The build quality and interface of samsung is awesome. The only thing I hate is for every two weeks they release new model, If you buy s9+ today after 2 weeks your mobile become old because of s10+. other wise I like samsung
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2018Samsung: a company that went from basically offering infinite battery (charge a spare while yo... moreIt’s been a very comfy stay in the cave all thru the eras for you right? Go back to the cave where you came from.
s9 the disappointment of this year, a low-end 8-bit screen with low resolution, poor autonomy, mid-range performance and a camera that is the most interesting feature of the xperia 2017
I'm glad that the long-term review turn out to be very positive. It's years of hard work, and listening to users' feedbacks. Everything that has been discussed here is true and a reflection of reality when using the device. I own one and I can say that it is an all-rounder; stellar camera in any light condition, very smooth day-to-day performance and gorgeous topnotch (without the notch) display. It's indeed a polished S-flagship to date.
Imperator Neubaticus, 26 Jun 2018Still stuck in the past kid? By all means, stay there. Nobody needs you in the present.No infinite autonomy is the future. It kind of sucked in the past. Present sucks too, it's a bit worse than the past.
In the future you won't have to charge your phone as if it is freaking 1990, you won't have battery anxiety, you wont have button or bezels.
It seems like you are living in the past. It is because of you we still get 3.5mm jacks. Heck we may have had floppies still because of people wanting to model the resent into the past.
If you read my past I was ppsting about *evolution*. Samsung does not evolve. It devolves into the new blackberry... Haha, what a dumpster fire.
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2018Samsung: a company that went from basically offering infinite battery (charge a spare while yo... moreStill stuck in the past kid? By all means, stay there. Nobody needs you in the present.
Andrei, 25 Jun 2018Well, give it a little more time. First 2 months it was ok. After 6 months with the s8, 2 upda... moreThey did that with S7 after Nougat update, and there was almost no difference in battery life.
Android - Prime, 26 Jun 2018I agree on everything written in this long term review except for one thing, screen resolution... moreMicroLed is LCD tech, no way it raplaces OLED.
Then again we are talking Samsung here, they routinely take steps back...
I agree on everything written in this long term review except for one thing, screen resolution. I mean seriously, can you easily spot the difference between FHD and QHD in 6.1 inches display? Yeah, It's nice to have an option to crank all the way up (heck, certain company take this seriously by implementing 4K resolution in 5.8 inches display), but what's the point of doing that? Making an icing on top of the already sweet cake? More marketing gimmick?
Deal with it, OLED is already in its pinnacle (if you ignore the drawbacks of OLED) and soon to be replaced by microLED. Do you willing to sacrifice the already average battery life of the S9+ and get a slightly better (or meaningless in my dictionary) experience on an already amazing screen?
Just like the iPhone 7 to 8, the S9 is just a minor upgrade to the S8. Basically, you're paying $100 to $200 more a few minor upgrades and a somewhat lower battery life. Unless you're upgrading from an S6 or S7, no reason to upgrade. If you're already on the S8, no reason to upgrade right now, better wait for the S10.
I know this place is full of Sony love, and if they went AMOLED and they sold them in North America Id give them a try, but Ive had nothing but great experience with Samsung phones. The S4 was my favorite phone I ever had, and the S6 still works as a back up phone, after 3 years, as well as it did when it was new. Im a bit confused about the hate (is it because its the biggest Android maker?).
Good grief, that's terrible battery life. Oleds really can't run a full day without a charge like IPS LCD can, or as easily. Just can't touch 8+ hours sot. Rant all you want SS fans, it's simply true.
Samsung: a company that went from basically offering infinite battery (charge a spare while you use, pop it when your main one dies, rinse and repeat) to a company that its flagship barely makes the day. You know the one thing that portables are supposed to do best, autonomy , it is the one that Samsung chose to regress majorly. Genius!
Of course they could also innovate like for example offering a removable back that doubles as both a spare and a wall charger (so you instantly plug your back while you attach your other spare to your phone for insta 100%), all the while a tiny internal battery keeps the lights on while you make the swap. You know *evolution*, evolving your defining characteristic, *not* killing it outright and becoming generic.
But nooo, that would be heresy. No wonder her flagship sales has fallen off a cliff. You can wear a suit to a kangaroo, it would still be a kangaroo and if you happen to turn it into a chief officer, you are in for a ride...
Anonymous, 25 Jun 2018enough. That is not ROM. ROM is read only memory. That's the flash memory, just like an ssd in... moreMany tech sites refer to the internal / onboard memory as ROM.
Thanks for your pointless observation, nonetheless...
Anonymous, 25 Jun 2018reinforce buyers belief they bought the right thing, so they keep browsing your siteWhat the h*** are you guys doing? Please do not discredit their hard work. If you can't trust them on a review then you probably shouldn't waste time on them. Be thankful for the service GSMArena guys are providing.
AlienOverlord, 25 Jun 2018If the S9+ had a 32gb ROM, I'd be bothered with the superfluous bloatware installed. But as mi... moreenough. That is not ROM. ROM is read only memory. That's the flash memory, just like an ssd in a PC. Stop with that disinformation
Well, give it a little more time. First 2 months it was ok. After 6 months with the s8, 2 updates the phone starts to have bugs.. chrome stutters or crashes at least once per day, gmail crashes daily again. Hitting upload from photos directly to facebook either works or it crashes... nothing works except closing the app. Battery life is low to bad... I am comparing this to my 6 years of experience with sony where all of them worked flawlesly... battery life for z3c or z5c after 2 years? Great. Smothness or crashed apps? After 8-9 months without a restart everything was lag & stutter free. Updates? Much better then samsung. Bought an s5 and z3c with a 2 day difference. After 2 years s5 was awfull and the motherbord ended replaced. Battery was done and software wise was on older version vs sony. After one year i'am going to sell my s8 to get the new xz3 from sony. Sorry samsung, bought s8 for the design as xz1 was to bulky (it's width was the main issue) but i regret my decision. Camera wise the videos aren't great vs sony, the smaller FOV and the ois that seems worse to me than the EIS on sony is certanly a drawback. Good photos, ok screen, good smart viewer functionality that blackens the screen when casting and the app doesn't support natively chromecast functionality.
I have a request. When u post battery timings of Samsung flagships. Plz do it twice. 1 with default pixel settings and the other with advertised pixel settings. Also mension it in pro cons section. As a con of course as they r not totally honest with their customers. (Disclaimer:
Posted this comment with galaxy s 9 and using Samsung phones since galaxy s 3. So plz don't assume me as an isheep :-P )