Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 (G960)
Samsung Galaxy S9 black back
Samsung Galaxy S9 blue back
Samsung Galaxy S9 grey back
Samsung Galaxy S9 purple front left side
Samsung Galaxy S9 purple front right side
Samsung Galaxy S9 purple left side
Samsung Galaxy S9 purple back
Samsung Galaxy S9 purple right side
Samsung Galaxy S9 gold back
64 GB
256 GB

Pro and cons Samsung Galaxy S9

  • Camera with variable lens
  • Create animated emojis
  • Stereo sound by AKG
  • More logical position fingerprint scanner
  • No major upgrade from Galaxy S8

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Samsung Galaxy S9 product details

The Samsung Galaxy S9 was announced by Samsung at the end of February and looks like a modest upgrade compared to the S8 a year ago. The design may not have changed that much, but that does not apply to its rear camera. Thanks to various new techniques, it is capable of much more. What exactly are we going to explain here.

Smart camera sees like your own eye

Samsung has clearly focused on the camera system with the S9. By imitating the human eye, it is now capable of much more. Just as your pupil can get bigger and smaller to let in more or less light, the camera of the Galaxy S9 can do just that. Instead of a fixed aperture, the S9 has a variable aperture, also called Dual Aperture. This automatically selects the best setting based on your surroundings. In the dark, this is the extra wide f/1.5 so that a lot of light can fall on the sensor and you still get well exposed shots. In bright daylight he chooses f/2.4 so you get much more detail and shots remain sharp. It is for the first time that Samsung equips a Galaxy phone with this technique, making your Galaxy phone look more and more like a real human eye. Also new in the camera area is the super slow-motion mode with which you can extremely slow down images. Fun to capture a crashing balloon or splashing water. Also new is the AR emoji feature that lets you turn yourself into an emoji. Create a selfie and the Galaxy S9 turns you into a virtual simulation that you can then send to friends.

Main Samsung Galaxy S9 specifications

  • Uninterrupted Infinity Display with sharp Quad HD+ resolution
  • 12 megapixel camera with Dual Aperture (best of 2 worlds)
  • Selfie 8 megapixel camera with AR emoji
  • Available in 64 and 256GB memory expandable with microSD-memory cards
  • Octa-core Exynos processor at maximum 2,8 GHz assisted by 4GB of RAM memory
  • Unlock with fingerprint recognition, iris or facial recognition
  • Away fast mobile internet via 4G
  • Dustproof and waterproof IP68 housing
  • Quick wireless and wired charging

Intelligent Scan and stereo sound

Samsung has learned from the awkward spot of last year's fingerprint scanner. Fortunately, with the Galaxy S9 it is 'just' back in the middle, where it belongs. If fingerprint recognition is not really your thing, you can also unlock the Galaxy S9 via facial or iris recognition. There is also a combination of the latter possible, called Intelligent Scan. The combination depends on the circumstances on the basis of which you can access the Galaxy S9. If, for example, there is too little light to do a face recognition, it automatically switches to iris recognition. Also new are the stereo speakers. Samsung has left the adjustment of the sound to the experts at AKG. The stereo speakers on the Galaxy S9 are also capable of playing Dolby Atmos. That is surround sound like you are used to at the cinema, but from your phone.

Samsung Galaxy S9 purple front left side

Not easy to choose

But a lot has remained the same with the Samsung Galaxy S9. For example, there is always the possibility to insert a memory card yourself, although you can also insert a second SIM card instead. There is still the waterproof IP68 housing, you can still charge wirelessly and there is still a single camera on the back (in contrast to the double on the Galaxy S9+). However, there are still many small improvements such as the slightly faster processor and the slightly faster mobile internet. All of them are not very special but all in all it can make all the difference. Samsung does make it a bit harder for us to choose this year. The larger Galaxy S9+ has more differences compared to the previous year than this S9.


Most important Samsung Galaxy S9 specifications

Dimensions 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm
Weight 163 grams
Item ID SM-G960
Codename Samsung Star 1
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Controls
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Display
Color display 5.8 inch, Infinity Super AMOLED Quad HD+
Hardware
Camera 12.2 MP
Dirt and waterproof housing
Processor 1.7 GHz, 2.8 GHz, Samsung Exynos 9810, octa core
Secondary camera 8.0 MP
Data network
LTE (4G)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 4 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 3000 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Sensors
Heart rate monitor

All Samsung Galaxy S9 specifications


Alternatives of the Samsung Galaxy S9

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Samsung Galaxy S9 (G960)
Samsung Galaxy S10 (G973)
Motorola One

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 Current product  
Fingerprint recognition
Android8.0 (Oreo)9.0 (Pie)8.1
Color display5.8 inch, Infinity Super AMOLED Quad HD+6.1 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display5.9 inch, Max Vision IPS, notch
Camera12.2 MP12.0 MP, 12.0 MP, 16.0 MP13.0 MP, 2.0 MP, dual camera sensor
Dirt and waterproof housing
P2i coating
Processor1.7 GHz, 2.8 GHz, Samsung Exynos 9810, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa core2.0 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, octa core
Secondary camera8.0 MP10.0 MP8.0 MP, flash
LTE (4G)
Internal memory4 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 64 GB (Storage)
Battery3000 mAh3400 mAh3000 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Heart rate monitor

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