Does The Samsung Galaxy S9 Fit The Tag ‘Phone Of The Year’?

When Samsung Galaxy S9 was launched on 16th March of 2018, it was touted to be the best smartphone of 2018. The rumours started earlier in 2017 immediately after Apple launched its iPhone X. Now, the question that abounds is whether the Samsung will live up to the expectation of being the ultimate piece and beating Google Pixel 2 and iPhone X. Here is a closer review of Samsung Galaxy S9 that indicates it is indeed the best in the market.

The Galaxy S9 design

Starting from Galaxy S8, Samsung took a shift in its smartphones by going for a larger screen that stretches right to the edges. It was the change that the market expected so much and Samsung did not disappoint in its Galaxy S9 model. The Galaxy S9 retains that familiar Galaxy S8 look which is still one of the slickest out there.

In the Galaxy S9, Samsung reduced the bezel thickness below and above the display. It has also shifted the fingerprint scanner to a better position just below the camera as opposed to right beside it. The phone also retained the curved display outlook, microSD slot, and IP68 water resistance rating. The Gorilla Glass 5 coating was thickened, and the aluminium rim strengthened.

The Galaxy S9 Screen

Samsung stuck to its long known focus in its flagship models of enhancing colours and irresistible contrasts. The S9 still comes with a slightly curved 5.8-inch AMOLED quad-HD panel. This makes it one of the best displays on the market today.

What is more impressing about the screen is the addition of customization option. If you opt to use the Galaxy S9 in its form, it will look too much with its rich blue hue. You can opt to switch to the lesser DCI-P3 colour gamut that covers the AMOLED cinema version. This cuts the red, green, and blue so that everything looks simpler for the eye.

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus camera

Like the Samsung Galaxy S8, the S9 and S9 Plus comes with a high-quality 12MP dual-lens camera. This allows you to get a 2X optical zoom. Besides, the 26 mm wide-angle lens on the Galaxy S9 plus is also very advanced so that the user has the option of switching between the f/s2.4 and f/1.5. By allowing you to control the aperture, now you have absolute control on the quality of images even in poorly lit conditions.

The Galaxy S9 uses the latest Android Oreo

When Samsung Galaxy S8 was launched, one thing that made most people flag down is not taking the latest Android. Samsung was quick to say that the next flagship model would be the best. The Samsung Galaxy S9 plus uses the latest and most advanced Android 8.0 that is also referred as Android Oreo. It also features the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor that is even faster. This is a great improvement from Galaxy S8 that used Snapdragon 835 CPU. However, the Galaxy S9 retained the 6GB of RAM just like the previous Galaxy S8.

Other notable specs of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus include;

  • Andreno 630 GPU.
  • Front cameras of 8Mp.
  • Wi-Fi 802, GPS, and Bluetooth 5.0.
  • Micro SD that can support up to 400GB.
  • Wireless charging.
  • Available in Single or Dual SIM.
  • Android 8.O WITH Samsung experience.