"The retail package of the Samsung Galaxy S9 should be an example of a flagship treatment and we hope other makers (one Cupertino-based company in particular) take notes."
Kiyasuriin, 10 Mar 2018When alone, yes. A single G72 core is feeble. Couple 18 of them at 680 MHz (around that clock ... moreYep, Mali GPUs are weak. They have improved a lot over the years, but even with the Mali G72, it is still not up to Qualcomm's Adreno 630 inside the SNAPDRAGON 845 and Apple's A11 Bionic integrated graphics standard. When u compare the SNAPDRAGON with the EXYNOS, it always go neck and neck; in the CPU benchmarks the EXYNOS can be considered as the king of multitasking in the ANDROID world, while the GPU benchmarks the SNAPDRAGON takes the crown for the best graphics for ANDROID smartphones, it is always like that. If it is not because of the contract SAMSUNG had signed with Qualcomm, the EXYNOS would already be crushing Qualcomm's SNAPDRAGON...
AnonD-743517, 11 Mar 2018GSMArena seems to be getting paid by Samsung for praising every phone they launch, not fair re... moreGSM Arena was one of the last websites to put up a review, and they still haven't done the S9 + yet.
AnonD-743517, 11 Mar 2018GSMArena seems to be getting paid by Samsung for praising every phone they launch, not fair re... moreSomething's weird right? and what about this comment in the review: "No horns on the Galaxy S9, still more futuristic than an iPhone".
that's someones opinion! it's not an objective observation. This shouldn't be in a review. Unless GSMArena is indeed biased in some way.
GSMArena seems to be getting paid by Samsung for praising every phone they launch, not fair reviews and surprisingly they get each Samsung device to review and before its launched anywhere in world.......
Anonymous, 11 Mar 2018Yeah..like grass is better for a cow than bread.Huh, people who prefer XZ2 over S9 are cows? What does that mean exactly?
Jman, 11 Mar 2018Got this today, and it is a lovely phone, but it did lead me to think that in the future we AR... moreBattery life (in the case of S phones), slumped to the underworld between s5 and s6.
You wouldn't need fast moving bettery tech to solve autonomy. Just a removable battery and a system to swap without having to shut down the phone (i.e. a small internal battery).
The only reason it hasn't happened yet is because markets optimize for profits at the least possible risk level, not the opposite. Meaning they will take small profits if it doesn't come with an associated risk. Trying something radically new in such a mature market is extremely risky at this point.
When a market gets big it solidifies and gets boring.
There are a myriad ways to actually make phones better (and they may come after a few decades), we won't get them in the short term because comapnies are extremely risk averse at this point. Which is why you get mediocre products from companies that used to give excellent products...
Obviously we have not reached an actual plateau though. We are as far away from it as we were in 2006 where things were also slowing down and if it was not for Apple we would still live in that era thinking that there are no innovations of note...
Too low endurance. They should have 4000mah battery. One plus 6 or mi 7 will throw samsung in premium segment if its battery is more or at 4000..xiomi has kicked samsung from top in india with redmi note series..samsung should have learned from nokia failure ..nokia lost becoz of ram and battery. Now samsung and sony will be no more soon because of failure in battery . Excell3nt camera .Best screen.good speaker. Okay software .but worst battery.so thumbs down.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 11 Mar 2018Lol even if iPHONE X is the "best", it is abused by their buggy softwareWell said mate!
The things which bother me about this are Bixby is worse than useless, same for the AR emoji things and if I get the otherwise impressive S9 I'd be paying top dollar for two key features I would never use.
Anonymous, 11 Mar 2018Yeah..like grass is better for a cow than bread.V30+ is another better choice
Probably fine weren't for the price bump. They seem to holding back the price drops of the S8's. My S8+ remains at the same price since I bought it last October
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2018Xz2 is better for meYeah..like grass is better for a cow than bread.
Anonymous, 11 Mar 2018Not yet iPhone X still the best.The iPhone x has never been the best
AnonD-553488, 11 Mar 2018Ya sounds good to get mid tier phones for 2 years. Can you recommended some phones in this cat... moreAlso how are vivo phones. Do they last even 2 years. They are good at camera and music i guess and cheap as well. I can easily afford to buy new one every 2 years.
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2018iOS if you have a lot apple product and for longer continuous "cough" update "cough", android ... moreYa sounds good to get mid tier phones for 2 years. Can you recommended some phones in this category and may be below 25k in india with reliability and decent camera performance. I dont game at all. Good resale value will be a bonus.
As a side note can I still buy new iPhone 6 32gb available for 24k new. I guess it should last 2 years and it has decent camera and music quality.