Google Pixel 3 vs Galaxy S9 Plus: Which Is Better? | Flagship Battles

Google Pixel 3 vs Galaxy S9 Plus

The competition in the mobile market is hard during the first months of the year, with the CES and the MWC of Barcelona bidding hard to take as many more presentations better, but the closing of each year is not lagging. Especially since Google decided to point its Pixel in all the best mobile phone lists of the year, and in this closing of 2018, we have its third generation.

Google Pixel 3 vs. Galaxy S9 Plus: Key Difference in Specs

Google Pixel 3 Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Size 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm (5.73 x 2.69 x 0.31 in) 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm (6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)
Weight 148 g 189 g
Screen size 5.5 inches, 76.7 cm2 (~77.2% screen-to-body ratio) 6.28 inches Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Screen resolution 1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~403 ppi density) 6.2 inches, 98.3 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)
UI MIUI 9.6 (POCO customization) Oxygen OS 5.1.11
Storage Capacity 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
MicroSD card slot No MicroSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Rear Camera 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Front-facing Camera 8 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 19mm (ultrawide), no AF
8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF
Video 1080p@30fps 1440p@30fps
Sound quality Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic 32-bit/384kHz audio
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Fast Charging Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W
QI wireless charging
Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
Water resistance No- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)  IP68 dust/waterproof to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2915 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery (13.48 Wh)
Device Body Material Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM TYPE  Nano-SIM card & eSIM Nano SIM
Colors White, Just Black, Not Pink Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White, Amber Red
Price About 860 EUR About 690 EUR

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If you’re thinking of buying a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, Google’s including six months of YouTube Music Premium and unlimited Google Photos storage with your purchase.

Now, you have seen the key specs difference between Google Pixel 3 vs. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. While the Pixel 3 costs significantly higher than the Galaxy S9 plus, having a far better display, battery and the camera might make that extra $200 worth the difference.

Ikechukwu Onu is a writer, front-end dev, and digital junkie with a profound interest in all things tech. When not reviewing gadgets or apps, he enjoys contributing in groups and forums, tinkering with websites, and hanging out with friends.

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Ikechukwu Onu is a writer, front-end dev, and digital junkie with a profound interest in all things tech. When not reviewing gadgets or apps, he enjoys contributing in groups and forums, tinkering with websites, and hanging out with friends.