Published: Thu, March 01, 2018
Research | By Clarence Powell

Samsung Galaxy S9 fail: 7 things not so cool about the device

Samsung Galaxy S9 fail: 7 things not so cool about the device

Get a free year-long Netflix subscription with the Samsung Galaxy S9. We certainly think so. With its intelligent platform, the S9 series support live translation and more.

Samsung's first flagship smartphone of 2018, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus is finally here there is no escaping the fact that they are the biggest launches at MWC this year. The Galaxy S9 is the first smartphone announced with a Snapdragon 845 processor, while the worldwide variant will get the Exynos 9810 chipset. You can also buy unlocked versions more cheaply directly from Samsung - $720 for the S9 and $840 for the S9 Plus - though most people in the US buy through their carriers.

The Galaxy 9 is said to be very similar to the Galaxy S8, which is now considerably cheaper. With the Snapdragon 835 vs the 845, it still falls behind despite also having 6GB of RAM. The camera is also capable of 960 fps super slow-motion video, which looks absolutely incredible.

Samsung Galaxy S9 begins near a cost of $720 in the U.S. which is Rs 46,000 plus in India. Both the smartphones will go on sale starting March and will also eventually make their way to India.

Samsung first introduced the Dual Pixel camera on the Galaxy S7 in 2016, and it was so good that it remained largely unchanged on the Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8.

The major improvements have been in this department and their tagline claims that the S9 and S9+ will "reimagine" the camera.

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Galaxy S9 is the dual aperture camera lens, with f-stop between f/1.5 and f/2.4. "The S9 is designed specifically to take advantage of that".

The Samsung Galaxy S9 comes with a 3,000 mAh battery and S9 Plus with 3,500 mAh battery. One is the same wide angle lens found on the Galaxy S9 and the other is a telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture.

Elsewhere there is a new stereo speaker and storage offered up to 400GB.

This review may seem sort of one-sided, and in a way it is. With how expensive high-end flagships have become, it's nice to know that your investment won't be ruined if you accidentally drop it in a puddle.

In the first glimpse, it's very hard to distinguish both the devices and pinpoint which one is S9. The S9 Plus will launch in Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple, while the Note 8 is now available in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, and Deep Sea Blue. And if you buy through they also have a Double Your Memory promotion, which means you'll get a free free 64GB microSD card, in addition to the phone's built in 64GB of storage - so you'll definitely have space for all of your selfies. As usual with Nokia, you get the latest version of Android - in this case Android 8.0 Oreo - and the promise of speedy updates in the future.

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