At mobile World congress samsung recently announced its newest flagship phones Galaxy S9 and S9+. It is now available for pre-order and will arrive in stores March 16. The Galaxy S9 features some exciting upgrades — notably a powerful, innovative camera and a faster processor — but it’s not a major upgrade from last year’s model. In fact, the Galaxy S8 is still an excellent phone that may even be worth buying instead of the S9.
1. The Galaxy S9 Plus is more expensive.
Its cheaper to buy Galaxy S8 rather than Samsung’s newest flagship phone. Now Galaxy S8 is available with huge discounts. You can buy Galaxy S8 for around $600 on amazon that is way cheaper than Galaxy S9.
The Galaxy S9 starts at $720 and S9+ starts at $840. For extra money you get , you’re getting an upgraded camera, increased RAM, and a slightly bigger battery (which should equate to more battery life, though we haven’t tested the device yet).
You can get almost same experience without paying that much money. it’s not worth it.
2. The design is nearly the same.
There are not major design changes, it is difficult to identify which is Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S8.
Both phones feature a reflective glass back, an aluminum strip along the edge, and a rear fingerprint sensor — though Samsung shifted the S9’s sensor to below the camera rather than next to it, which should be slightly more intuitive and comfortable.
There are, however, a few slight changes in size and weight. The Galaxy S9 is heavier than the Galaxy S8 (163 grams versus 155 grams) as well as a bit shorter and wider.
Otherwise, the two phones are almost exactly the same from the outside.
3. Screen resolution and size is same.
When it comes to the screen on the Galaxy S9, you’re not getting an upgrade in size or resolution.
Just like the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S9 has a 5.8-inch Amoled display and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Galaxy S9 Plus has a 6.2-inch Amoled display and an 18:9 aspect ratio, same as the S8 Plus.
Visually, you’ll experience no difference between these phones.
4. Both devices support wireless charging.
Both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S9 support wireless charging and can handle fast charging with either wired or wireless chargers.
Wireless chargers don’t come with the phones, however. Samsung makes a few wireless-charging stands that work with any smartphone capable of wireless charging, not just Samsung devices.
5.Galaxy S8 has more color choices.
There are six color options for the Galaxy S8, though there are limits on which you can buy depending on where you live and what carrier you choose.
The Galaxy S9 comes in only three colors for now: lilac purple, midnight black, and coral blue.
6. Both devices have headphone jack.
Samsung luckily is still stick with head phone jack. Last year Galaxy S8 was launched with headphone jack and it it is same this year.
If you are fan of this than there is no problem.
7. Battery is almost the same.
The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S9 have the same powerful battery capacity: 3,000 mAh for the standard models and 3,500 mAh for the plus models.
When it comes to battery life, there’s not a major difference. The standard Galaxy S8 offers 20 hours of talk time compared with the Galaxy S9’s 22 hours, and 44 hours of MP3 audio playback versus 48 hours.
In terms of video playback and WiFi use, the two phones are identical at 16 hours and 14 hours.
8. Both are running Android Oreo.
Samsung Galaxy S8 has start getting Android Oreo updates and Galaxy S9 is running Oreo out of the box so there is no big difference.
Android Oreo is the latest android now in the market so no regrets.