compared with Sony, Samsung just copied from Sony and upgraded, not they invented..which they always do
imRGZ, 26 Feb 2018Many are using music streaming nowadays, so FM Radio, though handy, it's not a must have featu... morePlus it is harder for your phone to.be stolen without finding it. You know they power down a phone after stealing it right? With the non-removable battery, plus they have to unlock the screen to power down makes it harder for them.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2018No MILT 810 G how disappointing.
Sami you need to make your phones more robust .... All are... moreThere's always that ONE person that has to find a weakness. OMG I hate such people...
It's a classic grade phone. WHY would I need solar protection or protection from falling from the height of 6ft?! For that I can just grab an S9 active.
and fyi the S9 family comes with IP68 protection.
Sense sible, 26 Feb 2018I would really like to know if the 'intergration of Harman AKG' goes as far as earphones set u... moreI think the chip they used for AKG is 32bit HEXA-dac. samsung uses the most advanced chips if they want to implement something good.
but then again. take it with a grain of salt.
Huh only stack 4 images..,,as a small sensor at least need to stack 12 images to control shows areas noise...worse camera technology
Your article begins with an intruiging line:
"but we are surely heading towards a new chapter in the smartphone photography."
soon you reveal
"Samsung has upgraded the camera a lot since the S8, but it's still 12MP and it's still just one."
so aside from some extra high speed stuff (which isn't that crash hot really) you can pay probably a thousand buck for a phone which will still be fragile and still be an invasive spy on what you do and really do very little more in actual stuff that actual users seem to find important.
I remind you of your own posts about mobile phone sales dropping ... which supports the view of a plateau over the last few years. Because really, what's actually changed since the OnePlus 3?
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2018Galaxy S9 is nowhere neart to a complete smartphone.
The most complete smartphone has these... moreUhm. let me remind something...
1. the REMOVABLE BATTERY will not return. ever.
2. FM Radio is a really awesome feature, but it needs a 3.5mm jack. which is a feature that SADLY disappears... (there were devices that used the charge port inb4 the smartphone arc. and that was annoying.)
3. BAHAHAHAHAHA IR blaster is a must? not a lot of devices had it. I know that the IR blaster can be used as remote for the AC, the TV and everything that has an IR reciever. but at most 5% of the devices had it at it's most prosperous arc.
4. just an aesthetic appearance. a phone can be curved, and can be flat.
I am not supporting BYOD (Build your own device) but if you want everything. build one.
How? Figure yourself.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2018Galaxy S9 is nowhere neart to a complete smartphone. The most complete smartphone has these... moreMany are using music streaming nowadays, so FM Radio, though handy, it's not a must have feature. IR Blaster and Flat Screen makes a smartphone complete? Really? Removable battery? Even low range phones also started to use in-built batteries. It's time for you guys to move on.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2018What's the point of F/2.4 aperture? That's useless.Daylight images taking. the F/1.5 is WAY too bright for daylight shots. and images looks oversaturated and burnt.
Onyxia, 26 Feb 2018Show me any other smartphone from a major brand that have:
-Industry leading 5.8/6.2" QHD+ ... moreGalaxy S9 is nowhere neart to a complete smartphone.
The most complete smartphone has these most important features:
- removable battery
- FM Radio
- IR blaster
- flat screen
The only good thing in S9 is the camera and the CPU. That's all.
I highly doubt mali can outgame adreno. Benchmarks maybe but real world gaming no way.
TN1, 26 Feb 2018You cannot listen to stereo on the Note8? Use earphones. OMG. I can't stand people playing the... moreI'll explain what I meant: USUALLY. 95% of the time. I DO use headphones and earphones to enjoy stereo. I know my note 8 is also water resistant so I use it as music player in my shower too... and that's the 5% I CAN'T have stereo fun. (have you ever seen ANYONE showering with earphones and headphones?)
Point two; as for my CLAIM being the S-PEN called gimmick. FOR MY uses. I don't see any need in one. but that doesn't mean it's COMPLETELY useless. I agree with your claim that the built in pen should be more mandatory. but I MYSELF. don't need it.
and lastly the variable aperture: HELL F&$@ing YESS!!! I want the freedom of choosing exactly what aperture to use in each scenery. before smartphone cameras were good, I carried a camera that had the option. (I remember it was Canon) I enjoyed every moment of changing the aperture because it made the pictures PERFECT. not too dim, not too bright, exactly at the right amount of exposure. I love to take photos. (NOT SELFIES, hate that kind.) and that ability is a must for me.
You can still disagree with my reasoning. but I revealed it.
Onyxia, 26 Feb 2018Show me any other smartphone from a major brand that have: -Industry leading 5.8/6.2" QHD+ ... moreIt's too early to say that S9 is the most complete smartphone. There is still a long way to go in 2018. Don't be surprised that makers like Huawei may outshine S9 specs / features especially with the camera department, yet with a lower price tag. I would suggest to hold your purchase for the S9 now, and wait for other makers to prove themselves first.
No MILT 810 G how disappointing.
Sami you need to make your phones more robust .... All are phones are active and MILT 810 G must come standard on all phones like IP68.
it's the same identical design with s8 ... seems like design is reaching a wall right now. All samsung has to do is rotate the camera and then ... POOF! Brand New Flagshi*
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2018Still overpriced.Show me any other smartphone from a major brand that have:
-Industry leading 5.8/6.2" QHD+ AMOLED Infinity display with HDR 10
-Iris scanning + Facial Recognition + Fingerprint scanner
-Intelligent scan that combines Iris and Facial recognition
-Fingerprint setup with just a swipe
-Blood pressure sensor
-7000 series aluminum frame
-The most powerful Android chipset: the Exynos 9810
-Fast wireless charging
-Super Speed Dual Pixel camera F1.5/F2.4 variable aperture with OIS that can shoot 10bit colours (up from 8bit colours from every other smartphone)
-Can shoot 4k videos at 60fps
-slow mo at 960fps 720p that's done automatically by AI algorithm and can be directly edited and shared
-Video recording in HEVC format
-IP68 water and dust resistance
-4/6GB RAM 64 GB storage with up to 256 GB of storage
-Have a microSD / UFS card slot expandable with up to 400 GB of storage
-Stereo Speakers tuned by AKG
-Support Dolby Atmos for virtual 360-degree sound
-Bundled AKG earphones
-Bundled fast charger
-Bundles USB-C to USB-A adapter for easy data transfer
-AND A HEADPHONE JACK
And this is the list that I manage to put out even before the S9 is officially release. You can bet that there will be many more hidden and exciting features that are yet to be seen. As of right now, the Galaxy S9 is THE most complete smartphone.
With all of these features, $719 doesn't seem overpriced to me.