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?

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

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

For a complete breakdown of what we thought about the Samsung Galaxy S9, check our full review. If you're looking to pick up the S9 on the cheap, you can compare Samsung Galaxy S9 deals from Australian retailers here.

We have fully reviewed the iPhone 8, which you can read here. For our comprehensive iPhone 8 Plus review, click here.

For all the latest news from MWC 2018, click here.

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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist and the Tech & Telco Editor at finder.com.au. He's been writing about consumer technology topics for more than two decades, and enjoys breaking down complex topics into their component parts. He has written for just about every major Australian technology publication, and is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and CNET.com.au.

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