Samsung Galaxy S9 features a capacitive 5.8 inches’ touchscreen display. This device runs on an operating system of Android 8.0 (Oreo). Samsung Galaxy S9 price is $720. The device comes with 12 MP rear camera. The front side also has 8 MP selfie camera. It comes with a RAM of 4 GB. A non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery powers the device.
Samsung galaxy S9 price
The different versions of galaxy Samsung galaxy S9 include the G960F version for European regions and comes with Global Single-SIM; the G960F/DS versions also for European regions and comes with Global Dual-SIM; the G960U version for USA regions; the G960W for Canadian regions; the G9600 version for Chinese regions.
The phone comes with a 4 GB RAM as previous galaxies, except for galaxy S8 plus that comes with a 6 GB version of RAM. But the processing speed is improved due to the octa-core processor.
The Samsung galaxy S9 also has a corning gorilla glass 5 covering it front and rear section with an aluminum frame wrapped on its edges. The device has different color versions which includes Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold and Ice Blue version. So with the samsung galaxy S9 price at hand, you can get a color of your choice.
The galaxy S9 has three versions of internal memory which includes 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB internal memories; these versions of internal storages can be supported with a microSD card of up to 512 GB.
The rear camera is a smarter 12-megapixel rear camera. 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. While the 8 MP selfie camera can capture 1440p videos. The camera specifications are almost the same with that of Samsung galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
There is an AMOLED screen of 5.8 inches at its front that has a resolution of 2960 pixels by 1440 pixels. The operating system is Android 8.0. The device comes with single SIM and dual SIM models. The Samsung Galaxy S9 price is fit for the specs of the device.
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 3000 mAh though is charges fast.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications
|Dimensions||147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue|
|Material||Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame|
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Screen Size||5.8 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels|
|Screen To Body Ratio||83.6%|
|Pixel Density||570 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Operating System||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Exynos 9810 Octa (10 nm) – EMEA|
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) – USA/LATAM, China
|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
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA|
Adreno 630 – USA/LATAM, China
|Internal Storage||64/128/256 GB|
|Card Slot||microSD, up to 512 GB (on SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only|
|Rear Camera||12 MP|
|Rear Camera Features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama, OIS, dual pixel PDAF|
|Video Resolution||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.|
|Front Camera||8 MP|
|Front Camera Features||Dual video call, Auto-HDR|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO|
|Radio||FM radio for USA and Canada only|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct|
|Sensors||Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|Applications||Samsung 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|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh Battery|
Samsung Galaxy S9 price
Samsung Galaxy S9 Review
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is as good as it seems, but a bit disappointing because is just a copy of galaxy S8, the galaxy S8 plus is even better than it in some aspects. It has a display that is 0.4 inches shorter than the display of galaxy S8 Plus.
The galaxy S9 comes in different versions and these variants versions of the phone depends on the region it is being shipped to. The Samsung galaxy S9 price is favorable to the folks with adequate fund.
Unwrapping the black cartoon of the device 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 price is not much because you will get some USB-to-USB-C adapters in the box.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a physical dimension of 147.7 millimeters which makes it shorter that the galaxy S8. It is 68.7 millimeters wider making it 0.6 millimeters wider than the galaxy S8. Its thickness is 8.5 millimeters.
The galaxy S9 weighs 163 grams making it 0.8 grams heavier than Galaxy S8. 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 are almost the same with galaxy S8 that comes with gorilla glass 5 as its body covers. So the Samsung Galaxy S9 Price should not make you fright. The frame of the device is an aluminum frames just like galaxy S8 and galaxy S8 Plus.
At the front side of the galaxy S9, you will see a 5.8 inches’ super AMOLED display which is the same with the 5.1 inches’ display screen on galaxy S8 but shorter than the 6.2 inches’ screen on galaxy S8 Plus.
The 5.8 inches’ display screen on galaxy S9 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.
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 12 MP camera at the rear.
This device has variant colors like Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold and Ice Blue colors. With this great physical designs from Samsung, you should know that the Samsung galaxy S9 price is a token for the great masterpiece.
The device has a 5.8 inches’ display which is 0.4 inches shorter than the 6.2 inches’ display on the galaxy S8 Plus and the same screen size with S8. The display comes with a 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels’ resolution that has a pixel density of 570ppi. The screen resolution on galaxy S9 is the same with that on galaxy S7, galaxy S8 and galaxy S8 plus. 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 370 nits which comes with an always-on display technology. The Samsung galaxy S9 screen also complies with HDR10.
Performance and Memory
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is powered by an operating system of Android 8.0 (Oreo), which is not upgradable to Android version 9 for now. The galaxy S9 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 and Chinese counterparts.
The Exynos chip is Exynos 9810 Octa while the snapdragon chip is Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845; both chips are built on 10nm manufacturing process. Both chips also have eight cores as the snapdragon chip has Mongoose and cortex cores running at 2.7 GHz; the Exynos chip has its kyro cores running at 2.8 GHz.
