Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

Score: 9.93/10

Samsung Galaxy S9 is a breath-taking cellphone launched a few years ago, coming with an enormous 5.8-inches screen, a very fast 2.8 GHz Octa-Core CPU, a 12 mega-pixels back facing camera and an 8 megapixels front-facing camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a very compact phone, taking into consideration it has a 5.8 inches screen and it's just 5.81 inches long and 2.7 inches wide. This cellphone is very slim and practical, being just 0.33" thick. Talking about its materials quality, this device is mainly created with Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5) and Aluminum . Samsung didn't seem to put much effort to reduce weight in this 5.75 ounces cellphone. Samsung made this cellphone in many colors like burgundy red, coral blue, ice blue, lilac purple, midnight black, sunrise gold and titanium gray.

Samsung equipped this cellphone with a incredible 5.8-inches display, and a 1440 x 2960 resolution, which makes everything look vivid and colorful.

This phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 system chip, packing an extremely powerful Octa-Core CPU speeding at 2.8 GHz with a big 4 GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S9 counts with a 64 GB great internal storage memory and an external SD slot, which allows you to install lots of applications, games, pictures and videos without thinking about running out of space at all.

The S9 features two cameras, a 12 mega-pixels back-facing camera and an 8 MP front facing camera. this phone's back-facing camera lens has a maximum F1.5 aperture so it can capture clear photos even in low-light conditions. It can also capture 3840x2160 4K videos at 60 fps, and slow-motion videos in 1280x720 (HD) at 960 fps. This camera also features auto-focus and time lapse video.

The S9 packs a large 3000 mAh Li - Ion non-replaceable battery that would have been good if this device didn't demand so much energy for its screen and processor. A big issue to evaluate is that the S9's battery is non-removable so you can't buy a new battery when it starts to last shorter, having to buy a new phone to "solve it".

This device offers wi-fi capability (which it can share with other devices acting as a modem or router), LTE-A 4G super quick data connection and also HSPA+ connectivity (a bit slower 4G type) and 3G fast connectivity, supported by HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This cellphone uses a Nano SIM card for GSM carriers.

This phone also features plenty of great features such as Fingerprint Identification, Facial recognition to unlock, Wireless charger compatibility, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS (Global Positioning System) and FM Radio, and lots of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

Samsung sells this phone for $ 720, which is a high price for comparing with other similar cellphones. No matter if you are looking for a cellphone to mainly use social networks, want this phone to take tons of pictures, are looking for a gamer phone or will use it for work, this cellphone is definitely a great choice for you.

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Device Type:Phone
Also Known As:Samsung SM-G960U
Dimensions:5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inchesMetric14.76 x 6.86 x 0.84 cmImperial
Weight:5.75 ouncesMetric163.01 gImperial
Colors:Burgundy red, Coral blue, Ice blue, Lilac purple, Midnight black, Sunrise gold and Titanium gray
Materials:Aluminum and Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2018-03-16
Price:$ 720.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED
Size:5.8 inchesMetric14.7 cmImperial
Resolution:2960 x 1440 pixels
Pixel density:568 pixels per inchMetric223.62 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Processor:Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm (Octa-Core 2800 MHz)
RAM Memory:4 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 630
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 400 GB)


Battery type:Li - Ion
Capacity:3000 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes


Back camera:12 megapixels
    Sensor size:0.39 inches (1/2.55")
Front camera:8 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (60 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (960 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Slow Motion Video (32 times slower) and Time Lapse Video


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
UMTS Bands:Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Face Unlock:Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor