Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus smartphone is the more attractive and stunning despite its higher price tag.
Huawei is a formidable competitor, and the rumored LG G7 seems exciting, but Samsung’s upcoming flagship Galaxy S9 smartphones are designed to keep the company on top. The plus model comes with an additional camera, a bigger screen, and other features. Although the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus isn’t a significant upgrade over the Galaxy S8 Plus, it’s preferable to wait longer for a new device. From the new purple color, it’s difficult to tell the new Galaxy S9 Plus apart from its predecessor, but there are upgrades, particularly in the photography area, which Samsung claims to have been “brought to life.”
What we will see here?
Price and release date
The Galaxy S9 Plus is available for purchase with the regular model. Customers who pre-ordered the phone will receive it seven days before the official release date of March 16th.
The smaller Galaxy S9 will now cost you at least £739/$719, while the Galaxy S9 Plus will cost you a lot of £869/$839 (up from £779), making it more expensive than the similar iPhone 8 Plus but less expensive than the iPhone X.
In terms of pricing, the Galaxy S9 Plus and standard S9 are considerably different, but you’re paying for features like a larger screen, twin cameras, a larger battery, and more storage.
Other competitors to the S9 Plus include the £799 Huawei P20 Pro and the £379 Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra, which has a 6 inches screen.
The camera of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
The F/1.5 aperture is the widest we’ve seen on a smartphone so far. The Galaxy S9 adds to this by allowing you to switch to a smaller F/2.4 aperture. The camera will automatically transition between 1.5 and 2.4 in auto mode. Switch to Pro mode and press the aperture toggle if you want to witness the aperture change in real-time. When you switch to the smaller aperture, you’ll notice the blades close in on the primary lens. The Galaxy S9 Plus, on the other hand, is unable to manage transitions between these apertures. You have a choice of f/1.5 or f/2.4, which is still a big deal.
You’ll most likely be amazed (and properly so) by the technology on display. Its influence, on the other hand, may not be immediately apparent. Samsung phones always take bright photographs, sacrificing details in the name of color vibrancy.
This is still a fantastic camera, but long-time Samsung fans will note a significant shift in the company’s image philosophy. In the past, Samsung has focused on making colors as vivid as possible, but the S9 Plus takes a more natural approach.
However, many photographs (in auto mode) seem washed out, especially when compared to the identical image shot with a Pixel 2. The Galaxy S9 Plus captures some of the greatest images you can get in bright light, with vibrant colors. The wide aperture and tried-and-true algorithms combine to create highly brilliant photographs in low light. However, when compared to a Pixel, the Galaxy S9 Plus is still a step behind Google’s Pixel 2. Because of the extreme noise reduction, details are lost, and colors are frequently washed out, which is unique to the S9 Plus. Personally, this is the only Samsung flagship that has failed me in any manner in terms of camera performance.
However, if you just plan on sharing images on social media, this camera will suffice. Despite its flaws, the Galaxy S9 Plus is definitely one of the greatest, but I’d choose the Note 8 over it now.
Design and Display of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
There’s much else we can say about the Galaxy S9 now that the camera is covered. It features a more rectangular appearance than last year’s S8 Plus and feels broader. When you consider the huge screen size, it’s still a pretty tiny smartphone. Aside from that, the design is nearly identical to the Galaxy S8 Plus, at least at first sight.
This time, Samsung employed Gorilla Glass 5, and the S9 Plus is heavier than both the S8 Plus and the Note 8. The greater weight is likely due to the device’s heavier aluminum chassis. It’s just enough to feel safe, but not so much that the phone becomes cumbersome.
Samsung appears to be following the “if it ain’t broke, don’t repair it” mindset, which is difficult to argue with. However, the enthusiast in me wants innovative smartphone designs every year. It’s amazing how quickly a “fresh” design becomes outdated.
The Galaxy S9 Plus display, like the design, is a carryover from 2017. You’ll receive a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display that will amaze you no matter what you’re doing with it. It has a quality feel to it, with vibrant colors and a fast refresh rate. There isn’t much to complain about. It can compete with any of today’s top-end flagships, and aside from the iPhone X, there’s nothing that can match the S9 Plus.
The performance gap between the 2017 and 2018 Exynos chipsets is nearly identical to the gap between Qualcomm’s offerings at the time. The Exynos 9810, which powers the Galaxy S9 Plus, is as powerful as any flagship-class processor should be.
The Galaxy S9 Plus is snappy and lag-free, at least in these early days. It will, like any other Android phone, slow down with time, even the Pixel 2 XL.
AR Emoji- The fun feature
This new feature, according to Samsung, is all about having “fun” with the Galaxy S9 Plus. Using the camera app’s AR Emoji mode, you can take a selfie and convert it into a cartoonish character. The phone’s persona will virtually never resemble you, which is where the amusement comes in.
AR Emoji appears to generate a more exaggerated rendition of your facial emotion. It has the potential to be weird, but it can be a lot of fun with friends. Until the novelty wears off, that is.
Slow-Motion feature for super video
Super slow-motion video, on the other hand, may have a particular application. It’s important to note that for this to function, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus smartphone must be extremely steady, therefore a pedestal is suggested. Shooting ultra slow-motion recordings in a moving automobile, under poor light, while walking, and under other conditions is not ideal. In summary, super slow motion can be a gimmick, a novelty, or completely worthless, depending on the sort of use
Apple may be trying to eliminate fingerprint sensors, but Samsung is unconvinced. Thankfully, the fingerprint placement has also changed. It’s simpler to adjust to, yet it’s still difficult to tell the difference at times. The sensor is vertically placed underneath the dual-camera module on the rear. Medium and big hands should be able to reach it without difficulty, but it may take a few days to get used to. The sensor never missed a beat once you’ve tweaked it.
This year, Samsung updated the iris scanner, which now unlocks using both IR sensors and an RGB snapshot of your face. This isn’t unexpected, given how much Google’s built-in facial recognition algorithms have progressed. The Iris scanner is now more functional, although it is still far from flawless. In low light, it still stutters and is slow and confusing.
Battery life of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus smartphone comfortably lasts 10-12 hours when used without games or other demanding use cases (such as recording long movies). During the day, however, with the screen on auto and intensive gaming, the battery life dropped to 12-14 hours. That meets top standards and ensures that the Galaxy S9 Plus is trustworthy. At the end of the day, you’ll be OK on a single charge.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus smartphone does allow rapid charging, but after seeing OnePlus’ Dash Charge in action, Samsung’s method feels much like. However, once we’ve used the phone for a while, we’ll update our opinions on quick charging. The battery of the Galaxy S9 Plus may take some time to fully charge. On the plus side, both wireless and cable connections offer rapid charging.
The Galaxy S9 Plus is a nice phone, but still, it is not cover all expectations. Although the changing aperture is visually appealing, it makes little impact. The camera falls short of our current favorite, the Pixel 2, while the rest of the phone is unchanged from last year. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus smartphone is a great device, but it’s more like a Galaxy S8 than a whole new flagship. And this is discouraging.