Samsung Galaxy S9 is another brilliant  smartphone from Samsung, it is very similar to Galaxy S9 Plus but in terms of design it is almost the carbon copy of Galaxy S8, the phone was released on March 2018.

The mobile device’s front and back has a glass and aluminum design and a dimension measuring 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm or 5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (height – width – thickness) which weigh 163 grams.

Hybrid Dual SIM phones swap one SIM slot for microSD card slot.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is available in various colors which are Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold while there are 3 available models or trims of the Samsung Galaxy S9 which are the 64GB model, 128GB model and 256GB model.

I would have crowned Samsung Galaxy S9 a king, but its battery made it loose its crown as it left a lot of room for improvement. The battery life of the smartphone is fairly good but not awesome, i expected more from the phone’s battery as the Samsung mobile device is packed with many amazing feature.

Although the battery life is still better than that of some smartphones, like that of the latest Apple iPhone XS Max, but still does not come close to battery life of phones like Energizer Power Max P16k Pro.

Samsung Galaxy S9 is the perfect mobile phone for brilliant picture, it features radical super slow-mo camera shoots at incredible 960FPS, perfect for turning everyday moments into epic viral-worthy videos.

It’s also able to capture bright and clear image in extreme low light conditions, also features AR emoji, bokeh effect and IOS.

The camera quality of the phone can be compared to the Google Pixel 3 and Huawei Mate 20; Although i can not really say which smartphone performs better in term of camera quality.

Samsung S9 runs on Android 8 Oreo and also signed up to Google’s project treble, meaning it has faster capability, this performance can likely be compared to its counter-pact smartphones like Google Pixel 3 which seems to be one of Samsung’s strongest competitors

Samsung Galaxy S9 Features

Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixel
Display 5.8 inches
OS Android Oreo
Rear Camera 12 -megapixel
Front Camera 8-megapixel
RAM 4 GB RAM
microSD Storage Up to 400GB
Battery 3000mAH
Design Glass and Aluminum

Price: How much does Samsung Galaxy S9 cost?

You can get the Samsung Galaxy S9 in the US for $652 while the price on Canada starts at $750 depending on online retailer you choose from below.

In Australia, the price starts at $709 but the price of Samsung Galaxy S9 in UK is £537 while the EU countries can buy Samsung Galaxy S9 for €642.

In Africa, you can buy the Samsung Galaxy S9 in Nigeria for ₦238,000 and Kenya for KSh 82,700 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Samsung Galaxy S9 is RS 48,900.

*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 especially with our top picks below!

PROS

  • Superb camera
  • Good performance
  • Nice design
  • Large display
  • Headphone jack
  • Large RAM size

CONS

  • Average battery life
  • outrageously expensive
  • Heavy and not pocket friendly
  • Lack of scuffing
  • Non-removable battery
  • Does not support Dolby vision

Display

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display occupies approximately 83.6% of the smartphone body, setting the screen display size at 5.8 inches with screen resolution at 1440 by 2960 pixels and screen density, PPI at 570 pixels per inch.

The mobile device has an iconic infinity display, the curved end-to-end screen sits effortlessly within the bezel, making it an uninterrupted canvas for enjoying all users contents. The device has also been HDR certified.

With its awesome 3D display, the device is sure to give users a wonderful viewing experience.

Design

The smartphone has a premium look.

It sports a gorilla glass 5 for protection of the display with an aluminum back design. The aluminum used in the construction of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is more robust, so less twisting is possible should users accidentally feel the need to wrap their phone.

The design is very attractive with the front glass shimmering nicely.

And if you are looking for variety, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is available in midnight black, lilac purple, coral blue, Titanium gray and sunrise gold.

The finger print sensor is located below the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S9, which is different  from that of Galaxy S8 which is located at the right of it, this new change makes the phone’s fingerprint more accessible and easier to use.

The screen is designed with lesser bezel making the display look larger.

Performance

Samsung Galaxy S9 runs on Android Oreo operating system with performance backed by a 4GB RAM model and Octa – Core processing unit clocking at speeds of 4×2.7 GHz & 4×1.8GHz for EMEA model and also, clocking speeds of 4×2.8 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz for USA, LATAM and China.

The internal storage size of the Samsung phone is available at 64GB, 128GB and 256GB with expandable memory via microSD card of up to 400GB.

The performance rating of the device is very good , as its 6RAM assists its performance to a great extend, users can have their mind at ease because the RAM size allows them to run many applications with no lag. 

Octa-core processor with 1.7GHz speed also allows a baggage free and smooth running of application at a faster rate.

Camera

Galaxy S9 comes with 12-megapixel for the rear or primary camera with f/1.5-2.4 aperture while 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 Samsung mobile phone features an amazing dual aperture adjust for pro quality pictures in bright sunlight, super low light and moon light.

Also coming in with an AR emoji, users can now turn their photos to their very own 3D emoji. It also comes with optical image stabilization to make every detail crystal clear.

Battery Capacity and Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S9 packs a non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh to power all the above features and more, like the connectivity options which includes WI-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and sensors which includes Iris scanner, finger print sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 and light sensor.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Full Specifications

Smartphone Design  
Device Name Samsung Galaxy S9
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Released Date Released March 2018
Dimensions and Size 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches)
Weight (in grams) 163 g (5.75 oz)
Colors Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold
Number of SIM One or Two
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Material Glass and Aluminum
Water Resistance Yes –  IP68 certified water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Dust Resistance Yes
Battery  
Type Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Stand-by
Talk time
Fast Charge Yes – Quick Charge 2.0
Wireless Charging Qi / PMA wireless charging
Display  
Screen Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches) 5.8 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio Approximately 83.6%
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixel
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 570 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 Exynos 9810 Octa – EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 – USA/LATAM, China
Processor Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China
RAM 6GB
Internal Storage 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models
Expandable Storage Yes
Expandable Storage Type microSD
Maximum Expandable Storage 400GB
Camera  
Front or Secondary 8-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture
Rear or Primary 12-megapixel, f/1.5-2.4 aperture
Features 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6″, 1µm, AF), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash, Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Connectivity  
Wifi or Wi-Fi Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes. A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo
Infrared port No
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only)
USB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
USB On-The-Go No
Headphone 3.5mm jack
Networks  
Network Technology GSM / CDMA / EVDO / HSPA / LTE
4G LTE Yes
Sensors  
Iris scanner Yes
Fingerprint Yes – rear mounted
Gyroscope Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass or Magnetometer Yes
Barometer Yes
Heart rate Yes
SpO2 Yes
Light Sensor Yes

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