Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 + vs iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: specifications and price -


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Monday, 5 March 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 + vs iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: specifications and price

Just a week ago the mystery was unveiled, at the MWC in Barcelona the two heads of spears from Samsung, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 + were presented. Two terminals that collect the baton of the series 8 and that received such good reviews, after the batterygate of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and that forced to remove it from circulation.

Today we have proposed to compare it with the famous iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus , which have been with us since September, and which have been a luxury opening act for the phone of the company's tenth anniversary, the iPhone X

Body and screen

The Samsung Galaxy Series 9 have a design in the wave of the high range applied by the South Koreans, a body of glass and aluminum with the fingerprint sensor relocated and with better access than in its predecessor. IP68 dust and water resistance and classic headphone jack on the bottom. The colors are Lilac Purple, Midnight Black and Coral Blue . The screens are SuperAMOLED and provide QHD + resolution, giving an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9 and with size of 5.8 and 6.2 inches respectively.

Those of Cupertino have maintained the aesthetic that they grant to their terminals from series 6, although the body is of polished glass to facilitate the wireless charge . The colors are Gold, silver and space gray . The screen sizes are 4.7 and 5.5 inches respectively. The resolution is 1,334 by 750 pixels in the iPhone 8 and 1,920 by 1,080 in the iPhone 8 Plus. Absence of headphone jack, eliminated in 2016.

Processor and RAM

The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 + mount a bestial processor , the Exynos 9810 for international markets and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 for the American. What we will have in our country is eight cores, four of them belonging to Exynos with a maximum clock frequency of 2.9 GHz , and the rest of Cortex A-55 energy savings up to 1.9 GHz.

The S9 has 4 GB of RAM and the S9 + reaches 6 GB of RAM , with an internal storage memory of 64 GB for each, and the memory can be expanded with microSD cards of up to 400 GB.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus assemble the advanced generation in terms of processors, the bionic A11 chip , with 64-bit architecture, neural engine and integrated M11 motion coprocessor, which is giving fantastic results, with 6 cores, of which 2 They are high performance . The GPU is Apple's own with 3 cores. The RAM is 2GB for the smaller iPhone and 3GB for the Plu s. The storage in both is 64GB and 256GB.


Samsung here wanted to take the rest, and go if you got it. His model S9 mounts a one camera of 12 megapĂ­xeles of variable opening f / 1,5-2,4 , that will allow to adjust the light of the atmosphere. It also has a processor dedicated to the camera that will take 12 snapshots each time it is triggered and combine them into a single one that will be of the highest quality. The S9 + also has another f / 2.4 lens also of 12 mpx. Both models mount as front camera an 8 megapixel f / 1.7.

Apple mounted on the iPhone 8 a 12-megapixel f / 1.8 , being in the iPhone 8 Plus a dual camera with f / 2.8 telephoto, with optical and digital zoom x10 . You have entered vertical lighting in portrait mode . The front camera offers 7 mpx and f / 2.2.


The devices of Samsung mount batteries of 3,000 and 3.5000 mAh respectively for the Galaxy S9 and S9 + respectively and have fast wireless charge.

The Apple mount batteries of 1,821 mAh and 2,675 mAh respectively, which while being of lower capacity than in the previous series, usually offer great performance. These models also offer wireless charging as a novelty.


The S9 and S9 + mount Android 8.0 Oreo with a Samsung Experience layer . this version of the operating system brings many improvements in terms of the use of the keyboard, Bixby or even reduction of visual fatigue.

iOS 11 is the Apple OS for these devices , which was released on September 19. It offers improvements like Do not disturb while driving, Siri offers better features and the control center has a more renewed look.


The Samsung Galaxy S9 will cost 849 euros, while the S9 + will rise to 949 euros . The content of the box is, in addition to the device itself, a USB charger type C, an AKG headphones with pads of various sizes, instruction manuals and an OTG cable to connect any USB to the terminal.

The iPhone 8 has a cost of 809 euros (64 GB) or 979 euros (256 GB) , while the iPhone 8 Plus costs 919 euros in its 64 GB version or 1089 euros in the 256 GB . The box contains the device itself, 1 meter charging cable and 5w charger, EarPods 3.5mm Lightning adapter headphones, instructions and the famous apple stickers.

What do you think what Samsung has prepared? Will it make Apple bite the dust? Tell us your opinions in our comments section.

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