Samsung Galaxy S9-Korean Samsung announced its two new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus phones at the February MWC 2018 conference ending, and the two phones came with great cameras, both mono and dual, but in the next article, we review the most prominent features in them, as well as the absent ones.
a camera of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is distinguished by its basic feature, as it contains a two-lens back lens, which varies according to the amount of illumination entering it. The first aperture measures f / 1.5 when the camera sensor senses that the amount of light outside is small, so the camera opens the lens with the widest aperture in order to receive the largest amount of light, This is usually at night and indoors, while the smallest aperture is f / 2.4
When the camera senses that the amount of light entering it is large, it closes with the lowest aperture, in order to enter the appropriate amount of light, and this is in daylight or fluorescent light, and this feature is not the best, it does not give you options like a professional camera, to change between the apertures, but it So far, the closest smartphone camera has that great feature.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Design
Aesthetically, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is extremely similar to the Note 8. The untrained eye probably wouldn’t notice much difference, but small tweaks help the Note 9 function and feel much better than the Note 8 during daily use.
The sides of the Note 9 are much flatter than the Note 8, making it easier to hold without a case. I was never a huge fan of the rounded edges of the Galaxy line, so this is a welcome change for me. A slight chamfer where the metal meets the rounded glass accompanies the flatter edges and makes the phone feel much grippier as well.
I felt a lot more comfortable touting this device around without a case than the Note 8, though it got two decently-sized dents in the metal after the device fell while I was taking photos (it was propped up on the table and buzzed). Regardless of durability, tread carefully if you use the phone without protection.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Display
To put it bluntly, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has the best screen of any Android phone ever. This isn’t just my opinion — there are numbers and graphs to back this stuff up.
Just recently, distinguished screen calibration company DisplayMate conducted a number of tests on the Galaxy Note 9, crowning it the best display of any mobile device in history. Not only did it break records for brightness and contrast, but DisplayMate also described Note 9’s color profile as “visually indistinguishable from perfect.”
This benchmark isn’t exactly surprising. Samsung has been a leader in the AMOLED space for years now, each year receiving a record-breaking score from DisplayMate. Still, it’s nice to see the company using the best materials in its phones first, instead of just selling them all to Apple.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Modes
The Galaxy Note 9 offers four different display color modes: basic, AMOLED photo, AMOLED cinema, and adaptive display. Adaptive switches between modes depending on the app you’re using and is probably the best for most users.
You can also use a number of different resolutions on this device. By default, the phone runs at 1080p, but you can change it to 1440p and even 720p if you really want to save battery life.
I kept the device in its default 1080p state for the majority of this review, switching to 1440p later down the line. Surprisingly, there really wasn’t much of a difference in battery life. I got just under seven hours at 1080p resolution, while 1440p landed me at just a bit less. If you really want to milk the battery life out of this phone, stick with 1080p or even try 720p, but that 1440p looks pretty damn crisp on this thing.
This 6.4-inch display has an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 516ppi — it’s big, bright, and sharp. Looking at it up close, I literally couldn’t see a pixel, further driving home the “indistinguishable from perfect” point I mentioned.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Performance
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has one of the smoothest Android experiences you’ll find today, but it doesn’t quite hit that level of touch latency the Pixel 2 charmed us with when it first launched. Most of this speed is almost certainly due to its impressive specs, though I think Samsung Experience could be a little less bloated.
We put the Galaxy Note 9 through Geekbench 4, AnTuTu, and 3DMark benchmark tests. You can see the results below.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been upgraded internally in almost every department, but the big two updates everyone seems to be talking about are the storage and battery capacity.
The baseline Galaxy Note 9 comes in a 128GB variant, but the next step up for this phone is a whopping 512GB. This phone supports microSD expansion, too, so you can get a Galaxy Note 9 with up to 1TB of storage. Most users won’t even get close to using the 128GB of storage offered in the baseline model, but the Galaxy Note series has always been for a hardcore audience. If you want to store your entire media library on this phone, it’s probably possible, assuming you don’t have more than a terabyte of movies, music, and other files.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 uses the exact same set of dual 12MP sensors from the Galaxy S9 Plus, including the dual-aperture secondary lens that was debuted in that device. Because of this, images are nearly identical to those from the Galaxy S9 Plus, though Samsung threw in a couple of software tricks to give the Galaxy Note 9 the upper hand.
The biggest change to the camera software is the addition of a new scene recognition mode on the Galaxy Note 9. This mode can identify whether you’re shooting photos of plants, food, pets, and more, and will automatically adjust the scene’s colors to produce a more pleasing image. While the object recognition worked fairly well during my testing, I wasn’t very happy with the changes the software decided to make. The new image was just a hint more saturated when taking pictures of food, but otherwise, you won’t really notice a difference.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a great phone, but one that didn’t really kick on from the Galaxy S8, bringing a very similar design and screen to 2017’s version. The improved biometrics were sorely needed, and the camera is a leap forward, but the amazing low light capabilities have resulted in sacrifices elsewhere. This is a top, top phone, but the S9 Plus outshines it.
- Swift biometric security
- Awesome low-light performance
- Very powerful
- Design is identical to S8
- Some camera snaps lack vibrancy