4 things that would've made the Galaxy S9 and S9+ better offers

4 things that would've made the Galaxy S9 and S9+ better offers

The wait is over and the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are here! Samsung has yet again launched a pair of smartphones that look gorgeous and have everything that powerusers want and regular users need. Sleek-looking, feature-packed, with a streamlined software, stereo speakers, awesome cameras, and much more.

One would say that the Galaxy S9 duo are the perfect phones, right? Sure, but — as we all know — there's no such thing as perfect. If one gets to nit-picking, there's always something to complain about. And that's what we are about to do.

Without further ado, let's check out the 5 things that would've made the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ better phones!

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)

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32 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

An on screen finger print reader wouldve been grand

2. Xperia14

Posts: 1203; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

FM radio and a lower price.

4. KingSam

Posts: 1348; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

The unlocked version has the s8 MSRP so eh.

6. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I think the FM radio is region dependent.

14. Xperia14

Posts: 1203; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

It is. Only the US and Canada will have it. So sad, as I had high hopes after Samsung announced that they were gonna support it again..

16. yalokiy

Posts: 884; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

They also enabled it on s8 US version.

17. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

That is not good I mean FM radio is all over the world, not just in north america

31. kevin91202

Posts: 640; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

15. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Exactly!! Lower the insane price tag... Otherwise no one would even consider buying these over expensive outdated looking android phones.

18. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Meanwhile you have no problem with the iPhone 8 Plus' super outdated recycled design of the 2014 iPhone 6! Be consistent with your criticism, troll much?

30. Marcwand3l

Posts: 389; Member since: May 08, 2017

You are obviously talking about the iphone 8 and 8 plus.

3. Clars123

Posts: 1073; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

That's a rather short list PA. I would have definitely wanted a bigger battery, 'better' colours (that green and the bronze gold from the S5), and I might be the only one who feels this way but a move up to 16:9 at 13mp to make use of the larger screen. I'm not getting the s9+ anyway as I'm switching to a Note later this year, but leaks and the slightly cringe-worthy event kind of make the announcement meh for me. Cool phones though.

11. chris2k5

Posts: 227; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Samsung did 16:9 before for camera but all of the alleged pro photographers said 4:3 is the more widely accepted ratio.

5. maherk

Posts: 6688; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Portrait mode on my Note 8 is awful, and the fact that you can't use the led flash while using the phone makes it even less useful. Anyone who wants a great portrait mode should sideload Pixel 2's camera app. But still, there is no excuse why the S9 doesn't have dual camera setup. And since they didn't add another lens, why not increase the battery capacity to compensate for it? Oh wait, then there's no reason to pay extra and get it's bigger sibling. 6gb of ram and dual camera lens shouldn't be an option in a 2018 flagship, a pretty expensive one. Bixby button should've been removed. Heart rate sensor should've been replaced by a xenon flash. Slimmer bottom bezel. Bigger area for the fps.

8. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Xenos flash requires a huge space. It would look like the back of Moto X4.

7. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

4K screen with WRGB

9. Rager722

Posts: 618; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

In screen fingerprint scanner is not ready yet. So that was ridiculous to add that to the list.

23. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Vivo has it.. JDI will ship for LCD this year

26. Rager722

Posts: 618; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Yes but why would a company like Samsung release something in it's early stages subject to bugs

10. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

I'm too for the flat screen!

12. chris2k5

Posts: 227; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

I also want a flat screen option. Finding and installing screen protectors has gotten ridiculous on the Samsung and Pixel 2 XL phones.

13. rsiders

Posts: 1867; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I agree with the second lens on the regular model. The V30, G6, and iPhone X are similar in size and feature two lenses.

19. antroid

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

The reasons why this phone is expensive 1) It's a flagship 2) Samsung brand name 3) Cool features that no other phones have right now like the adjustable camera aperture 4) Personally I like the design of the S9 even though it resembles to S8 design. 5) Bixby improvements like the automatic translation of signs (not new or unique but it's a good feature) Overall it's a good improvement over the S8 IMO

20. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Was disappointed with the Sony super slowmo running for only 1 sec. I'm disappointed even more for the 0.2 sec in the S9. 3 years in a row the battery haven't changed. Also same sensor. Only nice thing is that the S7 price will drop and you can get a very capable phone

24. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

S8 and S7 dont have same camera, just same specs. New sensor

32. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

I heard it's the same sensor but different lens. Any source saying it's a new sensor ?

21. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

3. "Now that Samsung has managed to recover from the Galaxy Note 7 and its flaming battery fiasco..." Word?! Beat a dead horse much, Phone Arena? Apple themselves didn't even being this up as much a you do. 4. We knew from the gate that this phone wasn't coming with a FPS under the display. This point is..... pointless.

22. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Let's see if you say these things when the new iPhones come out

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30793; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The S9 being able to monitor your blood pressure, is just unbelievably awesome. That alone makes the Note 9 more interesting. The health and fitness features, will always be my main reasons for buying.

27. Fellwalker

Posts: 518; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Yes to flat screen Yes to bigger battery Don't care about portrait mode Might as well wish for a genie to jump out of the phone as wish for in screen fp I also wish for 16:9 screen Don't care at all about slow motion Zoom in the + is catching up with Huawei

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