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 recent iPhone XS Max;

Note: 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 model and Adreno 630 graphic processing unit for China model, 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.

In terms of battery life and capacity, Galaxy S9 left a lot of room for improvement but 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 these users can charge their device without cables and the device will charge within a short period of time (about 1 hour to charge 100%).

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Features

Resolution 1440 by 2960 pixels
Display 6.2 inches
OS Android 8.0 oreo
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
Front Camera 8-megapixel
RAM 6GB RAM
microSD Storage Up to 200GB
Battery 3500mAH
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 or Samsung Galaxy S9 plus goes for around 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

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Some lag with Samsung’s software
  • Iterative upgrade
  • AR emoji are not too good
  • Very expensive
  • Non-removable battery
  • Phone feel quite heavy

Display

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.

Design

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus smartphone has a design that is very similar to its sibling S8 and the S9. 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 equipped with an IP68 water/dust resistance, a haptic feedback home button and a bixby button which is below the volume rocker.

The Galaxy S9 Plus 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.

Performance

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 Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus smartphone is available at 64GB, 128GB and 256GB with expandable memory via microSD card of up to 200GB.

The mobile 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 and all model provides enough room to house the users applications, files,pictures and more.

Camera

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 setup provides 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 Capacity 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 Samsung mobile device features fast and wireless charge.

Fast charge technology enables the device charge to 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.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Full Specifications

Smartphone Design  
Device Name Samsung Galaxy S9
Type Touchscreen smartphone
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
Water Resistance Yes
Dust Resistance Yes
Battery  
Type Non-removable Li-Polymer
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh
Stand-by
Talk time
Fast Charge Yes- VOOC Flash Charge
Wireless Charging Yes
Display  
Screen Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches) 6.2 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio Approximately 73.9%
Resolution 2960 x 1440 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 401 ppi pixel density
Colors 16 million colors
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Software  
Operating System Android 8.0 oreo
Hardware  
Processor Type or Chipset Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
Processor Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×2.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
RAM 6GB
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB
Expandable Storage Yes
Expandable Storage Type microSD
Maximum Expandable Storage Up to 200GB
Camera  
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
Connectivity  
Wifi or Wi-Fi Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes v5.0
GPS Yes. A-GPS
Infrared port No
NFC No
Radio No
USB microUSB 2.0
USB On-The-Go No
Headphone 3.5mm jack
Networks  
Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
4G LTE Yes
Sensors  
Iris scanner No
Fingerprint Yes – rear mounted
Gyroscope Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass or Magnetometer Yes
Barometer No
Heart rate No
SpO2 No
Light Sensor Yes

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