@gino If you can wait, I suggest waiting until the S10s hit the market and decide then. I expect the S9 would drop quite a bit. Also by that time Android Pie would have rolled out so you can check out how well it works on the S8 and S9.
Gino76ph, 14 Oct 2018I think the only complain of people is the awful and awkward placement of the fingerprint read... moreNo, not at all. I don't use the finger scanner as there are other options like iris scanner, face recognition, pin etc I use the face recognition which works really well. Overall I'm highly satisfied with my S8.
Z4hl, 14 Oct 2018As stated, personally I'd choose the slightly older flagship. Galaxy S series phones tradition... moreApart from the awful and terrible placement of the fingerprint reader I think the S8 will serve me well. But thinking that the S9 is now on its half-life there are really tempting deals out there and prices are slowly going down.
Sam799, 14 Oct 2018I've the S8 (midnight black) and I'm more than happy. Always buy Samsung flagship devices (new... moreI think the only complain of people is the awful and awkward placement of the fingerprint reader on the S8. Did you feel it was a big deal for you?
Gino76ph, 14 Oct 2018If you were to choose between the older flagship S8 and the newer but mid-range A8 2018 which ... moreAs stated, personally I'd choose the slightly older flagship. Galaxy S series phones traditionally get 2 major Android updates and came with the chipset to make those updates count. I think a Galaxy S8 will serve you well for at least another 2 years.
Gino76ph, 14 Oct 2018If you were to choose between the older flagship S8 and the newer but mid-range A8 2018 which ... moreI've the S8 (midnight black) and I'm more than happy. Always buy Samsung flagship devices (newer or older) rather than the midrange ones which are cheaper but don't serve the purpose and you'll always be happy and content. Have a fantastic day.
I have bought this phone for almost a month, It's pretty amazing , love the size of it(perfectly fits on your hand).
Works smooth and fast
Some times i play heavy games on it, S9 still works pretty fine and smooth
Z4hl, 14 Oct 2018IMO if you have the budget, Samsung flagships are almost always the better deal than midrange ... moreIf you were to choose between the older flagship S8 and the newer but mid-range A8 2018 which would you choose and why?
Gino76ph, 14 Oct 2018So do you think the S9 is a good investment right now? Or would you rather get the upper mid-r... moreIMO if you have the budget, Samsung flagships are almost always the better deal than midrange phones up to one year later. Because the ĀmidrangeĀ are by no means cheap and cut quite a few corners. If you can wait, the Galaxy S10 family is coming soon, so you can expect a significant price drop of the S9. I concur with the assessment on battery life without fast charging, but IĀm hoping it could be even better after 9.0 release.
Anonymous, 14 Oct 2018The latest, 18.104.22.168
I'm on September update atm, got 3 updates so far.. bought the phone i... moreSo do you think the S9 is a good investment right now? Or would you rather get the upper mid-range phones such as A8 2018 or A9?
Do you think the S9 updates that you received helped with battery life and performance/memory management and camera enhancements?
Gino76ph, 13 Oct 2018Can i ask what Samsung Experience UI version are u on right now?
And have you had any more ... moreThe latest, 22.214.171.124
I'm on September update atm, got 3 updates so far.. bought the phone in end July.
Anonymous, 13 Oct 20181. No, never heard of it
2. Read no.1, super quality sound.
Same in headphones mode, but ... moreCan i ask what Samsung Experience UI version are u on right now?
And have you had any more software updates you received?
Gino76ph, 11 Oct 2018I wanted to trade-in my old Xperia XZ for a brand-new Galaxy S9 via the website but I have rea... more1. No, never heard of it
2. Read no.1, super quality sound.
Same in headphones mode, but I use my own eq setting and with Dolby at music mode. Also using oldschool buds instead of these new ones.
3. Alittle but switching to pro mode (auto) fixes that.. should be a new update out soon to fix it, just like for note9.
4. No, and battery is ok once you disable fast charge option. Longer stamina at least 15-20% longer usage, acts as if 3500mah then. No perf lags either- it has a extra option to reset the phone once a week.
I have a exynos ds version, ost on avg 6-8hrs.
Lyn812, 09 Oct 2018Hi guys... im having problem with the super slow-mo, im having flicker lights when playing aft... moreStart the video in player and then Click on those 3 dots next to that said video and use a option called remove flicker
Have been using this phone over a week and has to say this device is wonderful. this clicks some really good photos.
Signal issues common problem . IĀve burned through an s8 and in the last month 2 s9s - all requiring antenna replacement. Within the first few weeks! keep dropping LTE signals. And two different providers used. iPhone tested same areas and no issues. Anyone heard of antenna problems?
scorpio, 12 Oct 2018What's an extra volume control in the dialling screen? All your volume controls are in the pho... moreWhen you are using the phone to call someone, there is an icon on the screen for extra volume...that can be usefull when you are in a noisy environment.
Apps - phone - storage - clear data. If not working hard reset the phone after backup with Smart Switch
H.HarisH, 11 Oct 2018Hello Everyone, My S9 EXTRA VOLUME BUTTON on dialing screen is missing. Any setting for repla... moreWhat's an extra volume control in the dialling screen? All your volume controls are in the phone Settings menu.
Lyn812, 11 Oct 2018When will be the PIE coming out? Hopefully it will fix some issues like battery consumption, s... moreBest guess is early next year. I really hope they will optimise the board support package of the Exynos version to fix the battery issue. This really is the perfect phone for me except in that one area.