If you’re thinking of upgrading, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 + are a couple of the best Android smartphones on the market right now. But, will they still be winning when the Note 9 arrives this August, or when the Galaxy S10 comes out in early 2019? Read on to find out whether or not you should wait to upgrade.
The S9 vs the current competition
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and its bigger sibling, the Galaxy S9 +, are two of the best flagships available today. The S9 and S9 + are powered by the Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm’s best SoC around today, with 4 and 6 GB of RAM and 3,000 and 3,500 mAh of battery capacity, respectively.
The performance is comparable to the best flagships of the moment, like the OnePlus 6 and the LG G7 ThinQ which share the same Snapdragon 845 processor, and the camera can track even the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, although they each have their different strengths. and weaknesses.
Design wise, you can’t beat the elegance of glass and curves on the S9 and S9 +. Additionally, the 5.8- and 6.2-inch AMOLED displays didn’t let us down in our in-depth display review, as expected given Samsung’s reputation for gorgeous displays.
Below are the full specifications of the S9 and S9 +. As you can see, these specs can certainly compete with the new flagships that appeared in 2018.
Technical characteristics of Samsung Galaxy S9 vs. Samsung Galaxy S9 +
|147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm||158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm|
|163 g||189 g|
|3000 mAh||3500 mAh|
|5.8 inch||6.2 inch|
|2960 x 1440 pixels (568 ppi)||2960 x 1440 pixels (531 ppi)|
|8 megapixels||8 megapixels|
|12 megapixels||12 megapixels|
|8.0 – Oreo||8.0 – Oreo|
|64 GB256 GB||64 GB256 GB|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Samsung Exynos 9810||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Samsung Exynos 9810|
|2.7 GHz||2.7 GHz|
|HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0||HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0|
Should you wait for Note 9 or S10?
If you can wait a bit to buy a new smartphone, then you have a few other options to consider if you are a Galaxy fan. We can expect the Note 9 to be revealed in August, and if you have even more patience, the S10 will arrive early next year. Based on the rumors we hear, here’s what you can expect from these two devices.
With the S9 and S9 +, Samsung hasn’t changed the design of the S8 much and instead focused on improving the hardware specs, and you can expect that from the Note 9 and S10 as well.
The Note 9’s design isn’t expected to change much, but rumors say Samsung is working on thin things and the diagonal of the premium phablet is expected to be 6.3 inches. We expect to see a headphone jack, USB Type-C, and an S-Pen, of course. A leak from a protective case shows that the dual rear camera can be aligned horizontally with the fingerprint reader underneath, but another rumor says that we can finally get an in-display fingerprint scanner on the Note 9. A benchmark test reveals will likely have a Snapdragon 845 processor and 6 GB of RAM.
If the dream of an in-display fingerprint scanner doesn’t come true with the Note 9, it may happen early next year with the S10. Although the technology has made its way to a handful of devices like the new Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, it won’t be out of fashion until it hits a Samsung flagship. Samsung could also work on its 3D facial scanning technology so the S10 can keep up with Apple and roll out better security and features like AR emoji. Again with the S10, we shouldn’t expect any major design changes. These flagships will keep the 5.8 inch and 6.3 inch sizes as well.
In conclusion, if you can’t wait any longer to buy a new phone, you can’t go wrong with the S9 and S9 + compared to the competition of the moment in 2018. If you can wait a little longer, the Note 9 and S10 are on the way, but you shouldn’t expect a lot of design changes. The hardware should be slightly improved on the two upcoming devices, but since the S9’s hardware is already more than enough, it’s not worth the wait unless you’re dying to have a fingerprint reader. digital.
Are you going to take the S9 or wait, waiting for the next Galaxy, or go for a rival flagship? Let us know in the comments!