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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S9

What’s different about the Galaxy S8 compared to the Galaxy S9? They may look close, but the answer is more than skin deep.

Find out in Pickr’s exclusive comparison chart below, only available on the website.



Outright price $1199 $1199


Screen size 5.8 inches 5.8 inches
Screen resolution Quad HD+ 18:9 (2960x1440) Quad HD+ 18:9 (2960x1440)
Pixel density 570ppi 570ppi

Design and construction

Thickness 8.0mm 8.5mm
Weight 152g 163g
Construction Metal, glass Metal, glass
Water resistant
Water resistance rating IP68 IP68


Rear camera 12 megapixels, F1.7 12 mp dual aperture camera (F1.5/F2.4)
Rear flash
Front camera 8 megapixels, F1.7 8mp (F1.7)
Front flash
Video capture (maximum) Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160) Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160)


Processor Samsung Exynos 8895 Samsung Exynos 9810
CPU tech Octa-core (8) Octa-core (8)
Memory (RAM) 4GB 4GB
Storage 64GB Multiple variations (noted below)
Storage sizes 64GB/128GB/256GB
Upgradeable storage Yes, this supports microSD cards. Yes, this supports expandable storage.
Operating system Google Android (Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc) Google Android (Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc)
OS version Android 7.0, "Nougat" Andrpid 8.0, "Oreo"
SIM type nanoSIM nanoSIM


3G/4G/5G Yes, it has both 3G and 4G. Yes, it has both 3G and 4G.
Maximum Speed Cat 16 LTE - 1000Mbps down, 150Mbps up (max) Cat 18 LTE - 1200Mbps down, 150Mbps up (max)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.x (with A2DP, LE) Bluetooth 5.x (with A2DP, LE)
GPS support
Near-Field Communication
WiFi 802.11ac (supports a/b/g/n) 802.11ac (supports a/b/g/n)

Ports and security

Charge / data port Type C USB Type C USB
3.5mm headset jack
Biometric security Fingerprint and iris scanners Fingerprint and face/iris scanners


Wireless charging Is this product capable of wireless charging? Yes
Battery size 3000mAh 3000mAh