Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, Similarities and Differences

Written by Sajeel Syed ·  2 min read >

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have been launched in an exceptional event at MWC in Barcelona and people are loving them. Everyone is talking about the about the newly launched flagships of the South Korean tech giant. Samsung Galaxy S9 have various similar features and specs but they are also different in multiple ways. Though TechJuice has been providing all the interesting news and gossips of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ since last year, yet you need to have a look at some recently posted articles on S9, to know more about the flagships. Anyhow what you may not find there, is here, Galaxy S9 and S9+ have some difference and similarities as well, which we have gathered right here.


As you know that the Galaxy S9+ is larger than the Galaxy S9, which makes it a better pick if you want a bigger screen or have larger hands. While each OLED screen has the same 2,960×1,440-pixel resolution, the S9 Plus screen is larger at 6.2 inches, compared to the S9’s 5.8-inch screen. And while both devices have the same thickness i.e. 8.5mm, the S9 Plus’s body is larger too. It’s 0.4 inches taller and 0.2 inches wider than S9 as well.

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Where both devices have metal and glass designs with curved displays, S9 is smaller and lighter. Though the Infinity display remains for an almost all screen front with super slim bezels and curved edges same like last years Galaxy S8 and S8+, the S9 variants have made a little change on the back. The fingerprint scanner that was placed in an awkward position in the last year’s S-series flagship has been relocated below the camera setup in both flagships and we absolutely adore it.

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The Galaxy S9 and S9+ have major differences when we talk about capabilities of the camera, even the way it appears is different. The Galaxy S9 has a single lens camera on the rear, while the S9+ has a dual camera setup on the back.

The “Camera Reimagined” slogan appears to be true after all. Galaxy S9+ is a phone with adjustable camera aperture. While both phones have Samsung’s fancy new 12-megapixel dual-aperture camera (which enables more light to enter by adjusting the size of the phone’s iris, same as a DSLR), only the Galaxy S9 Plus has a second 12-megapixel camera with a 2x telephoto lens for zooming in closer to your subject.

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Both of the beasts are powered by Exynos 9810 processor though some US version will be packing Snapdragon 845 chipsets. Though we know that these devices will be running on octa-core processors. Both devices run TouchWiz UI based on Android Oreo, however, there will be a couple of differences in the camera software between the two devices but overall, the interface will be similar, with both featuring the Bixby personal assistant. You will be able to choose between black, purple, blue and grey color options on both phones.

Memory and Storage

The Galaxy S9 has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, while the S9+ has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Both devices have MicroSD support for storage expansion up to 400GB.


There is a difference in battery capacity of both smartphones as well. The S9 runs on a 3,000mAh battery, while the S9+ runs on a 3500mAh power pack, just as the S8 and S8+ did last year. Both devices support fast charging and wireless charging.

There are a number of other similar features in both flagships for which you need to have a look at our mobile section.


Though the cost of Galaxy S9 in the US will be $740 and for the S9+ it will be $840, but in Pakistan, we may see a certain rise in price. The expected price of Samsung Galaxy S9 in Pakistan will be around PKR 95,000 to 105,000, whereas Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus‘s price will be somewhere near PKR 105,000 to 120,000.

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Written by Sajeel Syed
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