Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus features a capacitive 6.2 inches’ touchscreen display. This device runs on an operating system of Android 8.0 (Oreo). The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Price is $840.  The device comes with dual 12 MP rear cameras. The front side also has 8 MP selfie camera. It comes with 6 GB RAM. A non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery powers the device.

 

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus price

The different versions of Galaxy S9 Plus include the G965F version for Europe that comes Global Single-SIM; the G965F and DS versions for Europe that also comes with Global Dual-SIM; the G965U version for USA; the G965W version for Canada; the G9650 version for China and LATAM.

The phone comes with 6 GB RAM on all versions of it. The device has processing speed that is improved due to the octa-core processing technology. The galaxy S9 Plus just like the Samsung galaxy S7, galaxy S8, galaxy S8 Plus and galaxy S9 also has a corning gorilla glass 5 covering it front and rear section with an aluminum frame wrapped on its edges.

REVIEW

 

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Specifications

 
Price$840
 

BODY

Dimensions158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
ColorsMidnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue, Polaris Blue
Weight189 g
MaterialFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame

IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

 

DISPLAY

Screen TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size6.2  inches
Screen Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels
Screen To Body Ratio84.0%
Pixel Density529 ppi
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
MultitouchYes
 

                               PLATFORM

Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
ChipsetExynos 9810 Octa (10 nm) – EMEA

Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) – USA/LATAM, China

CPUOcta-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA

Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China

GPUMali-G72 MP18 – EMEA

Adreno 630 – USA/LATAM, China

 

MEMORY

RAM6 GB
Internal Storage64/128/256 GB
Card SlotmicroSD, up to 512 GB (on SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
 

CAMERA

Rear CameraDual: 12 MP + 12 MP
Rear Camera Featuresf/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide)/ f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto),  Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS,  LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video Resolution2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Front Camera8 MP
Front Camera Featuresf/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, Dual video call, Auto-HDR
 

CONNECTIVITY

NetworkGSM/CDMA/HSPA/EVDO/LTE
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
RadioFM radio
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
NFCYes
 

FEATURES

SensorsIris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Earphone JackYes
LoudspeakerYes
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
ApplicationsSamsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), Samsung DeX (desktop experience support), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0), Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent), ANT+ support, Bixby natural language commands and dictation, MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, Photo/video editor, Document editor
BrowserHTML5
 

POWER

 BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh Battery

  

The device has different color versions which includes Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue and Polaris Blue color versions.

The Galaxy S9 Plus has three versions of internal memory which are 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB internal memories. And these internal storage memories be supported with a microSD card of up to 512 GB. The 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB internal memory versions all comes with a RAM of 6 GB. Unlike the galaxy S8 Plus that its 256 GB internal memory version only has 6 GB RAM.

The operating system of Samsung galaxy S9 Plus is the Android 8.0 (Oreo) which seems not to be upgradable to a higher version for now. It has a Chipset Exynos 9810 Octa (10 nm) for EMEA regions and a chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) for USA, LATAM and Chinese regions.

The CPU for EMEA regions is a mongoose M3 and cortex Octa-core CPUs that runs at 4×2.7 GHz and 4×1.8 GHz respectively. The CPU for USA, LATAM and Chinese regions are kyro 385 Gold Octa-core CPU and kyro 385 Silver that runs at 4×2.8 GHz and 4×1.7 respectively.

The graphics processor for EMEA regions is a Mali-G72 MP18 GPU while that of USA, LATAM and Chinese regions is an Adreno 630 GPU. You should know that the samung galaxy S9 plus price is moderate for a device which such performance capbilites.

The rear cameras are dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, making the galaxy S9 plus the first galaxy S mobile phone to come with dual rear cameras. The camera comes with LED flash, auto-HDR and panorama. You can capture videos of about 4k resolution with the rear camera of the Galaxy S9 Plus. While the 8 MP selfie camera can capture 1440p videos.

There is an AMOLED screen of 6.2 inches at its front that has a resolution of 2960 pixels by 1440 pixels. The display is HDR10 compliant and has 3D Touch technology for home button only. The display also has an Always-on display technology.  The device comes with single SIM and hybrid dual SIM models.

