Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 plus Review! Camera, Battery and More

Samsung had just launched their Premium flagships of this year named Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 plus. This much-awaited smartphone is launched at a base price of Rs 57000 for S9 and the top variant of Samsung Galaxy S9 plus cost up to Rs 72000. Which means you did not need 1 lakh rupees to buy an underwhelming smartphone. The S9 comes in four colors i.e. Midnight Black, Lilac Purple and Coral Blue.

Display and Configuration

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has a 6.2-inch QHD plus display while S9 has a 5.8-inch QHD plus Display. The glass on the front is powered by Gorilla Glass 5 and both get a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. Coming to the overview of the device, this smartphone is 15.8 centimeters tall, 7.38 centimeters wide and 0.85 centimeters thick. All these Galaxy S9 phones are encased in glass front and back and ringed with aluminum. The device is quite lightweight, which means that the weight of this mobile is just around 189 grams

This Samsung hasn’t done anything particularly innovative in terms of design this year. The 18.5:9 format remains the same and keeps the 83.6% screen-to-body ratio of the S8, as did the Infinity display, button layout, Bixby button and, fortunately, a 3.5 mm headphone connector is still included. The S9 is also certified to protect against water and dust with IP68 certification.

Battery and Performance

In the S9 plus, you get 3500 mAh battery and in S9 you get a smaller 3000 mAh battery. Both devices have a non-removable lithium-ion battery which is capable of giving you a backup of one full day, In addition, you can see fast charging support, as well as wireless charging.

In the Galaxy S9, you get to see the Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810 processor which is an octa-core processor. This processor is quite a heavy processor, so you will not see any problems with graphic and multi-tasking. In the  US and China, you will find Snapdragon 845 processor as well as the Mali G72 MP18 GPU based on 64-bit architecture. The S9 keeps with the 4 GB baseline of RAM that most flagship phones have stuck to for the last few years, while the S9+ boosts that to 6 GB. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo customized with Samsung Experience 9.0.

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 Camera and Features

The camera is the main attraction towards S9 and S9 plus, the quality of the camera has improved a lot and you can see much difference from the previous year S8. The Galaxy S9 Plus has a dual aperture, allowing the camera to automatically switch between f/1.5 for better low-light dark indoor and outdoor environments and f/2.4 for more detail in well-lit environments. You can also manually change the aperture by using Pro mode. But the S9 plus has two cameras, one is a wide-angle lens with the same specs as on the S9, and another 12-megapixel telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.4.

The both S9 and S9 plus can shoot with High Dynamic Range (HDR), and in slow motion at 240 frames per second.The really impressive mode on the S9 and S9+ is Super Slow-mo, which can capture video at 960 frames per second in 720p but only 0.2 sec of the video is captured at 960 fps and becomes a sequence of almost 6 seconds

Bonus: AR Emoji and Bixby

Inspired by the iPhone X’s Animoji mode Samsung has made a new system similar to Animoji named AR Emoji. S9 and S9+ users can scan their faces to create animated AR Emoji of themselves and can also share their AR Emojis through WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter or email. We can also record videos where our AR Emojis will imitate our movements.

Bixby 2.0, the voice assistant of Samsung is just like Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Amazon Alexa. Bixby isn’t perfect, but it’s slowly improving and has shown much improvement from last year’s Bixby 1.0. Bixby Vision uses machine learning to identify the objects around it. It Scans the object through the S9 camera and serves up information depending on what it finds.

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