The South Korean handset maker, Samsung always faces a lot of hoopla around its flagship handsets and same is the case with the Galaxy S9 Plus. The new handset borrows a lot of its bells and whistles from the Galaxy Note 8 launched previously. It will come with the same amazing display as well as the dual camera setup. Here is a lowdown of all the pros and cons of the handset to help you make up your mind.
Why should you buy?
The South Korean handset maker, Samsung managed to impress everyone with the bezel-less Infinity display on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Keeping up with it, the Galaxy S9 Plus comes with the same Infinity Display on the front. The display comes with the QHD+ resolution that Samsung flagships are known for. The display makes the handset an ideal handset for those who prefer to watch multimedia on their smartphone.
Dual camera module
The handset maker had launched its first dual camera flagship in Galaxy Note 8 and now the Galaxy S9 Plus carries the baton forward. It comes with the same 12MP dual camera module on the rear panel as Note 8. The dual OIS in cameras make the device a champ when it comes to photography. Moreover, the device gets an 8MP camera on the front, which is a delight to use.
Ever since the Galaxy S5, Samsung has been offering its flagship devices with IP rating, which represents the durability of the devices. The Galaxy S9 Plus happens to be a well-built handset that comes with an IP68 rating. This means that handset is completely dust-proof and can survive upto 30 minutes under water.
Why should you not buy?
Hybrid SIM slot
The biggest grievance many users have with their smartphones and phones in general is Hybrid SIM slots. This means that you cannot use both dual SIM and expandable storage in the smartphone, even though there is provision for that. In the second slot, you can either used a second SIM or microSD card.
The flagship devices from Samsung have always been the typical owner’s pride and neighbours envy till date. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus too fits the same bill perfectly with its aesthetics as well as performance. If you have the budget for it, there is not a better handset that money could buy.
Is the Samsung Galaxy S9+ the best smartphone out there? We review...Mar 15 2018 By Nitansh Rastogi
The screen on the Samsung Galaxy S9+ has been rated as the best display ever on a smartphone by DisplayMate, while DxoMark has ranked the device as the best smartphone for capturing stills. One look at the potent spec sheet above, and it`s evident that the brand has left no stone unturned in making its latest offerings the crème de la crème of the phone world. What makes the ‘Plus` model more exciting is that Samsung has differentiated it well from its smaller sibling, j....
|General Specifications||Launch Date||March 16, 2018|
|Model||Galaxy S9 Plus|
|Color||Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Polaris Blue|
Nano + Nano / MicroSD
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
Water resistant for up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter, IP68
|Operating System||Android v8.0 (Oreo)
Upgradable To V10 (Q)
|Phone Body||Case: Aluminium Back: Gorilla Glass Side: Aluminium|
|Dimensions||158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2.7 GHz Octa core 64 bit (2.7 GHz Quad + 1.7 GHz Quad) (M2 Mongoose)|
|Chipset||Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9810|
|Display||Size||6.2 inches (15.75 cm)|
Corning Gorilla Class 5
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, rgbw sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 pixels|
|Pixel Density||531 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||83.99 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Dual Rear Camera||12 MP + 12 MP|
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/1.5|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/1.7|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Optical image stabilization|
|Front Camera Features||Wide Angle Selfie|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus
|Front Auto Focus|
2160p@60fps, 4k, Full HD, HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3500 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||25 hr|
|Music Play Time||54 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat18 1200 Mbps/LTE Cat18 1200 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
|USB Port||Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||3GA, AAC, APE, DFF, DSF, FLAC, IMY, MID, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF|
|Video Format||3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, MKV, MP4, WebM, WMV|
|Storage||Internal Storage||64 GB|
Up to 400 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Type-C Cable, SIM Eject Tool, Clear view cover, Silicon Buds, Micro USB connector, User Manual, Warranty Card|