Samsung Galaxy S9 is an amazing smartphone that was launched back in March 2018. It comes with 5.80 inch touchscreen that has a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels at a PPI of 568 pixels per inch. It is currently available at the price rate of Rs. 54,900 only. If you are planning to buy it then here we are presenting Samsung Galaxy S9 features, specification, price and other details.
Let’s first start with its general specification. We have already told you that it was launched in March 2018. It comes with a dimension of 147.70 x 68.70 x 8.50 mm. It has a weight of 163.00 grams that makes it one of the lightweight smartphone in the segment. It is fuelled up with 3000 mAh battery non-removable battery. It is available in three colors namely Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, and Coral Blue.
Now coming to its display then Samsung Galaxy S9 features 5.8 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels and it has a PPI density of 568 pixels per inch. In the hardware sector Samsung Galaxy S9 is powered by 1.7 GHz octa-core. The processor is manufactured by company itself which is Samsung Exynos 9810. To make the smartphone run smoothly it is integrated with 4 GB.
In terms of memory, it boasts up with 64 GB internal memory. If you think that it is less then you can expand it easily using an external memory card. You can expand its memory up to 400 GB.
Talking about camera then it boast with 12 MP primary camera and 8 MP secondary camera. It has flash but in rear, there is no front flash in this camera. At the price of Rs. 54, 900 this might bit disappointing but this is the truth.
Samsung Galaxy S9 runs on Android 8.0 OS and over of it, it gets Experience 3.0 skin. Samsung Galaxy S9 features dual SIM (GSM + GSM) that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Its connectivity options include Bluetooth, USB OTG, GPS, NFC, 4G and 3G with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India. Talking about its sensors then Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, barometer, compass, and gyroscope.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Features
|Dimension||147.70 x 68.70 x 8.50 mm|
|Screen size (inches)||5.8|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||568|
|Processor make||Samsung Exynos 9810|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||400|
|Operating System||Android 8.0|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
Samsung Galaxy S9 Full Review
No matter what camera of Samsung Galaxy S9 is the alone thing that attracts easily. The main USP of Galaxy S9 is camera and no can challenge it. Most of reviews you have read starts with the design but here we can’t resist ourself to start explaining about its camera and the best thing is there are too much to say about its camera that’s why we decided to kick start the review with its camera.
Samsung Galaxy S9 gets 12 MP primary camera that has an aperture of f/1.5. Feel happy to know that it is the brightest even on any smartphone. Its predecessor S8 was launched with something like power but the great thing is new one has 28% more powerful camera.
When it was launched company demonstrate its power by pointing the smartphone at a box full of flowers that lit at a lower light intensity than 0.87 to be precise or lux. It had been compared to the Google Pixel 2 XL camera.
Obviously, pictures clicked by Samsung Galaxy S9 are astonishing and impressive. The flowers looks very dark in Google Pixel 2 XL but surprisingly flower ewers clearly distinguishable in Galaxy S9. Apart from it colour retention and noise levels were good too.
Well, this was a demonstration by the company the real question is how it performs in a real world? Well, you will be glad to know that it will not disappoint you.
When we tried it in the real world it actually performs well in all situations then no matter whether it was a low light condition. It smartly manages to keep noise at bay and capture colour with uncanny vibrancy. Now there is no doubt how well it is able to capture photos in good light.
Samsung boasts it very much but let us clear you at first that it is not what you are looking for. Having an AR Emoji in a smartphone sounds great but it is not definitely the one having in Samsung Galaxy S9.
Apple makes a buzz when the company launch Animoji along with iPhone X that generated Emoji by using its TrueDepth camera. Samsung tried the same but if you have ever got a chance to use both AR Emoji then you will feel Samsung’s one like a watered down version of Apple’s Animoji. In Galaxy S9 you need to smile into front camera to create your own AR Emoji.
Once created you change its skin color, hair, and outfits. That’s it there are no more customization options. The other irritating thing is it is not able to generate a perfect avatar in one go. It has some glitches that will turn the avatar’s into wired one.
The Return of the Bixby
If you have been a Bixby lover then you will be glad to know that after a huge gap Bixby is back with Samsung Galaxy S9.
Though Bixby was also featured in S8 but still we choose to say a comeback after huge gap because it disappointed us all in S8. Company promised that it is ultimate digital assistant but is was not. It wasn’t able to control or start apps, work out contextually wahat you want, and more.
Samsung worked a lot on Bixby and launched on Galaxy S9. It gets better at the level of Siri but to reach the level of Google Assistant there is long way to cover up. So where is Bixby is ahead of Siri, Alexa, Google Now etc.
Well Bixby is much advanced when it comes to seeing. It is able to fetch exact result from web for things like nature scenes, comics, lamps, apparels etc.
If you are currently using Galaxy S8 or you have read an review of it then obviously you know how poor its biometric unlocking feature it. It makes the smartphone almost unusable. Iris scanner is unreliable, facial recognition is poor, fingerprint scanner was too hard to reach.
Iris scanner, facial recognition, and fingerprint sensor are the three major parts of S8. This time they didn’t take any change and come with a refined technology.
Iris scanner is integrated with Intelligent Scan that makes the things bit easier. Now one can unlock the phone even from far distance. No need to say that fingerprint scanner is also improved.
Iris scanner needs more improvement specially when it comes to low light, in this department Apple’s Face ID totally destroys the Samsung Galaxy S9.
Samsung Galaxy S9 is pakced with AKG tuned new speaker that’s sound is loud. If you are tired of hearing sounds from bottom of your smartphone then you will really appreciate the placement of Samsung Galaxy S9’s speaker.
These speakers are packed with Dolby Atmos sound that gives you a sense of space. It will provide you a decent sound experience.
Samsung Galaxy S9 is no doubt an impressive smartphone and also one of the best smartphones of 2018 but what it disappoints you is its upgrades. Yes it biggest competitor is its predecessor Galaxy S8 and when we compared it with we feel nothing great. Yes if you see it individually then you might love this smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S8 was a great phone as it launched after overcoming many drawbacks of Galaxy S7. Same was expected with Galaxy S9 but unfortunately, it disappoint all of us. Galaxy S8 is still on sale and no doubt a wise customer will never choose the costly S9 over S8.
If you are still in confusion even after reading the full review then you might be luring towards S9 as it is freshly launched and has some decent upgrades. Well, it is totally your decision. We still recommend you to go with S8 especially if you don’t want to waste your money for some extra upgrades. If you have any question in your mind the feel free to tell us in the below comment section.