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Galaxy S9 + vs Galaxy S10 – Should You Upgrade?


Samsung is scheduled to officially reveal its highly anticipated Galaxy S10 in only two days. The smartphone is going to be revealed during the MWC (Mobile World Congress) event and all Samsung fans are excited about it. However, does this mean that people who purchased Galaxy S9 + last year need to upgrade to Galaxy S10? This is the question that we are going to answer today by checking out the specs offerings of both smartphones.

Improved Design

Right off the bat, the first reason why a Galaxy S9 + owner might want to upgrade to Galaxy S10 is because of the improved design. Galaxy S10 ships with a punch-hole design that looks great, but truth be told, this isn’t something that amazing and Galaxy S9 + doesn’t look bad at all!

Specs Overview

Leaving the design aside, what matters the most is the hardware upgrades that Galaxy S10 brings when compared to Galaxy S9 +. Galaxy S10 is going to be fueled by an octa-core Exynos 9820 CPU that clocks at 2.8GHz. The CPU is paired with a Mali-G76 MP12 GPU and 6GB/8GB of RAM.

On the other hand, we have Galaxy S9 + which is fueled by an octa-core Exynos 9810 CPU that clocks at 2.7GHz. This CPU is coupled to a Mali-G72 MP18 GPU and 6GB RAM.

Display Technology

One of the most important features that Galaxy S10 will have to offer is a full-screen 6.1-inches display that uses Super AMOLED technology which offers a pixel resolution of 1440 x 3040. Galaxy S9 + ships with a full-screen display that has bigger bezels which measures in at 6.2-inches. The display also uses Super AMOLED technology and offers a smaller 1440 x 2960 pixel resolution.


Galaxy S10 is the superior smartphone here and there is no doubt about this. However, Galaxy S10 doesn’t bring that many improvements in terms of specs and design in order to make it a “necessary” upgrade for Galaxy S9 + owners.