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Samsung Galaxy S9

From $840 From 51 282 ₽ From 21 907 ₴
Status: Available.
Announced: February 2018.OS: Android 8 Oreo. VDRD caring review: It is better not to buy!
  • Screen 5.8" Super AMOLED
  • Rear сamera 12 MP
  • Selfie camera 8 MP
  • CPU 8 cores Snapdragon 845
  • Memory 4 GB RAM
  • Storage 64/128/256 GB ROM
  • Memory cards up to 400 GB microSD
  • Battery 3 000 mAh
  • Thickness 8.5 mm
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
  • WaterProof
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Short description Samsung Galaxy S9

This is a smartphone on Android 8 Oreo with a very fast and productive processor, with a large touchscreen size, with  the usual main camera for photos and video, and the front camera here turned out to be absolutely ordinary. And Samsung Galaxy S9 has such features: a slot for two SIM cards, dust and water protection.

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Announcement Samsung Galaxy S9 and positioning in the market

In February 2018, an official announcement of the new flagship Samsung Galaxy S9 was held at the MWC in Barcelona. Of course, this was one of the most anticipated announcements, and the Korean company was able to surprise us a little. Although immediately appeared a lot of skeptics who claim that the Galaxy S9 turned out not at all breakthrough in the market. But still, the differences from Galaxy S8 are available, and the main difference is the camera. And, just note that there is a version with a large screen and a dual camera — Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.

Software of Samsung Galaxy S9: Android version and producer firmware

There is a new flagship on Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box with Samsung Experience 9.0. Will this smartphone be updated on Android 9.0? This is a good question, as an answer we will say that last year′s Galaxy S8 model in some markets has not yet received an update on Oreo. It is possible that this year Samsung will have time to release the update Galaxy S9 on Android 9.

Key features of Samsung Galaxy S9 from competitors

Briefly go through the key differences and features Samsung Galaxy S9. First, there are two stereo speakers from AKG with the support of Dolby Atmos. Secondly, the main camera Dual Pixel with a double aperture f/1.5-2.4 and optical stabilization and automatic adjustment for ambient lighting. Thirdly, Inteligent Scan technology for enhanced biometric device protection (the iris scanner of the eye and face work together and simultaneously). Fourthly, Bixby′s voice assistant has received a number of significant improvements: artificial intelligence and machine learning now allows you to recognize objects in the environment, added an instant translator function, etc. And, fifthly, for the dessert, we left the most ridiculous feature of all smartphones this year, talking smiles are emoji created using a special algorithm, similar to the user (this is the analogue of talking emoji in the iPhone).

Design Samsung Galaxy S9: screen size, body materials and colors

The glass-metal body of the smartphone has a screen size of 5.8 inches (Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 5 protective glass, Always-on display function), rounded frames and four color options: Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple. On the back there is a camera, a flash and a fingerprint scanner under the camera, and not from the side, as it was in the Galaxy S8. We can definitely say that the Samsung Galaxy S9 looks very nice, as well as all the latest flagships from the Koreans. We do not forget that the case is waterproof to IP68 standard (it can withstand immersion up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes).

Camera Samsung Galaxy S9: photos, videos and selfies

A special accent was made on the camera — it got 12 MP, a double aperture (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5 «, 1.4 μm, Dual Pixel PDAF) and a video recording function with a frame rate of 960fps (but with a very low quality 720p). In addition, improved phase autofocus, not without stabilization of the image, LED flash, HDR mode, panorama, video recording 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, and the front camera received 8 megapixels (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6 », 1.22 μm) with autofocus, HDR mode and video recording of 1440p@30fps.

Hardware: processor, RAM and internal storage

As always, Samsung′s flagships have at least two versions with different processors — America with China gets the flagship Snapdragon 845, and Europe gets the Exynos 9810. At once we say that it′s better to choose a model with the Snapdragon 845 chip. In addition, there are options with the volume of internal storage: 64/128/256 GB. The amount of RAM is 4 GB. Supported memory cards microSD, up to 400 GB. But the memory card is placed in the tray for the second SIM card, so you will have to choose what to use — a SIM card or a memory card.

Communications of Samsung Galaxy S9 and battery

From the wireless communication technologies Samsung Galaxy S9 received Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC with payment support Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard). The physical connectors in the case are 3.5 mm for headphones and Type-C with USB 3.1. The smartphone received a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery with a quick charge function and support for wireless charging (Qi/PMA standard).

Price Samsung Galaxy S9 at the time of the announcement: to buy or not to buy

Prices for flagship smartphones have risen significantly. For example, the price for the Samsung Galaxy S9 was announced at 840 Euros at the start of sales. Many experts have come to the conclusion that if you now have last year′s Galaxy S8 model, then you do not need to spend such a significant amount to buy the Galaxy S9. But, if you have an older flagship, you can think about buying a Galaxy S9 this year, so as not to stay with the old model. We recommend to check out all the video reviews, examples of photos and videos taken on the Galaxy S9 before buying. Better yet, go to an offline store to hold a smartphone in your hand and feel it.

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21 April 2018
Samsung starts selling the top versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus in Ukraine and warms up the interest of buyers with a new promotion!
Samsung starts selling the top versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus in Ukraine and warms up the interest of buyers with a new promotion!

In black you can buy Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus at 256 GB at a price of 34 999 UAH. In addition to this, you will take part in promotions from Samsung and get gifts and accessories. We wrote about the details of this action.

27 March 2018
It became known about the defect of the touchscreen Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
It became known about the defect of the touchscreen Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

In some models, "dead zones" appear on the screen. Samsung asks for no panic, it′s easily fixed either programmatically or by replacing the smartphone with a new one. On profile resources, users posted photos and videos demonstrating this problem.

25 February 2018
Announcement of Samsung smartphones on MWC 2018
Announcement of Samsung smartphones on MWC 2018

On the zero day of the MWC 2018 exhibition Samsung officially announced two new flagships Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus on Android 8.0 Oreo with powerful processors and an improved camera.

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