The fingerprint sensor is there along with the iris scanner for maximum security of the phone. There is an earphone jack and a single speaker. But the battery is not impressive at 3500 mAh though is charges fast.

Unboxing

Unwrapping the black cartoon of the device that has an ‘S9+’ written in shiny blue on it will reveal many black accessories like a black two-pinned charger adapter, a black AKG headphones, a black USB chord.

Always make sure that the cartoon is properly sealed so as to get the full content in box. If not, you might be getting half or fewer contents when you unbox a supposed new device. The Samsung galaxy S9 plus price is not much because you will get some USB-to-USB-C adapters in the box.

Design

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus comes with a physical dimension of 158.1 millimeters long which is 10.4 millimeters longer than 147.7 millimeters long galaxy S9; it is 73.8 millimeters wide that is 5.1 millimeters wider than 68.7 millimeters of Samsung galaxy 9 and 8.5 millimeters thick which is same with galaxy S9.

The Galaxy S9 Plus weighs 189 grams making it 16 grams heavier than 173 grams’ galaxy S9. The front side of the phone is made with a corning gorilla glass 5 that also acts a protection for the super AMOLED screen of the device.

The rear part of the phone is also made with corning gorilla glass 5. These body features beats that of galaxy S7 that comes with gorilla glass 4 as its body covers and it is the same body covers that galaxy S8, S8+ and S9 comes with. The frame of the device is an aluminum frames just like previous galaxies.

At the front side of the Galaxy S9 Plus, you will see a 6.2 inches’ super AMOLED display which is far longer than 5.8 inches’ display screen on galaxy S8 and galaxy S9. The 6.2 inches’ display screen on Galaxy S9 Plus comes with a screen-to-body ratio of 18.5:9.

The display almost covered every part of the front view including the part were the home key was supposed to be. But it didn’t cover the region meant for the earpiece and selfie camera with its sensors. Samsung galaxy S9 plus price justifies the awesome design of the phone.

The device comes with an audio jack and also comes with a wired paired AKG headphones. The device is a waterproof and dustproof itself. It resists water and dust up to 1.5m for 30 minutes. But makes sure the device or any other waterproof/dust proof mobile phone is dry before plugging it into the power outlet so as to avoid electric shocks.

With the earpiece at the top front-side of the phone, the front side also sees an 8 MP camera. The is no button on the front side of the device. The left side of the phone has two volume keys and Bixby while the right side has power button. The SIM slot for a Nano SIM is at the top of the phone, so is also the memory card slot.

At the bottom of the phone, there is an earphone jack at the bottom-left with a USB port for USB Type-C separating the earphone jack from the speaker at the bottom right. The primary mic is located at the left side of the USB port.

At the back you will see a 12-megapixel camera place at the center-top of the rear part of the phone. The camera has its flash and sensor placed at its left side while the fingerprint of the device is placed beneath the dual 12 MP camera at the rear.

This device has variant colors like Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue and Polaris Blue colors. With this great physical designs from Samsung, you should know that the Samsung galaxy S9 plus price is a token for the great masterpiece.

Display

The device has a 6.2 inches’ display which is 0.4 inches longer than the 5.8 inches’ display on the galaxy S8. The display comes with a 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels’ resolution that has a pixel density of 521 ppi.   The display type is a super AMOLED screen that has 3D touch for the home button enabled on it.

The device has a brightness of 631 nits which comes with an always-on display technology. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus screen also complies with HDR10. With regards to AMOLED innovation, Samsung has practically been the business pioneer for many years now.

The business is moving to new extensive screens yet the change will definitely take some time.  The Galaxy S9+ likewise deals with this picture quality, while keeping up a low dimension of reflectivity. Normally, joined with the high brightness, this conveys amazing sunlight decipherability.

Apps and games are certain things on android phones, Android can scale those so no major ordeal. Media content, then again, will either take a very long time to adjust to the new organization or won’t do it by any means.

Performance and Memory

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is powered by an operating system of Android 8.0 (0reo). The Galaxy S9 Plus comes with either Snapdragon or Exynos chip depending on the version you go for. The Exynos chip is for the EMEA countries while the Snapdragon chip is for the USA, LATAM and Chinese counterparts.

