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Samsung Galaxy S9 User Reviews

8.4 Based on 5 Reviews

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Call quality9.2/10
Build quality8.8/10
Text input7/10
Everyday usage7.4/10
UI speed8.8/10


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posted on 11 Oct 2018, 21:46 (Posts: 54; Member since: 05 Apr 2014)


Great phone, tried Apple, too controlling, tried Pixel, too incomplete

manzer has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Really like what Samsung has done, has the S8 and the little differences are enough to go to the S9. Love the size, if I want something larger, I'll grab a tablet. My biggest complaint is the battery. I'm usually near a charger if I have to use the display for work. I would prefer the s9+ two camera system.

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 7/10 This hone needs a bigger battery


  • Needs 2 cameras on back
  • Very stable


  • Battery
  • More frequent updates

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posted on 06 Nov 2018, 07:38 (Posts: 0; Member since: 16 Jan 2017)


The best I have used

taziraheem has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

The phone is built really very well and user experience is at it's best. this phone has many features that need in nowadays. I have used an S3 in the past and the main thing I love about Samsung phones is the Display. the camera also exceptionally good and UI also works smoother.

Build quality 9/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 9/10
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 8/10
Display 10/10
Battery 8/10


  • Display
  • Camera


  • some options are not available on some regions
  • updates are late to deliver

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posted on 24 Aug 2018, 17:04 (Posts: 0; Member since: 24 Aug 2018)


A very nice phone

DrPhoen has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

A slight, but important upgrade over the S8 - managing to iron out most flaws, but some creases are hard to remove. In this case, I refer to two most annoying things. The poor type input, and the RAM greedy software.

Build quality 7/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 9/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 8/10
Everyday usage 8/10
Text input 7/10
Display 10/10
Battery 9/10


  • Screen
  • Battery life
  • Feeling in the hand is nice
  • Powerful


  • Text input
  • Software can be jumpy
  • USB C connector fiddly

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posted on 20 Jul 2018, 13:59 (Posts: 0; Member since: 20 Jul 2018)


Not a fan

Steven71 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

I switched over from iPhone. The iPhone is much easier to text, type, search the internet. I may just need to get used to my new phone but I am very frustrated with my galaxy 9. I could text one handed on my iPhone faster and more accurately than with both hands ongalaxy 9.

Build quality 9/10
Reception 7/10
Call quality 8/10
Internet 2/10
Multimedia 3/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 8/10
Everyday usage 1/10
Text input 1/10
Display 8/10
Battery 8/10


  • Durable
  • Picture quality


  • Typing
  • Bixby button
  • Sesrching internet

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posted on 19 Oct 2018, 09:41 (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


Great Successor to the S8

KC2FYA has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

I had the Galaxy S8 and the I-Phone 8 Plus and this phone is excellent for the most part. The battery life is good given I keep the display set on QHD. Why keep it on HD or FHD if the screen resolution is QHD? I find that a charge does last me the day with adjustments to increase battery life. I am averaging about 30% usage daily (with the Always On Display off). The display is very sharp and robust. I like the wider aspect ratio as well.

I am very impressed with the Dolby Atmos on my Multimedia. With the supplied AKG Earphones, sound is really good, surround is very effective. The audio in the earpiece is good, the speakerphone quality is good, but could be louder.

Phone works well after the 10/19/2018 Security updates. The phone is very snappy and I have yet to experience any lag. The UI is easy to navigate and has many options. The keyboard is very intuitive and has many options. Fingerprint sensor works great unlike the S8. I do recommend a screen protector and case. I use the S9 for field Weather Spotting and Ham Radio (WX2WMU) events.

Build quality 9/10 Very good feel. I did opt to get a rugged case and screen protector.
Reception 9/10 I experience good signals where I used to experience weaker ones.
Call quality 9/10 Audio is good on the earpiece. Fair on the speakerphone.
Internet 9/10 Chrome works well on this phone.
Multimedia 9/10 Dolby Atmos really enhances the listening experience. Works well with the supplied AKG Earphones.
Camera 10/10 Camera is great. My pictures come out very well. Lots of setting options too.
UI speed 9/10 Very fast and intuitive.Lots of options and settings.
Everyday usage 9/10 Great for Weather Spotting and Ham Radio activities.
Text input 9/10 Very easy and lots of emojis. Many options on the keyboard.
Display 10/10 Awesome QHD!! Colors are displayed well, very vibrant.
Battery 8/10 Fair battery. Would of liked a 3600 Mah battery or better. I seem to be only using up to 30% of my battery in one day. I feel the standby time is good. I opt to keep the AOD off.


  • QHD+ Display
  • Good Battery Life, on Standby.
  • Keyboard input is fast.
  • Dolby Atmos is Great sounding.
  • AKG Earphones
  • Fingerprint Sensor Good.
  • Camera is Great, Photos come out well.


  • Speakerphone a bit low.
  • Some Ringers are low in volume
  • Battery drains fast if screen stays on.

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