Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

Samsung Galaxy S9

The Definitive Review

Is the Galaxy S9 for YOU?

That’s the question of the hour, stick till the end and you’ll find out.

If you are looking for a high-end phone, then you are in the right place. The galaxy S9 is Samsung’s flagship phone (Alongside the Note 8). The S9 is the compact version of the S9 line up, check out the S9+ Review.

 

The Key Features

Processor        : Snapdragon 845(United States)

Exynos 9810 (Worldwide)

Ram                   : 4 GB

Storage             : 64, 128, 265 GB + Micro SD up to 400 GB

Rear Camera  : 12-megapixel single rear camera with

mechanical variable aperture of both

f/2.4 and f/1.5 

Battery              : 3,000mAh

Screen               :  Super AMOLED 5.8″   1440×2960 pixels 

 

 

Design

The S9 design is similar to the previous S8, you cannot differentiate them from the front of the phone. From the back the relocated fingerprint sensor gives it away. The annoying Bixby button is still there. Other than that, there is no cosmetic changes.

 

Key Features

The S9 selling feature is the new camera system and stereo speakers

All in all, the new camera system enables great low light images, and the new 720 FPS Super Slow Mo is a great feature. But, in the real-world the new slow motion needs a lot of light to work properly and you will find yourself not using it as it captures only o.2 seconds and converts it into 6 second footage. The 240 Fps capture is much better.

 

The new stereo speakers are amazing plus the adobe Atmos feature is amazing. The speakers deliver high quality surround sound (no words can deliver them justice).

 

Software

People worry about android as it is full of lag and not as secured as IOS.

From Living with the phone for more than 2 months now, the software is lag free with a rare app crashes (one app crashes every couple of weeks which is good). The user experience is excellent, this is due to the great Exynos 9810 processor. Now Samsung devices are encrypted and very secured plus there is a secure folder by Knox which is state of the art. (You can hide your critical banking apps and files).

 

Battery Life

The S9 has a 3,000 mAh battery, it is not great and not bad either. You will survive a normal day of usage, you’ll need to recharge the phone at the end of the day. But, honestly if you are a heavy user you will need a power bank or use these batteries saving TIPS. Plus, Samsung UI offers you two power saving modes that can limit CPU usages which are ultra-helpful. In addition to Samsung’s fast wired charging technology which enables you to charge from 0% to 50% in 30 mins.

 

What’s in the box?

The sealed box.

  1. The phone.
  2. Wall charger (adaptive charger, aka fast charger).
  3. USB cable (USB-Ato USB-C).
  4. USB connector.
  5. SIM card ejection pin.
  6. AKG earphone.
  7. Additional earbud cups (large and small).

 

Price

 

The Verdict

Pro

+ Great Display

+ Great performance

+ One of the best stereo speakers

Cons

  • Mediocre battery life
  • Similar design to the S8
  • Dual-sensor only on Plus model

 

Conclusion

If you want a small sized flagship phone with all the latest features (Still not that small 5.8 inch screen) then the S9 is for you; if you want a bigger phone you can check out the S9+ or the Note 8, or even wait for the upcoming Note 9.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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