Chipset Exynos 9810 Octa (10 nm) for EMEA regions and a chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) for USA, LATAM and Chinese regions. The CPU for EMEA regions is a mongoose M3 and cortex Octa-core CPUs that runs at 4×2.7 GHz and 4×1.8 GHz respectively. The CPU for USA, LATAM and Chinese regions are kyro 385 Gold Octa-core CPU and kyro 385 Silver that runs at 4×2.8 GHz and 4×1.7 respectively.

The graphics processor for EMEA regions is a Mali-G72 MP18 GPU while that of USA, LATAM and Chinese regions is an Adreno 630 GPU.

This device comes with 6 GB RAM on every brand of its version and it is the second galaxy S serios to come with a 6 GB RAM after the S8 plus. The device has three versions of internal memory including 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB internal memory.

But the internal memory can be expanded up to 512 GB using a microSD card. This memory expansion is only available on Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus dual SIM model only and the SD card is placed in SIM 2 slot. A Samsung galaxy S9 plus price for a 6 GB RAM smart phone seems nice.

Samsung truly made a special effort in the S9 and S9 plus performance division. Only the best, which for this situation is the present offers both Qualcomm and Samsung’s very own silicon divisions. Obviously, we are discussing the Exynos 8895 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 – both based on a cutting-edge 10nm manufacturing process.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus comes dual rear cameras of 12 megapixels. The Galaxy S9 Plus has one of its 12 MP camera being a wide angle 26mm camera which has a pixel size of 1.4µm. This particular camera has a variant aperture lens of f/1.5-2.4, giving the user the chance to make a choice between the apertures.

This camera also has a Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS. There is also the “Multi-Frame Image Processing”, which was mentioned by Samsung on few of occasions, during flagships and presentations.

The secondary rear camera is a telephoto camera with a pixel size of 1.0µm. the camera has an aperture of f/2.4. It also has an AF, OIS and 2 times optical zoom capability. This camera can stack images into 4-frames for three times, after which the three different images will be combined to cancel out noise.

Instead of the camera taking a single shot, it will capture several shoots and blend them together, in order to pick up as much detail to make an image that is very clear. This camera technology encompasses pixel by pixel assessments to insulate noise and other unwanted objects and to scale sharpness and all this activity happens in the background as you shoot.

The camera does not have a dedicated video recording UI and some dedicated shortcuts for new camera effect where permanently placed on the viewfinder. These shortcuts are for four categories which includes two hold filters. You will get stamps that come with convenient controls for rotating, resizing and moving an image. There are also dynamic overlay effects for tracking and face detection.

You can capture 4k videos with the 12 MP camera on the Galaxy S9 Plus. You can also capture 1080p videos 60fps and 720p videos at 240fps. 4K videos for 10s takes 61MB, 1080p videos shot at 60fps for 10s takes 36MB, and 1080p video shot at 30fps for 10s takes 25MB. With a dual rear camera, that may be why Samsung galaxy S9 plus price seems higher than other galaxy S Series.

HDR on the camera can be put off, on or on automatic activation. The automatic mode is better because it comes in the best scenarios that in which they are needed. The Galaxy S9 Plus also captures paranomic photos with high contrast. The panorama also works in video shooting.

The front camera is 8MP camera on Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. The selfie camera comes with an aperture size of f/1.7 with a video recording resolution of 1440 pixels. The selfie camera comes with Dual video call and Auto-HDR.

Connectivity and Sensors

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has a Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct and a hotspot. A 5.0 version of Bluetooth is on the device, as it comes with an A-GPS and also an NFC. It has an FM radio available to versions shipped to USA and canada. The USB port is version 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.

The device comes with an iris scanner and a fingerprint sensor mounted at the rear of the phone. It also has an accelerometer, a gyro, a proximity, a compass, a heart rate, SpO2 and a barometer.

There are two adapters in the pack. They have a ton to do with changing far from the more seasoned micro USB standard and towards Type-C. The huge connector gives you a chance to associate any USB stuff with the new port. Since the S9+ bolsters USB Host, a more established Type-A thumb drive would be the clearest decision.

