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Samsung Galaxy S9 Advantages, Disadvantages, Review – Stunning Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S9 high-end smartphone launched into the market. So, check out Samsung Galaxy S9 advantages (Pros), disadvantages (Cons), problems and drawbacks/defects before purchasing. Samsung Galaxy S9 price in India is around Rs.57,999 and $799 in the USA. Currently, it is available on online shopping sites like Flipkart, Amazon to buy.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Best Price: Rs.57,999(India), $799(USA)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Key Features:

  • Android OS, v8.0(Oreo).
  • 5.8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M Colors.
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP secondary camera.
  • Octa Core processor and Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 chipset.
  • 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Internal Memory
  • 3000 mAh Battery

Samsung Galaxy S9 Advantages (Pros):

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with latest Android OS, v8.0(Oreo).
  • Presents 5.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with HDR10 compliant, 3D Touch (home button only), Always-on display and Multitouch in it.
  • Its display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • It has a good screen-to-body ratio for the better viewing experience.
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 display has good pixel density for its Quad HD resolution (~570 PPI pixel density)
  • It supports Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).
  • It provides 4 GB RAM for multitasking.
  • It encompasses Octa-core processor.
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 has equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 Chipset.
  • Brings an internal memory of 64/128/256 GB and expandable memory is supported up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only.
  • It offers 12 MP rear camera with additional features like (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5″, 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF), phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
  • It offers 8 MP front-facing camera with additional features like (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22 µm), autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR.
  • Supports full HD video recording at 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec..
  • It has the battery capacity of 3000 mAh which is good for heavy usage.
  • Performance is very smooth with no lags.
  • Supports almost all connectives like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, 3G, 4G, NFC.
  • Supports sensors like Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2.
  • Design and build quality are great.
  • It offers great and loud stereo speakers.
  • Supports FM radio (USA & Canada only) – To be confirmed.
  • It is available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple colors to choose.
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 additional features mentioned below.
    • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    • 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
    • IP68 certified – dust/waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
    • Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Disadvantages (Cons):

  • No dual camera set up.
  • Battery capacity is good, but it should have been better.

Check out Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications:

General Features
Brand Samsung
Model Name Galaxy S9
SIM Type Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Operating System Android 8.0
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/ Exynos 9810
Processor Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA & China
GPU Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630 – USA & China
Colors Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple
Accessories in Box
Display & Dimensions
Touch Screen 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)
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)
Other Display Features Multi-Touch, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, HDR10 compliant, 3D Touch (home button only), Always-on display
Camera Features
Primary Camera 12 MP
Secondary Camera 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22 µm), autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
Video Recording 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Other Camera Features (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5″, 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF), phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
RAM and Storage
RAM 4 GB
Internal Memory 64/128/256 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Battery Capacity
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Talk Time
Internet & Connectivity
GPRS Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
Wifi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB Connectivity 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Other Features
FM (USA & Canada only) – To be confirmed
Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Additional Features & Apps Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, 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, IP68 certified – dust/waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes, Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified).

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