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Samsung Galaxy S9

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Samsung has followed the “you don’t fix what’s not broken” mantra and just tweaked specs, for the better, wherever possible. And it has worked out just fine!

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Description

After almost a year of Samsung releasing their massively successful Galaxy S8 and  S8+ phones and some frustrating months of leaks and discussions later, we finally have the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Despite its features, is the hype worth the exorbitant launch price tag of whopping Rs. 59,400 for a 256 GB version? With more than 4 colour variants to choose from, ‘Midnight Black’ is our favourite, the Galaxy S9 comes with a 12 MP Single Rear camera with Dual Aperture lens including features such as Super Slow-motion capture, AR Emojis, optical image stabilisation including a rear LED Flash and an 8 MP front camera.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Price in India

In India, Samsung Galaxy S9 price starts from ₹ 37,900. This smartphone is available in three other variants like 4GB  + 128GB , 4GB + 256GB and also 6GB RAM + 64GB Storage. Samsung Galaxy S9 is a device with three colour variants to choose from including Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, and Titanium Grey. Samsung Galaxy S9  still one of the best smartphones from the last few years that customers can still pick up if they want. Moreover, the price is lower than its successors in the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S20 series.

Highlights

The improved specifications of the 12 MP rear camera with dual aperture lens give a very good overall experience. The introduction of stereo speakers only adds to the array of features that Samsung has put out with the Galaxy S9.  The processor also runs on a next gen chip set with an Exynos 9810 and a 4 gigs ram.

The asking price can be a bit much for the features the S9 wants to be noticed for, especially when the S8  gives a somewhat similar experience at a lower price point.

With the company focussing on the camera and performance of the phone, we won’t be wrong in saying that this is where the phone wins our hearts. Bixby [Siri for non-Apple users] has improved as an AI since the last flagship, which is a welcome feature. It is waterproof and has an IP68 rating so it will be pretty hard for you to accidentally drown it.

The touchscreen has a 20% thicker glass which might feel bulkier to hold, but it’ll help it survive a fall or too. But then, it’ll be ever too prone to micro-scratches. The charging speed hasn’t seen much improvement, however, the overall endurance of the phone goes up to 78 hours.

Expert Opinion

Samsung has followed the “you don’t fix what’s not broken” mantra and just tweaked specs, for the better, wherever possible. And it has worked out just fine!

Display

With Samsung being the biggest manufacturer of AMOLED screens for many other major players as well, they happily took this opportunity to save the best for themselves. The Galaxy S9 boasts a 14.73 centimetres (5.8-inch) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 2960×1440 pixels and 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

The phone also uses Intelligent Scan (Face Recognition + Iris Scan) for unlocking the phone on top of the usual fingerprint scanner.

Bixby needs a special mention here, with the virtual assistant once again getting a dedicated button for ease of access. The AI has improved since we last used it in Galaxy S8 but has a long way to go before it can outperform its counterparts.

Screen Size5.8 inches
Display Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels

Design

When it comes to the look and feel of the phone, it is not much different from what its predecessor had going for it. In all honesty, that’s a pretty good decision by Samsung, considering the S8’s and that perhaps is a very good decision by Samsung since the S8’s design was immensely well received. Opting to go against a drastic makeover in the structural design, Samsung has made numerous subtle changes that make the smartphone even more powerful from the inside while flaunting the same beautiful design. The fingerprint scanner now is on the back right below the primary camera setup to a more natural resting position of ease for the index finger. It is also perhaps the only flagship left with an audio jack still intact in its design.

 

The new addition of the stereo speakers makes the media experience even better. The sound is louder and clearer with much better bass. This is leaps and bounds ahead of the S8 in sound quality. It also supports Dolby 3D surround sound which has directionality to multichannel audio, It’s an effect most noticeable through the headphones.

Weight163 g
BuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame

Performance

The performance is not just caged to the processor but it also depends a lot on the GPU and RAM capacity. The S9 runs with Android v8 Oreo OS with Exynos 9810 Octa-core Processor and a lithium-ion battery setup of 3000 mAH, giving an unparalleled performance when it comes to multitasking and performing higher-end tasks with efficiency.

RAM/Internal Storage64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM
Chipset GPExynos 9810 (10 nm)

Camera

The phone is bundled with a 12 MP Single Rear camera with Dual Aperture lens that gives it an edge over its competitors. The dual aperture introduces many unique features to the users of this phone, including – low light image capture, super slow-mo video capture, and AR emoji.

Samsung has focussed a lot on video capturing as well. Like the flagship Sony Xperia handsets, the Galaxy S9 also comes with 960 frames per second video capture option. The ‘Super Slow Motion’ option shows the level of attention put into the details by Samsung. Both the S9 and S9+ have very good performances with the secondary telephoto camera in the S9+ giving it an edge over the S9 owing to the clearer image quality.

Battery

Galaxy S9 is powered by a 3000mAh battery. The massive battery capacity is enough to last an entire day for normal to medium usage and routine tasks.

Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Battery TypeLi-Ion

Verdict

As expected, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is everything the S8 was and more. You have the sleek built, the infinity display, and an amazing camera, but going even beyond that, Samsung has reworked the things that people were not happy with, and does not leave a lot left to complain about. Despite this, It might be possible that we are just spoilt, but there is nothing groundbreaking when it comes to the S9.


If you are looking for that cutting-edge Samsung Device with money not being an issue, then the S9 is the way to go. We wait in anticipation for Samsung to push the envelope a bit further with their next release.


Tech- Specs

General
  • Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Design
  • Thickness0.33 inches
  • Height5.81 inches
  • Weight163 g
  • ColorMidnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple
  • BuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
  • Width2.70 inches
Display
  • Display TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Screen Size5.8 inches
  • Pixel Density570 ppi
  • ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Display Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Aspect Ratio18.5:9
  • Screen to Body Ratio83.60%
Performance
  • CPUOcta-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Chipset GPExynos 9810 (10 nm)
  • GPUMali-G72 MP18
  • OSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
Memory & Storage
  • Expandable MemorymicroSD, up to 1 TB (uses shared SIM slot) - dual SIM model only
  • RAM/Internal Storage64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM
Back Camera
  • Single Camera12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55, 1.4 micron
  • Back Camera FeaturesLED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
  • AutofocusDual Pixel PDAF
  • OISOIS
  • Back Camera Video2160p60fps, 1080p240fps, 720p960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Front Camera
  • Front Camera Video1440p30fps
  • Single Camera8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6, 1.22 micron, AF
  • Front Camera FeaturesDual video call, Auto-HDR
Sound
  • HeadPhone JackYes
  • LoudspeakerYes
  • Audio Features32-bit/384kHz audioActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Battery
  • User ReplaceableNon-removable
  • Battery Capacity3000 mAh
  • ChargingFast battery charging 15W (Quick Charge 2.0)Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
  • Battery TypeLi-Ion
Communications
  • USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • RadioFM radio
  • Network SupportGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
  • NFCYes
  • GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Miscellaneous Features
  • SensorsIris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
  • Water ResistantIP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Launch
  • Announced On2018, February
  • StatusAvailable. Released 2018, March

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