It’s getting easier and easier to stick with last year’s model than upgrading to the latest one.
New smartphones are only getting incremental updates over their predecessors these days, and that’s the case with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9.
That’s not to say the Galaxy S9 isn’t a superb smartphone. It’s absolutely one of the best smartphones you can buy at the moment. But if you have a Galaxy S8, you have one of the best smartphones of 2017. And the features and power that makes the Galaxy S8 one of the best phones of 2017 go a long way.
Check out why you don’t need to upgrade to the Galaxy S9 if you already own the Galaxy S8:
1. The S9’s design is pretty much the same as the S8.
Pictured above is the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S8. They share pretty much the exact same design, save for slightly narrower bezels on the Galaxy S9.
2. You’re not missing out on any features.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 share most of the same hardware features, including:
• Wireless charging.
• Fast charging (no separate accessories required — it comes included with the phone).
• Facial recognition.
• Iris recognition.
• A fingerprint scanner.
• A headphone jack.
• A heart-rate monitor.
• Water resistance.
3. The Galaxy S8’s screen looks just as good as the Galaxy S9.
Samsung brought no major improvements to the Galaxy S9’s screen compared to the Galaxy S8. Both phones have the best screens in the business.