Samsung Galaxy S7 VS. Samsung Galaxy S9: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S7 VS. Samsung Galaxy S9. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Devices

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
8.1
Cost-effectiveness
8.4
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
7.2
8.7
Performance & Hardware
7.4
8
Camera
7.8
8.2
Connectivity
8
8.6
Battery
4.8
4.7

Basics

Brand

Aliases
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Release Date

Release date
February 2016, 3 years ago
February 2018, 1 year ago
State
On Sale
On Sale

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
69.6 mm
142.4 mm
7.9 mm
68.7 mm
147.7 mm
8.5 mm
Weight
152 g
163 g
Usable surface
72 %
84 %
Materials
Aluminium alloy, Glass
Glass
Resistance
IP68
IP68
Colors
Black

Gold

Rose-gold

Silver
Black

Cyan

Gray

Rose-gold

Screen

Diagonal
5.1"
5.8"
Type
Super Amoled
Super Amoled
Resolution
1440 x 2560 px
1440 x 2960 px
Density
576 Pixels per inch
568 Pixels per inch
Others
  • 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • Always-On Display
  • Capacitive
  • Color LED Notifications
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • LED Notifications
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • Scratch resistant
  • Touch sensitive
  • Always-On Display
  • Capacitive
  • Color LED Notifications
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Dual Edge display
  • Frameless
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • Scratch resistant
  • VR headset support

Prototypes





Prototypes
Samsung Galaxy S7
Print 3D Model
Samsung Galaxy S9
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890 2.3
Samsung Exynos 9 9810
CPU
2.3GHz Quad (Custom Core) + 1.6GHz Quad (Cortex-A53)
4x2.7 GHz Exynos M3 + 4x1.79 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Type
Octa-Core
Octa-Core
Frequency
2.3 GHz
2.7 GHz
64 Bits
Yes
Yes

Graphics

GPU
Arm Mali-T880 Mp12, 650 Mhz
ARM Mali-G72 MP18

RAM

RAM
4 GB
4 GB

Antutu

Score
158.723 (Antutu v7)
Overall performance better than 84% of devices
249.446 (Antutu v7)
Overall performance better than 92% of devices

Storage

Capacity
32 GB
64 GB
SD Slot
Yes
Independent SD slot
Yes
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint
Yes, on the front
Yes, in the back

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gravity
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart Rate
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart Rate
  • Iris scanner
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity

Others

Notifications LED
Color LED Notifications
Color LED Notifications

Camera

Main

Resolution
12 Mpx
12 Mpx
Pixel size
--
--
Sensor
Sony IMX260 Exmor RS
Samsung S5K2L3
Type
BRITECELL
ISOCELL
Aperture
f/1.7
f/1.5
Flash
Dual LED
Dual LED
Features
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Panorama
  • RAW
  • Scene mode
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
  • 4K Video
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Panorama
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
Slow Motion Video
Yes
240 fps
Yes
960 fps
Optical Stabilisation
Yes
Yes

Selfie

Resolution
5 Mpx
8 Mpx

Connectivity

Networks

5G
-
-
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28 (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B28 (700)
  • B32 (1500)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B42 (TDD 3500)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B39 (TD 1900+)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B39 (TD 1900+)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM
Single Sim
Single Sim
Type
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
Others
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi MiMO

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 4.2 LE Low energy consumption
Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)

Navigation

Navigation
  • A-GPS
  • Beidou
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GPS

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

0.406 W/Kg on head
0.621 W/Kg on body
0.362 W/Kg on head
1.180 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

1.240 W/Kg on head
1.590 W/Kg on body
0.260 W/Kg on head
1.040 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Mirrorlink
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • ANT+
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.

Battery

Battery
Capacity
3000 mAh
3000 mAh
Type
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Others
Fast Charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast Charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging

Software

Software
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 8.0 Oreo

Prices

Prices

Prices