These chips run much faster than the chips on galaxy S8. So since the Samsung galaxy S9 price seems higher than that of galaxy S8 that almost has its features, the variant features must have made the difference in price.
The Snapdragon chip has a Mali-G71 MP18 (Graphics Processing Unit) GPU for it and the Exynos chip comes with an Adreno 630 (Graphics Processing Unit) GPU.
This device comes with a 4 GB RAM just like previous galaxies with 4 GB RAM except for galaxy S8 plus with 6 GB RAM. The device has three versions of internal memory including 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB internal memories. 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 dual SIM model only and the SD card is placed in SIM 2 slot.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with just a single rear camera of 12 megapixels. The galaxy S9 has f/1.5 aperture, OIS, 26mm equivalent lens, phase detection Autofocus and a single LED flash. There is also the “Multi-Frame Image Processing”, which was mentioned by Samsung on few of occasions, during flagships and presentations.
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. You can also capture 1080p videos 60fps and 720p videos at 240fps. 4K videos at 60 fps for 10s takes 101 MB, 4K videos at 30 fps for 10s takes 54 MB, 1080p videos shot at 60fps for 10s takes 36MB, and 1080p video shot at 30fps for 10s takes 17 MB.
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 also captures paranomic photos with high contrast. The panorama also works in video shooting.
The selfie camera is 8MP camera 0n Samsung galaxy S9. The front 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 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 FM radio. The USB port is version 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.
The device comes with an iris scanner, fingerprint sensor mounted at the rear of the phone. It also has an accelerometer, a gyro, a proximity, a compass and a barometer.
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 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.
There is a Google Play Music App for playing music. And it is the default music player for galaxy S9. The Google Play Music on galaxy S9 comes with new features like SoundAlive tool and a manual 9-band equalizer.
Battery and Samsung Galaxy S9 Price
A non-removable Li-Ion battery of 3000 mAh powers the device. Its talk time is up to 20 hours on 3G mode. Samsung Galaxy S9 price is about $700.
With a well-polished aluminum frame and a Gorilla Glass 5 at its front and back, the device is also IP68 technically certified for water and dust resistance. The device can be seen in variant colors like Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray and Lilac Purple colors.
See also: Apple iPhone XR
The Samsung galaxy S9 price that seems expensive will buy you a device of 5.8 inches’ Super AMOLED Infinity display with a resolution of 2,960×1440 pixels, a screen to body of 18.5:9, a pixel density of 570pp and a technology that makes the display HDR 10 compliant.
The rear side of the awesome device sees a 12MP that has an aperture of f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture. It also has an OIS and also takes multi-shots at stack. The camera also has multi-frame noise reduction and a dual pixel phase detection autofocus.
The camera of the device has video record resolutions of 2160p/60fps video recording, 1080p/240fps and 720p/960fps. 8MP is the camera on its front, it has an aperture of f/1.7 aperture, an autofocus and capable of recording videos at a pixel of 1440p/30fps.
The operating system that powers the device is Android 8.0 Oreo which seem not to be upgradable to higher android version for now. The kind of Chipset and processors (central and graphics) varies depending on your location.
Exynos 9810 chipset having a processor of octa-core CPU (4×2.7 GHz 3rd-gen Mongoose + 4×1.8GHz Cortex-A55) that comes with a Mali-G72 MP18 GPU is for EMEA counterparts. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with a processor of octa-core CPU (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver having Adreno 630 GPU is for the USA and Chinese people.
The internal memory of the device comes in three different versions including 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. All these internal memories are powered by a 4 GB RAM. And you should also know that all these internal memories can be expanded up to 512 GB using a microSD card.
3,000mAh battery is provided to keep you on when necessary. This battery has an adaptive Fast Charging technology and WPC&PMA wireless charging technology. The Samsung galaxy S9 price which is around $500 seems to be small for all the packages at the end.
Some sensors like Fingerprint reader is placed at the rear side of the phone just below the 12 MP camera. The sensors also include an iris recognition scanner or a face recognition sensor.
The Galaxy isn’t the innovator it used to be, yet the S9 is the main continuation that could be. Samsung is capable in refining enough in equipment and client encounter every year, and when there is nothing historic to flaunt, the astonishments may originate from surprising spots.
See also: Apple iPhone XS Max
The Galaxy S9 might fall flat wow with the design however compensates for that with performance and new camera abilities. And keep in mind that the S9 exceeds expectations where it is important – in still and image quality.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Key specs
- OS – Android 8.0 (Oreo)
- Display – 5.8 inches
- Dimension – 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm
- Samung Galaxy S9 price – $720
- Screen Resolution – 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Network – GSM/CDMA/HSPA/EVDO/LTE
- SIM – Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or 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 – 12 MP
- Front Camera – 8 MP
- Internal Memory – 64/128/256 GB
- RAM – 4 GB
- Battery Capacity – 3000 mAh battery