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"Samsung's been leading the pack for several years now"

"Samsung's S9 offers improved photographic features and raw horsepower"

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Galaxy S5Galaxy S6Galaxy S7Galaxy S7 edgeiPhone 6siPhone 7iPhone 7 PlusiPhone 8iPhone 8 PlusiPhone XGalaxy S8Galaxy S8+Galaxy Note 8Galaxy S9Galaxy S9+
RRPNo longer availableNo longer availableNo longer availableNo longer available$799 (6S) $999 (6 SPlus)$999$1219$1249 (64GB)$1449 (64GB)

$1749 (256GB)

$1799 (64GB)

$2099 (256GB)

$1299$1499$1599$1399 (64GB)

$1599 (256GB)

$1599 (64GB)

$1799 (256GB)

ColoursBlack, Gold, BlueBlack, Gold, BlueBlack, Gold, SilverBlack, Gold, SilverSilver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose GoldJet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose GoldJet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose GoldSilver, Space Grey, GoldSilver, Space Grey, GoldSilver, Space GreyBlack, Gold, Orchid Grey⁸Black, Gold, Orchid Grey⁸Black, Gold, Orchid Grey⁸Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac PurpleMidnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple
Display5.1"display Full HD Super AMOLED
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5.1" display Quad HD Super AMOLED
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5.1" display Quad HD Super AMOLED
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5.1" display Quad HD Super AMOLED
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Retina HD display with 3D Touch
4.7-inch
1334-by-750-pixel resolution at
Retina HD display with 3D Touch
4.7-inch (diagonal)
Retina HD display with 3D Touch
5.5-inch (diagonal)
1920-by-1080-pixel resolution
4.7" Retina HD 1334x750 LCD IPS with True Tone display5.5" Retina HD 1920x1080 LCD IPS with True Tone display5.8" Super Retina display 2436x 1125 OLED with True tone display5.8" 146.5mm, full rectangle (5.6" 143.3mm, rounded corners) Dual edge Quad HD+ 2960 x 1440 sAMOLED
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6.2" 158.1mm, full rectangle (6.1" 154.5mm, rounded corners) Dual edge Quad HD+ 2960 x 1440 sAMOLED
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6.3" Quad HD+ 2960x1440 sAMOLED (6.2" accounting for rounded corners).
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5.8“ WQHD+ 2960x1440 sAMOLED¹¹.
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6.2" WQHD+ 2960 x 1440 sAMOLED¹³.
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Screen to body ratio~69.5%~70.6%~72.35%~72.35%~67.9%~65.6%~67.7%65.7%⁶68.2%⁶82%⁶83%83%83%85%86%
PPI
(Pixel Density. The higher the PPI the more clear images appear.)
431515534534326 ppi326 ppi401 ppi326401458571529521570529
CameraRear: 16MP auto focus

Front: 2MP

Rear: 16MP auto focus

Front: 5MP

Rear: 12MP Dual Pixel (ƒ/1.7) OIS

Front: 5MP AF (ƒ/1.7)

Rear: 12MP Dual Pixel (ƒ/1.7) OIS

Front: 5MP AF (ƒ/1.7)

Rear: 12MP OIS Autofocus with Focus Pixels ƒ/2.2 aperture

Front: 5MP Facetime HD Camera Retina Flash ƒ/2.2 aperture

Rear: 12MP OIS Autofocus with Focus Pixels ƒ/1.8 aperture

Front: 7MP Facetime HD Camera Retina Flash ƒ/2.2 aperture

Rear: 12MP (ƒ/1.8) Dual OIS wide-angle + 12MP (ƒ/2.8) OIS telephoto

Front: 7MP (ƒ/2.2) True depth camera

Rear: 12MP (ƒ/1.8) OIS

Front: 7MP (ƒ/2.2)

Rear: 12MP (ƒ/1.8) Dual OIS wide-angle + 12MP (ƒ/2.8) OIS telephoto

Front: 7MP (ƒ/2.2) True depth camera

Rear: 12MP (ƒ/1.8) Dual OIS wide-angle + 12MP (ƒ/2.4) OIS telephoto

Front: 7MP (ƒ/2.2) True depth camera

Slow-mo up to 240 fps

Rear: 12MP Dual Pixel (ƒ/1.7) OIS

Front: 8MP AF (ƒ/1.7)

