Home Tech Comparison Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Vivo NEX S — Specs Comparison

Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Vivo NEX S — Specs Comparison


Last March, Samsung released their most awaited flagship smartphones, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+, leaving a nice impression particularly with the camera prowess, now Vivo also unveiled the Vivo NEX and Vivo NEX S showing a borderless screen with a pop-up front-facing camera.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ and Vivo NEX S difference

Samsung Galaxy S9+ pros over Vivo NEX S

  • Super AMOLED display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Dual 12 MP + 12 MP rear camera
  • IP68 certified – dust/waterproof
  • 4K video

Vivo NEX S pros over Samsung Galaxy S9+

  • Larger screen – 6.59-inch, 86.0% screen-to-body ratio
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • Under-display fingerprint sensor

Samsung Galaxy S9+ and Vivo NEX S similarities

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Adreno 630
  • 8MP front camera
  • Fast charging

The Vivo NEX S features a larger screen with 6.59-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2316 pixels and an 86.0% screen-to-body ratio which makes it a borderless smartphone. On another hand, Samsung Galaxy S9+ comes with a 6.2-inch WQHD+ Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Galaxy S9’s measurements are 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm weighing 189g while Vivo NEX S measures 162 x 77 x 8 mm weighing 199g.

Under the hood, Samsung Galaxy S9+ offers a variant of chipset, GPU, memory depending on the area. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) they offer Exynos 9810 Octa, Mali-G72 MP18 while USA/Latin America (LATAM) Samsung offers Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 128 GB, 6 GB RAM and 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM in China. While Vivo NEX S is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 along with Adreno 630 which also carries 8GB of RAM + 128GB/256GB storage. In terms of operating system, Vivo NEX S runs an Android 8.1 Oreo while Galaxy S9 runs Android 8.0 Oreo.

Looking through the spec sheet, it’s noticeable that Samsung Galaxy S9 really has a superior camera, carry their tagline: “The Camera. Re-Imagined.” it comes with dual 12MP + 12MP camera lens with an 8MP front-facing camera. The Vivo NEX S also got something innovative to offer with their pop up 8MP front-facing camera to completely make their flagship borderless. In addition to this is their dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera lens.

SPECSSamsung Galaxy S9+Vivo NEX S
Display6.2-inch WQHD+ Super AMOLED display, 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 531 PPI Corning Gorilla Glass 56.59″ IPS LCD display, 1080 x 2316 pixels, 86.0% screen-to-body ratio, 388 PPI
Dimensions158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm, 189 g162 x 77 x 8 mm, 199g
ChipsetExynos 9810 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 – USA/LATAM, China
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPUMali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630 – USA/LATAM, China
Adreno 630
Memory64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM – China
128 GB, 6 GB RAM – LATAM
8GB of RAM + 128GB/256GB storage
Main CameraDual: 12MP f/1.5-f/2.4 dual pixel, OIS, 2x optical zoom, telephoto + 12MP f/2.4 dual pixel, OIS, wide-angleDual: 12MP + 5MP
Front camera8MP f/1.7 AF front-facing camera8MP
Connectivity4G LTE Cat. 18 6CA 1.2Gbps, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX, NFC, Iris scanner, Fingerprint scanner. GPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDouWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
OSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)Android 8.1 (Oreo)
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Official Price128GB at PHP 55,990
256GB at PHP 60,990
8GB + 128GB storage at CNY 4,498 (approx. PHP 37,232)
8GB + 256GB storage at CNY 4,998 (approx. PHP 41,371)

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