The first set of Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ reviews are out ahead of their retail availability next week. Given that the Galaxy S9 packs modest improvements over its predecessor, how good are the phones when compared to their predecessors? And is Samsung’s latest flagship better than the iPhone X?
Samsung Galaxy S9
Earlier this week, Samsung announced the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The company’s latest flagship handsets are iterative upgrades over their predecessors and pack some major internal upgrades and a revamped camera with a variable aperture at the rear. They also feature an improved biometric verification system, with Samsung still being the only company in the market apart from Apple to offer a form of biometric scanning more secure than face unlock and fingerprint sensor — iris scanning.
Reports of 2-Year-Old iPhone 7 Allegedly Beating Samsung Galaxy S9 in Certain Benchmarks Are Misleading
Plenty of publications over the last two days have covered the benchmark scores of the Exynos 9810-powered Galaxy S9 published by AnandTech and claimed that the handset performs worse than the iPhone 7 in certain benchmarks, which is over two years old right now, or even its own predecessor, the Galaxy S8.
The Samsung Galaxy S9’s 12MP camera has been put through its paces by DxOMark and the results crown it as having the best camera in a smartphone right now. Not only did the Galaxy S9+ edge out the Google Pixel 2, it also performed better than the iPhone X in the tests.
Samsung Galaxy S9’s Display Takes the Crown from iPhone X for the ‘Best Performing Smartphone Display’
Last year, DisplayMate awarded the iPhone X as having the ‘best performing smartphone display’ on a smartphone. Six months later, Samsung is back to reclaim that crown with the Galaxy S9.
If Apple does something with its latest iPhone, expect Samsung to copy it six months later with its new flagship Galaxy S handset. With the iPhone X, Apple introduced Animoji which made use of the TrueDepth camera on the front of the handset to capture your expressions and imitate them on select emoji characters.
Earlier today, I got a chance to get my hands on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, touted as the biggest rival to Apple’s iPhone X.
Samsung doesn’t leave an opportunity to take a dig at Apple, so it wasn’t surprising that at the launch of its flagship devices, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the company mocked the iPhone X.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at MWC 2018. Samsung’s 2018 flagship handsets take on Apple’s $999 iPhone X. Check out the Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X specs comparison table to see how the Galaxy S9 and its Plus sibling stacks against the iPhone X in terms of tech specs.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launched With Variable Aperture 12MP Rear Camera, AR Emoji, and Upgraded Internals [Updated]
Samsung today released the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ to take on Apple’s iPhone X. Featuring the latest and greatest internals, the handsets ‘borrow’ quite a few features from Apple’s flagship handset.