Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Pros and Cons- Solid Reasons to Change your Mind
Samsung has recently launched its Flagship Smartphones which are the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Like last years Samsung Galaxy S8 made a great impression on fans with its Infinity display, this year Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has a thinner bezel Infinity display and it is the first ever modern Flagship Smartphone with Dual aperture Camera.
The Samsung S9 Plus offers almost everything that is to be expected from the successor of the Samsung Galaxy S8. The phone has been ranked as “The Smartphone with the best display” and Samsung has claimed the Galaxy S9+’s dual aperture camera to work like a human eye.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus can be considered as the best Samsung Galaxy Smartphone yet (2018). It’s competitors being the Google Pixel 2 XL and the iPhone X. Below we have made a list of Pros and Cons which will help you in deciding whether Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is the right phone for your money and we hope this post Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Pros and Cons will clear your all doubts. So, let’s dive in
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Pros and Cons
Here is a brief overview of the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus-
- Front Camera: 8 MP Camera
- Rear Camera: 12 MP Dual Cameras with Flash.
- 6.2 inches Quad HD + Super AMOLED Display.
- Exynos 9810, octa-core processor.
- Android 8.0 Oreo
- 3500 mAh Battery.
Samsung S9 Plus: Pros or Reasons to buy
- Front Camera: The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus features an 8 MP (f/ 1.7) camera comes with a lot of features where Autofocus and Live Mode are the highlighted one. The Camera offers images with crisp colours and details. The performance of the Front camera is excellent in low lighting conditions as well, where Images captured are clear and contain a high amount of details. The Portrait mode adds a nice bokeh effect to the pictures which is impressive.
- Rear Camera: The Dual 12 MP camera comes with a Dual aperture (f/1.5 – f/2.4) which Samsung claims work like the human eye. For well-lit scenarios, the camera uses the f/2.4 aperture and shifts to the f/1.5 aperture in low light.The images captured with the Galaxy S9 Plus have an ample amount of detail and the colour reproduction is nicely done. The portrait mode was excellent due to the 2nd Telephoto camera lens which offers live focus and optical zoom. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is one of the best Camera Smartphone but the Google Pixel 2 XL has a slightly better camera than Galaxy S9 Plus. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ performance in low light conditions is excellent due to the f/1.5 aperture leaving behind the iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL.
- Samsung has implemented OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) in the Samsung Galaxy S9+ which record video with fewer jitters or shaky effect.
- The Camera can capture 4K videos @ 60 FPS and 1080p videos @ 240 FPS. The device also records 720p slow-motion videos @ 960 FPS. Here is the slow-motion video sample of Samsung S9 Plus-
- Samsung has introduced the Intelligent Scan in the Samsung S9 Plus which uses the Face recognition and IRIS scanner simultaneously thus, being one of the most secure Smartphone out there. The fingerprint sensor is very responsive and unlocks the phone in a split-second.
- Bezel design of the Samsung Galaxy S9+ has been improved; it now comes with a thinner bezel which has the sensors hidden in the top bezel giving the Galaxy S9+ a smooth finish.
- Samsung has introduced the intelligent scan in the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus which uses the IRIS scanner and the face detection simultaneously, making the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus one of most secure Smartphone out there.
- The Phone has a USB-C charging port which supports Fast Charging. The Device charges up to 100% over a very short period of time. Wireless charging is also supported.
- The Phone has a Stereo Speaker setup which makes use of the bottom speaker and the front speaker creating an immersive audio experience. The Dolby Atmos creates a theatre like sound experience for users.
- Samsung did a really good job in adding the 3.5 mm headphone jack in the Samsung Galaxy which nowadays is very rare in higher-end flagship Smartphones like the iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL.
- Multitasking is very smooth, no performance hiccup was noticed.
- NFC is supported as well.
- The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is IP68 rated, making it water resistance (not waterproof) and also ensuring protection against dust.
- Samsung added the Blood Pressure sensor in addition to the heart rate monitor sensor which is really helpful in day to day life.
- In terms of screen visibility, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is excellent and causes no viewing issues under direct sunlight or outdoors.
- The Samsung Galaxy S9 weighs 189 grams thus, making the device handy and comfortable to hold.
- Overall look and design of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus feel and looks premium with a glossy back finish and tactile buttons.
- The Samsung S9 Plus comes with a pair AKG earphones. Here, you can check our lists of earphones- Top 5 Best Earphones under 500 Rs in India and Top 10 Best Earphones under 1000 Rs in India.
