The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were launched amidst much fanfare and celebration at MWC 2018 in February this year, and quickly established Samsung as the top smartphone maker in the world. The smartphones are decidedly premium in their approach, and are priced at Rs 57,900 for the Galaxy S9 and Rs 64,900 for the Galaxy S9+ in India. However, just what are the differences between the two phones?
We go into the details to give you a visual comparison of the two phones, and tell you just what separates the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+. Apart from the obvious difference in price, the ‘plus’ version offers a bit more, while the Galaxy S9 comes with its own distinct set of advantages. Scroll through our gallery below to get the low-down on the differences between the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.
The biggest difference between the two smartphones is the rear camera setup. While the Samsung Galaxy S9+ has a dual-camera setup, the Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a single-camera setup at the rear.
However, both the primary cameras are 12-megapixel shooters, while the secondary camera on the Samsung Galaxy S9+ serves for true depth mode and up to 2X lossless zoom.
Another rather obvious difference is the size of the two phones. The larger Samsung Galaxy S9+ is significantly bulkier and comes with a 6.2-inch screen, while the Galaxy S9 comes with a 5.8-inch screen.
The larger Samsung Galaxy S9+ also features 6GB of RAM, which is more than the Galaxy S9's 4GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 benefits from its smaller screen, though. The size difference makes for a more compact phone that is easier to handle.
While the screen difference might matter to a lot of people, it does make the Samsung Galaxy S9+ significantly larger in the hands. However, media buffs and users with big hands probably won't mind the size at all.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a smaller battery at 3,000mAh, which can occasionally mean the phone doesn't last through a full day of usage. However, in terms of performance, it's practically the same as the Samsung Galaxy S9+.
The Samsung Galaxy S9+ costs about Rs 7,000 more, but offers quite a bit more in terms of features and specifications. Unless you really want a smaller, more compact smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is, in our opinion, a better choice.