how about the curvature of the edge? is it less curved than the s8 or did that not change?
xXENDER FREAKXx, 11 Mar 2018Yep, Mali GPUs are weak. They have improved a lot over the years, but even with the Mali G72, ... more Completely bogus as false. Not only are you saying that the Mali sucks even though they are pretty close just because it's not as good.... But also claim it's always been that way.
In s1, s2/note 1, and note 2 the exynos gpu was better.
In the note 4 and s6/note 5 the gpu was better by much better sustained performance.
In the s8/note 8 the exynos gpu trade good blows.
In the s9 and probably note 9 the Mali g72 might not be quite as good but is by no means bad or ever fast behind. Especially not by the same margin the exynos is ahead in cpu.
Besides of course. G72 is just a refinement to g71 and they took out two cores and didn't play with clock speed much. Probably to help with heat for the cpu. Where as the adreno 630 is in the next serious up from the 500s and a great increase. The next Mali update should being great enhancements too.
Try using logic next time.
As well as the exynos is just about always had the superior cpu... however in s1 where gpu and SoC was overall better snapdragon had a better gpu.
And we all know that exynos is generally more efficient too.
And has superior audio except for s2 where they used crappy yamaha dac.
Fig, 11 Mar 2018I stopped reading after battery life.. pathetic battery endurance from a 2018 flagship.. shame!! It could easily improve by release. Jeez. And doesn't describe the snap version
I stopped reading after battery life.. pathetic battery endurance from a 2018 flagship.. shame!!
Ultra boring phone!
I'm not a hater of Samsung believe me, I have had S5, Note Edge (Which I loved) and currently own S7 edge( Which is still going very strong, kudos to Samsung for a great overall build and stability over the last 2 years) But infortunately the S9 is not worthy of a replacement for my S7 edge, it has no wow factor. I predicted slow sales and from what I gather that has come to fruition unfortunately since I like Samsung.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 11 Mar 2018Yep, Mali GPUs are weak. They have improved a lot over the years, but even with the Mali G72, ... moreTrust me that due to my work. I am the first to know these things.
anyhow. well said Ender.
Aspros, 11 Mar 2018OMG the Apple pro-bias Gsmarena has some moments is soooo disgusting! There are many bits her... moreSo, Samsung paid for page 2, but Apple paid for page 9? This thing is getting hilarious! :D
OMG the Apple pro-bias Gsmarena has some moments is soooo disgusting!
There are many bits here and there, but what really stands out is where they mention that the choice amongst so and iPhone x is purely an OS choice, unless ones values the double camera and smaller frame. Like this is the only differences amongst those two and SO has absolutely no pros over the X. Since when the second camera is more important than better battery? Or ring loudness? Or price difference? The broken effect more important than a noisy picture indoors? Gsmarena always have to advertise Apple in each and every phone review?? Disgraceful...
Mobilemaster, 11 Mar 2018Where are the drawbacks as usual? You only mentioned what is good about this phone on the firs... moreNo, the first page doesn't mention what's good, it says 'specs'. There are pros and cons in the review. On the last page. As it has been for months.
Where are the drawbacks as usual? You only mentioned what is good about this phone on the first page.
AnonD-743517, 11 Mar 2018GSMArena seems to be getting paid by Samsung for praising every phone they launch, not fair re... moreGiving credit where it's due is one thing, evaluating the phone as a package is another. Maybe you should read the final paragraph of the conclusion before thorwing words as paid, bias and other nonsense. Thanks!
Very biased review again!
Interestingly, these guys conveniently forgot to mention the iPhone X score on antutu 7. It is far inferior than Samsung Galaxy S9.
The fast charging is still one of the best on the market and it is double the speed of the iPhone X.
"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.