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Samsung Galaxy S9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8849 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S9. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The performance and camera are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability. Many are negative about the GPS navigation.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone review - an excellent device with a truly brilliant camera

 

The Samsung Galaxy S9 doesn't look too different from the outside but there's still a lot to be excited about with this new device including one of the best cameras ever seen on a smartphone. Samsung's promotions ahead of the launch of the Galaxy S9...

Sleek design, large Infinity Display, excellent camera, Super Slow Mo, low light photography, superb audio quality and Dolby Atmos.

Same design as last year, finicky screen swipes in camera mode.

Samsung has hit a home run with the Galaxy S9 and S9+. While it may not look much different to last year’s S8, there are still enough new features and abilities to make this one of the best smartphones on the market today. Samsung has hit a home run...

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Good light weight easy to use phone

 

Great camera, love how when a telemarketer calls its displays as spam or fraud calling so I no not to answer. Plenty of storage space for photos ect Nice and thin phone

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Love it!

 

I bought Samsung Galaxy recently and it was fantastic. It's easy to use and i feel very secure with the finger print scanner. I also love the camera quality - very sharp and bright. Don't mind paying a little extra.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Awesome!

 

Camera's clear, as I love to take lots pictures everytime I take my family out this feature is quite important. The features are simple to use and it looks great too.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Beautiful phone, software is ok and the price is going down!

 

The Samsung Galaxy s9 is arguably the most beautiful phone ever created. Samsung Galaxy S line of phones are world famous for their design and build quality. Holding this phone in your hand is like picking up a device from the future. Battery life is...

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Good phone with great camera

 

I really liked the phone. It has good camera which is the best feature and it was a good change after using iphone for about a decade. Really recommend it.

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Amazing camera quality but battery could be better

 

As a flagship phone goes, everything is pretty standard. Speed is fast, touch is sensitive, interface is intuitive. I take a lot of photos and while there is no "portrait mode", the "selective focus" does a good job of creating the bokeh effect. Where...

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Battery life bad bad bad

 

Had Samsung S9 for just over 1 month, battery life barely last 2 days on medium power saving. My Samsung S7 edge had better battery life, I have had an iPhone 7 (work phone) for 18 months, use all day during working hours last at least 3 days. How...

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Great Phone, Has all the Bells and Whistles

 

Fantastic phone. The camera is great and the screen is gorgeous to look at. Samsung software is easy to use but at times feels like there is too much on that is not needed and makes the phone slower.

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Love it

 

My New Samsung S9 is my go to girl . I simply could not get through and juggle life without it . From taking photos and capturing memories to appointments for the kids , makes my life easier

Feb, 2019
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 3500
Browsing time (3G):11 / 12 / 13
Browsing time (4G):12 / 15 / 48
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 14 / 15
Continuous audio playback time:48 / 54 / 80
Continuous audio playback time (display off):16 / 80 / 94
Continuous video playback time:16 / 18
Talk time (3G):11 / 22 / 23 / 25
Video recording time:14
Wireless Charging:Y

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
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 / 8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
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:N / Y
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.55
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.5 / 2.4
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
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
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):1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.18 / 1.35
Body SAR category (EU):A
Head SAR (EU):0.294 / 0.362

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 18.5:9 / 18:9
Display diagonal:14.7 / 15.8
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 2960 / 2960 x 1440
Display Type:AMOLED / SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:529 / 570
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Curved / Curved edge screen / Flat
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:N / Y

Messaging

Chat:N / 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 / 3GA, AAC, AMR, APE, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, 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,AWB,DFF,DSF,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 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 / 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:STEREO
Supported video modes:2160p
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,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):800,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / HSDPA,UMTS / TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 700,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:N / Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 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:802.11a,Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) / 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 / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Ejection pin:Y
Headset included:N / 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
Screen protector:Y
SIM card ejector pin:Y
USB connector leaflet:Y
Warranty card:Y

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
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:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.1 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7 / 1.8
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 / Asha
Virtual assistant:Samsung Bixby

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Maximum memory card size:200 / 400 / 512
Memory card slot type:Dedicated slot
RAM capacity:4 / 6
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:50.3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

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