Do we have a good one for you today – the new Samsung Galaxy S9 goes up against its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S8. This comparison is not so much about which device is better as we all know the Galaxy S9 improved the Galaxy S8 in many areas, but this comparison is a way to show you in what areas the Galaxy S9 improved over the Galaxy S8 to make it a better smartphone. We also want to answer the question, “is it worth upgrading from the Galaxy S8 to the Galaxy S9,” or perhaps we have to go back to the Galaxy S7 before an upgrade is necessary.

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S8 do share a basic DNA – starting with their large 5.8-inch displays and their use of Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology, an 18.5:9 ratio, a WQHD resolution, an Always-On display for notifications, and Gorilla Glass 5. The US/China edition of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S8 use a Snapdragon processor and Adreno GPU, only different models with the newer ones being better. Both have 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and a base of 64GB of expandable internal storage. Both use a 12-megapixel camera that uses Dual Pixels, PDAF, and auto-HDR. They both have the identical front-facing cameras (FFC) with 8 megapixels, AF, f/1.7, and auto-HDR. Both have a 3,000mAh, non-removable battery, and both devices offer rapid charging and Quick Wireless charging. Both offer Bluetooth v5.0, WiFi, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. They both have Hi-Res audio and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Both offer IP68 dust and water resistance, facial recognition, an iris scanner, a Heart Rate monitor, an SpO2 sensor, and Samsung’s Bixby assistant. You can get both of these devices on all major US carriers