Anonymous, 26 Jun 2018I disagree with the s9 plus being first samsung flagship to be smooth as can be. For the firs... moreYour experience is typical of owners of older model Samsung flagships. It is not supposed to slow down. Definitely not, with a more than capable flagship processor. The updates not only bump up the security patches and/or Android version, but 'mysteriously' also bring in lags/stutters and faster battery drain which was never there before until about a year, just in time with the release of a new flagship. It's planned obsolescence really through carefully engineered software updates meant to progressively demand more battery power and memory/processing power. How else would anyone explain why newly released midrange or even budget range phones run well under the latest Android version despite a lower powered processor than the previous year's flagship? And it doesn't matter even if you factory reset a recently updated year old flagship phone. Planned obsolescence. That's the name of the game. There should be worldwide legislation and regulation against it.
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2018Which does it have a remvable back that doubles as a charger? Oh wait this is a future tech... moreYeah, right. Not just my fav brand, every smartphone brand is dying. Apple, Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, etc.,. Because ALL manufacturers moved on and you are still stuck in 90s. I think you should work for all these companies and save them by showing the right path. Smartphone world really needs your services. Please go and save them bud. Don't waste time here in this forum.
evnvc, 26 Jun 2018You surely haven't experienced enough the FPS placement on both phonesSure, the S9 has a better location for the FPS. But upgrading to the S9 from the S8 just because of that is a pretty dumb waste of money.
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2018What's the point of doing a review one year later when people have moved on to newer and shini... moreStatistics show that most people keep their phone for 2-3 years. Not in your bubble obviously...
Then again gsmarena is read from people who live in a bubble, so I stand by your statement. Most people here don't keep their phone for a year. To them long term is 3 months use...
I disagree with the s9 plus being first samsung flagship to be smooth as can be. For the first year of my s7 edge it was awse and as smooth as it could be. Its not smooth now after many updates. I'll be buying a s9 plis but if in two years time it becomes sluggish like my s7 edge then I will leave Samsung.
What's the point of doing a review one year later when people have moved on to newer and shinier phones? Some people here lack logic.
Dual aperture is not a first on the S9. The Nokia N86 had it almost a decade ago.
imRGZ, 26 Jun 2018It’s been a very comfy stay in the cave all thru the eras for you right? Go back to the cave w... moreWhich does it have a remvable back that doubles as a charger?
Oh wait this is a future tech which would be with us if Samsung was not to return to the caves...
How do you like having to charge your phone twice in a day? Beautifuk isn't it? Last I done this was in 1990s... you live 20 years in the past and think it is the present.
No wonder that you fav company is dying...
"That said, quite a few small scratches have appeared in a lot of places on both the front and back glass of our unit, even if we've taken extra care not to put it in a pocket with keys or anything sharp."
I don't know why reviews so often mention this; in a pocket with keys is exactly the scenario Gorilla Glass is designed for. When demoed, usually they attack it with a metal knife because they know that material is softer and won't do damage.
What scratches these screens so easily are small particles of sand and grit that find their way into your pockets or even on your fingers as you use the phone - the things you don't even notice and can't really guard against except by using a screen protector.
long term would be 1 year for me. After 1 year most batteries seem draining faster, stutters begin, mybe the screen already cracked. Less then 1 year - every !800-1000€! phone should work just fine ;)
I hope GSMARENA will review this device next 9 months to really get the full experience with this device, since Samsung is susceptible to slow UI when used over and over.
I have Note 8 and S9+, I feel S9+ is really super smooth, excellent camera, great UI, dual SIM, THE BEST Display so far, clean design in the front, excellent build quality (maybe iPhone X is a winner here though), competitively priced in our region.I could not recommend any other mobile in this price range. It has all the features combined. IP, Wireless charging, Dual Camera, bigger display, Super AMOLED. Software-wise, I do not need frequent irrelevant updates, though I require security patches atleast one or two months once. Some of the themes and customization makes the mobile looking fresh.
Three years, you are good to go!
ERICK., 26 Jun 2018great phone . love the design without notch. but sales are not so impresed. hope samsung will ... moreSamsung should get rid of that edge screen it reflects a lot under sun light screen are bright, but not as iPhone X and still I do prefer notch over edge, but in big screen not on iPhone X size.
Moved from S8 to 1+6. I miss the Samsung shape and 'system look', but it was getting very slow, battery draining too much and those updates taking forever...
Maybe when S9+ costs half.