Samsung Galaxy S9

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Announced:
Feb 25, 2018
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Mar 16, 2018

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Display

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Display size:

5.8 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density:

568 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

84.36 %

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions:

5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)

Weight:

5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust

IP certified:

IP 68

Biometrics:

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Colors:

Black, Gold, Gray, Purple, Blue, Red

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor:

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 630

RAM:

4 GB

Internal storage:

256 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 400 GB

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

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Capacity:

3000 mAh

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time:

31.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time:

3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Internet use:

3G:

11 hours

LTE:

12 hours

Wi-Fi:

14 hours

Music playback:

51.00 hours

Video playback:

17.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB:

USB 3.1

Connector:

USB Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Other:

NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Notifications:

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 11, 2018

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG960U link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.35 W/kg

Body:

0.96 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.95 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 820

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G960U

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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy S9

SM-G960F International version

Differences from the main variant:

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 9 9810

Processor:

Octa-core, 2900 MHz, Exynos M3 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Mali-G72 MP18

Talk time:

22.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Music playback:

16.00 hours

Video playback:

48.00 hours

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 27, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG960F link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.26 W/kg

Body:

1.00 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.04 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S9

SM-G960F/DS with Dual SIM

Differences from the main variant:

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 9 9810

Processor:

Octa-core, 2900 MHz, Exynos M3 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Mali-G72 MP18

Talk time:

22.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Music playback:

48.00 hours

Video playback:

16.00 hours

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

Samsung Galaxy S9

with 64 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

64 GB

MSRP price:

$ 720

Samsung Galaxy S9

with 128 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

128 GB

MSRP price:

$ 770

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Available
Discontinued

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (84.36 %)
  • Supports wireless charging
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (568 ppi)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)

Cons

No Cons

Description

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the company's flagship smartphone for 2018. As such, it comes with a top-notch specs sheet and a design to match. The phone adopts the near-bezelless construction and Infinity Display design of its predecessor, adding a couple of new colors to the mix. Key stand-out features include the upgraded camera with variable aperture, 960fps super slow-motion videos, and AR emoji. In addition, the Galaxy S9 brings stereo speakers and a fingerprint scanner placed below the camera.

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