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.

Galaxy S10+ XDA Forum Galaxy Note 9 XDA Forum Galaxy S9+ XDA Forum

Samsung Galaxy S10+ vs Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy S10+ vs Galaxy Note 9

SpecsSamsung Galaxy S9+Samsung Galaxy Note 9Samsung Galaxy S10+
Display Type6.2-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)
Size158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm, 189g161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm, 201g74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm, 175g
(Ceramic: 198g)
System-on-chipSnapdragon 845/Exynos 9810Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820
RAM Capacity6GB6/8GB8GB/12GB RAM (LPDDR4X)
Storage Capacity64/128/256GB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
128/512GB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
128GB/512GB/1TB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
Headphone JackYes, 3.5mmYes, 3.5mmYes, 3.5mm
Front Camera(s)8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF8 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 Capacity3500 mAh4000 mAh4100 mAh
Wireless ChargingYes, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0Yes, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0Yes, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless Power Share
Fast ChargingYes, Samsung Adaptive Fast ChargingYes, Samsung Adaptive Fast ChargingYes, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
BiometricsFingerprint scanner, heart rate sensorFingerprint scanner, heart rate sensorUltrasonic In-display Fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor
Water and Dust ResistanceIP68IP68IP68
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie with One UIAndroid 9 Pie with One UIAndroid 9 Pie with One UI

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.