The Galaxy S8 is better in low light (the lower the f. the more light the camera lets in).
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Rear: 12MP Dual Pixel (ƒ/1.7) OIS

Front: 8MP AF (ƒ/1.7)

The Galaxy S8 is better in low light (the lower the f. the more light the camera lets in).
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Rear: 12MP Dual Pixel (ƒ/1.7) OIS wide-angle + 12MP (ƒ/2.4) OIS telephoto

Front: 8MP AF (ƒ/1.7)

The Galaxy Note 8 is better in low light (the lower the f. the more light the camera lets in).
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Rear: 12MP Superspeed Dual Aperture (f1.5/f2.4) OIS

Front: 8MP AF (f1.7)

Slow-mo up to 960 fps

The Samsung Galaxy S9 camera lets in more light for incredible performance in low light (the lower the f. the more light the camera lets in).
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Rear: 12MP Super speed Dual Aperture (f1.5/f2.4) OIS + 12MP (f2.4)

Front: 8MP AF (f1.7)

Slow-mo up to 960 fps

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ camera lets in more light for incredible performance in low light (the lower the f. the more light the camera lets in).
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Storage16GB¹ + microSD⁷ up to 128GB32GB¹. No MicroSD32GB¹. MicroSD (up to 256GB)32GB¹. MicroSD (up to 256GB)32 GB
128 GB
No microSD
32 GB
128 GB
256 GB
No external MicroSD support
32 GB
128 GB
256 GB
No external MicroSD support
64GB¹, 256GB capacities64GB¹, 256GB capacities64GB¹, 256GB capacities64GB¹ + microSD⁷ up to 256GB

The Galaxy S8 has up to 256 GB expandable storage via a removable microSD card.



64GB¹ + microSD⁷ up to 256GB

The Galaxy S8 has up to 256 GB expandable storage via a removable microSD card.



64GB¹ + microSD⁷ up to 256GB

The Galaxy Note 8 has up to 256 GB expandable storage via a removable microSD card.



64GB/256GB¹ + microSD⁷ up to 400GB

With expandable storage up to 400 GB on the Samsung Galaxy S9, you can now store all of your photos, videos and songs on a microSD card, which you can easily swap out at any time.



64GB/256GB¹ + microSD⁷ up to 400GB

With expandable storage up to 400 GB on the Samsung Galaxy S9+, you can now store all of your photos, videos and songs on a microSD card, which you can easily swap out at any time.



ChargingWireless Charging⁹Fast charging

Fast Wireless charging³

Fast charging

Fast Wireless charging³

Fast charging

Fast Wireless charging³

Cable onlyCable onlyCable onlyFast charging capable²

Wireless charging³

Fast charging capable²

Wireless charging³

Fast charging capable²

Wireless charging³

Fast charging

Fast Wireless charging³

Fast charging

Fast Wireless charging³

Fast charging

Fast Wireless charging³

Fast charging

Fast Wireless charging³

Fast charging

Fast Wireless charging³

Intelligence
(Virtual Assistants)
NoNoNoNoSiriSiriSiriSiriSiriSiriBixbyBixbyBixbyBixbyBixby
SecurityFingerprint scannerFingerprint scannerFingerprint scannerFingerprint scannerTouch ID fingerprint sensorTouch ID fingerprint sensorTouch ID fingerprint sensorFingerprint scannerFingerprint scannerFace ID
Code
Iris Scanner
Fingerprint scanner
Facial recognition
Swipe
Code
Iris Scanner
Fingerprint scanner
Facial recognition
Swipe
Code
Iris Scanner
Fingerprint scanner
Facial recognition
Swipe
Code
Intelligent scan (Iris + Face)
Iris Scanner
Fingerprint scanner
Facial recognition
Swipe
Code
Intelligent scan (Iris + Face)
Iris Scanner
Fingerprint scanner
Facial recognition
Swipe
Code
PaymentNoAndroid Pay (BNZ)
ANZ GoMoney
ASB Virtual
Android Pay (BNZ)
ANZ GoMoney
ASB Virtual
Android Pay (BNZ)
ANZ GoMoney
ASB Virtual
Apple Pay (ANZ & BNZ)Apple Pay (ANZ & BNZ)Apple Pay (ANZ & BNZ)Apple Pay (ANZ & BNZ)Apple Pay (ANZ & BNZ)Apple Pay (ANZ & BNZ)Android Pay (BNZ)
ANZ GoMoney
ASB Virtual
Android Pay (BNZ)
ANZ GoMoney
ASB Virtual
Android Pay (BNZ)
ANZ GoMoney
ASB Virtual
Android Pay (BNZ)
ANZ GoMoney
ASB Virtual
Android Pay (BNZ)
ANZ GoMoney
ASB Virtual
SpeakersDual speakers tuned by AKGDual speakers tuned by AKG
OtherNoNoNoNo3D Touch - allows different options based on how deeply users press the display

