Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Review – The Phones Rule the Roost

by Dukakeen Admin on April 05, 2018
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Review
Samsung has two new kids on the block- Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. These adorable smartphones that has been released recently with its attractive features makes it the most sought after device. Both phones come with stunningly beautiful design and the best camera performance. Though there are hardly any upgrade in any other departments, these new smartphone editions from Samsung are still capable of luring smartphone enthusiasts. Let’s breakdown each of the specs to see what makes these phones ticking.

Design and Build

A little improvement has been made in the design part compared to its predecessors. The design element for last years’ series got accolades and thus, slight modifications are justified. Both the phones boasts low weight, with the thickness of 8.50mm. Though the phone’s front and rear are slimy, there is an extra grip on the exposed aluminium sides of Galaxy S9. While Galaxy S9+ is a bit tough to hold with a single hand. The phone’s almost bezel-less design makes it even more vulnerable to screen touches as well. The glass back allows wireless recharging. Galaxy S9 features 5.8 inch display whereas 6.2 inch display on Galaxy S9+. Both phones have Super AMOLED panels with a resolution of 2960x1440 and supports HDR. Also features a 3.5 mm headphone socket, speaker and Type-C port on the bottom side, dual Nano Sim tray on the top and Micro SD card storage expandable up to 400 GB. On the rear, there is much better accessibility for finger print sensors, when compared to its predecessors. A second camera is also seen in S9+ below the primary camera. The phones are available in Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, and Titanium Grey colors.

Specs and Software

Samsung S9 phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 Soc, and that may differ from country to country. The chip with improved efficiency features dedicated processing units for each of the activities- graphic processing and secure processing to name a few. The biggest advantage is that the chipset uses less battery and charges quite faster with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 facilitating the phones’ to get filled up to 50 percent from zero within 15 minutes. The S9 features 4GB RAM while S9+ comes with a RAM of 6GB. And there is a storage of 64 GB which can be expandable up to 400GB. Both phones run Android Oreo and offers brilliant customization features on home and lock screen. The virtual assistant, Bixby can translate in real time, the Augmented Reality Emoji where you can scan your face to create a 3D avatar or custom emoji. A few of the new features on Bixby for S9 phones are real good! There is also an intelligent Scan mode that uses a very novel technology for unlocking the S9 phones quite faster with iris or face detection employing two sensors- the secondary camera and the iris scanner.

Performance, Camera and Battery life

Galaxy S9 is more convenient as it is a bit small and easy to hold when compared to S9+. The lighter device consumes only little space, can be conveniently held inside the pocket and supports single handed use. The best part is that the display resolution is same as that of S9+ though S9+ features a lot more RAM. However, when it comes to performance, you won’t find any noticeable difference between both the phones! The S9 phones perform well under heavy duty tasks nevertheless S9+ offers better performance, thanks to its extra RAM. The phones’ do not heat up very much but get warm while using GPS, Google Play Store and so on. The phones’ keyboard has been bettered and typing is rather easy on S9+, the screen size being bigger than S9. Coming to audio quality, both phones features stereo speakers tuned by AKG Acoustics. The headphones are bundled alongside both the phones and they are also tuned by AKG acoustics offering great audio brilliance combined with noise cancellation feature. And the cameras on S9 comes with a single lens while S9+ has dual cameras. The primary camera is 8 MP and secondary camera is 12MP with an adjustable aperture allowing users to switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4. Other highlights include second-generation dual-pixel autofocus tech, enhanced multi-frame noise reduction for experiencing the best low light performance. Also, the Bixby AI in the camera can be put to use for real-time information about the objects in the viewfinder. Coming to battery life, Samsung S9 phone has a battery capacity of 3000mAh while S9+ with 3500mAh. Both phones supports wired and wireless charging. When subjected to intense use, S9+ lasted longer, being the battery capacity a bit higher than what is offered on S9. Evidently using the phones on a lower resolution makes the battery last longer. Both phone charges quite faster and reaches up to 75 percent from zero in an hour.
With plenty of new features, and though not trivial, these useful additions such as improved drop protection, long lasting display and the all new aluminum core that prevents warping or any deformation, S9 phones are sheer examples of excellence in almost all departments. Now that you have read through what makes S9 phones simply the best, and is planning to get these, hurry! Grab these feature rich phones on