Wrapping up the Samsung Galaxy S9 review

Here goes – the Samsung Galaxy S9. It’s Samsung’s top-tier smartphone of 2018 with Samsung’s greatest offering. Its SoC is made from their latest 10nm process technology and packed with speedy UFS 2.1 flash chips. It’s also the first smartphone to have a variable aperture. It changes between the two aperture sizes so quickly that even the 960fps slow-motion can’t capture how it happened.

With that said, the battery life on the Galaxy S9 is… just like before – mediocre. I do wish that Samsung can sacrifice its thinness by just a little and equip it with a large battery. Perhaps a 4,000mAh battery, please?

Samsung Galaxy S9

On the question of “should I get the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+?”, it truly depends on you. The major differences between both these phones are the camera, battery, and obviously the screen size. The Galaxy S9+ has a larger battery, and that also compensates for its larger screen size. That leaves us with the camera. The Galaxy S9+ has dual-cameras, whereas the Galaxy S9 has a single one. The Galaxy S9+’s second camera – the one with a zoom lens – offers much more flexibility, and we hope to do a separate review on the differences for these two phones in the near future.

Until then, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is priced at RM3,299 and it’s available in Midnight Black, Coral Blue (the one we have here), and the all new, beautiful Lilac Purple. Honestly, I’m surprised by the price as Samsung retained its previous pricing throughout the entire Galaxy S9 family.

Where to buy?

Lazada perhaps?


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