got the s9 since Thursday. Comparing to 2,5 year S6 edge it's a massive boost in battery life ;) Hearing some rumors about the weak audio chipset checked the sound quality with iPad pro 9,7 and s6e. At first the quality terrified me, but occurred that the dolby atmos was on. after turning off the sound is quite ok. I have weak z300 sony headphones.
SohailSays, 10 Mar 2018S8- 84h.
What samsung?! What?!You forgot the kicker S7E: 97H.
S7E is the best S phone ever.
Color me unimpressed with the battery life. I think the S10 needs to finally make a big push in the battery department. We have been languishing around the 3000 mAh mark forever.
But otherwise, it's a pretty capabale and well-refined phone. Camera, Software, Performance & many other things are awesome. What it makes it even better is that it doesn't pick up some of the latest non-sense fads like ugly screen notch and no 3.5 mm jack. Stereo speakers are welcome, too.
Pros section lack one line:
"phone dont have a notch"
speakers only topped with HTC u11 family and there is actually a headphones jack, i wont buy a phone this year (hopefully) but i think it is already the phone of the year, Still waiting for HTC but with phones focused on sound they are inresponsible not to include 3.5mm jack.
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2018Amazing phone. I will buy it in 2020 :):)
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2018if the picture of the sony isnt soft or blurry, does it matter that it exposed for longer? its... moreFaster shuttle speed (I'm not saying fast, note I said faster) is very important.
Most people don't have tripod with them. They rely on hand. The threshold shuttle speed of taking a stable shot for most people is 1/focal length. Not to mention sometimes people move, kids run etc which make it impossible for you to have shuttle speed that is too low. If you carrying a tripod with you everywhere you go good for you. For most people, that is not and will not be the case. S9 will be the go to choice.
Hayaan Mo Sila, 10 Mar 2018Whether having noise is good or not depends on the situation. In this case, the S9 takes clean... moreBased on your logic, better optic with f1.5, bigger sensor and better algorithm doesn't matter. I guess your favourite camera brand must be casio.
AnonD-481725, 10 Mar 2018My xperia x can go 1s shutter speed if it detect no motion and it gives me tripod symbol. Anyone who need to hold for 1s and uses a tripod should know to switch to manual mode.
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2018The removable battery is the most important. S9 should have it.That's what is important to you and not so for most users. Stick to what you love then
SohailSays, 10 Mar 2018S8- 84h. S9- 78h. What samsung?! What?!You need to remember (and I have the S9). The M3 preforms nearly as twice as better than the M2 core. So due to the big preformance leap. The endurance has suffered a bit.
The removable battery is the most important. S9 should have it.
The most under whelming batery life for 800 dolar phone in 2018.
Consumer pay soo much and they have to charge it twice a day !!!!
Come on samsung...??
Anonymous, 10 Mar 2018No phone on auto goes 1/4s... 1/8 or faster... My xperia x can go 1s shutter speed if it detect no motion and it gives me tripod symbol.
Akalp, 10 Mar 2018just checked and no samsung is still better than XZ2, lot of noise in XZ2 low lightLots of noise in low light is a family disease of Sony phones. No exceptions.
What samsung?! What?!
Cassy O, 10 Mar 2018Disappointed with the battery life and Samsung please add some battery capacity, low power co... moreIt's not lo power consumption SoC, actually it eats a lot of power & it's less efficient regarding both CPUs and GPU than it's predecessor and competition (from QC). Sustainable performance is much lower than benchmarked one.
Same here. Really disappointed with the battery life.
Akalp, 10 Mar 2018just checked and no samsung is still better than XZ2, lot of noise in XZ2 low lightWhether having noise is good or not depends on the situation. In this case, the S9 takes cleaner but less details. The XZ2 has more noise but retained tons of details.
I'm sorry to say, but the XZ2 clearly did better. Besides, a little bit of noise does add up some texture to life. A noise-free image feels like a fake or unrealistic photograph. I'm definitely a fan of both the S9 and XZ2, but the former's camera is not really as good as the XZ2's, we have to accept some things at times.
Although I am impressed of what the S9 achieved with 1/14s shutter speed, 'cause the 1/8s shutter speed of the XZ2 is pretty long for non-blurry low light pictures.
battery is drama, photos on a level of s8. Real improvement is loudspeaker and camera a bit.The rest doesnt deservs such a price hike.