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Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Razer Phone




In this episode of specs comparison, we put two flagship devices side-by-side to determine which is better in certain key aspects. Will the newest flagship smartphone of Samsung beat the first ever smartphone of Razer? Let’s find out!

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is equipped with impressive and up-to-date internals. It has a 6.2″ 18.5:9 WQHD+ Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, Exynos 9810 processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage, 12MP + 12MP dual rear camers with dual-tone LED flash, 8MP front camera, and 3,500mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging.

The Razer Phone is the newest device from Razer that makes its popularity immediately right after its release. It has a 5.7″ 16:9 IGZO IPS LCD dipslay with 2560 x 1440 resolution and 120Hz screen, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 8GB RAM, 64GB UFS internal storage, 12MP + 12MP dual rear cameras with dual-tone flash, 8MP front camera, and 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+.

Here are their detailed specs:

Samsung Galaxy S9+Razer Phone
6.2-inch WQHD+ (2960 x 1440) 18.5:9 Super AMOLED display, 531ppi 5.7-inch IGZO LCD 2560 x 1440, 515ppi, 120Hz
Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back) Gorilla Glass 3
Samsung Exynos 9810 octa-core CPU (4 x 2.7GHz Custom CPU + 4 x 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A55)2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core
Mali G72-MP18Adreno 540
6GB LPDDR4 RAM8GB LPDDR4 RAM
64GB, 128GB, 256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage64GB UFS internal storage
microSD card slot (uses SIM card 2)microSD card slot (dedicated)
12MP f/1.5-f/2.4 Dual Pixel, OIS, 2x optical zoom + 12MP f/2.4 dual pixel, OIS, wide-angle, dual-tone LED flash12MP AF f/1.75 wide + 12MP AF f/2.6 zoom rear cameras, Dual PDAF, dual-tone flash
2160p @ 30fps video recording, Slow-mo 960fps @ 720p (0.2 secs)[email protected] video recording
8MP f/1.7 front-facing camera8MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)Single nano SIM-card
WiFi 802.11acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptXBluetooth 4.2
GPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDouGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
4G LTE Cat. 18 6CA 1.2Gbps4G LTE
NFCNFC
Iris scanner-
Heart rate scanner-
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
IP68 dust and water-resistance-
USB Type-C USB Type-C
Dual AKG speakers, Dolby ATMOSStereo front-facing speakers, Dual Amplifiers, Audio Adapter w/ THX-certified DAC, Dolby ATMOS and THX-certified audio
Samsung Bixby, Bixby Vision 2.0-
Android 8.0 with Samsung Experience 9Android 7.1.1 Nougat
3,500 Li-Po battery, Fast Charging, Wireless Charging4,000mAh battery w/ Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+
Wireless Charging-
158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm
189 g197 g
Midnight Black, Lilac PurpleBlack

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Samsung Galaxy S9+

+ Larger screen size

+ Higher horizontal screen resolution

+ Larger screen aspect ratio

+ Higher pixel density

+ Dual-SIM card slot

+ Iris Scanner

+ Heart rate scanner

+ IP68 resistance

+ Wireless Charging

+ 3.5mm audio port


+ Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box

Razer Phone

+ 120Hz screen

+ Larger RAM

+ dedicated microSD card slot

+ Stereo front-facing speakers

+ Larger battery capacity

+ Slimmer

+ More affordable price

The Galaxy S9+ has a higher screen size, aspect ratio, and pixel density than the Razer phone. However, the advantage of the latter is its 120Hz screen display making videos play at a smoother rate. In terms of viewing experience, both devices are excellent but we would go with the smartphone with a smoother video playback and that is the Razer phone.

The Galaxy S9+ is the first is the first smartphone to be equipped with the Exynos 9810 chipset. The Razer Phone, on the other hand, runs on an older but still powerful Snapdragon 835. Based on clock speed alone, the former has a slightly higher speed than the latter but real-life use will prove which is actually better.

Both devices have dua-rear cameras and single front camera with identical resolutions. The Galaxy S9+, though, has larger apertures on both sides which theoretically, makes it better in capturing images in low-lit scenarios. We’ll know which one is better once we’ve tested both devices.

The Razer phone has a larger battery capacity than the Galaxy S9+ but, it doesn’t have a wireless charging. In terms of battery performance, we have yet to know which lasts longer so stay tuned on our updates for the comparison.

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is priced at Php52,990/Php55,990/Php60,990 (64GB/128GB/256GB) while the Razer phone is priced at Php37,500 (see price listing here)

In summary, if users still want to have a dual-SIM card slot, a 3.5mm audio port, IP68 resistance, Iris and Heart rate scanner, then the Galaxy S9+ is the right pick for them. However, if they want to focus on a gaming-centric smartphone that has a 120Hz screen, larger RAM, front-facing speakers with a larger battery capacity then the Razer Phone is the right choice.

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Check out more stories from our Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ coverage:
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ now official
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ price and pre-order in the Philippines
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in-depth Hands-On
Samsung Galaxy S9 Review
7 Best Features of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
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Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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  1. ryan says:

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