AnonD-669130, 25 Feb 2018It is quite obvious that you have not used a Sony phone, the MultiFrame noise reduction can no... moreNever interested to use Sony phone anymore, i know if i use or buy Sony smartphone only disappointment that i got :P.
Just open GSMArena's photo tool comparison.
Kiyasuriin, 25 Feb 2018Dude, What Are you smoking? I am a user of Note 8, and while this phone is a great device, I c... moreYou cannot listen to stereo on the Note8? Use earphones. OMG. I can't stand people playing their audio in public. Wireless earphones are even more available than ever before. As for the S Pen being "gimmicky", this should be standard for all smartphones.
Variable aperture - do you really need this? As if the current hardware doesn't do a great job?
What about the camera app? Will it offer RAW capture?
What's the maximum exposure time? I loved my P9+ for its 30s exposure..
A Note 4 user, 25 Feb 2018I'm upset... The same super FRAGILE curved screen with Extra Glares, now 10% more expensive.You are wrong. The S9 is slightly thicker than S8 because they made they reinforced the screen by beefing it up a notch.
Kiyasuriin, 25 Feb 2018I will answer about myself, Kiyasuriin, because others have different reasons than mine. FIRS... moreWell, to respond you are seeming to overrate this phone. While stereo speakers are a nice add, front-facing speakers are the real deal and nobody implements it. And why do you have to have the stereo speaker with Samsung because of preference? Did that just indicate that you are a Samsung fan? Raw performance? Snapdragon 845 is fine. But I actually bet 99.99% that you don't need every drip of power possible. About the camera, all phones camera aren't the best but they are improving. The Samsung camera is good but definitely not great. Actually no smartphone camera is great. Neither the Pixels, neither Apple, neither Samsung, nobody. And no, I still bet that nobody can do correct photos on a camera phone. Even not professional photographers. Want to make good pictures? Buy a real camera. To add, you can never get security when you're on the internet. It's fine when you want security on your OS, which everyone wants. No phone is great. Most have actually a lot of disadvantages and one could say that most phones are pretty much released like a "beta" version.
A Note 4 user, 25 Feb 2018I'm upset... The same super FRAGILE curved screen with Extra Glares, now 10% more expensive.To agree
What I miss in the presentation is.
1) How soon after a security flaw in Android is fixed will Samsung fix it in their phone.
2) How long will they commit to security fixes.
3) How many Android versions will they commit too and how soon after it is released will it be available on the phone
LilSweetLin, 25 Feb 2018Even though I'm in the U.S., I'll probably grab the S9+ Exynos variant in Lilac. The battery life could be better on that SoC than the Qualcomm iteration. Let us know how your real world experience works out if you get Samsung's SoC version okay?
Cassy O, 25 Feb 2018Multi frame noise reduction since the XZ? But why every pict taken from Sony phone are noisy :... moreIt is quite obvious that you have not used a Sony phone, the MultiFrame noise reduction can not be used in all scenarios.
A Note 4 user, 25 Feb 2018I'm upset... The same super FRAGILE curved screen with Extra Glares, now 10% more expensive.All flagship devices now have curved cristal at the sides, pure flat screens look outdated, things change with time, when bezels started to shrink, many people complained about slippery devices and accidental touches, when phisical nav bar buttons disappeared, again, many said that it wasted screen area, not to mention sealed batteries and 3.5mm jacks
Even though I'm in the U.S., I'll probably grab the S9+ Exynos variant in Lilac.
I'm upset... The same super FRAGILE curved screen with Extra Glares, now 10% more expensive.
Cassy O, 25 Feb 2018Multi frame noise reduction since the XZ? But why every pict taken from Sony phone are noisy :... moreThey take pictures at insane ISO 3200 in low light. I'd congratulate you if you could pull out a clean yet detailed output by processing it. The Galaxy devices shoot at longer exposure times, so there's the chance that you will get blurry shot or have motion blur on your image.
And to be fair, their devices handle high ISO as if they're nothing.
Hybrid AF was already on the Z5 series with the IMX300. Samsung even wanted that sensor for their S7 and S7 Edge, and it probably turns out to be true as the Dual Pixel, which is an improved concept of Hybrid AF, first debuted with those two devices.
Congrats that your S5 was the first to have Hybrid AF. AFAIK, even the Z2 had one before. But thanks to Sony, they managed to make Dual Pixel AF. Without them, Samsung would be stuck at the same Hybrid AF that you're proud off saying from the S5.
Please compare the audio quality from the S9+ through a good pair of ear/headphones to that coming from the quad DAC on the V30, and HTC's BoomSound in the final review. Whether or not I actually get this phone will partially depend on it, since I stream my music quite often.
It'd be interesting if the S9 duo had an option to switch between Samsung UX Grace and so called stock Android 8.1. They could work on making the stock Android OS more battery efficient then their default skinned Android os too. Bixby isn't everyone's cup of tea either. I've heard of Google Play store apps that help users defeat Bixby fyi everyone.