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Samsung Galaxy S9+ / S9 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4088 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. People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and performance also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed opinions 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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (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...

Sep, 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 : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Galaxy S9 Plus is still worth buying, but wait a month -- here's why

 

Samsung's likely Galaxy S10 Plus could make the S9 Plus a "splurge" phone you can afford.

The Galaxy S9 Plus one-ups the excellent Galaxy S9 with a second rear camera for taking portrait photos.

Battery life fell short of last year's model in our early tests, and the Galaxy S9 Plus suffers from the same underbaked extras as the smaller Galaxy S9. The dual-aperture camera tends to overexpose low-light photos in auto mode.

Samsung's most robust Galaxy S9 of 2018 is still a good buy, but not until after the Galaxy S10 starts selling.

Feb, 2019

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

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

Expert review by : Matt Swider (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review

 

Samsung's best phone with a big screen and superb camera

Impressive low-light camera ; Better-placed fingerprint sensor ; Loud stereo speakers

Not all that different to S8 Plus ; AR Emoji mode is overrated ; Pricey for 0.4 in of extra screen

You won't find a bigger and better Android phone than the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, thanks to its oversized 6.2-inch curved screen and low-light-defeating dual-lens camera. Sure, it looks exactly like last year's S8 Plus, but it does fix the fingerprint...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Smartphone Review

 

Fine-tuning. The big model of Samsung's flagship series not only offers a larger display, it also offers a dual camera and more RAM. This review reveals whether the higher price is justified and how the Galaxy S9+ fares in comparison to its...

stylish design ; great display ; fast SoC ; expandable storage ; LTE Cat. 18 ; stereo speakers ; IP67 ; good sensor equipment ; USB 3.1 with DP, HDMI, and OTG ; wireless-charging ; great dual camera ; optional dual-SIM (Duos model)

no dual-VoLTE ; worse battery runtimes than predecessor ; long charging time ; SoC throttling under constant load ; no warranty for damage caused by liquids

With the Galaxy S9 Plus, Samsung has managed to create a great smartphone again that received many sensible improvements but no real innovations. The main camera's two aperture levels are a great thing to have and work well in everyday life. Samsung...

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 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
Removable battery:N
Talk time (3G):11 / 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
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:10
Face detection:N / Y
Flash type:LED / Xenon
Front camera aperture number:1.7
Front camera flash:N / Y
Front camera pixel size:1.22
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera sensor ratio:4:3
Front camera sensor size:1/3.6
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 dual aperture number:1.5/2.4
Rear camera field of view (FOV) angle:77
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera pixel size:1.4
Rear Camera Resolution:4032 x 3024
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera sensor ratio:4:3
Rear camera sensor size:1/2.55
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1280x720@960fps,1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps / 1920x1080@240fps,3840x2160@60fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera field of view (FOV) angle:45
Second rear camera pixel size:1
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 5
Second rear camera sensor ratio:4:3
Second rear camera sensor size:1/3.6
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Time lapse mode: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 name:Coral Blue / Lilac Purple / Midnight Black / Sunrise Gold
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Lilac / Purple / Silver
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Iris recognition:Y
Product colour:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Lilac / Purple / Silver
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof / Dust resistant, Water resistant / 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
Face recognition:Y
Geomagnetic sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Hall sensor:Y
Heart rate sensor:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Pressure 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, MKA, 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 / 3GA,AAC,AMR,APE,AWB,DFF,DSF,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 / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,DFF,DSF,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 / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:N / 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:850,900,1800,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,TD-SCDMA,UMTS / HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / TD-SCDMA,UMTS / TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / UMTS / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:5.0 / 5.0 LE
MIMO:Y
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 / Gmail,Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
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
SIM card ejector pin:Y
Stylus included:Y
USB connector leaflet:Y
Wireless charger included:Y

Pen

Pen included:N

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Mali-G72 MP18
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Events reminder,Notes,To-do list / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Notes,To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / 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
Processor Model:9810

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Android 8.0
Operating System Version:8 / 8.0 Oreo
Platform:Android
Virtual assistant:Samsung Bixby

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Maximum memory card size:400 / 512
Memory card slot type:Hybrid slot
RAM capacity:6
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:227.6 / 50.3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.5
Height :147.7 / 158.1
Weight:163 / 189
Width:68.7 / 73.8