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Samsung Galaxy S9 Review – Worth Buying?

Samsung Galaxy S9 launched a few days back at MWC 2018.

Is Samsung Galaxy S9 worth buying or not? We will give you a detailed review to decide.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X, the battle starts

Galaxy S9 main features

Samsung Galaxy S9 has a 5.8 inches display with 2960 x 1440 pixels and the size of the phone is 5.8 x 2.7 x 0.33 inches. The Camera of Galaxy S9 is 12-MP super speed, dual pixel f/1.5-f/2.4. The front camera is 8.MP. The CPU of the phone is powered with Snapdragon 845. Coming to the RAM and storage of the phone S9 has 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. The battery of S9 is 3000 mAh and it is available in midnight black, coral blue, and lilac purple colors. The price of Galaxy S9 is $729.The global release date of Samsung Galaxy S9 is March 16.

Design of Samsung S9

Apparently, the design looks quite similar to its predecessor Samsung Galaxy S8. The premium glass and metal is almost duplicate of S9. The bezels have been trimmed a little at the top and bottom of the display which has minimized the height of the phone. The phone is heavier than S8 with its weight being 168g.

The placement of fingerprint scanner is better. The scanner is now located to below the camera sensor from below it. When the screen is off, the phone gets darker. The SIM and microSD card tray is right at the top edge. The headphone jack is still included in the base.

Design of Samsung Galaxy S9

The screen of Samsung S9 is exactly the same as that of S8, so there are no surprises. There is the Infinity Display feature again, which makes sure that almost 90% of the screen front is the screen. The screen of the phone with curved edges provide a great movie watching experience.

Camera of Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung’s tagline for S9 was ‘The camera. Reimagined.’ And yes the phone is all about the camera.

The phone features world’s first f/1.5 aperture on a phone with dual aperture technology and the option of  960fps slow-motion video capture available.

If we say that Camera is the focal point of S9, it won’t be wrong. The rear 12MP camera is just amazing. The dual-aperture technology allows the camera aperture to expand and contract as per light levels, much like a human eye.

The slow-motion video capture feature has been improved. The frame rate is increased to 960fps.

Bixby Vision Camera

This feature was introduced in Galaxy S8 camera app but it has been made better in S9.  A live translation mode is part of the feature that points camera at a text in a foreign language and via this feature, it is translated into your local language.

AR Emoji

Another feature launched in Galaxy S9 is AR Emoji. Via this, you can take a selfie and then a 3D animated character will be created as per your choice of your picture.


The battery of Samsung Galaxy S9 is same as that of S8, which is 3,000mAh. The performance of the phone in terms of its battery will be same.

Overall Samsung Galaxy S9 is a great phone but it is much similar to S8. You can say Samsung Galaxy S9 is slightly upgraded version of S8. Now you can decide whether its worth buying or not?