Samsung Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9+ (G965)
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Samsung Galaxy s9 plus purple back
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Samsung Galaxy s9 plus purple overview

64 GB
256 GB

Pro and cons Samsung Galaxy S9+

  • Best tested camera from early 2018
  • Dual rear camera can zoom in
  • Can make virtual emoji of yourself
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos sound
  • Little difference in appearance compared to last year
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Samsung Galaxy S9+ Product details

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ (or S9 Plus) is Samsung's largest Galaxy S flagship for 2018. The model was announced during the Mobile World Congress and, unlike its smaller brother, has a double camera and slightly larger Infinity screen. What exactly are the benefits of this S9+ and what other features this S9+ has, we are going to explain here.

More difference than size alone

Samsung has focused on the camera with this 9th generation Galaxy S-smartphone. The appearance has remained almost the same except for some minor improvements. For example, the appliance is slightly less bent at the edges, making it more comfortable to handle. The frame is still made of metal and the front and back are made of glass. Samsung applies the very strong Gorilla Glass 5 for this. The Galaxy S9+ has a 6.2-inch Infinity Display with the same Quad HD+ screen resolution of 2960 × 1440 pixels. Due to the slightly larger screen area, the pixel density (PPI) is slightly lower than for the S9 but still at a neat 529. Images are therefore sharp even up close. Biggest difference with the smaller S9 this year is not only the size, differences are also in the camera this year. On the back we find for the first time a double 12 megapixel camera; one is equipped with a wide-angle lens, the other with a telephoto zoom. The latter allows you to zoom in without loss of quality and thus bring images closer. It also makes it possible to blur the background with which you shoot more beautiful portraits. The Galaxy S9+ also has special Bokeh filters that allow you to adjust the shape of background lights.

Samsung Galaxy s9 plus purple overview

Dual Aperture Camera

Still, most attention is paid to the camera with wide-angle lens. It has a double aperture of both f/1.5 and f/2.4. The lower this so-called f-number, the more open the aperture. Compare it to the pupil of your eye: the bigger it is, the better you see in the dark. This also applies to the camera on the S9+. Because he can choose between two different values, he can choose the best one for the right situation. And you can see that result; DxOMark's testers assign the camera on the Galaxy S9 Plus the highest value ever. That means he shoots good photos and videos in almost every situation, whether it's dark or during the day. Samsung has further equipped the camera on the Galaxy S9+ with a super slow-motion video mode. It slows down your videos up to 960 frames per second so you can make the invisible visible. These Super Slow-mo videos can even be set as lock screen. Speaking of unlocking, the S9+ can now combine the iris scanner with facial recognition, something it calls Intelligent Scan. If it is too dark to recognize your face properly, you automatically switch to iris recognition, which works better in the dark thanks to infrared light.

Main Samsung Galaxy S9+ specifications

  • 6.2-inch large Curved Super AMOLED screen with no screen edges
  • Double 12 megapixel camera with optical OIS and variable aperture
  • Sharp 8 megapixel self-image camera with AR Emoji function
  • Powerful Exynos 9810 processor on 2,8 GHz + 6GB of RAM working memory
  • Standard with 64GB storage + a memory card slot (up to 400GB)
  • Dustproof (IP68 certification)
  • Pattern support for high-speed mobile 4G internet (LTE category 18)
  • Loud stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support
  • Pattern support, pin, password, iris, fingerprint or facial recognition

Emoji stickers and stereo sound

Because the Galaxy S9+ is considered to be the absolute top model for 2018, there are plenty of other new features that should make life more convenient and fun. Think of AR Emoji with which you can create a virtual you that you can recreate by looking at you with the selfie camera. You can then make stickers of them and send them to friends or family. Also new is the stereo speaker at the front. By now also using the telephone speaker at the top, a second speaker is created for unadulterated stereo sound that is up to 1.4x more powerful than before. This sound is also tuned by AKG for even better sound reproduction. The stereo speaker also comes in handy with the new Dolby Atmos setting. Once turned on you will be treated to a 3D sound like in the cinema. Also handy on the S9+ is the new location of the fingerprint scanner. On the S8+ it was still clumsy on the right side of the camera, on the S9+ it is in the middle again. Easy to find by touch and less chance to leave fingerprints on the camera lens.


Most important Samsung Galaxy S9+ specifications

Dimensions 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight 189 grams
Item ID SM-G965
Codename Samsung Star 2
EAN code 8801643660512, 8801643618780, 8801643436322, 8801643413835, 8801643406592, 8801643404123, 8801643377809, 8801643359782, 8801643356866, 8801643354800, 8801643349950, 8801643349899, 8801643276775, 8801643225155, 8801643225148, 8801643225131, 8801643150884, 8801643146702, 8801643146696, 8801643146535, 8801643146511, 8801643146429, 8801643146382, 8801643146375, 8801643146283, 8801643146207, 8801643146191, 8801643146153, 8801643146115, 8801643146092, 8801643143589, 8801643143527, 8801643143480, 8801643136390, 8801643134389, 8801643134204, 8801643134006, 8801643133344, 8801643127947, 8801643109776, 8801643109486, 8801643100780, 8801643095819, 8801643087692, 8033779043376, 8033779043352, 8032325172836, 2000015611190, 2000015611183, 2000015611176, 0400062207087
Controls
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Display
Colour display 6.2 inch, Infinity Super AMOLED Quad HD+
Hardware
Camera 12.2 Mpixel camera, dual camera sensor
Dirt and waterproof housing
Processor 1.7 GHz, 2.8 GHz, Samsung Exynos 9810, octa core
Secondary camera 8.0 Mpixel camera
Data network
LTE (4G)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 6 GB, 256 GB, 64 GB
Power supply
Battery 3500 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Sensors
Heart rate monitor

All Samsung Galaxy S9+ specifications


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Fingerprint recognition
Android8.0 (Oreo)9.0 (Pie)9.0 (Pie)
9.0 (Pie)
Colour display6.2 inch, Infinity Super AMOLED Quad HD+6.4 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display6.47 inch, OLED, notch4.7 inch, IPS6.2 inch, Max Vision Full HD+, notch
Camera12.2 Mpixel camera, dual camera sensor12.0 Mpixel camera, 12.0 Mpixel camera, 16.0 Mpixel camera20.0 Mpixel camera, 40.0 Mpixel camera, 8.0 Mpixel camera12.0 Mpixel camera16.0 Mpixel camera, 5.0 Mpixel camera, 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 core1.8 GHz, 1.92 GHz, 2.6 GHz, HiSilicon Kirin 980, octa coreApple A11 Bionic, Quad Core1.8 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, octa core
Secondary camera8.0 Mpixel camera10.0 Mpixel camera, 8.0 Mpixel camera32.0 Mpixel camera7.0 Mpixel camera12.0 Mpixel camera
LTE (4G)
Internal memory6 GB, 256 GB, 64 GB12 GB, 8 GB, 1 TB, 128 GB, 512 GB8 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB2 GB, 256 GB, 64 GB4 GB, 64 GB
Battery3500 mAh4100 mAh4200 mAh1821 mAh3000 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Heart rate monitor

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