Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S9

Full Comparison

Hardware

Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9
Operating System
Android 6.0
Android 8.0
Cpu Speed
2.3 GHz
2.7 GHz
CPU Cores
Octa Core
Octa Core
CPU Model
Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890
Samsung Exynos 9 Octa (9810)
GPU
yesYes
yesYes
GPU Model
ARM Mali-T880MP12 GPU
ARM Mali-G72 MP18
Ram memory
4GB
4GB

Display

Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9
Touchscreen
yesYes
yesYes
Colors
16M
16M
Screen size
5.1 in
5.8 in
Resolution
2560, 1440
1440, 2960
Technology
Super AMOLED
OLED (AMOLED)
Pixel Density
576 ppi
570 ppi
Dual screen support
noNo
noNo
Scratch resistant display
yesYes
yesYes
Ambient light sensor
yesYes
yesYes
Multi touch
yesYes
yesYes

Camera

Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9
Number of cameras
2
2
Front Resolution
5 Mpx
8 Mpx
Primary rear resolution
12 Mpx
12 Mpx
Primary rear lens aperture
1.7 f
1.9 f
Primary rear sensor size
1/2.6"
1/2.55"
Video recording
yesYes
yesYes
Highest video resolution
4096, 2160
3840x2160 px
Maximum FPS at the highest resolution
30 fps
60 fps
Maximum FPS (regardless of res.)
240 fps
960 fps
Max resolution (highest frame rate)
1280, 720
1280, 720
Autofocus
yesYes
yesYes
Geo-tagging
yesYes
yesYes
LED Flash
yesYes
yesYes
Optical image stabilization
yesYes
yesYes
Touch Focus
yesYes
yesYes

Storage

Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9
Memory card reader
yesYes
yesYes
Card Storage Max
200 GB
400GB
Types of memory card supported
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

Dimensions

Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9
Material
Aluminum
Aluminium, Glass
Height
142.49 mm
147.7 mm
Width
69.6 mm
68.7 mm
Depth
7.9 mm
8.5 mm
Weight
152 g
163 g
Physical keyboard/numpad
noNo
noNo
Water resistant
yesYes
yesYes
Shock resistant
noNo
noNo

Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9
Accelerometer
yesYes
yesYes
Fingerprint
yesYes
yesYes
Gyroscope
yesYes
yesYes
Barometer
yesYes
yesYes
Heart Rate Monitor
yesYes
yesYes
Proximity
yesYes
yesYes
ANT+
yesYes
yesYes

Navigation

Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9
Built-in navigation system
yesYes
yesYes
GPS
yesYes
yesYes
A-GPS
yesYes
yesYes
BeiDou
yesYes
yesYes
GLONASS
yesYes
yesYes

Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9
Dual sim support
yesYes
yesYes
Sim Card Size
Nano-SIM
Nano-SIM
DLNA certified
yesYes
noNo
Bluetooth
yesYes
yesYes
Bluetooth Version
4.2
5.0
Bluetooth profile
A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP
NFC
yesYes
yesYes
Connector type
USB
USB
Headphone Connection
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
USB version
2.0
3.1 (Gen 2)
Type of USB connector
Micro-USB
USB-C
USB On-The-Go (OTG)
yesYes
yesYes
Video output
noNo
DisplayPort over USB-C

Networks

Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9
2G GSM
yesYes
yesYes
3G UMTS
yesYes
yesYes
HSPA
yesYes
yesYes
HSPA+
yesYes
yesYes
DC-HSPA
yesYes
yesYes
HSDPA speed
42 Mbps
42 Mbps
HSUPA speed
5.76 Mbps
5.76 Mbps
4G Speed (download/upload)
450/50
1200/200
Mobile hotspot function
yesYes
yesYes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yesYes
yesYes
Streaming standards
Google Cast, Miracast, MirrorLink
Google Cast, Miracast
Wireless networking standard
802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Battery

Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9
Exchangeable battery
noNo
noNo
Battery Capacity
3000 mAh
3000 mAh
Talk Time 2G
28 h
22 h
Talk Time 3G
27 h
22 h
Supports fast charging
yesYes
yesYes
Fast charging standard
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge
Supports wireless charging
yesYes
yesYes
Wireless charging standard
PMA, QI
PMA, QI
Built-in wireless charging
yesYes
yesYes

Voice

Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S9
Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
yesYes
yesYes