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Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy S9

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When the Galaxy S8 hit the scene, it topped a lot of reviewers' lists because it was feature rich, easy to use, felt good to hold and boasted a sturdy build. But then the Galaxy S9 came along, leaving S8 users to wonder whether they should upgrade immediately to the S9 or ride it out and keep their S8's until they were inside their upgrade window.

 

As you may have guessed, they are remarkably similar devices – but with a few key differences. So, let's briefly compare the Galaxy S9 and S8 so you can decide what's right for you.

 

S8 FACTS

  • Display: 5.8-inch, dual-edge Super AMOLED display
  • Water-resistant and dustproof based on IP68 Rating, which tests submersion up to 1.5 meter for up to 30 minutes. Not shockproof.
  • Memory: Supports microSD cards (up to 256GB)
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Camera: 8MP front-facing camera; 12MP rear-facing camera
  • Battery: Up to 30 hours of talk time

 

S9 FACTS

  • Display: 5.8-inch, Curved Super AMOLED display
  • Water-resistant and dustproof based on IP68 Rating, which tests submersion up to 1.5 meter for up to 30 minutes. Not shockproof.
  • Memory: Supports microSD cards (up to 400GB)
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Camera: 8MP front-facing camera; 12MP rear-facing camera
  • Battery: Up to 31 hours of talk time

 

In the Galaxy S8 vs. S9 comparison, there's really no bad device. They're both among the top in their class, get rave reviews, and are loaded with incredible features. What it really boils down to is what you want, what you're comfortable with and what you think will last the longest (or give you the biggest bang for your buck). It's absolutely a personal choice, and I hope you take the time to look over the features and benefits of both devices before making your decision. Either way, though – you'll get a fantastic phone.