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Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Galaxy Note 8


How does Samsung's new flagship compare with its stylus-bearing predecessor?

With Samsung formally announcing the Samsung Galaxy S9 at Mobile World Congress, it and the new Samsung Galaxy S9+ become the new "flagship" Samsung devices. That's a spot that was held by the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and it's still a reasonably new device by handset standards.

Given the similarity in sizing, how do the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ compare against the Galaxy Note 8?

DeviceSamsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9+Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Resolution1440 x 29601440 x 29601440 x 2960
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0Android 8.0Android 7.1.1
ProcessorSnapdragon 845/Exynos 9810Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895
Front Camera8MP8MP8MP
Rear Camera12MPDual 12MPDual 12MP
Size147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm157.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm

There's clearly a lot more that's similar between the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9/S9+ than with last year's Galaxy S8/S8+, thanks to the inclusion of dual cameras on both handset models. Still, you'd expect the performance of the Galaxy S9+ in both processor and camera terms to slightly outshine that of the Note 8.

That doesn't mean that the Note 8 doesn't have any appeal, especially if you're a fan of Samsung's S-Pen stylus, still an exclusive Note feature.

For more information on the Galaxy S9, you can read our full review. You can also compare the best prices on the Samsung Galaxy S9 available from Australian retailers.

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