Does the G9600 truly have the LTE band 17 that is primarily used by AT&T?
I see it in the specs on this site, but all the others, say that band is not included.
Samsung s9 vs Sony xz1 which is best in camera battery less heat ...
Sim slot has to be metal not the plastic, Iphone and others are using aluminimum which is stronger. Its too bad and samsung has to improve as it can break anytime.
Winkey21, 30 Jul 2018I still using S8 now, but what the best reason for me upgrade to this phones (S9)? I see no m... moreYep, have S8 at the moment...Great phone. No need to upgrade to the basically same phone...S10 will probably be my choice if it stays compact.
Kind of a very common spec's with not worth for money at all, since the other brands has improved alot & came up with high spec's on their phone's with an affordable prices.
I still using S8 now, but what the best reason for me upgrade to this phones (S9)?
I see no much different except chipsets and GPU series,and may cameras for several poeple who like shoot but not like me.
Foggywindow, 28 Jul 2018Thanks for the response. 4hrs SOT at 50% is good to hear, I'm coming from an S7 which I could ... moreWell, I dont use auto brightness or in general very high brightness, that helps a bit.. also dont use as much 4g, ok only here and there..
Now with actual working sim card it still managed 7hrs, until 5%, if you plan to play a lot of demanding games then I'm sure it will drop to 5hrs full drain. Just thinking out loud. I Played a bit but not a lot.
Mostly Instagram, fb, manger, web browsing, a little YouTube videos, music player and few quick camera tests, .. and Now 3rd day owning it, I can clearly say it delivers.
I had galaxy alpha before and that did 4-5hrs at best, even with light usage, heavy would quickly go to 3-4hrs.. compared to here 5-6hrs. Or medium/ light easy 7-8hrs ost.
Anonymous, 28 Jul 2018Atm 4hrs OST and 50% battery left. I don't have brightness to the max, 20-40% usually.
... moreThanks for the response. 4hrs SOT at 50% is good to hear, I'm coming from an S7 which I could only get 3hrs SOT at maximum.
I've noticed a fair few reviews saying that 4hrs SOT is all they could get on average though, leaving me a bit unsure still !
Foggywindow, 28 Jul 2018I can currently buy either the Oneplus 6 or the Galaxy S9 for the same price ~Â€570, Which sho... moreAtm 4hrs OST and 50% battery left. I don't have brightness to the max, 20-40% usually.
I mentioned bellow that xrally, etc info and full battery drain ended at ~7hrs (15% left was good 5:50hrs), would have been 30-60min more if I haven't played a causal game there towards last 5-10%.
Imo it's a solid battery, those complaining clearly expected more or don't know how to use a phone properly.
kevinmcmurtrie, 27 Jul 2018It's a great phone but... It's insanely fragile. It's trivial to start up a big crack when b... morePut a decent fold-over cover on your phone to protect it. That should be common sense instead of blaming Samsung because you scratched exposed surfaces.
I can currently buy either the Oneplus 6 or the Galaxy S9 for the same price ~Â€570, Which should I buy ?
The most important things to me in a phone are battery life and decent software, both of which are subpar with the S9.
What would be the average screen-on time you can get with the S9 ? How does it compare to the Oneplus 6 ?
Any help would be much appreciated, Thank you !
Ok so I played asphalt xrally at max gfx and few more casual games, browsed a bit, watched few yt videos, FB a bit, listened to a lot of music (on speakers, bluetooth and headphones), tested camera more and so far I got 5hrs OST and 25% battery left.
Overnight it used 2-3% battery, I enabled normal power saving just in case.
AOD is set manually from 10am-23pm, turns off at night. Although I enabled AOD off by battery save.
So far it's a very solid performer, it's a duo exynos version, 64GB.
kevinmcmurtrie, 27 Jul 2018It's a great phone but...
It's insanely fragile. It's trivial to start up a big crack when b... moreThose were trolls obviously, I asked around a lot and it's not so simple like that.
And I also linked that page here..
Anyways, I got the phone now and it's great, battery lasts too. I didn't buy a 600Â€ phone to play only games lol
It's a great phone but...
It's insanely fragile. It's trivial to start up a big crack when bumping the exposed edges of the front glass. The back glass scratches deeply with normal use. There are 6 pages of complaints on Samsung's forums that the rear camera's glass cover bursts outward when the phone is placed in a case. Repairs are unusually expensive and Samsung refuses to pay for any of it.
It has a bug where it doesn't terminate existing LTE app connections when WiFi is activated. Apps configured to perform large downloads over WiFi will use cellular if they were running before WiFi was on. This can eat up hundreds of megabytes, even gigabytes, at a time.
Samsung's support forums are completely useless. The moderators have some scripts to follow and nothing more.
sm, 26 Jul 2018Dear all, i would like get your opinion for changing my iPhone6 to samsung s9 I think you should be fine. you will see a lot of new features if your coming from an iPhone 6. I also have an iOS device and also have this s9 and I can say you will adapt fast. only thing i dont like about this device is the edge screen. sometimes when im playing, the screen becomes unresponsive because my palm is touching it. but other than that the device is Ok. i still use my iPhone X as my daily driver and I use this as my gaming/series binging phone. hope this helps.
i would like get your opinion for changing my iPhone6 to samsung s9
Anonymous, 25 Jul 2018Had all the "OMG this is the most fragile phone in the universe EVER!!!!" stories with the S8'... moreNo Im careful, have galaxy alpha and always carry in a protective case whenever I go out, very rare I leave it bare,
I never damaged it in whole 3yrs, if it fell it fell only at home on my tiles lol, one time the case saved it the other time i got a small dent on that fancy aluminium frame, was in shock but polished it out :D
I will be even more careful with this one, already bought 2 spingen cases, one a bit light the other though armour when I go outside.
Anonymous, 25 Jul 2018I'm in process of buying a new S9
Does camera glass really shatter/break quick or out of ... moreHad all the "OMG this is the most fragile phone in the universe EVER!!!!" stories with the S8's when they were first released.
BREAKING NEWS - The phones glass does NOT break all by itself.
The S9 has a lot of glass and if it falls or is knocked against a hard surface then yes it does stand a chance breaking. So if you are one of those people that hates using a case on their phone and tends to drop it every now and again ......BEWARE
With that all said, I can't think of many flagships that could withstand many drops without a good case onto hard surfaces without danger of breaking it. Could you?