Samsung unveiled its latest flagship offering Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus at MWC 2018. It is one of the major highlights of the show but later turned out to be a reprint of the Galaxy S8 with hardware upgrade and a few cosmetic upgrades including the reimagined camera.
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Well, even Nokia launched the Nokia 8 Sirocco. It didn’t gain enough attention during MWC 2018, but it’s definitely a premium and powerful smartphone. So here’s a detailed comparison between these two flagship offerings.
Nokia 8 Sirocco Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Design And Display
Nokia 8 Sirocco offers a premium body with a stainless steel frame coupled with Front/back Gorilla Glass 5. If you have any nostalgic feelings with Nokia, then this device will impress you. Nokia 8 Sirocco has a 5.5 inches P-OLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and 16:9 screen to body ratio. The display is bright and clear and has negligible bezels.
On the other hand, Galaxy S9 offers somewhat similar design ergonomics as its predecessor, Galaxy S8. You get an appealing body with an aluminum frame, and Gorilla Glass 5 both on the front and back side. Galaxy S9 offers 5.8 inches Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. Well, display on Galaxy S9 is better than the Nokia 8 Sirocco.
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Nokia 8 Sirocco Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Performance & Storage
Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with a year old, yet powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core processor coupled with Adreno 540 GPU. The device comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD. Nokia 8 Sirocco is a powerful smartphone and you can expect flawless performance as it runs a nearly close to Android UI.
Galaxy S9 runs on either Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 Octa-Core processor. These two variants come with either Mali-G72 MP18 or Adreno 630 GPU. Galaxy S9 offers 4GB RAM with 64/128/256GB storage variants. You can extend storage up to 400GB via microSD. You won’t notice any major performance difference between these two smartphones.
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Nokia 8 Sirocco Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Camera
Nokia 8 Sirocco offers a capable camera. You get a dual camera setup with 12 MP (f/1.75, 1.4 µm, OIS) + 12 MP (f/2.6, 1.0 µm) sensors. The camera supports dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom and comes with Carl Zeiss optics. The smartphone also offers a 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.4 µm) front-facing camera.
Samsung Galaxy S9 easily outperforms Nokia 8 Sirocco, in terms of camera performance. Galaxy S9 offers a 12 MP sensor with a variable aperture (f/1.5-2.4). This camera has OIS, dual pixel phase detection autofocus and powerful video recording capabilities at [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected]. On the front, you get an 8 MP (f/1.70) which supports Auto HDR.
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Nokia 8 Sirocco Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: OS And Battery
Nokia offers android Android 8.0 Oreo with a nearly stock Android experience. The less demanding UI helps the device seamlessly. You get a 3260 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery, which can easily last a complete day with moderate to heavy usage. If stock Android, premium build quality, and a Nokia smartphone is your preference then go with the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Nokia 8 Sirocco is priced at Rs. 49,990 in India.
Galaxy S9 also runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung’s custom Experience UI. This additional skin definitely increases functionality, but definitely consumes the greater amount of RAM. The Galaxy S9 is backed up by a 3000 mAh battery. If a powerful camera, an improved display, and a better software experience is your preference then go with the Galaxy S9. Samsung Galaxy S9 is priced at Rs. 57,990 in India.
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