Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ hands-on review

25 February 2018
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are here, official, unwrapped, and we go in full hands-on mode. We might be sending off another UNPACKED event preceded by weeks of overwhelming leaks, but we are surely heading towards a new chapter in the smartphone photography.

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Anonymous, 26 Feb 2018Huawei Mate 10 PRO.lg v20 my friend

  • Nasty

gan, 26 Feb 2018till curved display with 18.5:9 I will never buy samsung flagshi... moreGuess your stuck with your Galaxy Champ

Ahem... you forgot to put the iPhone in those benchmarks. So the S9 isn’t such a “blazing fast” phone...
Other than that you forgot to highlight some weird limitations like the 5 minutes recording time at 4K, probably for thermal reasons...

  • AnonD-645637

Kblock, 04 Mar 2018Why s9 plus 256GB didn't lunch in India.It's allredy launched

  • Anonymous

wasox, 02 Mar 2018You have seen impossible mission movies too many times, lolNope. You are making false claims.

You also barely make any sense...

  • AnonD-742164

SAMSUNG galaxy s9 and s9 plus is most most reputed and flagsip model my review is samsung s9 plus

  • Kblock

Why s9 plus 256GB didn't lunch in India.

  • Luum

Carol, 28 Feb 2018So, where is the part that stoled the show? All i see is an s8 w... moreHahaha

Anonymous, 02 Mar 2018Perhaps you should read up a little more before you make silly c... moreYou have seen impossible mission movies too many times, lol

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AnonD-741315, 01 Mar 2018Iris or retina scanner is not as secure as Apple face id recogni... morePerhaps you should read up a little more before you make silly claims?

There are some inherent drawbacks. Because using iris scanning to unlock your phone needs to be very fast, not as much data is collected about the pattern in your eyes. Samsung had to find the right balance of security versus convenience and since nobody wants to wait five or 10 seconds for each scan, the iris scanning algorithms can be fooled with a high-resolution photo laser printed in color and a regular contact lens to simulate the curvature of an eye. https://www.androidcentral.com/differences-betwe­en-samsung-and-apple-face-unlocking

  • Hash

Samsung is losing it .. if one have s7 edge then there is no need to upgrade and trust me you are not missing much.. Disappointment by the performance and invoation of Samsung now. Perhaps the reason they are not bother because they already at top now and they don't need to make any drastic changes to catch the consumer market. They are holding back the latest technology just to skim profit yearly. I'm die hard fan of Samsung because they always had to offer latest and unbeatable technology but now they are just playing dirty .

  • Anonymous

Wise decision for samsung to allow manual trigger for 960fps. I mean, yes, automatic is good, but sometimes AI might overreact, so having manual control options are good.

  • Anonymous

AdamBoy64, 01 Mar 2018No notch... that's refreshing. That alone probably makes it phon... moreIt's good that Samsung isn't like other brands who blindly follow Fruit Company.

That shows a character.

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AnonD-741315, 01 Mar 2018Compare to others smartphones battery life Samsung s8 was one be... moreI have compared the batterys between my gS7 and the gS8, and it was the same. So I don't think it will be a big difference between the S8 and S9. Two years ago this was good to me, but not anymore. And especially if Xiaomi puts the 4470 mAh monster in their Mi7!

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Anonymous, 27 Feb 2018you can't say S9+/S9 is worth 990€/840€ with a MINIMUM upgrade... moreShow me another new phone as all rounder as s9 and s9 plus.. the fact guys like you doesn't have brain to understand

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expert, 28 Feb 2018And the very poor 3000 mAh battery even comparing with some chea... moreCompare to others smartphones battery life Samsung s8 was one best battery optimized device.. first use it then tell.. even my lumia 720 had 1 week battey life with 2000 mAh

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Anonymous, 28 Feb 2018The fingerprint reader should ALWAYS have been on the front. Or,... moreIris or retina scanner is not as secure as Apple face id recognition?? Bro are you high? Iris scanner is the most secure biomateric privacy now.. get some knowledge

  • AdamBoy64

No notch... that's refreshing. That alone probably makes it phone of the year.

  • Anonymous

The fingerprint reader should ALWAYS have been on the front. Or, Samsung should have developed something as secure and as reliable as Apple's multi-sensor face recognition -- similarly to their pressure level sensitive screen technology used in the Galaxy. The iris scanner is not secure.

Also, there is a significant red push in the images included here, which is not great. Otherwise, a really nice phone, with one true innovation, the blood pressure monitor.

  • Carol

Anonymous, 27 Feb 2018you wont need to it has iris and facial recognition or you can g... moreWow, yes, now that is a good idea! instead of just touch (print) open, better press bixgigibibibi button, wait, nope, does not work, press again, say the word, nope, to much mess around you, press again, say the word........ press again....open the window, press againn, thow it out the window. Now drive as normal sain people do.