Samsung Galaxy S9 plus is the real deal, the smartphone is packed with so many amazing features and deserves some accolade; however one of its fault is that it is too expensive. The phone was released in March 2018.
The smartphone has a sleek design with glass panel and aluminum rim and a dimension measuring 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm(height – width – thickness) which weighs 189 grams. Hybrid Dual SIM phones swap one SIM slot for microSD card slot.
The device is powered by a Qualcomm snapdragon 845 processor, this processor is one of the fastest processor in the world of mobile phone technology with speed clock at 4 x 1.7GH and 4 x 1.7(Exynos 9810) for USA, octa core 4x 2.7 kryo and4 x 1.7 kryo for china.
The processor is very fast and its performance can be compared to the A12 Bionic found in the latest iPhone XS max; Qualcomm is Apple’s strongest competitor when it comes to processor, however snapdragon 845 was manufactured after the A12 Bionic, so it is very possible that Qualcomm made their processor faster and better than that of the latter to top up their game.
However it has not been proven that snapdragon 845 is better and faster than the Apple’s A12 Bionic. Any issues that has to do with graphics is resolved with the maliG72 MP18-EMEA GPU for USA and Adreno 630 graphic processing unit for china, this GPU is very fast and ensures smooth operation of graphics with no lag.
The camera quality of Galaxy S9 plus is BEA,the device is packed with so many numerous camera features that gives a wonderful camera experience, it features IOS, dual aperture, portrait mode AR Emoji and more.
The camera quality of the smartphone can be compared to the latest Google pixel 3 which has been said to be pricier than the phone been reviewed, However i can not really say which camera is better.
In terms of battery life/capacity, Galaxy S9 left a lot of room for improvement, Samsung did not relent as the have increase the battery capacity. The phone is now packed with a 3500mAh battery juice against the 3000mAh seen in Galaxy S9.
It also features wireless charge and fast charge technology, with this users can charge their device without cables and the device will charge within a short period of time (about 1 hour to charge 100%).
|Resolution||1440 by 2960 pixels|
|OS||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|microSD Storage||Up to 200GB|
|Design||Glass and Aluminum|
Price – How much does Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus cost?
You can get the Galaxy S9 plus in the US for $708 to $900 dollars depending on the model while in European union potential users can buy the device for €850.
In Nigeria, you can buy the Galaxy S9 plus for ₦257,000 to #326,000 while in Asia, specifically India, the price S9 plusMax is RS 58,406.
*Prices here don’t reflect latest prices. Go to your favorite ecommerce website to check latest prices or ongoing deals. You can never tell what you might find
The Samsung Galaxy S9 plus sports a 6.2 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that occupies approximately 93.6% of the smartphone body. the display has resolution at 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels and screen density of 570 pixels per inch.
The 18:5: display ratio gives users a cinematic experience, while the stereo speakers tuned by AKG and enhanced with Dolby Atmos offers pure sound.The screen has lesser bezel which makes the screen look bigger and is protected by a gorilla glass 5, with this, the phone screen is tough and can resist damage to some extend.
The smartphone has a design that is very similar to its sibling S8, the design features a curved edge with aluminum rim, with a glass back equally curved to help it fit in the hands perfectly.
The back of the phone has the Samsung logo on it, and also packed with an IP68 water or dust resistance, an haptic feedback home button and a bixby button which is below the volume rocker. The smartphone is available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray and Lilac Purple.
Galaxy S9 plus has a sleek and stunning design, the screen and the bezel blend together to form a seamless design. The iris scanner is hidden away within the upper bezel to highlight the infinity display. The camera sits flush with the back for smooth surface while the finger print sensor is ergonomically placed to let users unlock their phone with ease.
Samsung Galaxy S9 plus runs on Android 8.0 oreo operating system with performance backed by a 6GB RAM and Octa – Core processing unit clocking at speeds of 4×2.8 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz for Europe, Middle East and Africa models, then 4×2.7 GHz Kryo & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo for USA and China models .
The Internal storage size of the S9 plus phone is available at 64GB, 128GB and 256GB with expandable memory via microSD card of up to 200GB.
The device is powered by Qualcomm snapdragon 845processor that offers faster smother and baggage free running of the device. The various available models of the phone offers users options to choose from,all model provides enough room to house the users applications, files,pictures and more.
Galaxy S9 plus comes with 12-megapixels rear camera with dual aperture of f/1.5 and f/2.4 and a 8-megapixel front or secondary camera with f/1.7 aperture is stationed for additional camera support. A smaller aperture on smartphones creates much better natural pictures than a wider aperture because it lets in more light.
The dual camera proves users with 2x optical zoom,it also features OIS (optical image stabilization), AR emoji and portrait mode. The portrait mode called the live focus controls the blur intensity and skin tone making the photo bright and vibrant.
Battery and Sensors
Galaxy S9 plus is powered by a Non-removable Li-ion battery that is able to store up to 3500mAh battery juice to power all the above features and more. The device features fast and wireless charge, the fast charge technology enables the device charge 100% in no time (about 1 hour) and the wireless charge is really convenient for use as users need not carry cables when going out or users could also charge through Type-C port with the quick charge technology.
The smartphone has connectivity options which includes WI-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and sensors which includes Iris scanner, finger print sensor, gyroscope,light sensor, face unlock, accelerometer, proximity,motion sensor, compass, but does not have barometer, heart rate, SpO2.
- The OLED display is great
- Numerous camera features
- Good battery life
- Good performance
- Large display
- Gorgeous design
- 3.5mm Headphone jack
- Finger print sensor
- Iris sensor
- Some lag with Samsung’s software
- Iterative upgrade
- AR emoji are not too good
- Very expensive
- Non-removable battery
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Full Specifications
|Device Name||Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus|
|Released Date||Released March 2018|
|Dimensions and Size||158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm|
|Weight (in grams)||189 g|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Coral blue, Titanium gray, Lilac purple|
|Number of SIM||Two|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)|
|Material||Glass and aluminum|
|Battery Capacity||3500 mAh|
|Fast Charge||Yes- VOOC Flash Charge|
|Screen Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Screen Size (inches)||6.2 inches|
|Resolution||2960 x 1440 pixels|
|Pixels Per Inch (PPI)||401 ppi pixel density|
|Colors||16 million colors|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Operating System||Android 8.0 oreo|
|Processor Type or Chipset||Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10|
|Processor||Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×2.7 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Expandable Storage Type||microSD|
|Maximum Expandable Storage||Up to 200GB|
|Front or Secondary||8-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture|
|Rear or Primary||12-megapixel, f/2.2 aperture|
|Features||Phase detection autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Wifi or Wi-Fi||Yes|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Network Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Fingerprint||Yes – rear mounted|
|Compass or Magnetometer||Yes|
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