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Samsung Galaxy S9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2782 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S9. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and screen. The performance and camera also get good comments. Comments about the GPS navigation and reception are different. Many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Galaxy S9 vs. Xperia XZ2 shootout

 

Samsung has the Plus, Sony has the Compact, but the two companies see the base size differently. It's these regular versions that we'll now be taking a closer look at - this is the Galaxy S9 versus Xperia XZ2 camera comparison.

Apr, 2018

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 review

 

The Galaxy S9 is a perfect-sized phone with a fantastic camera and great performance.

Excellent display ; Great 5.8-inch size ; Good speakers ; Strong performance ; Stunning low-light camera

Battery life is lower than competition ; Slow Android updates ; Camera not as versatile as S9 Plus

The Galaxy S9 is a comfortable and compact phone that offers a fantastic camera and great performance, but is it one of the best smartphones on the market?We do think the S9 Plus is worth it for the second, versatile camera, but the S9’s perfect size...

Expert review by : Michael Simon (pcworld.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Everything you need to know, all in one place

 

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ phones look like the S8 they replace, but they're all new inside.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ come in four colors: midnight black, titanium gray, lilac purple, and coral blue. The prices for an unlocked phone are as follows:

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9

 

The Samsung Galaxy S9 puts the latest LTE bands and a great low-light camera into a smaller form factor than the S9+ for the best one-handed phone right now, but leaves a few things out.

Feels great in one hand. Excellent low-light camera performance. Better sound and network support than the Galaxy S8.

Not a radical upgrade from the Galaxy S8. Larger S9+ model has better cameras, more RAM, and stronger Wi-Fi performance.

Bottom Line: The Samsung Galaxy S9 puts the latest LTE bands and a great low-light camera into a smaller form factor than the S9+ for the best one-handed phone right now, but leaves a few things out.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Simon (pcworld.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 review: Incrementally better in all the right places

 

Samsung's Galaxy S9 isn't the revolutionary design breakthrough that the Galaxy S8 was, but it's no less of a great phone.

The Infinity Display is even better than the one on the S8. ; Camera takes fantastic pics in all kinds of light. ; Fingerprint sensor is in a much better location.

Camera features like Dual Aperture and Super Slow-mo are a little gimmicky. ; AR Emoji is fun but not as advanced as Apple's Animoji. ; The single camera is great, but the S9+'s dual camera would have been better.

Anyone who’s in the market for a new phone should seriously consider buying an S9. It might be an insignificant upgrade in terms of physical design, but that’s a concern only if you really, really want people to know you have the latest and greatest...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 review: predictably great, predictably flawed

 

The Galaxy S9 is all of the good and all of the bad we've come to expect from Samsung

Great design ; Beautiful display ; Fast performance ; Capable camera ; A headphone jack!

Average battery life ; Gimmicks galore ; Bixby still sucks ; Samsung has a poor history of updating its phones

Predictably, Samsung has made yet another excellent flagship phone. But, just as predictably, it still has plenty of room for improvement.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

 

Samsung has just announced its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Once again, many of the rumors...

Excellent Performance ; Excellent Display ; Insane Low-Light Camera and Slow-Mo

Nothing Obvious.

TRUE NEXT-GENERATION FEATURES

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy S9 forces us to question upgrades for their own sake. On the one hand, there's our desire as consumers to have the very latest tech gadget, even if we don't even use the phone we have now to its full extent. For manufacturers,...

Galaxy S8's excellent design gets even better ; Screen, performance & battery all solid ; Camera capable of impressive low-light performance ; Price is competitive

Intelligent Scan trades security for convenience ; Super Slow-mo is 720p only and needs bright lighting ; Bixby still feels gimmicky

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung and Vodafone launch a Galaxy S9 Limited Edition | LetsGoDigital

 

Samsung and Vodafone just launched an exclusive Red Bull Ring pack of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in the Netherlands. Unique to this limited edition is the smart cover, which loads a unique theme and exclusive content on the smartphone via NFC.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones | LetsGoDigital

 

Samsung launched their new Galaxy S9 and S9+ devices at MWC 2018. The premium smartphones offer new camera capabilities and AR Emoji.

Feb, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 3500
Browsing time (3G):11
Browsing time (4G):12
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):14
Continuous audio playback time:48
Continuous audio playback time (display off):80
Continuous video playback time:16
Talk time (3G):22
Wireless charging:Y

Call Management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:N
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:1.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:60 / 960
Night mode:N / Y
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.55
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.18 / 1.35
Head SAR (EU):0.294 / 0.362

Design

Brand color:Coral Blue / Lilac Purple / Midnight Black
Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Lilac / Purple
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof / Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:18.5:9
Display Diagonal:5.8 / 6.2
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 2960 / 2960 x 1440
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:529 / 570
Screen shape:Curved / Curved edge screen
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, APE, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, APE, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Playback Modes:Zoom
Speakers:Stereo
Supported video modes:2160p
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / HSDPA,UMTS / TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:N / Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Headset included:Y
Interface adapters included:Micro USB-B male - USB Type-C female,USB Type-C male - USB Type-A female
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7 / 1.8
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.7 / 2.8
Processor lithography:10

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:8 / 8.0 Oreo

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Maximum memory card size:400
RAM capacity:4 / 6
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.335
Height:5.81 / 6.22
Weight:5.75 / 6.67
Width:2.7 / 2.91