Galaxy S8 Plus vs Galaxy S9 Plus


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The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is the direct successor to the Galaxy S8 Plus. While both phones look similar at first glance, the S9+ offers a year’s worth of upgrades and refinements. The S9+ packs a more powerful Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of RAM across all configurations. The S9+ is better at taking photos, with its improved dual-aperture primary camera and all-new 2x telephoto secondary camera. It also takes better video at up to 4k 60fps or 720p 960fps for super slow motion. The S9+ improves ergonomics with its relocated rear fingerprint sensor, and is available in a variety of new colors such as Sunrise Gold, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Ice Blue, and Polaris Blue.

Storage Options

Galaxy S8 Plus Storage

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has 2 storage options:

  • 64 GB
  • 128 GB

Which Galaxy S8 Plus storage should I buy?

Galaxy S9 Plus Storage

The Galaxy S9 Plus has 3 storage options:

  • 64 GB
  • 128 GB
  • 256 GB

Which storage Galaxy S9 Plus is the most popular?

The Galaxy S9 Plus sports one storage size not available for the Galaxy S8 Plus: 256 GB. Both the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S9 Plus share two storage options: 64 GB and 128 GB.

Color Choices

Galaxy S8 Plus Colors

The Galaxy S8 Plus is available in 6 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Pink
  • Silver

Which Galaxy S8 Plus color should you buy?

Galaxy S9 Plus Colors

The Galaxy S9 Plus is available in 6 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Purple
  • Red

Which color Galaxy S9 Plus is the most popular?

The Galaxy S8 Plus boasts two colors not found in the Galaxy S9 Plus color palette: Pink and Silver. The Galaxy S9 Plus sports two colors not available for the Galaxy S8 Plus: Purple and Red. Both the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S9 Plus share four colors: Black, Blue, Gold and Gray.

More Specs

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Specs

Physical
Size (L x W x D) 2.89in x 6.28in x 0.32in
Weight 173 grams
Display / Screen
Description Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors | 529 ppi | Gorilla Glass 5
Processor
Description Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
Memory
Description 4 Gb
Camera(s)
Main Camera Dual 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Selfie Camera 8 MP, f/1.7, dual video call, Auto HDR
Battery
Description 3500 mAh

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Specs

Physical
Size (L x W x D) 2.91in x 6.22in x 0.33in
Weight 189 grams
Display / Screen
Description Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors | 529 ppi | Gorilla Glass 5
Processor
Description Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845
Memory
Description 6 Gb
Camera(s)
Main Camera Dual: 12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55", 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6", 1 µm, AF), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash
Selfie Camera 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1440p, dual video call, Auto HDR
Battery
Description 3500 mAh

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