Samsung Galaxy S9 specs, comparisons, faq, opinions

Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Released 2018, March 09 163g, 8.5mm thickness Android 8.0, up to Android 10, One UI 2.5 64GB/128GB/256GB storage, microSDXC
  • Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) About 414.4 USD
  • 5.8" 1440x2960 pixels
  • 12MP 2160p
  • 4GB RAM Exynos 9810
  • 3000mAh Li-Ion

Samsung Galaxy S9 overview

Samsung Galaxy S9 is a smartphone that runs on Android. It was released on 2018, March 09. Samsung Galaxy S9 has 5.8 inch, Super AMOLED, HDR10, a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Samsung Galaxy S9 uses Exynos 9810 (10 nm) - EMEA Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) - USA/LATAM, China chipset, Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China CPU, Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China GPU. It supports 2G, 3G, 4G networks with Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by). Samsung Galaxy S9 has 12MP Single main camera, 8MP Dual selfie camera. Samsung Galaxy S9 uses Li-Ion 3000 mAh, non-removable (11.55 Wh) battery which supports wireless charging. The price of Samsung Galaxy S9 is about 414.4 USD.

Score the key features of Samsung Galaxy S9 compared to the other phones on the market:

  • CPU Cores: 95 / 100 points
  • Camera pixels: 44 / 100 points
  • Screen resolution: 99 / 100 points
  • Battery capacity: 73 / 100 points
  • Price: 47 / 100 points

Samsung Galaxy S9 full specifications

VERSIONS:   

G960F|G960F/DS|G960U|G960W|G9600
Versions: G960F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); G960F/DS (Europe, Global Dual-SIM); G960U (USA); G960W (Canada); G9600 (China, LATAM)

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900 - USA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - Global, USA
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - USA
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 - Global
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71 - USA
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps

LAUNCH

Announced 2018, February 25
Status Available

BODY

Dimensions 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in)
Weight 163 g (5.75 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

DISPLAY

Type Super AMOLED, HDR10
Size 5.8 inches, 84.8 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~570 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  3D Touch (home button only) Always-on display

PLATFORM

OS Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10, One UI 2.5
Chipset Exynos 9810 (10 nm) - EMEA Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) - USA/LATAM, China
CPU Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA/LATAM, China
GPU Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA Adreno 630 - USA/LATAM, China

MEMORY

Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM
  UFS 2.1

MAIN CAMERA

Single 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS (30fps)

SELFIE CAMERA

Dual 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6", 1.22µm, AF 2 MP (dedicated iris scanner camera)
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video [email protected]

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  32-bit/384kHz audio Tuned by AKG

COMMUNICATIONS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only)
USB USB Type-C 3.1

FEATURES

Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
  ANT+ Bixby natural language commands and dictation Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

BATTERY

Type Li-Ion 3000 mAh, non-removable (11.55 Wh)
Charging Fast charging 15W Quick Charge 2.0 Qi/PMA wireless charging - market dependent

MISCELLANEOUS

Colors Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue
Models SM-G960F, SM-G960, SM-G960F, SM-G960U, SM-G960W, SM-G9600, SM-G960U1, SM-G960N, SCV38, SM-G960X, SC-02K
SAR 0.63 W/kg (head) 0.96 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.36 W/kg (head) 1.18 W/kg (body)
Price About 414.4 USD

TESTS

Performance AnTuTu: 250156 (v7) GeekBench: 8830 (v4.4) GFXBench: 14fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.630 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 68dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 81dB
Audio quality Noise -93.4dB / Crosstalk -93.9dB
Battery life Endurance rating 78h

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