Comparison: Xiaomi Mi 9 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

We compare the Xiaomi Mi 9 (Price) to the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Price): Which smartphone has the better camera and the larger display? Which has more memory, better features and a larger battery? We look at all differences.

Both smartphones can be categorized as high-end phones.

Here are both mobile phone side by side; the Mi 9 on the left, the Galaxy S8 Plus on the right:

Mi 9 vs Galaxy S8 Plus. Size comparison

The back.

Mi 9 vs Galaxy S8 Plus. View of main cameras

Mi 9 vs Galaxy S8 Plus


Main features and specification at a glance:

Mi 9

  • Introduced
    February 2019
  • Category
    High-end
  • OS
    Android 9 (Pie)
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    6.39" - 1080 x 2340
  • Main camera
    12 Megapixel
  • Video
    3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • Dims
    157.5x74.7x7.6mm³
  • Weight
    173g
  • Price*
    c. $449.00
  • Datasheet
    Xiaomi Mi 9

Galaxy S8 Plus

  • Introduced
    April 2017
  • Category
    High-end
  • OS
    Android 7 (Nougat)
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    6.2" - 1440 x 2960
  • Main camera
    12 Megapixel
  • Video
    3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • Dims
    159.5x73.4x8.1mm³
  • Weight
    173g
  • Price*
    c. $899.00
  • Datasheet
    Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

* Cheapest model when introduced.

Let's compare features and specs in more detail, with the Xiaomi Mi 9 again in the left and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus in the right column. Body comes first:

BODY & DIMENSIONS

Mi 9

Galaxy S8 Plus

BodyAluminum and GlassAluminum and Glass
Dims157.5 x 74.7 x 7.6mm³159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm³
Weight173g173g
Colors Xiaomi Body Color Xiaomi Body Color Xiaomi Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color
ProtectionKeine AngabeIP68

Recommendation: For easy hands free operation, have a look at the practical full-metal Lamicall Smartphone Stand:

Smartphone Stand Cradle Portrait Landscape.

DISPLAY

Mi 9

Galaxy S8 Plus

Horizontal1.080px.1.440px.
Vertical2.340px.2.960px.
Ratio19.5:918:9
Diagonal (in.)6.39"6.2"
Diagonal (mm)162mm157mm
Density403ppi529ppi
TypeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED

Recommendation: For cleaning LCD and OLED displays, pre-moistened wipes give the best results. We recommend the iCloth Cleaning Wipes:

Smartphone LCD OLED Display Cloth Cleaner

HARDWARE

Mi 9

Galaxy S8 Plus

Processor/SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 855Samsung Exynos 8895
CPU cores88
Clock rate2.840MHz2.300MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 640ARM Mali G71 MP20
GPU cores?20
RAM*8GB4GB
ROM*128GB64GB
Expandable-max. 256GB

* Maximum

PHONE, RADIO & NAVIGATION

Mi 9

Galaxy S8 Plus

SIMNanoNano
Slots*22
GPRS 2G**44
UMTS 3G**45
LTE 4G**1422
Wlan (802.11)a, b, g, n, aca, b, g, n, ac
Bluetooth5.05.0
NFC
GPS
Glonass
Beidou
Galileo

* Maximum
** Bands

Recommendation: Fantastic sound quality and maximum portablility in a sleek package. We recommend the Bluetooth-connected Bose SoundLink Mini:

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker iPhone Android.

PHOTO

Mi 9

Galaxy S8 Plus

Main cameraTripleSingle
    Focal length12mm26mm
    F-stopF1.8F1.7
    Resolution12 MP12 MP
    Stabilizer
    Zoom4.5x-
Selfie camera
    Resolution20 MP8 MP
Slow motion
Time lapse
RAW format
Panorama
HDR
Macro
Geotagging

VIDEO

Mi 9

Galaxy S8 Plus

Main camera3840 x 21603840 x 2160
...max FPS6030
4K video
Selfie camera1920 x 10801920 x 1080
...max FPS3030

SENSORS

Mi 9

Galaxy S8 Plus

Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Pressure
Hall effect
RGB light
Barometer
Magnetometer
Proximity
Iris
Heart rate
Fingerprint

CONNECTIVITY

Mi 9

Galaxy S8 Plus

USB 2
USB 3
USB conn.USB-CUSB-C
USB OTG
Headphones
Infrared

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TBI Pro Bluetooth Headphones.

BATTERY

Mi 9

Galaxy S8 Plus

Size3.3003.500
Quick Charge
Wireless Charge
Removable

Our rating of the Xiaomi Mi 9

No rating available.

Our rating of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

No rating available.

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