Samsung Galaxy S9 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Samsung Galaxy S9 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy S9 is a 2018 smartphone. It measures 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm and weighs 163 g. It has a Super AMOLED display measuring 5.8" inches. The resolution is 1440 x 2960 and 570 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 8 MP. The main camera is Single with 12 MP.

It runs on Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China CPU with 64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM memory. The battery is 3000 mAh.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 specs

General specs

Brand and model

Samsung Galaxy S9

Release date

2018, February


147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.7 x 0.33 in)


163 g (5.75 oz)

Body build

Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame


Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue


3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion

Approximate price490 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

5.8" inc

Screen area

84.8 cm2

Screen format

18.5:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

1440 x 2960 px

PPI /points per inch/

570 PPI

Screen protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Other - HDR10
-3D Touch (home button only)
-Always-on display

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

12 MP, Single

Camera specs

-12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF


LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama

Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Front camera, selfie

8 MP, Single


8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6'', 1.22µm, AF


Dual video call, Auto-HDR

Video 1440p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score81
DxOMark Photo81
DxOMark Video81


Operating system OS

Android 8.0 (Oreo)


- Exynos 9810 Octa (10 nm)
- Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) - USA/LATAM, China

Processor CPU

- Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
-Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China

Graphics processor GPU

- Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA
-Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China

External memory

microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only

Internal memory

64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM

Antutu 8 score 284449 (Rank 376 of 1138)
Antutu 7 score 247256 (Rank 57 of 2128)
GeekBench 5 Single Core 469 (Rank 665 of 1569)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 1957 (Rank 441 of 1564)
GeekBench 4 Single Core 3288 (Rank 32 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 8240 (Rank 53 of 984)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript8705
GeekBench 4 Battery3960

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX

Music and Audio

Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only)
Headphone jack Yes
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
-Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
-Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
- Versions: G960F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); G960F/DS (Europe, Global Dual-SIM); G960U (USA); G960W (Canada); G9600 (China, LATAM)
Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on publicly available information and official specifications from Samsung. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should be aware that specifications are subject to change and updates from Samsung may not be reflected.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

Like its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S9 looks superb and flawless. Even with such a large display, it lies pleasantly in the user's palm. The image quality is beyond doubt, as is the quality of the photos. It is excellent. What exactly the Galaxy S9 offers us we will look at in the following lines.  ... continues. Read the full Samsung Galaxy S9 review.

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Richard Taylor

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Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy S9 was around 490 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2018, February.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is 163 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is 5.8" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (HxWxD).

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