- Gaming performance is excellent on this device. It runs almost all heavy games without any lag, this phone is suggested to gamers.
- A flexible transparent case is included in the box which provides protection against protection.
- The 6.2 inch Super AMOLED display is protected by Gorilla glass 5.
- The Phone runs on the latest Android 8 Oreo along with Samsung’s custom UI.
- The device supports VR which allows users to enjoy VR videos and Games.
- 4G call quality is excellent on the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.
- The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus supports the AR emojis which is fun to play with.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: Cons or Reasons to not buy
- The BIXBY has a dedicated button which sometimes gets accidentally triggered while taking out the phone from your pocket this may get a little annoying sometimes. However, you can disable the BIXBY button from the settings.
- The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus comes with the same 3500 mAh battery which was seen in the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The battery is slightly less considering it a high-end Flagship Smartphone, the battery roughly lasts up to one whole day on moderate usage. We feel like Samsung could have done a better job in terms of battery backup. If you’re concern about the power or battery backup better you go for power bank. Here is the list of the Top 5 Best Power bank under 1500 Rs in India- 2018.
- While the AR emojis are attractive and can be fun to play with, they fail in capturing the exact same emotions or are rather slow when compared to the Animojis of the iPhone X is very responsive.
- The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus comes with a Hybrid SIM slot, where you will have to sacrifice the memory card slot for Dual SIM and vice versa. Here is our solution on how to Use Dual Sim + microSD together, No more Hybrid Sim Slot Problem.
So this was our take on the advantages and disadvantages of the latest Samsung S9 Plus, read further for our final words on whether or not you should buy this smartphone.back to menu ↑
Right now, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with no doubts is the Smartphone with the best camera, best display and tons of other features. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus’s Rear camera goes toe to toe with the latest iPhone X and the Google Pixel 2 XL. In terms of Rear camera performance in outdoor lighting condition, Google Pixel 2 XL has a slightly better camera but in other areas like low light camera performance and front camera performance(in any condition), Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus performs better. If you talk about the display, then there is no match in the market. Even, Galaxy S9+ touches the new level of height in terms of performance.
But Like every other Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus also comes with a few cons, which if you are willing to compromise with, will give you a futuristic looking Smartphone paired with one of the unique Camera in the Smartphone market.back to menu ↑
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus [Expert Score] & User Rating
- Gorgeous Design and Display
- Excellent Camera, even in low light
- No Match for the performance
- Dual Sim support
- 3.5 mm jack
- AR emojis are not upto the mark
- Average Battery life
- Hybrid Sim Slot
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|In The Box||Handset, Travel Adapter, Data Cable, Stereo Headset, Ejection Pin, Case, USB Connector, User Manual|
|Model Name||Galaxy S9 Plus|
|SIM Type||Dual Sim|
|Hybrid Sim Slot||Yes|
|Display Size||6.2 inch|
|Resolution||2960 x 1440 Pixels|
|Resolution Type||Quad HD+|
|GPU||ARM Heimdall MP18|
|Display Type||Super AMOLED|
|OS & Processor Features|
|Operating System||Android Oreo 8|
|Processor Type||Exynos 9810|
|Processor Core||Octa Core|
|Primary Clock Speed||2.7 GHz|
|Secondary Clock Speed||1.7 GHz|
|Memory & Storage Features|
|Internal Storage||64 GB|
|Expandable Storage||400 GB|
|Supported Memory Card Type||microSD|
|Memory Card Slot Type||Hybrid Slot|
|Primary Camera Available||Yes|
|Primary Camera||12MP + 12MP|
|Primary Camera Features||Auto, Food, Hyperlapse, Live Focus, Panorama, Pro, Slow Motion, Sports, Stickers, Super Slow-mo|
|Secondary Camera Available||Yes|
|Secondary Camera Features||Selfie, Wide Selfie|
|Full HD Recording||Yes|
|Video Recording Resolution||2160p|
|Frame Rate||HD Resolution at 960 fps|
|Dual Camera Lens||Primary Camera|
|Network Type||4G, 3G, 2G|
|Supported Networks||4G LTE, GSM, UMTS, WCDMA|
|Internet Connectivity||4G, 3G, Wi-Fi|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|SIM Size||Nano SIM|
|Graphics PPI||529 PPI|
|Audio Formats||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DFF, DSF, APE|
|Video Formats||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM|
|Battery & Power Features|
|Battery Capacity||3500 mAh|
|Warranty Summary||Brand Warranty of 1 Year Available for Mobile and 6 Months for Accessories|