Following the launch of Apple's 10 th anniversary iPhone X all eyes turned to Samsung to see if the Korean smartphone giant could deliver a smartphone that had the new face The ID technology and the edge-to-edge display, which also introduced the annoying score

But after the long list of leaks and rumors, just before the official launch, it quickly became clear that Samsung had little to offer in terms of terms of new design and features

  Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

The Samsung Galaxy S9 +. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

In all the presentations on smartphones with folding displays, it was a bit disappointing for the fans who saw a new smartphone from Samsung at the launch event, just like the flagship of the previous year, the Galaxy, looked S8 .

It was clear that Samsung is holding back its patents and technologies for something big. And the answer is likely to be in the form of the Galaxy X, which should wrap up some exotic technology in 2019, the tenth anniversary of the Samsung Galaxy series.

But with all that stuff for the next year, what are we going to get this year?

In short, it's all about this camera.

Structure and Design: 9/10

The design of the Samsung Galaxy S9 + is now one year old. The Galaxy S8 popular infinity display is also one year old. Last year, Samsung used similar designs on the Galaxy Note 8 and then back on Galaxy A8 + which makes the design philosophy less exclusive today than a year ago

  The old one Design still looks good enough for 2018. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

The old design looks good enough for 2018. Photo: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

So it's clear that Samsung S8 owners will not switch to a S9 this year, but will be patiently waiting for the new note series or the big upgrade of next year.

Samsung has chosen a more mature, matte finish for its sandwich metal frame between two curved 3D glass bows. The overall design is still good, but seems to have lost its charm, lacking a chrome finish that made the S8 look like a clock.

What has changed are the details of the spine. The Galaxy S9 + now features a new vertically-aligned dual-camera setup with a sensitively placed fingerprint reader closer to the center than ever before. This makes it much easier to achieve if you're least interested in Samsung's other biometric security measures.

What has changed is the design under the glass of the back wall. In contrast to the fine cross pattern of the Galaxy S8, it now has a silk-like surface. It looks good, but it's not a differentiator that sets it apart from the old Galaxy S8.

  The new satin-like finish may not feel different, but it sure looks great. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

The new silk-like finish may not feel different, but it sure looks great. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

Although the glass panels catch fingerprints, they are easily wiped off. The matte frame, however, adds some value in the sense that it makes the phone much easier to grasp than the previous chrome finish that kept slipping out of my hands.

Despite its non-lead design (which still looks more modern and better than a Google Pixel ), the Samsung Galaxy S9 + unfortunately does not come close Apple iPhone X & # 39; There's a stunning design that uses a stainless steel frame and a rim-to-edge display. But then Apple has evolved the same design for the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus.

  The curved and rounded pebbled body, as is the case with a matte finish frame. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

The curved and rounded pebble-shaped body now has a matte finish. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

So, if you're in the market for something unique, the iPhone X still holds a better status. Despite its years of design, the Samsung Galaxy S9 still looks better than anything on the Android market, and the added grip and fingerprint placement is a much-needed improvement. Samsung

Features: 9/10

The Samsung Galaxy S9 + features a 6.2-inch, curved Super AMOLED display with Quad HD + resolution. Among them is a completely new Octa-Core Exynos 9810 SoC, clocked at 2.7 GHz and paired with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. Fortunately, Samsung introduced a higher memory option this year, which means that those who need more memory can use the 256GB model. Also new this year is that dual aperture, dual camera setup with 12 MP angle camera and a 12 MP telephoto camera. On the front we find again an 8 MP unit, which is pretty much the same as we saw in last year's Galaxy S8.

  The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus packs everything under the sun and much more! Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

The Samsung Galaxy S9 + packs everything under the sun and much more! Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

Connectivity includes support for 4G LTE tapes with improved 4×4 MIMO and LTE Cat.18 support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 / 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS and a USB Type-C port located at the bottom. At the bottom there is also a good 3.5mm headphone jack and hardware features that audiophiles prefer to transfer audio to wireless accessories despite advances in Bluetooth technology.

The handset is powered by a 3,500 mAh rechargeable battery and features a quick-charging function wireless and wired chargers

Displayed: 9/10

Last year's Galaxy S8 saw some problems the display. Many users reported that the display showed a strong reddish tint, while others were not satisfied with the brightness levels. As with everything else on the Galaxy S9 +, Samsung has been working on these issues.

While I loved the display on the Galaxy Note 8 last year, the display on the Galaxy S9 takes a step up. Not only does it look stunning from edge to edge from side to side, but it's a big step in the right direction to create natural-looking colors.

Samsung OLED displays have always been a class above the rest, but they have always been shot down to show supersaturated colors in the past. While consumers prefer these colors, they are not the best representation of reality, something most users only notice when looking at these photos on their desktops or laptops, where the saturated colors do not pop and make pictures look much less interesting what they saw on your smartphone.

  The Infinity Display has not lost its charm against the iPhone X. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

The Infinity Display also has its appeal against the iPhone X. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

For the first time, I am pleased to say that Samsung has done a good job with color fidelity , It's the best I've seen on a smartphone from the brand and probably the best I've seen on any Android smartphone so far.

