The Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

Samsung Galaxy S9 was announced on February 25, 2018, and released on March 09, 2018. The phone is among the notable high-performance Samsung smartphones you can currently get in the market. The large screen and the elegant design are the first features you will see on this phone. Although expensive at many stores, the phone is worth the price. You are sure that it will last longer.

Looking at the customer reviews at Amazon and other notable smartphone sellers such as BestBuy and Walmart, Samsung S Series phones have received positive reviews from users across the globe. They are high performing and at the same time easy to use. Apart from Samsung Galaxy S9, other S series phones from Samsung include; Galaxy S8 family, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S10 family, and Samsung Galaxy S20 and many author.

What are the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S9?

Samsung Galaxy S9+

Like many Samsung prepaid phones, this device has amazing features. Just see by yourself.

  • Large storage memories
  • Elegant design
  • Large screen
  • WLAN
  • A durable battery
  • FM radio only works in the USA and Canada

1) Design

This phone is built with elegance. It has a body with 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in) dimensions. Looking at it, it can fit very well in your pockets so that you can walk with it comfortably. The phone weighs 163 grams and thus light to carry around.

Additionally, the phone has a Gorilla Glass 5 glass front, Gorilla Glass 5 glass back, and an aluminum frame. This makes it very strong and durable. The phone is IP68 dust/water resistant up to 1.5m for 30 mins. Besides, the phone supports single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid dual SIM (Nano-SIM)

2) Display

The phone has a 5.8 inch Super AMOLED, HDR10 screen that is very effective when it comes to watching movies. The screen has an area of 84.8 cm2. It has an 83.6% screen-to-body ratio. The resolution is 1440 x 2960 pixels and has an 18.5:9 ratio. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The home button supports a 3D touch and is always on display.

3) Network

The phone supports GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE networks. Looking at it, it can work with all types of SIM cards, and thus you are free to use any network of your choice. Furthermore, the phone is not locked to any network. You will find it in phone upgrade programs such as MetroPCS free phone upgrade, Verizon phone upgrade, and so on.

4) Platform

The phone works on Android 8.0 (Oreo), which is upgradable to the Android 10 operating system. Its chipset is Exynos 9810 (10 nm) – EMEA Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) – USA/LATAM, China. Again, the device’s CPU is Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA and Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China. Additionally, the GPU is Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA and Adreno 630 – USA/LATAM, China.

5) Memory

If you want a large memory phone, then get the Samsung Galaxy S9. It has an internal storage memory of either 64 GB, 128GB, or even 256GB. It means that you can either buy a Samsung Galaxy S9 with 64GB, or 128GB, or 256GB. It depends on your preferences. The larger the internal storage, the more costly the phone is. You can also expand the memory using a memory card.

Something else with this device is the large Random Access Memory (RAM). It has 4GB RAM that can run the phone smoothly irrespective of the number of applications you run. Maybe that is why the phone is among the Samsung prepaid phones at Verizon.

6) Camera

If you are looking for a high-quality camera phone, then you should consider the Samsung Galaxy S9. The main camera is 12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS). It includes a LED flash, auto-HDR, and panorama. It supports 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, stereo sound recording, and gyro-EIS & OIS (30fps).

Amazingly, the phone has a dual selfie camera which includes 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF), and 2 MP (dedicated iris scanner camera). The selfie cameras feature a dual video call and auto-HDR. The video resolution is 1440p@30fps.

7) Communication

Just like many other Samsung smartphones, this device has a WLAN which features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, and hotspot. The WiFi Direct helps you to connect to wireless devices such as printers, and WiFi-enabled music systems for data transfer. Use the hotspot to share your internet with your friends as you also enjoy it.

Furthermore, it has Bluetooth 5 and GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, and GALILEO. Use the Bluetooth to share files with other compatible devices as well as playing music with Bluetooth speakers.

Additionally, the phone has an FM radio but works in the USA & Canada only. It supports USB Type-C 3.1 for faster charging. Its excellent communication features make the phone one of the best MetroPCS Samsung phones.

8) Sounds

Play loud music using the phone’s loudspeakers. Also, play music on your home theatre system via Bluetooth or the 3.5mm jack using an audio cable.

9) Battery

Samsung Galaxy S9 has a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. Such a battery is durable and can run for the whole day without failing. Also, the phone supports quick charging. It has a 15 W fast charging feature. Also, it supports the Qi/PMA wireless charging.

Can seniors use the phone?

Phones suitable for seniors have large screens and durable batteries. They also support voice commands. I consider the phone a good smartphone for seniors because it has a large screen and a durable battery. Furthermore, it can support Google Assistant since it runs on an Android OS.

Bottom line

Samsung Galaxy S9 is a high-quality smartphone because it has a large battery, a large screen as well as large memories among other mind-blowing features. It is also a good option for seniors. Above all, the phone is awesome because it supports all kinds of SIM cards. You, therefore, have the opportunity to utilize the services of the most appropriate carrier.

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