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Samsung Galaxy S9+ / S9 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2033 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S9+ / S9 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the size and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S9+ / S9 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

 

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review, price and release date: Tweaks in all the right places for Samsung's plus-size flagship smartphone.

Feels great for a big phone ; The OLED display is great and highly customisable ; Numerous camera features on offer

Iterative upgrade ; AR Emoji are just bad ; Some lag with Samsung’s software

Aside from the overall size, price and camera, the biggest difference between the two Galaxy S9 flagships are the size of their batteries. The 3500mAh cell inside the Galaxy S9 Plus is a nice upgrade over the 3000mAh cell in the regular S9, but...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus review: Excellent, not monumental

 

Despite not feeling like a major improvement over last year's flagship, the Galaxy S9 is still one of the best phones around.

Dual Aperture effective in low light ; Excellent cameras overall ; Speedy performance ; Long-lasting battery

Not a major improvement over last generation

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ hands-on review

 

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...

Feb, 2018

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review

 

The Galaxy S9 Plus is a masterpiece.

Gorgeous design ; Brilliant, colorful display ; Feature-packed camera ; Excellent low-light photo quality ; Good sound from stereo speakers

Battery life could be better ; Live Focus produces fuzzy photos

The Galaxy S9 Plus brings a refined design, but it’s the ‘reimagined’ camera that makes this phone stand out, and worth the high price tag.

Expert review by : Robert Jones (t3.com)

Samsung S9 review: a refined Android flagship with show-stealing camera

 

Samsung has created the most premium and polished phone of 2018

12MP rear camera with dual-aperture technology ; Still fabulous Super AMOLED 18.5:9 QHD+ screen ; AR Emoji, while not perfect, are lots of fun

Similar specs to the Galaxy S8

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

 

Small tweaks and upgrades make an already excellent phone even better

The best screen on a smartphone ; Versatile dual-lens camera ; Fantastic performance ; Eye-catching design

Little has changed from last year

More evolution than revolution, but that’s still enough to make the S9+ the best big Android phone you can buy today

Mar, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9+

 

It's not revolutionary, but the Samsung Galaxy S9+ sets the bar for smartphones in 2018, with the best hardware features you can get.

Gorgeous screen. Beautiful body. Spectacular network performance. Dual main cameras with excellent low-light capture. Loud audio.

Camera software oversharpens images. AR Emoji and Bixby disappoint.

I don't think the past 12 months make a great innovation year for smartphones. That doesn't mean we're seeing bad phones, it just means we aren't seeing game-changing phones. With in-display fingerprint sensors coming at the end of 2018 and 5G networks...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Robert Jones (t3.com)

Samsung S9 Plus review: the most powerful and elegant big phone in the world

 

The Galaxy S9 Plus sets a new benchmark for super-sized Android phones, despite not much changing from last year's model

Standout dual-lens camera system ; Luxe 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display ; Better-placed fingerprint sensor

Similar to Galaxy S8 Plus ; More expensive than S9

Mar, 2018

Pocket-lint Editor's Choice 2018

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review: If it ain't broke, don't fix it

 

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ offers out-of-the-box functionality that exceeds most other devices. It's one of the leaders of a new generation of hardware,

New speakers are amazing ; Great camera performance in low light ; Great design and display ; Out-of-the-box functionality surpasses rivals ; 3.5mm headphone socket

You might never find all the features ; Display can crush shadows in movies ; Camera could be better with HDR ; Price

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is possibly the most fully-featured smartphone on the market. It offers out-of-the-box functionality that exceeds most other devices. It's one of the leaders of a new generation of hardware, pushing one of the nicest quality...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

 

Samsung's plus-sized S9 sees double with a dual lens, dual aperture camera

Stellar screen ; Top-notch camera ; Incredibly powerful

Almost unchanged design ; Uncomfortable to hold for some

A big, blockbuster phone that awesome at pretty much everything. It’ll probably be too big for most people though.

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500
Browsing time (3G):13
Browsing time (4G):15
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):15
Continuous audio playback time:54
Continuous audio playback time (display off):94
Continuous video playback time:18
Talk time (3G):25
Wireless Charging:Y

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:10
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED / Xenon
Front camera aperture number:1.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:60 / 960
Night mode:Y
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.5 / 1.9
Rear Camera Resolution:4032 x 3024
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 5
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.35
Head SAR (EU):0.294

Design

Brand colour:Coral Blue / Lilac Purple / Midnight Black
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Lilac / Purple
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof / Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:18.5:9
Display diagonal:15.8
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 2960 / 2960 x 1440
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:529
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Curved edge screen
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text prediction system:Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, APE, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, APE, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Playback modes:Zoom
Speakers:Mono / STEREO
Supported video modes:2160p
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Ejection pin:Y
Headset included:Y
Interface adapters included:Micro USB-B male - USB Type-C female / Micro USB-B male - USB Type-C female,USB Type-C male - USB Type-A female
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus included:Y
USB connector leaflet:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.1 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.7 / 2.8
Processor lithography:10

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:8 / 8.0 Oreo

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Maximum memory card size:400
RAM capacity:6
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.5
Height :158.1
Weight:189
Width:73.8