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Samsung Galaxy S10 versus S9 | What’s the difference?

What’s changed with the Samsung Galaxy S10 compared to last year’s S9?

The launch of a new Samsung Galaxy is now a yearly event, the latest being the S10. There are three models too choose from and a few different variants with this launch but we thought it important to do a direct comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the new S10 to allow you to be able to make an informed decision about whether to upgrade or not.  If you take a look below at the specs a few things immediately jump out.

Samsung S10 versus Samsung S9

The screen on the Samsung S10 is marginally bigger than its predecessor but with an increase in the ratio of the screen to body, you will notice a big difference.

The S10 has three rear cameras where the S9 had only one, the clever use of the three cameras with their different lens sizes allows for better pictures and more photographic features.

All the way through the specs list there are improvements, from RAM to GPU, Chipset and where it counts in the battery department.  The S10 is able to handle apps better and render images quicker and all of this with great ease because of the increases in RAM and processor power.

There are some unique features like Powershare which will prove useful.  Powershare allows you to wirelessly charge your friends’ phones using the S10, or it can be used to charge your wireless headphones, assuming they’re wireless charging compatible.   The new on screen fingerprint scanner improves security and is quicker in its execution.  All in all, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is a great upgrade choice for anyone using the S9 and if you jump from the S8 you will be nothing but impressed.

Display

Display size

  • S9 5.8 inches
  • S10 6.1 inches

Resolution

  • S9 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • S10 1440 x 2960 pixels

Screen Technology

  • S9 Super AMOLED
  • S10 Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

  • S9 84.36 %
  • S10 89.53 %

Features

  • S9 HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
  • S10 HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear camera

  • S9 Single camera
  • S10  Triple camera

Main camera

  • S9 12 megapixels
  • S10 12 megapixels

Hardware features

  • S9 Optical image stabilisation, Phase detection auto-focus
  • S10 Optical image stabilisation, Phase detection auto-focus, Telephoto, Optical image stabilisation

Video recording

  • S9 3840×2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920×1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280×720 (720p HD) (960 fps)
  • S10 3840×2160 (4K) (60 fps), 1920×1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280×720 (720p HD) (960 fps)

Design

Dimensions

  • S9 5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)
  • S10 5.86 x 2.79 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 70.9 x 7.8 mm)

Resistance 

  • S9 Water, Dust
  • S10 Water, Dust

IP certified

  • S9 IP 68
  • S10 IP 68

Biometrics

  • S9 Iris scanner, Facial recognition, Fingerprint (touch)
  • S10 Facial recognition, In-screen fingerprint

Hardware & Performance

System chip

  • S9 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • S10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Processor 

  • S9 Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
  • S10 Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

  • S9 Adreno 630
  • S10 Adreno 640

RAM

  • S9 4GB
  • S10 8GB

Internal storage

  • S9 64GB
  • S10  128GB

Storage expansion

  • S9 up to 400GB
  • S10 up to 512GB

OS

  • S9 Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
    S10 Android (9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

  • S9 3000 mAh
  • S10 3400 mAh

The  great thing about the launch of the S10 is that the S9 has just had an almighty price drop.  To compare the latest Samsung Galaxy S9 deals head this way.  You can order see the best Samsung Galaxy S10 deals here.

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