Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

SAMSUNG HAS OFFICIALLY unveiled the Galaxy S9 and S9+  by far the best smartphone to be launched by samsung.
with the smartphone’s upgraded dual aperture cameras 10nm innards and with its ability to capture ‘super slo-mo’ video  the Galaxy S9 really stands out in the smartphone market. pricing is reasonable starting at Rs. 57,900 for the 64GB model, and goes up to Rs. 65,900 for the 256GB variant

Still this is the most sought after smartphone  this year so if you are ready lets dive right into it.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 SPECIFICATIONS

NetworkTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LaunchAnnounced2018, February
StatusAvailable. Released 2018, March
BodyDimensions147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in)
Weight163 g (5.75 oz)
BuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
DisplayTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.8 inches, 84.8 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~570 ppi density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
– HDR10 compliant
– 3D Touch (home button only)
– Always-on display
PlatformOSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
ChipsetExynos 9810 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 – USA & China
CPUOcta-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA & China
GPUMali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630 – USA & China
MemoryCard slotmicroSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM
CameraPrimary12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5″, 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF), phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, check quality
FeaturesGeo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22 µm), autofocus, [email protected], dual video call, Auto HDR
SoundAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
CommsWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFCYes
RadioFM radio (USA & Canada only)
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FeaturesSensorsIris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery (11.55 Wh)
MiscColorsMidnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple
PriceAbout 840 EUR
TestsPerformanceBasemark OS II: 3329 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3382
Basemark X: 42645
DisplayContrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.630 (sunlight)
CameraPhoto / Video
LoudspeakerVoice 68dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 81dB
Audio qualityNoise -93.4dB / Crosstalk -93.9dB
Battery life

Disclaimer. This info was taken from Gsmarena

Samsung Galaxy S9 review

 

  1. The Galaxy S9 is powered by the 10nm “Exynos” 64-bit octa-core CPU but with a slightly faster 2.7GHz and 1.7GHz processing speeds,making it super powerfull, combined with  6GB of RAM  and 3000 mah battrery the S9 is really a very well equiped smartphone.
    Given the present day conditions of memory demand of new apps and games 6GB dosent sound like a lot to me,All the next gen smartphones will come with minimum 4 GB of ram(low end smartphones ) or else it wont stand in the Rat race.

As usual, the display is bigger on the Galaxy S9+  with the device featuring a 6.2inch QHD+ curved super AMOLED screen with the same wide 18:5:9 ratio as the Galaxy S8+.When it comes to curved displays i am a huge fan of the aesthetics it provide , I mean every single extrovert  like me wants to show some BLING right??,and what a better way to do that than having a curved screen.

Both devices runs on Android 8.0 Oreo,the latest version of Android,the S9 offers a unique feature called AR Emoji,you can learn more about it here

Samsung Galaxy S9 review

 

Samsung galaxy S9 and Samsung galaxy S9+

 

Camera
Definitley the party piece when it comes to the new S9 and S9+,the Galaxy S9 retains its single-lens 12MP Dual Pixel camera with OIS while the Galaxy S9+ packs a dual 12MP set-up on its rear, comprising of wide angle and telephoto lenses.
The cameras on both the S9 and S9+ come with a dual aperture of f/1.5 and f/2.4,that’s because the camera now lets in 80 per cent more light than on previous models, which in turn reduce the noise to capture higher quality images in dark environments than ever before,it does this by stitching together 12 images taken simultaneously when the shutter button is pressed.The images are merged together and a single image is given.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

“Samsung has also integrated DRAM into the image processor for the first time, giving the S9 the slowest movie recording ever” new feature called Automatic Motion Detect, which allows users to capture an important event in slo-mo automatically, without having to wait around and manually snap, which usually results in missed opportunities.

 

So thats basically everything there is to know abourt the S9 and S9+,let me give a small conclusion of this phone.

PROS

priced very reasonably

improved fingerprint sensor location means that you can unlock the phone without smudging the camera like in S8.

Great audio quality

Comes in many great colors

CONS

The QHD+ display has a lower pixel density of 529ppi

i am struggling to find anymore if you have any suggestions comment down below…..

Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

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