Samsung S9 comes with a Class-leading AMOLED screen and extraordinary speakers to take to a whole new world. It has an amazing camera setup that is paired with its excellent performance and user interface making it one of the best smartphones in the market.
Design & Display
The design of the Galaxy S10 is minimalistic and elegant, as always. Its body has an aluminum frame with Gorilla glass5 front and back. The screen is a 5.8, dual edge Super AMOLED that has a 1440 x 2960 px resolution with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. S9 comes with an IP68 standard, which makes it resistant to dust and water up to 1.5m for 30 minutes.
Galaxy S9 supports HDR10 that delivers a lightning-fast touch response, super-smooth graphics, and cinema-quality videos.
The wide variety of colors that this phone comes in are beautiful Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, and Ice Blue.
Operating System & UI
The operating system on S9 is One UI 2.1 on Android 8, which is upgradeable to Android 10 and is extremely user-friendly. It provides a lag-free and pretty smooth overall experience while offering a lot of features and apps.
The Always-On Display feature gives you plenty of options like different clock styles, font colors, notification settings, and a lot more.
A beloved classic feature is Edge Panels. It has more rounded corners. Therefore, you can quickly access your apps, actions, tools, etc. just with a single swipe.
Edge lighting is another feature that can light up the outline of the UI in a wide variety of glow types that alert you in case of any new notifications.
Secure Folder enhances your security by creating an encrypted space to store your content under an additional layer of protection.
S9 allows you to get more of your phone with Bixby that features Bixby Home and Bixby Visions.
As for its versatile biometric security, it supports Fingerprint Scanner, iris recognition, and Face Unlock.
Some of its other features are App drawer, Game Launcher, Play Music, Gallery, and AR Emoji.
Internal design &Performance
The Chipset used in this device is the Octa-Core Exynos 9810 (10 nm) that runs smoothly and has no issue being used for heavy usage. For better graphics, the CPU comes with Mali-G72 MP18 GPU.
As for the memory, the Galaxy S9 offers 4GB RAM with 64/128/256GB storage.
The main 12MP camera comes with autofocus and supports Digital Zoom up to 8x accompanied by an 8MP selfie camera that allows you to take brilliant images.
S9 is a great device for recording videos as it gives you a variety of recording options. You can record UHD 4k videos at 60fps with superb quality.
The cameras support optical image stabilization, which means you can take high-quality pictures under any condition.
There is also the portrait mode or Live Focus that features a lot of effects and can be used for both pictures and videos.
Some features of the camera setup are LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama Dual video call, Auto-HDR dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus Picture Compare Tool Selective focus Slow-mo, Night Mode, and Digital Video Stabilization.
There is notable growth in battery capacity. The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a powerful Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery, which means up to 48 hours of audio playback time. It supports fast charging up to 15W, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging, and Quick Charge 2.0.
The Galaxy S9 has one of the loudest stereo speakers of all time with immersive sound quality. It supports Dolby Atmos that offers sound optimizations plus an Auto mode. It is exciting to know that S9 supports a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Samsung Galaxy S9 features dual-SIM slot, ANT+, NFC, FM Radio, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Pressure Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Samsung Pay, heart rate, SpO2, and Samsung DeX support.
Samsung Wireless DeX is a Desktop eXperience feature that works wirelessly in the new upgrade and works with all Miracast-compatible smart TVs. In a nutshell, with this feature, you can enjoy your smartphone’s features on a big screen. For example, you can display your photos and videos for a big crowd on TV.
Samsung Galaxy S9 has a lot of enhancements over its previous series, offering an exciting interface, superfast chipset, and extraordinary speakers for a great experience.
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Announced||2018, February 25|
|Status||Available. Released 2018, March 09|
|Dimensions||147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||163 g (5.75 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.8 inches, 84.8 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~570 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10, One UI 2.1|
|Chipset||Exynos 9810 (10 nm) - EMEA|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA|
|Card slot||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot) - dual SIM model only|
|Internal||64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM|
|Features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video||[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS (30fps)|
|Single||12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS|
|Dual||8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6", 1.22µm, AF|