NEW Samsung S9 Reviews, Specs


BARCELONA: SAMSUNG, at last, took the lid off its profoundly foreseen Galaxy S9 and S9+ cell phones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) on Sunday, and INQ was around the local area to get our hands on the gadgets in front of the dispatch.

On paper, the Galaxy S9 isn’t excessively unique from the company’s past leader, the Galaxy S8. In any case, just with a certifiable hands-on test would we be able to let you know whether that is hugely the case, so prepare yourselves, since you’re going to discover.

Here are our underlying impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S9 straight from the company’s MWC 2018 occasion.

At first look, the Galaxy S9 doesn’t appear to be excessively unique, making it impossible for Samsung’s past leaders, the Galaxy S8. The plan is so comparable truth be told, that you can’t generally say much contrast between the two by any stretch of the imagination, and you’d likely need to hold the gadgets next to each other to select any primary disparities.

On closer review of the specs, nonetheless, you’ll see that as opposed to making the new handset more slender and lighter, Samsung has created the new model a large portion of a millimeter thicker at 8.5mm. It likewise weighs right around 10g more, at 163g. Close by, and this isn’t so recognizable, however. One thing clients will select is that the course of action of the camera and unique finger impression scanner has changed somewhat on the back of the gadget, as well, with the last presently living under the snapper’s focal point.

As you’d expect, the Galaxy S9 feels super premium close by, and robust enough to withstand a decent thump or two. This is on account of its IP68 waterproofing, which Samsung has held from past models.

For correlation’s purpose, the show on the Galaxy S9’s kin, the Galaxy S9+, is more celebrated – obviously – touting a 6.2in quad HD+ bent super AMOLED screen with the same full 18:5:9 proportion screen as the Galaxy S9, however with a lower 529PPI. It has a greater 3,500mAh battery, as well, to control that bigger screen, yet this implies it weighs somewhat heavier at 189g.

With yet more similitudes to its ancestor, the Galaxy S9 flaunts the same 5.8in QHD+ Super AMOLED screen and with precisely the same goals.

As a general rule, the screen is truth be told lovely to take a gander at. It’s fresh and brilliant, while – like the S8 – the bent edges make for more great survey edges and an inside and out more charming review involvement.

Similarly as with its antecedent, the S9’s screen underpins versatile HDR, which offers splendidly lively show execution; however, the somewhat more enormous angle proportion makes for much more fulfilling for video viewing than on the S8.


In the engine of the Galaxy S9, things are somewhat more enhanced than outwardly. While the same 10nm 64bit octa-center CPU controls the handset, it has a slightly quicker 2.7GHz, and 1.7GHz preparing speeds analyzed the S8’s 2.3GHz SoC, nearby the same 4GB of RAM.

So how does this convert into certifiable execution, since that is what truly matters here, huh? Indeed, in our brief timeframe with the gadget, we discovered all the tasks were super smooth. This is presumably because of the handset’s overhauled CPU speed. For instance, the handset is presently ready to in a split second decipher remote dialects from boulevards signs or bulletins, in a flash.

As you would expect, there were no indications of back off amid our hands-on time; however, we’ll need to hold up until the point that we get one in for audit to test this thoroughly.

Concerning stockpiling, the S9 comes packaged with a standard swamp 64GB of inside memory which can be overhauled with an additional 400GB with a microSD card. A 3,000mAh battery fuels the majority of this. Once more, same as the Galaxy S8.

Those that are needing more of a powerhouse from Samsung can settle on the company’s Galaxy S9+, which brags a somewhat better 10nm 64-bit octa-center processor running at 2.8GHz and 1.7 GHz, nearby a considerably beefier 6GB of RAM and twofold the interior stockpiling of the S9, at 128GB.


One of the best enhancements in the Galaxy S9 over its ancestor is in its camera and picture sensor. While it packs same 12MP Dual Pixel camera from its forerunner (the S9+ currently packs a dual focal point 12MP camera), its second f/1.5 and f/2.4 opening make it “the most brilliant focal point of any cell phone camera in the market,” as per Samsung.

This is because the focal point presently lets in 80 for every penny more light than on past models, which limits clamor to catch higher quality pictures in dull conditions than at any other time. Samsung said the camera sensor does this by sewing together 12 photos taken all the while when the screen catch is squeezed, consolidating them to support a superior last picture.

While we didn’t motivate opportunity to experiment with the camera’s capacities oblivious while testing it out, we were awed with the outcomes, particularly the as good as ever slo-mo highlight, which is pretty awesome.

The Galaxy S9’s new ‘super slo-mo’ highlight catches moving pictures at an unbelievably high caliber. Samsung has additionally coordinated DRAM into this picture processor to empower this, giving the S9, what Samsung says, “the slowest film recording ever.”

This is combined with another element called Automatic Motion Detect, which enables clients to catch an essential occasion in slo-mo consequently, without sticking around and physically snap. It works exceptionally all around in fact.

Early introductions and accessibility

The Samsung Galaxy S9 isn’t so not quite the same as the S8, aside from its overhauled camera capacities. Notwithstanding, that doesn’t mean it’s a fizzled gadget. An incredible inverse. We adored the S8, so it’s pleasant to see that Samsung hasn’t changed the things that made it so awesome.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be accessible from 16 March in the UK at £739 and £869, separately, from and select retailers, the firm said. They will dispatch in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and another shade, Lilac Purple shading choices.

Pre-orders are open from now, and Samsung said the individuals who pre-arrange before 7 March at 23:59 GMT will get their gadgets seven days right off the bat 9 March.

Samsung and chose retailers are additionally offering different exchange bargains for clients when purchasing the S9 or S9+, it said.