What’s going on, guys? so Samsung comes out with 2 versions of their flagship smartphones every year. Of course, this year was no exception, and every year I end up buying both mostly to make videos for the channel.
But I like to make a long-term side-by-side comparison to see which device makes the most sense for me in the long run now when it comes to the S. 9 and S. 9 plus, and there are about 4 or 5 notable differences that set the devices apart.
And I’ll go over each of the differences, of course, and give you guys my thoughts on them but keep in mind that this comparison is tailored more towards my overall usage with phones.
And you guys may disagree with some of the things I say here. The first most obvious difference between the two phones is the size, physical size of the devices, and the screen size you end up getting.
The physical size difference between the Samsung phones isn’t nearly drastic something like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but it’s still a parrot, and for some people might be reason enough to choose one phone or the other for me.
I guess you could say I’m a bigger guy with extensive hands, and I’m used to handling larger devices, so the standard size S. 9 is very comfortable even when I’m using it with one hand, and I hesitate to say that it’s too small because it’s still a big 5.8-inch device.
But I’ve come to appreciate the larger 6.2 inches S. 9 plus a little more. I can still use that phone with one hand since the size difference isn’t too drastic.
It’s mostly just a little bit taller, so getting to the notifications requires a bit of a hand shift, but for me, it works for other people. It may genuinely be a two-hand device around the back; reaching the fingerprint sensor on both devices is pretty much.
The same experience Samsung put it in the right place. It’s just slightly higher than the dead center, it’s easy to reach on both phones. I know some people probably don’t even use a fingerprint sensor, but I just thought I’d at least mention it since it was sort of a controversial thing on last year’s S. 8 far as the screen size and overall screen real estate.
I’m not so sure that you’re able to you. Allies thought much more on the S. 9, plus the screens themselves are the exact resolution, and because of that, the pixel density is higher on the smaller S. 9, but for me, that’s not a difference.
I notice there aren’t any different features or software queues between the phones and the summer garden. I’m glad that the difference isn’t so drastic but at the same time.
I’m not sure that the screen size is necessarily a deciding factor. Another big difference between the two devices is in the camera department the standard S. 9 ships with a 12-megapixel shooter around the back. And by itself, it’s still one of the best cameras on the market, no doubt on the other hand. However, you thought that dual camera set up on the S. 9 plus.
This includes additional 12-megapixel land that packs unique features, the first of which is a variable aperture, the first on a smartphone. With this, you can get better shots in low light improve portrait mode capabilities for the hardcore photographer. This is an exciting feature and something Samsung stressed pretty heavily.
When they announce the device, the secondary lens is the telephoto lens, so you get two times optical zoom-in pictures and video in practice. The dual camera set up with all the extra features on the S. 9 plus yields incredible images and videos.
And I have a nice camera comparison video without a link on the screen if you want to see all that action. The two devices have distinct differences with the internal specs, the first of which is the battery capacity of the standard S. 9 rocks at 3000 milliamp-hour battery.
And the S. 9 plus has a 3500000000 power battery, so in theory, you might be expecting about 15 percent better overall battery life on the S. 9 plus, and in real-world usage, the S. 9 plus the battery has to power a slightly larger display.
I’ve found that the battery life is better, particularly with standby time. During a full day’s use, I’ve got an hour or more of usage out of the S. 9 plus, so it’s nothing extraordinary, but it’s noticeable overall. The other difference between the two devices is the ram yes 9 gets four gigs.
And the S. 9 plus get six and in all honesty 6. Gigs of ram on a smartphone are sort of overkill for most people. I’m all for having the best sex possible, but the majority of smartphone users who browse social media will not utilize 6 gigabytes of ram.
But if you’re the kind of person who enjoys heavy multitasking or graphics-intensive games or if you like to sort of future proof your phone and keep it for a few years, 6 gigabytes of ram is kind of hard to pass up in the real-world usage. It was hard for me to see a noticeable difference in app loading speeds or how they handled multitasking.
In the long run, apps get bigger men, android updates continue to roll out. Having 6 gigabytes of ram will be a noticeable advantage.
The last significant difference between the phones is the price unlocked directly through Sam’s song. There’s a $120 difference between the two phones, and some people might argue that if you’re spending over $700 on the phone, extra 120 Bucks shouldn’t be that big of a deal.
But for some people, it is, and you have to decide if the bigger-sized phone with the dual cameras, the larger capacity battery, and more ram is worth $120 to you for me, it is worth it. That’s why I’ll be keeping the S. 9 plus for a while, but for many other people, the regular S. 9 is more than enough for their needs.
So hopefully, you guys enjoy this comparison. Let me know which phone you choose in the comments below. and I’ll see you guys later.