Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ review: 10 key takeaways

We have just finished our detailed Galaxy S9 and S9+ review, but if you don't have the time to read through the whole thing right now, you may as well look at this more concise version that sums up the 10 key review takeaways...
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31 Comments

1. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Epic Fail. sorry the leading screens have the xperia

5. kabiluddin

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

As a sony fanboy, I'm going to disagree with you. iPhone X has the best display in the market. Their display calibration, anti reflective coating and latest amoled panel makes the iPhone X display the best.

6. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Nop. in my house there is an iphone x and I already say no, apart there are videos that confirm it https://youtu.be/mxHFt79Ykls https://youtu.be/_FGBj0h26Ew

9. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1414; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

All those video tests are done by some biased reviewers.

18. NateDiaz

Posts: 1075; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Yeah, and you're the only unbiased being alive.

14. yalokiy

Posts: 842; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

one is speed test, the other is gaming test, what it has to do with display?

19. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1414; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Nothing...!

11. RoyalMike unregistered

Iphone X uses a display what samsung was using in S5.. It's really not even close to the beautifully curved 570ppi super amoled displays found in S8 and S9

24. c.m.s

Posts: 216; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

Better do some reading up on Samsungs panels. You are not even close...

20. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

You are both retards!!!! Sammy has the best display PERIOD!!!! iphone x only has a good display because they're using Samsung oled screens. Still Samsung super amoled is by far the best!!!

26. Marcwand3l

Posts: 370; Member since: May 08, 2017

Actually S9's display is even better in those categories in comparison to iphone x's. The S9 currently has the best display on the market in all categories.

12. Xperia14

Posts: 1192; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

While Xperia's have class-leading LCD screens, Samsung's Super AMOLED is still superior. Just saw the S9, and like the S8, its screen is awesome and easily the best out there.

13. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Nop check your view, ips 4k hdr sony is superior, And the next oled 4k HDR will be more superior

17. yalokiy

Posts: 842; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Yeah yeah, no true blacks, lower brightness and coverage of DCI-P3 and sRGB color spaces, much worse color reproduction (DeltaE), sunlight readability and contrast. Surely, sony is ahead of the world.

21. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Crapmoled pentline poor in subpixels. stop reading fake matt display haha

22. iushnt

Posts: 3021; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Dude, u r trying too hard. The SAMOLED displays are unarguably best in the market. Even if you want to see the best LCD displays,the crown goes to iPhone 8 series.

31. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Hahahaha the samsung and apple screens are the apple of the low range The apple is low resolution and is not HDR

2. torr310

Posts: 1604; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

#10 is probably the only bigger change from S8.

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1208; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

i wonder if its the animations that make the UI "stutter" there is something lingering from touchwiz and i suspect its the animations or its it the launcher

25. gniewko97

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

It's Samsung Experience now!!!!

27. bucknassty

Posts: 1208; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

yes i know its samsung experience now... doesn't mean it didnt evolve from touchwiz.... i always change my launcher to nova launcher cause i'm not dealing with that bull crap they have

28. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1499; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

S7 felt much faster after disabling animations.

30. bucknassty

Posts: 1208; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

its like they haven't updated the animations to something thats consistent or at least a stable 60fps. that would be nice if they tied up loose ends

4. midan

Posts: 2419; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Im very disappointed by the quality of 960fps super slo mo, it looks so bad that it's not useful for anything. 720p should be lot better in theory.

7. nique0201

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Of course PA would make a post trashing everything. If it was apple all of those things would be ground breaking and innovative.

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1781; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

3D face scan is more reliable and secure than Iris scan? How?

10. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Because last year the iris scanner of S8 could be fooled by a picture.

16. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1781; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Really? How can you fool a IRIS scanner? You must mean face scanner...

23. iushnt

Posts: 3021; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That was face Recognition.

15. zeus4466

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

My comment here may look a bit out of subject, but, it's time to say this. It's so sad that a reviewer forgets to mention some important facts while reviewing anything. First, Samsung's camera details are not the best based on many reviews, the best details are in the 2017 flagships htc u11 and Google pixel and still. Second, HTC have set the standard for audio and no one even mention it anywhere here, especially that the bottom and earpiece speakers were introduced here. It's sad that no one gives credit to a small company. Finally, It is sad that the only phones mentioned in reviews are always Samsung, apple, and Google. As if other brands efforts make no sense, the efforts and passion of their employees are just a non-sense. I'm wondering what is the purpose of innovation for small companies, when some reviewers just come and give credit to the big names and forgets about the small ones. This is not only destroying innovation and resulting in limited options for users. It is also affecting passionate people who dedicated part of their life for technology and they end up without a job because of a misinformed, paid, or a brand fanatic reviewer.