Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Apple iPhone 8

How do Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones compare to Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus?

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were formally announced at Mobile World Congress in February 2018, although early leaks had revealed much about the new handsets.

They're both powerful phones that formed the cornerstone of Samsung's mobile strategy in 2018, but how do they compare to Apple's premium 2017 phones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus?

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Apple iPhone 8

Samsung Galaxy S9

Apple iPhone 8

Product Name Samsung Galaxy S9 Apple iPhone 8
Display size 5.8 4.7
Operating system Android 8 iOS 11
Height (mm) 147.7 138.4
Width (mm) 68.7 67.3
Depth (mm) 8.5 73
Weight (g) 163 148
Battery size (mAh) 3,000 1,821
Front camera (1) megapixels 8 7
Rear camera (1) megapixels 12 12
Rear camera (2) megapixels
Water Resistance IP68 IP67
Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network Category Speed Category 18 Category 12

For a more thorough analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each phone, check out our full review of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and our review of the Apple iPhone 8.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Product Name Samsung Galaxy S9+ Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Display size 6.2 5.5
Operating system Android 8 iOS 11
Height (mm) 158.1 158.4
Width (mm) 73.8 78.1
Depth (mm) 8.5 7.5
Weight (g) 189 202
Battery size (mAh) 3,500 2,675
Front camera (1) megapixels 8 7
Rear camera (1) megapixels 12 12
Rear camera (2) megapixels 12 12
Water Resistance IP68 IP67
Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network Category Speed Category 18 Category 12

You'll find more information in both our Samsung Galaxy S9+ review and our review of the Apple iPhone 8 Plus.

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