You can even interface your old telephone and have the Galaxy S9+ exchange all data when you set it up. The micro USB connector is more for comfort – it enables you to utilize a normal micro USB cable or charger with the S9+. It doesn’t have USB have usefulness not at all like the bigger connector.

Talking about the network technology, we have 2G bands (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only), (CDMA 800 / 1900 – USA).

3G bands (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – Global, USA)( CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – USA).

4G bands (LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) – Global; LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) – USA.

Connectivity features like these will atone for the Samsung galaxy S9 Plus price. The connectivity speed for HSPA is 42.2 Mbps download and 5.76 Mbps upload, LTE-A (3CA) Cat18 is 1200 Mbps download and 200 Mbps upload.

 

Software and Applications

It is pre-installed with messaging features like SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM. The browser is HTML5. Samsung preinstalled cool software like Samsung DeX (desktop experience support), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0), Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent), ANT+ support, Bixby natural language commands and dictation, MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, Photo/video editor and a Document editor.

The game Launcher on the device groups games in one place, so they can be reached with ease instead of being scattered all over the screen or device. The game launcher also gives you an uninterrupted gaming experience. The Game tools on the device can block notifications while you play a game; it can also put off the ability of the screen or its edges to touch.

The AR Emoji uses the selfie or front camera to take a facial photo, that it will turn into an animated character that can be customized eyeglasses, with hairstyles, skin tones and different sets of clothes. You can also create GIFs with the AR Emoji. There are many more major and minor Apps and software on the device which makes the Samsung galaxy S9 plus price higher.

There is a Google Play Music App for playing music. And it is the default music player for Galaxy S9 Plus. The Google Play Music on Galaxy S9 Plus comes with new features like SoundAlive tool and a manual 9-band equalizer.

Battery and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Price

A non-removable Li-Ion battery of 3500 mAh powers the device. Its talk time is up to 20 hours on 3G mode. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus price is about $840.

 

Conclusion

Samsung seems to have a separate screen size for its plus versions of S series; Galaxy S8 plus and Galaxy S9 Plus has the same 6.2 inches Super AMOLED Display with curved edges. The display has a 2,960 by 1440-pixel resolution and a screen-to-body ratio of 18.5:9, leaving its pixel density at 529ppi.

With an aluminum frame and a Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back of the galaxy S9 plus, the Samsung galaxy S9 Plus price is good enough for its physical design. It also has IP68 technology certified and meant for water and dust resistance. The device comes in variant colors like Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray and Lilac Purple color.

Samsung had to make the S9 plus come with a dual rear camera, making it the first galaxy S series to come with dual rear camera. These rear cameras have wide and telephoto angles respectively and they can record 4k videos. There is also a LED flash, an auto-HDR, panorama for taking paranomic shots. The front facing camera has been 8 MP pixel for a very long time on galaxy S series.

Android 8.0 Oreo is the operating system that powers the device and no news has come for further upgrade to a higher operating system like the Android 9.0 (Pie). The chipsets are Exynos and Qualcomm Snapdragon. The GPUs are Adreno and Mali GPU for different versions.

The RAM of a galaxy series for the second time has been 6GB after the galaxy S8 plus that has both 4 GB and 6 GB RAM variant. You should also know that galaxy S9 plus comes with 64 GB, 128 GB and 256GB internal storages.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus would have been a carbon copy of galaxy S8 plus if not for the presence of the dual rear camera and other features. So if you already have an S8+, you may not need to go for a galaxy S9 or S9+.

 

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Key specs

  • OS – Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Display – 6.2 inches
  • Samsung galaxy S9 Plus Price – $840
  • Dimension – 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
  • Screen Resolution – 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Network – GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
  • SIM – Single SIM (Nano-SIM)/Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • CPU – Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA

Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China

  • Rear Camera – Dual: 12 MP + 12 MP
  • Front Camera – 8 MP
  • Internal Memory – 64/128/256 GB
  • RAM – 6 GB
  • Battery Capacity – 3500 mAh battery

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