Samsung Galaxy S9 and this is new you’re probably wondering if it’s worth your money for an upgrade. You may also just be wondering if it’s a good phone or not so I think the best way to describe this phone is it’s a nearly perfect Samsung phone. So what I mean by that is if you’ve liked Samsung phones in the past or you have an old Samsung phone.
S9 vs S9 Plus
So it turns out most of this isn’t actually that big of a deal in the more RAM Department. Galaxy S nine plus has six gigs of RAM while the regular s9 has four gigs Ram both are plenty hardly ever going to notice the difference in regular everyday use. It could be nice for future proofing now the s9 plus obviously has the second telephoto camera for live focus and for optical zoom sometimes may or may not ever use that if you do obviously go that’s 9 plus. You might not miss that and then, of course, the size difference means your 5.8-inch display versus 6.2 inches and then your 3,000 to 3,500 milliamp-hour battery. Again both of which are somewhat mediocre so not a huge difference between them.
I would definitely pick the s9 plus over that because of the lower price even though you get a slightly smaller screen all the same advantages are there. If you don’t use that stylus
Samsung S9 Pros:
- Awesome displays the A+ build quality
- Stereo speaker’s headphone jack
- Expandable storage and a pretty damn
- Good camera
- Double apps
Samsung S9 Camera
You also like what they do with the software with the great cameras with the awesome design with their build then this is the best and most complete version of that that they’ve ever made. But conversely, if you already don’t like Samsung phones like if slow Android updates aren’t your thing. You just don’t like what they do with the skin then this isn’t going to change your mind. So it’s a nearly perfect Samsung phone so last year the Galaxy s8 had the infinity display this year again galaxy.
Samsung S9 vs S9 Camera
The camera lets ‘s break that down so there’s a new 12-megapixel camera on the back and if you get the s 9 plus it gets the second telephoto camera as. It’s the first modern smartphone with a variable aperture camera it can physically switch between F 1.5 and F 2.4 depending on your lighting. So it defaults to F 2.4 which is roughly average for a smartphone camera actually and that’s for your Sharp normal daylight photos.
Generally, photos from the galaxy s 9 cameras are pretty damn good photos are a little bit less over-processed and a little less over sharpened. Then they used to be but it’s clearly still the Samsung look we’re used to with the bright vibrant colors dynamic range.
S9 has one of the absolute best displays in any smartphone sandwiched between an even slightly thinner top and bottom bezels and last time and they’ve even done a slightly better job.
Hiding the sensors and things in that top bezel so the black looks more seamless and that your piece also now doubles as a second speaker front-facing speakers. So you kind of have a bit of a stereo speaker thing going on here it’s not quite the same obviously as two big dedicated front-facing speakers. But at least now it’s a bit louder and clearer if you accidentally block the bottom speaker which can happen you don’t completely miss what’s going on.
It’s better to last year you also had USBC and wireless charging fast charging all that that is also all still here USB see fast charging wireless charging. A headphone jack water resistance is great click buttons and just overall a plus build quality. Samsung is fast charging and wireless charging it charges really fast with the right charger
The biggest change on the outside has to be obviously the fingerprint reader placement it’s now in the Middle instead of up at the top next to the camera and that makes a huge difference even more than people are giving it credit for its perfect. Now it’s raised slightly so it’s easy to know when your fingers on it when you’re not looking at it and registering your fingerprint is now just a slow swipe like you roll your finger down the scanner once which is actually really cool I thought it was a glitch. Usually, you kind of you know you have to press it on the fingerprint reader a whole bunch of times to enroll your finger but during this phone setup, you just roll.
Samsung S9 Back Side
Your finger down at once and it’s a hundred percent done that is awesome and then there’s also now on the back of this phone a blood pressure sensor in addition to the heart rate monitor so the heart rate monitor. This is not new we’ve had that for a while you can measure your heart rate that’s quick but the blood pressure sensor usually you haven’t been able to do that with anything. Right now it’s just a pretty cool new addition last year’s galaxy s 8 also had top-notch specs when it came out s9 here keeps that up and bumps it up to again for2018.
Scanning from the note which is a little slower but more secure than regular facial recognition using a front-facing camera and there’s also a new intelligent scan which combines face. Scanning and iris scanning basically using which one works better depending on light conditions.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Weakness
The biggest weakness of these new phones the s9 and s9 plus it’s not terrible but among all the other great things about these phones the battery life is definitely not great. The s9 Plus which has the bigger screen but also bigger battery thirty-five hundred million powers and it would be dead by the end of the day. Heavy use days with a lot of navigation a lot of music playing a lot of screen time watching videos and social media that would be enough to kill this phone in a single day.
Samsung S9 Recording
Galaxy s camera something people have also noticed recently is it shoots video in the REC 2020 color space instead of rec 709 that’s what happens when you turn on. Or leave on HDR if you turn that off they can be rec 709 so it’s trying to look better again and more saturated on the Samsung displays but you can turn that off. So all right back in the impressions video I did mention that seems like Galaxy S 9 plus will have a pretty big advantage over the regular. Galaxy S nine because you’re getting now more RAM more screen more battery and more cameras.
Actually so good at so many different things and bad at so few things especially being so good at the hardware suite that’s what makes this phone so easy to recommend. So I do I recommend the Galaxy S 9 it’s really awesome smartphone.