Well peeps the answer comes down to personal preference. But here's food for thought. 1 the camera on s9 is awesome. 2 sound is nothing but amazing. 3 the phone feels more robust than the s8. 4. Just the whole structure of the case feels more premium. 5. Ar emoji is a gimmick but fun. If you use a different sms app or you will get converted to a mms. 6. Dolby atmos, until you watched a movie on this awesome screen with the sound you will not understand what we missed out on with the s8.
As I said at the beginning the s8 is still an amazing phone. Just this one is awesome.