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Samsung Galaxy S9+ / S9 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4049 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S9+ / S9 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S9+ / S9 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ hands-on review

 

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are here, official, unwrapped, and we go in full hands-on mode. We might be sending off another UNPACKED event preceded by weeks of overwhelming leaks, but we are surely heading towards a new chapter in the smartphone...

Feb, 2018

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review

 

The Galaxy S9 Plus is a masterpiece.

Gorgeous design ; Brilliant, colorful display ; Feature-packed camera ; Excellent low-light photo quality ; Good sound from stereo speakers

Battery life could be better ; Live Focus produces fuzzy photos

The Galaxy S9 Plus brings a refined design, but it’s the ‘reimagined’ camera that makes this phone stand out, and worth the high price tag.

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Galaxy S9 Plus is the splurge phone you can afford

 

This is the splurge phone you can afford.

The Galaxy S9 Plus one-ups the excellent Galaxy S9 with a second rear camera for taking portrait photos.

Battery life fell short of last year's model in our early tests, and the Galaxy S9 Plus suffers from the same underbaked extras as the smaller Galaxy S9. The dual-aperture camera tends to overexpose low-light photos in auto mode.

Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus is the more robust Galaxy S9, and the one for power users to get.

Aug, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9+

 

It's not revolutionary, but the Samsung Galaxy S9+ sets the bar for smartphones in 2018, with the best hardware features you can get.

Gorgeous screen. Beautiful body. Spectacular network performance. Dual main cameras with excellent low-light capture. Loud audio.

Camera software oversharpens images. AR Emoji and Bixby disappoint.

I don't think the past 12 months make a great innovation year for smartphones. That doesn't mean we're seeing bad phones, it just means we aren't seeing game-changing phones. With in-display fingerprint sensors coming at the end of 2018 and 5G networks...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Smartphone Review

 

Fine-tuning. The big model of Samsung's flagship series not only offers a larger display, it also offers a dual camera and more RAM. This review reveals whether the higher price is justified and how the Galaxy S9+ fares in comparison to its...

stylish design ; great display ; fast SoC ; expandable storage ; LTE Cat. 18 ; stereo speakers ; IP67 ; good sensor equipment ; USB 3.1 with DP, HDMI, and OTG ; wireless-charging ; great dual camera ; optional dual-SIM (Duos model)

no dual-VoLTE ; worse battery runtimes than predecessor ; long charging time ; SoC throttling under constant load ; no warranty for damage caused by liquids

With the Galaxy S9 Plus, Samsung has managed to create a great smartphone again that received many sensible improvements but no real innovations. The main camera's two aperture levels are a great thing to have and work well in everyday life. Samsung...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Nick Todorov (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs LG V30

 

A glance at the Samsung Galaxy S9+ next to the LG V30 wouldn't be enough to pick a favorite. And while these two Android phones are similar, they're far from identical. Let us walk you through the factors setting them apart.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Preslav Kateliev (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs Galaxy Note 8

 

Both the Galaxy S9+ and the Galaxy Note 8 are big, shiny and pretty to look at, and pack all of Samsung's latest bells and whistles. One can legitimately be confused when trying to decide between those two. So, let's take a closer look!

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: Android perfection achieved

 

Each year we look to Samsung's Galaxy S release as the smartphone that will be purchased by the masses and it is clear that the Galaxy S9 Plus will be one of the best smartphones of 2018.

Stunning display ; Strong reception and fast wireless network support ; Multiple security features, including an iris scanner ; Fast and wireless charging ; microSD expansion card slot ; High level water and dust resistance ; 3.5 mm headset jack

Back is a fingerprint magnet

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus first impressions: Improving upon the S8 Plus just where it was needed

 

Samsung announced its yearly Galaxy S series update with the S9 and S9 Plus. After a few days of use, it's clear the S9 Plus corrects some things from last year's model while building on the Galaxy foundation. It is sure to be one of the top...

Mar, 2018

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Amy Davies (photographyblog.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Review

 

The Samsung S9 Plus is one of the best smartphones currently on the market for those whose primary concern is the quality of the camera. Its main competitors are the iPhone X and the Huawei P20 Pro - all three cameras have (at least) two lenses. The S9...

May, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500
Browsing time (3G):13
Browsing time (4G):15
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):15
Continuous audio playback time:54
Continuous audio playback time (display off):94
Continuous video playback time:18
Removable battery:N
Talk time (3G):25
Wireless charging:Y

Call Management

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:10
Face detection:N / Y
Flash Type:LED / Xenon
Front camera aperture number:1.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:60 / 960
Night mode:Y
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.5 / 1.9
Rear camera resolution:4032 x 3024
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1280x720@960fps,1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps / 1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 5
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.35
Head SAR (EU):0.294

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:18.5:9
Display Diagonal: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
Screen shape:Curved edge screen
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Pressure 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, MKA, 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
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Playback Modes:Zoom
Speakers:Mono / 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:N / 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 / TD-SCDMA,UMTS / TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:5.0 / 5.0 LE
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 / Gmail,Google Maps,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 / Micro USB-B male - USB Type-C female,USB Type-C male - USB Type-A female
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus included:Y

Pen

Pen included:N

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
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.1 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.7 / 2.8
Processor lithography:10

Software

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

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Maximum memory card size:400
RAM capacity:6
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:227.6 / 50.3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.335
Height:6.22
Weight:6.67
Width:2.91