Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 VS. Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy S9

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October 7, 2019

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Bottom line: Which one is better?

When we compare iPhone 8 vs galaxy S9 in this review, Samsung S9 is better as it has 1.65x more battery power, faster CPU, higher pixel density, 2GB more RAM memory, bigger screen size, higher resolution, more pixel density (front camera) and has an external memory slot.


The design features of galaxy S9 vs iPhone 8 can be compared as follows;

Resistance; both phones are dustproof and water-resistant.

Weather-sealed (splash-proof); both phones are weather-sealed.

Thickness; iPhone 8 is 7.3mm while Samsung S9 is 8.5mm

Weight; iPhone 8 is 148g while Samsung S9 is 163g

Height; iPhone 8 is 138.4mm while Samsung S9 is 147.7mm

Width; iPhone 8 is 67.3mm while Samsung S9 is 68.7mm

Bottom Line design
iPhone 8 is better.


In terms of display, iPhone 8 vs Samsung iPhone have the following features;

Display type; iPhone 8 has IPS LCD while Samsung S9 has super AMOLED.

Pixel density; iPhone 8 has 326ppi while Samsung S9 has 568ppi.

Screen protection; Samsung S9 has Corning Gorilla Glass v5.

Screen size; iPhone 8 is 4.7” while Samsung S9 is 5.8”.

Screen resolution; iPhone 8 has 750 x 1334px whereas Samsung S9 has 1440 x 2960px.

Touch screen; iPhone 8 has 3D Touchscreen, multi-touch whereas Samsung S9 has capacitive touchscreen and multi-touch.

Bottom Line display
Samsung S9 is better.


In this review, we have the following comparison of Samsung galaxy S9 vs iPhone 8;

Chipset; iPhone 8 has Apple A11 Bionic whereas Samsung S9 has Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810.

Processor; iPhone 8 has Hexa-core (Dual-core, Monsoon + Quad-core, Mistrail) whereas Samsung S9 has Octa-core (2.7GHz, Quad-core, M2 Mongoose + 1.7GHz, Quad-core, Cortex A53).

Coprocessor; iPhone 8 has M11.

Architecture; both phones have 64bit.

RAM; iPhone 8 has 2GB whereas Samsung S9 has 4GB.

Internal memory; both phones have 64B

Expandable memory; Samsung S9 has up to 400GB.

Bottom Line hardware & performance
Samsung S9 is better.


Loudspeaker; both phones have loudspeakers.

Bottom Line multimedia
the two phones have the same audio feature(s).


In terms of camera, we have the following comparison when we compare S9 vs iPhone 8;

Aperture; iPhone 8 has f2.2

Features; iPhone 8 has 5 x digital zoom, auto flash, face detection, simultaneous HD video and image recording & touch to focus while Samsung S9 has wide angle selfie.

Image resolution; iPhone 8 has 4608 x 2592px whereas Samsung S9 has 4000 x 3000px.

Sensor; iPhone 8 has BSI sensor while Samsung S9 has CMOS image sensor.

Video recording; iPhone 8 has optical image stabilization.

Autofocus; both phones have autofocus.

Shooting modes; both phones have continuous shooting and HDR. IPhone 8 has burst mode.

Resolution (front camera); iPhone 8 has 7MP whereas Samsung S9 has 8MP.

Optical image stabilization; both phones have this feature.

Flash; iPhone 8 has Retina whereas Samsung S9 has LED.

Video recording; iPhone 8 has 1920×1080 @ 30fps whereas Samsung S9 has 3840×2160 @ 60fps, 1920×1080 @ 60fps & 1280×720 @ 30fps.

Bottom Line camera
Samsung S9 is better.


Wi-Fi; both phones have 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO

Bluetooth; both phones have v5.0

Volte; both phones have volte.

USB connectivity; iPhone 8 has USB 2.0 while Samsung S9 support mass storage device, USB charging.

NFC; both phones have NFC.

GPS; both phones have GPS with A-GPS, Glonass.

Bottom Line connectivity
the two phones have the same features.


Capacity; iPhone 8 has 1822mAh while Samsung S9 has 3000mAh.

Charging; both phones support wireless charging.

Bottom Line battery
Samsung S9 is better.

In this review, Samsung S9 is a better phone than iPhone 8 as it has superior features.

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