Colors look surprisingly close to the real scene when you open the camera viewfinder and sharpness levels, thanks to the 529 ppi pixel density, they are incomparable when reading text and viewing images.

The display is much brighter than last year's S8 and I had no problems viewing it in direct sunlight.

  This display! Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

This ad! Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

Unlike in the past, I preferred to use the smartphone with the basic display mode, which means that the colors looked natural and were not saturated, as in adaptive screen mode. At the same time, the adaptive screen mode is easier to see in the open or in low light when the colors on the screen (using the ambient light sensor) automatically adjust the colors to overcome the imbalance in the ambient lighting in your environment] Samsung's Always on Display now offers a few more options. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda ” width=”1280″ height=”720″/>

Samsung's Always on Display now comes with a few more options. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

The overall sound is still on the "cool" side, but Samsung allows customization in its display settings to adjust the color balance as it pleases.

There are only minimal color shifts from a single angle The same applies to the brightness level.

Similar to the Galaxy S8 and Note 8, the Samsung Galaxy S9 + also has an HDR10-compliant control panel so you can enjoy enhanced color, contrast, brightness, and perfect black levels of the SuperAMOLED display when watching HDR content [19659004] Software: 8.5 / 10

I appreciated Samsung's efforts when it came to Note 8, where the additional customization of the Samsung Experience interface made sense to put their S Pen to good use. On the Samsung Galaxy S9, things have not changed too much.

You now get 6GB of RAM to enhance Samsung's skinned interface. It feels light and smooth, but it's no softer than a Google Pixel 2 XL.

The software has seen some improvements and some improvements. The skinning looks similar, but there are adjustments in the Always on Display settings. The same is true for the lockscreen notifications, where the notification cards can now be made completely transparent, displaying only the text that looks pretty cool. I also liked that the new landscape mode on the homescreen app name on the right side of each app displays so they are readable no matter how many icons you add to the grid. In short, Samsung is polishing its Experience UI here.

  It still remains the same with Samsung's Experience UI

With Samsung's Experience UI, things are still the same

I'm digging up new wallpapers and Samsung's Theme Store has grown in size too. The flagship for once, comes with the latest operating system, Android Oreo 8.0 inside.

Oreo also brings some visual changes with notification points, notification previews and more. What I liked is how Samsung gave users the choice to switch to the new points (Stock Android) or to stick to the badges that have been a staple since the first Galaxy model. In fact, it's the good kind of customization that's something new that I've seen from Samsung with the S9 this year.

Now for the bad part. Samsung's Experience UI needs to be reworked in areas like the settings menu. It's complicated enough for someone who comes from the Android camp (Pixel, Nexus), but it gets even complicated for someone who comes from Xiaomis MIUI. It's just too hard to find things in the settings. Like last year, I just stopped looking for things and typed directly into the search bar in Preferences to find what I wanted.

  In the settings, you can really see where the submenus are.

You can really tell where the submenus are located in the settings.

Then there are the visual triggers that are completely missing. Take, for example, the home screen settings (which I could access by long pressing on the home screen and not settings). It's hard to see that there is a submenu in the app icon badge unless you notice this line dividing the button into two that separates the switch from the actual button. Do not miss it, and you'll never know that there was even an option to switch between app badges with a series of Android notification points.

Fortunately, there is this problem with visual cues only in the settings menu and nowhere else. [19659004] Samsung Knox

Samsung's Knox Secure Space is also available on Samsung's smartphones. This time, the software will be upgraded to Knox 3.1 and basically provides you with the security to defend your work data. What makes it so unique is that it connects and monitors both hardware and software, making it difficult for a stray third party element to even look at your backed-up data. The workspace is backed by hardware trust, making it one of the safest business experiences, especially considering Open Source Android is running on it. Add different biometric authentication methods to this Samsung and you can say that it is harder than most BlackBerry devices out there. Samsung Pay

Also present is Samsung Pay, but little has changed and the system works well thanks to Samsung's acquired Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST ) Technology that does not require any special POS machines, which means that it can be used where you would normally draw your credit or debit card. In fact, this makes it more useful and easier than most other digital payment methods that have come to Android smartphones lately.

Performance: 9/10

As mentioned earlier, Samsung's Experience UI has kept pace Over the last few years, the system has improved but is still far from being smooth and fluid comparable to Google's pixel smartphones.

However, with a 2.7GHz and 6GB clocked SoC, the smartphone packs pure power

The above numbers indicate that playing would be a flawless experience, and so it was.

The smartphone has even the most graphically demanding games like Asphalt 8: Xtreme, Real Racing 3 and more at the highest possible settings. Gaming on the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus was an impressive experience with the massive 6.2-inch infinity display extending from edge to edge. The 6GB of RAM also ensures that you can continue a game hours after pausing. With Game Launcher, you can even change the phone's power modes before you get into your game. This allows you to save battery power when you have low juice or away from a plug-in point.