3D Touch - allows different options based on how deeply users press the display

3D Touch - allows different options based on how deeply users press the display

3D Touch - allows different options based on how deeply users press the display

3D Touch - allows different options based on how deeply users press the display

3D Touch - allows different options based on how deeply users press the display

Animoji - create and share custom animated characters in the Messages app that use your voice and mirror your facial expressions

Multi-window - use two apps at the same time

Multi-window - use two apps at the same time

Multi-window - use two apps at the same time

S-Pen stylus - write-notes, sign documents, draw emojis and translate easily

Live messenger - draw your own emojis and animated gifs as well as handwrite messages

Live Translation - so you can read and decipher what your eyes can’t¹²

AR Emoji - allows you to turn your face into a realistic animated emoji that can express multiple emotions

Multi-window - use two apps at the same time

Live Translation - so you can read and decipher what your eyes can’t¹²

AR Emoji - allows you to turn your face into a realistic animated emoji that can express multiple emotions

Multi-window - use two apps at the same time

Water resistance
(the higher the number the more resistant)
Yes. IP67¹⁰NoYes. IP68⁴Yes. IP68⁴NoIP67IP67Yes. IP67⁵Yes. IP67⁵Yes. IP67⁵Yes. IP68⁴Yes. IP68⁴Yes. IP68⁴Yes. IP68⁴Yes. IP68⁴
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¹ - User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the phones features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the mobile phone operator and may change after software upgrades are performed
² - Testing conducted by Apple in August 2017 using preproduction iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units and software, and accessory Apple USB-C Power Adapters (29W Model A1540, 61W Model A1718 and 87W Model A1719). Fast-charge testing conducted with drained iPhone units. Charge time varies with environmental factors; actual results will vary.
³ - Wireless charging pad sold seperately.
- With IP68 certification, the Galaxy S8+ is able to be submerged in up to 1.5 m of water for 30 minutes.
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are splash-, water- and dust-resistant, and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage is not covered under warranty.
- Source: https://www.phonearena.com/news/Here-is-the-Apple-iPhone-X-screen-to-body-ratio_id98123
- MicroSD sold separately
- Orchid Grey only available via Spark
- Requires wireless charging cover & charger which are sold separately.
¹⁰ - Is able to be submerged in up to 1.0m of water for 30 minutes.
¹¹ - Measured diagonally, the Galaxy S9 screen size is 146.5mm (5.8”) as a full rectangle and 143.3mm (5.6") when accounting for the rounded corners.
¹² - Samsung Account log-in and data network (Wi-Fi or internet connection) required to fully operate Bixby features. Bixby Voice only recognizes select languages and accents/dialects. Data dependent, language translation based upon Google's translate offering. Network provider accessibility and speed may vary.
¹³ - Measured diagonally, the Galaxy S9+ screen size is 158.1mm (6.2") as a full rectangle and 154.5mm (6.1") when accounting for the rounded corners.

* Specifications for iPhone products sourced from www.apple.co.nz on December 1, 2017. iPhone® is a registered trade mark of Apple, Inc.

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"Samsung's been leading the pack for several years now." – NZ Herald

"Samsung's S9 offers improved photographic features and raw horsepower." - Stuff.co.nz