.99
Samsung Galaxy S8 aliexpressUnlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus 4G LTE M...Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus 4G LTE Mobile Phone Octa Core 6.2" 12.0MP 4G RAM 64G ROM Fingerprint Smartphone
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$270.10

Samsung Galaxy S9

Buy used:

$199.99

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy S9 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9 Single SIM 64GB SM-G96...Samsung Galaxy S9 Single SIM 64GB SM-G9600 Factory Unlocked 4G Smartphone (Midnight Black) -International Version - No Warranty in The USA - GSM ONLY, NO CDMA
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$499.00
Samsung Galaxy S9 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9 G960U Verizon + GSM Un...Samsung Galaxy S9 G960U Verizon + GSM Unlocked (Renewed) (Lilac Purple, 64GB)
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$268.95
Samsung Galaxy S9 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9 G960U GSM Unlocked 64G...Samsung Galaxy S9 G960U GSM Unlocked 64GB - Lilac Purple (Renewed)
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$275.63
Samsung Galaxy S9 walmartStraight Talk SAMSUNG Galaxy S9, 64GB Bl...Straight Talk SAMSUNG Galaxy S9, 64GB Black - Prepaid Smartphone
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$79.00
Samsung Galaxy S9 aliexpressSamsung Galaxy S9 G960U G960F 3000mAhOri...Samsung Galaxy S9 G960U G960F 3000mAhOriginal LTE Android Cell Phone Octa Core 5.8" 12MP 4GB RAM 64GB ROM NFC Snapdragon 845
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$289.88

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Design

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2.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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3.weight
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4.thickness
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6.width
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Display

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2.pixel density
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3.has branded damage-resistant glass
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4.screen size
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5. newer Gorilla Glass version
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6.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
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Performance

1.GPU clock speed
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2.RAM speed
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It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

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3.Has integrated LTE
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The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

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4.CPU speed
?

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5.Uses HMP
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Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) is a more advanced version of big.LITTLE technology. In this setup, a processor can utilize all cores at the same time, or just a single core for low-intensity tasks. This can provide powerful performance or increased battery life respectively.

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6.CPU threads
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More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

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Cameras

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4.pixel size (main camera)
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6.wide aperture (main camera)
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Audio

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2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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5.Has dedicated media keys
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Battery

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2.Battery life
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4.has wireless charging
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5.Has an ultra power-saving mode
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The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps. Show more

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Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy S8

Buy used:

$193.00

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Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 Orchid Gray 64GB Veriz...Samsung Galaxy S8 Orchid Gray 64GB Verizon and GSM Factory Unlocked 4G LTE (Renewed)
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$238.00
Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 - Unlocked - Midnight...Samsung Galaxy S8 - Unlocked - Midnight Black (Renewed)
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$218.95
Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950F Unlocked 64GB...Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950F Unlocked 64GB - International Version/No Warranty (GSM Only, No CDMA) (Midnight Black)
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$394.98
Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 G950U 64GB Unlocked GS...Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U 64GB Unlocked GSM U.S. Version Phone - w/ 12MP Camera - Orchid Gray (Renewed)
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$227.00
Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 64GB Factory Unlocked ...Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Factory Unlocked Smartphone - US Version (Midnight Black) - US Warranty - [SM-G950UZKAXAA]
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$499.99
Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 G950U 64GB - Verizon +...Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U 64GB - Verizon + GSM Unlocked Android Smartphone, Midnight Black (Renewed)
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$241.70
Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 64GB G950U T-Mobile GS...Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB G950U T-Mobile GSM Unlocked - Arctic Silver (Renewed)
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$229.99
Samsung Galaxy S8 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S8 64GB Phone - 5.8in Unl...Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB Phone - 5.8in Unlocked Smartphone - Arctic Silver (Renewed)
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$219.94
Samsung Galaxy S8 walmartTracfone Samsung Galaxy S7 Prepaid Smart...Tracfone Samsung Galaxy S7 Prepaid Smartphone
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$149.99
Samsung Galaxy S8 aliexpressUnlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus 4G LTE M...Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus 4G LTE Mobile Phone Octa Core 6.2" 12.0MP 4G RAM 64G ROM Fingerprint Smartphone
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$270.10

Samsung Galaxy S9

Buy used:

$199.99

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Samsung Galaxy S9 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9 Single SIM 64GB SM-G96...Samsung Galaxy S9 Single SIM 64GB SM-G9600 Factory Unlocked 4G Smartphone (Midnight Black) -International Version - No Warranty in The USA - GSM ONLY, NO CDMA
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$499.00
Samsung Galaxy S9 AmazonSamsung Galaxy S9 G960U Verizon + GSM Un...Samsung Galaxy S9 G960U Verizon + GSM Unlocked (Renewed) (Lilac Purple, 64GB)
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$268.95
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