Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Galaxy S8+ vs Galaxy Note 8: The key differences

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Samsung recently announced their latest Galaxy S flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2018. The Galaxy S8 series was one of the most beautifully designed smartphones that we saw last year. Samsung hasn’t changed that bit on the new flagship models. And if you take the feature set, that hasn’t changed drastically either (at least on paper) except Samsung mending a few glitches and bringing newer hardware.

We already discussed the key differences between the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S8 last week. Now it’s time to see how the new Galaxy S9+ differs from its predecessor S8+ as well as the tall Galaxy Note 8.


The design of the Samsung Galaxy S9+ hasn’t changed much, in fact, the design language on the new flagship hasn’t changed at all if you compare it with its previous iteration. Samsung claims to have slightly truncated the top and bottom bezels to offer a bit more screen real estate. If you compare it with the Galaxy Note 8, it’s  sculpted out of glass and metal too but unlike the rectangular design on the Note 8, it has smooth curved edges.

samsung-galaxy-s9_editedBut Samsung did patch a few flaws, preventing the image sensor from getting smudged. Confused? We are talking about the fingerprint sensor which was earlier located right next to the camera (both in Samsung Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8) it has now been nudged below the dual rear sensors. While leading OEMs are abandoning the much-needed 3.5mm headphone jack, thankfully, Samsung has retained the port on the Galaxy S9+.


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Processing hardware (SoC, RAM, storage)

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Other changes (OS, sensors etc.)

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