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Samsung Galaxy S9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4355 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S9. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and screen are generally positive. The performance and camera are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reception. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone review - an excellent device with a truly brilliant camera

 

The Samsung Galaxy S9 doesn't look too different from the outside but there's still a lot to be excited about with this new device including one of the best cameras ever seen on a smartphone. Samsung's promotions ahead of the launch of the Galaxy S9...

Sleek design, large Infinity Display, excellent camera, Super Slow Mo, low light photography, superb audio quality and Dolby Atmos.

Same design as last year, finicky screen swipes in camera mode.

Samsung has hit a home run with the Galaxy S9 and S9+. While it may not look much different to last year’s S8, there are still enough new features and abilities to make this one of the best smartphones on the market today. Samsung has hit a home run...

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Browsing time (3G):11
Browsing time (4G):12
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):14
Continuous audio playback time:48
Continuous audio playback time (display off):80
Continuous video playback time:16
Talk time (3G):22
Wireless Charging:Y

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:1.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:60 / 960
Night mode:N / Y
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.55
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Self-timer:Y
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.18
Head SAR (EU):0.362

Design

Brand colour:Coral Blue / Lilac Purple / Midnight Black / Sunrise Gold
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Lilac / Purple / Silver
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof / Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:18.5:9 / 18:9
Display diagonal:14.7
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 2960 / 2960 x 1440
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:570
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Curved / Curved edge screen
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text prediction system:Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, APE, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, APE, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Playback modes:Zoom
Speakers:STEREO
Supported video modes:2160p
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / HSDPA,UMTS / TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:N / Y
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Ejection pin:Y
Headset included:Y
Interface adapters included:Micro USB-B male - USB Type-C female,USB Type-C male - USB Type-A female
Quick start guide:Y
USB connector leaflet:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7 / 1.8
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.7
Processor lithography:10

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:8 / 8.0 Oreo
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Maximum memory card size:400
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.5
Height :147.7
Weight:163 / 189
Width:68.7