- Page 1: Introduction
- Page 2: Display
- Page 3: Design
- Page 4: Connectivity
- Page 5: Camera
- Page 6: Software
- Page 7: Performance
- Page 8: Battery
- Page 9: Wrapping up the Samsung Galaxy S9 review
As for the design, Samsung didn’t change much when it comes to the physical shape and feel. It’s similar to what we have for the Galaxy S8, and it’s no surprise that many people will mistaken the brand new Galaxy S9 for the S8 or vice versa.
Samsung didn’t fix what’s not broken – and they did fix the fingerprint scanner location. It’s now located at the center, just below the camera. The heart rate sensor remains on the side of the camera, but that’s alright.
The buttons are still around the same location and still feels magnificent to press on. The left side is where the volume rocker and the Bixby button are found, whereas the power button is located on the right side.
None of these buttons are textured so it’ll be quite easy to accidentally press on the wrong button – especially the Bixby key.
The smoked TPU case that Samsung included is a boon, too. It has these little dots at the back to prevent the case from making direct contact with the Galaxy S9’s glass back. It might seem trivial, but this is also to prevent scratches. Also, the TPU case has a smoked color to it, so it’s not that prominent when it gets dirty or starts yellowing.
While on the subject of the TPU case, the case accentuates the keys to be a little more prominent so it’s even easier to press.
The entire Galaxy S9 weighs only 160 grams whereas the case adds another 17 grams to the scale.