Samsung Galaxy S9 Pros and Cons, Price, Release Date, Specs

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+Specs, Price, Release, Review, Camera, Features, Pros and Cons

Samsung Galaxy S9 is the next model in the infamous Samsung Galaxy “S” series. Followed by the grand success of Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the year 2017, the expectations for the new Galaxy S9 is huge.

The preliminary information about Samsung Galaxy S9 suggests that it will have new features like Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 3D home touch button, Snapdragon 845 SoC, Samsung DeX (desktop experience) etc.

Look at the specifications, price, user reviews, opinions, pros and cons of Samsung Galaxy S9 below.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Details 

Samsung Galaxy S9 release date – not announced yet

Samsung Galaxy S9 Price 

Samsung Galaxy S9 price – not released yet

Samsung Galaxy S9 Specifications

FeaturesSpecifications
Display5.8-inch, Super AMOLED Display
Screen Resolution1440 x 2960 pixels
Aspect Ratio18.5:9
Display Area87.28%
Screen FeaturesCorning gorilla glass 5, Dual edge display, Always-on display, VR Headphone support, IP68 certified, Scratch resistant
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 Oreo (Samsung Pay included)
System on Chip (SoC)Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
CPUKryo 385 ( 4 x 2.8GHz, 4 x 1.8GHz) Octa-core processor
GPUAdreno 630
Memory and Internal Storage4GB RAM and 64GB storage (UFS 2.1)
Storage Upgrade256GB via micro SD card
Primary Camera (Rear)12MP with dual LED Flash, Phase detection with dual pixel, Smart OIS, Sensor size 1/2.55″, 1.4 micro sensor, Object tracking, High CRI LED flash, 77-degree wide angle lens
Video recording2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, 720p @ 240fps
Secondary Camera (Front)8MP, 1440p, autofocus, dual video call, 80-degree wide angle lens, 1.22 micro sensor, Sensor size 1/3.6″
Battery3100mAh (Non-removable)
Fast Battery Charging FeatureQuick Charge 5V / 2A, 9V / 1.67A and Qi / PMA Wireless charging
AudioLoudspeaker, 24bit / 192KHz audio, Qualcomm WCD9341 DAC
Headphones3.5mm Jack
Fingerprint SensorYes, rear-mounted
Other SensorsGyroscope, Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity, Light, Hall, Barometer, Heart rate monitor, SpO2, Iris scanner
Wi-Fi802.11 (b/g/n/25GHz/ac), Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, dual band, 1024-QAM, VHT80 Mu-Mimo
BluetoothVersion 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPSGALILEO, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM RadioNo
USB PortUSB 3.1 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Body MaterialsAluminum frame, corning gorilla glass 5 in rear and front
ColorsBlack, Gold
SIM Card TypeSingle Nano SIM or Hybrid Dual SIM (nano, nano)
Network Technologies2G, 3G, 4G LTE (GPRS, EDGE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, LTE Cat18)
Weight155gms
Height x Width x Thickness144.1 x 68.1 x 8mm
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) [Radiation]

Other Features and Connectivity

  • Connectivity features – GPRS, Edge, 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, and USB 3.1 Type-C
  • Fingerprint scanner – rear-mounted
  • Color variants – Black, Gold
  • IP68 Certification – Waterproof and dustproof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Samsung Pay integration

Samsung Galaxy S9 Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Most advanced smartphone features
  • Powerful hardware performance
  • Enough of RAM
  • 64GB ROM with UFS 2.1 technology
  • Super AMOLED display with Always-on, Dual edge technology
  • 1440p screen resolution, 568ppi pixel density and 18.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Well featured rear and front camera
  • Fast battery charging and Wireless charging
  • IP68 certified – waterproof and dustproof
  • Virtual headset support
  • NFC
  • Most advanced LTE technology available – LTE cat18
  • Fantastic dual edge design with corning gorilla glass 5 protection

Cons

  • Only have 3100mAh battery capacity
  • Costly price tag

Samsung Galaxy S9 Opinion

Samsung Galaxy S9 has the most advanced features of a smartphone in 2018. It is great to have such device in our hands. Not only the hardware specifications, the connectivity and technical specifications are got advanced features. For example, Wi-Fi technology used in Galaxy S9 has maximum features, which we cannot able to see in any smartphone.

Having all in one hand, it has a flaw in other hand. It is the 3100mAh battery. Though the battery has fast charging support and wireless charging, it is a moderate capacity. Based on the past records, the major brands like Apple and Samsung are using moderate capacity batteries in their devices to make the users to exchange their old devices with the new ones they releasing every year.

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