Samsung Galaxy S10+ versus the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9+: Is it worth the upgrade?

Samsung Galaxy S10+ versus the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9+: Is it worth the upgrade?

In case you somehow missed it, Samsung unloaded three new flagship smartphones last month. The biggest and most specced-out model is the Galaxy S10+ with a 6.4-inch display, triple rear cameras, dual front cameras, and a beefy 4,100 mAh battery. So how does Samsung’s best phone of 2019 (so far) compare with their top phones from last year? Pocketnow and our own XDA TV have released videos comparing the Galaxy S10+ with the Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 9. Watch the videos below to see how 2019 stacks up with 2018.

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Samsung Galaxy S10+ vs Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy S10+ vs Galaxy Note 9

Specs Samsung Galaxy S9+ Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Samsung Galaxy S10+
Display Type 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 18.5:9 (529 ppi)  6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 18.5:9 (516 ppi) 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (522ppi)
Size 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm, 189g 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm, 201g 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm, 175g
(Ceramic: 198g)
System-on-chip Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820
RAM Capacity 6GB 6/8GB 8GB/12GB RAM (LPDDR4X)
Storage Capacity 64/128/256GB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
128/512GB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
128GB/512GB/1TB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
Headphone Jack Yes, 3.5mm Yes, 3.5mm Yes, 3.5mm
Front Camera(s) 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF  Dual Camera
– UHD Selfie: 10MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
– RGB Depth: 8MP FF, F2.2 (90°)
Rear Cameras – 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
– 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
– 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
– 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Triple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh 4000 mAh 4100 mAh
Wireless Charging Yes, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 Yes, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 Yes, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless Power Share
Fast Charging Yes, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging Yes, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging Yes, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Biometrics Fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor Fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor Ultrasonic In-display Fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor
Water and Dust Resistance IP68 IP68 IP68
Software Android 9 Pie with One UI Android 9 Pie with One UI Android 9 Pie with One UI

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