“Despite not feeling like a major improvement over last year’s flagship, the Galaxy S9 is still one of the best phones around.”
“Owners of the S8 probably don’t need to upgrade this go-around — the differences aren’t great enough to warrant splurging on the S9 — but if you’re using a Galaxy S7 or any other phone from two years ago, the S9 is a significant step up in every respect.”
“Samsung has expertly combined design, hardware and software to make a phone that will appeal to all kinds of users. The incremental updates will mean S8 users might struggle to justify upgrading.”
“If you’re on last year’s Galaxy S8 or an iPhone 8, you’re not going to get a whole lot out of this phone. But if you’re struggling along on something significantly older, the S9 will feel like a huge upgrade.”
Samsung Galaxy S9 is an Android-based smartphone that comes with an attractive 5.8 inches full, 84.8 sqcm Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels x 2960 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. A tough, durable and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass protects the display.
The rear camera of the smartphone is a 12 megapixel with a f/1.5-2.4 aperture, while the front camera is an 8 megapixel with a f/1.7 aperture, making it great to take pictures and shoot videos.
A non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery powers the Samsung Galaxy S9. The phone also comes with a fast charging battery speed that is capped at 11.55Wh. The Samsung Galaxy S9 runs on the Android v8.0.1 Oreo operating system with a chipset Exynos 9810 Octa – EMEA.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with an internal memory of 64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM and external memory card slot of microSD, extendable up to 512 (only GB dual-SIM model).
The Galaxy S9 comes with several interesting features such as a fingerprint (rear-mounted), barometer sensor, a compass sensor, proximity sensor, gyro sensor, iris scanner, heart rate, and accelerometer. It supports various types of messaging such as MMS, SMS, IM Browser, email, push email, and HTML5.
The Galaxy S9 is available in six-color options – Sunrise Gold, Burgundy Red, Lilac Purple, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, and Midnight Black. The phone device comes with a one-year manufacturer warranty. The smartphone comes with Bluetooth 5.0, LE, aptX, A2DP as well as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, and dual-band.