  That must be the smoothest Samsung smartphone to date. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

This must be the smoothest Samsung smartphone to date. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

Added to the gaming experience is the dual speaker setup. It's the best in the industry, beating every other smartphone in both clarity and volume. Samsung and Harman have done a fantastic job of tweaking and designing them, and are expanding the game and movie experience (which also includes HDR 10 support). The AKG-matched headphone cables comply with the previous standards and provide balanced audio quality. Add to this audio experience the fact that this smartphone is actually equipped with a headphone jack and Dolby Atmos. As for everything else, that's gotten faster, as well as unlocking the face. Samsung's face recognition mode now comes with a smart scan mode that uses multimodal biometric authentication. So it uses both the iris scan feature along with the less secure face recognition that plagued Android smartphones this year. This mode should be more secure than any other Android smartphone, but not as secure as Apple's Face ID. As for the speed of scanning, it has improved and is now more useful. But the improved proximity of the fingerprint reader, it will be seen that most users use the fingerprint reader more often. The call quality was pretty good and the loud earpiece meant that calls could be heard loud and clear even in noisy environments. Camera: 9.5 / 10 After being more than content with the imaging abilities of [SamsungGalaxyNote8 and Google Pixel 2 last year, I adopted these things Six months later it could not get better. Turns out, I was wrong. Samsung with the S9 + has done better with smart algorithms and the power of raw hardware, an area where Google did not focus on Pixel 2 (it was software at work back then).

  The reputation of the Galaxy S9 Plus lies entirely on its camera. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

The reputation of the Galaxy S9 Plus is based almost entirely on its camera. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

Everything went fine for Samsung. The two-iris system has proved a point despite unnecessary feeling, while the optical 2x zoom works better than expected. The picture quality of the photos taken with the S9 + looked very realistic in almost all shooting situations. The hues and shades were not only visible on the world-class SuperAMOLED display, but also on my desktop monitor in the office. While I'd like to say that the photos were well exposed, the f / 2.4 aperture on the bright day caused complicated things that led to overexposed images. Had the camera done the same at f / 1.5, these pictures would have matched the results of the iPhone 8 Plus and Pixel 2.

  Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Google Pixel 2 XL, Apple iPhone 8 Plus (L to R)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Google Pixel 2 XL, Apple iPhone 8 Plus (L to R)

  Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Google Pixel 2 XL, Apple iPhone 8 Plus (L to R)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Google Pixel 2 XL, Apple iPhone 8 Plus (L to R)

The smaller bezel has an advantage in the sense seen that all these pictures (taken with f / 2.4) are much more detailed than what the competition has managed to deliver. Even if the overall impression was slightly overexposed, the details came through

  Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Google Pixel 2 XL, Apple iPhone 8 Plus (L to R)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Google Pixel 2, Apple iPhone 8 Plus (L to R)

  Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Google Pixel 2 XL, Apple iPhone 8 Plus (L to R)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Google Pixel 2 XL, Apple iPhone 8 Plus (L to R) [19659007] The dynamic range was just right under most conditions, but it's hard to understand why the HDR mode was rarely turned on. Seems like Samsung wanted to portray the picture exactly as I saw it with my own eyes, no less and no more. This move from Samsung seems to be to his advantage, in the sense that I have not noticed the pastel-like strong HDR tones (with extra colors) I've seen on Pixel 2. The iPhone 8 Plus did a great job here. Colors and saturation were a bit too strong. Autofocus was very fast and, above all, accurate.   Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Annoying double-glare system

The images looked a little sharp or clean a large part of the recorded photos was no noise.

While this worked well in daylight for S9 +, some areas were less sharply focused when shooting in low light conditions. This can be seen in most of the street scenes in the Mustergalerie, where the details on the road were often blurred by sharpening and heavy noise, despite the class-leading f / 1.5 aperture.

The annoying f / 2,4 aperture appeared even in low light under bright street lighting, ruining a few shots completely.

  The double-blind system can be annoying. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

The Dual Aperture system can be annoying. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

Shooting a building, a person in dimly lit scenarios, saw some pretty clean shots, assuming the lighting in the area was weak enough that the f / 1.5 entered. Anything brighter than 100 lux and the aperture f / 2.4 will open, even if you stand in the middle of the night under a bright street lamp. Samsung really needs to re-program the usage scenarios for its dual aperture system.

  Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Google Pixel 2 XL, Apple iPhone 8 Plus (L to R)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Google Pixel 2 XL, Apple iPhone 8 Plus (L to R)

  Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Google Pixel 2 XL, Apple iPhone 8 Plus (L to R)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Google Pixel 2 XL, Apple iPhone 8 Plus (L to R)

But add a bit of directional light in one completely dark environment, and the results are stunning and leading in both detail and noise. The bronze Buddha statue and the colorful handbag photos testify to the capabilities of this smartphone.

Pictures taken with the selfie camera were very good in both daylight and low light, which is a great improvement over the front camera

Here you can get one Read a detailed explanation of how the double-aperture system works.

2X optical zoom

At optical zoom, it surpassed expectations. It surpasses the zoom capabilities of iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus and delivers zoomed images that are actually clean, exceptionally sharp and true to color. The f / 2.4 aperture of the optical telephoto lens has a positive effect. So much so that I took close-up shots with the telephoto lens in the daylight. The zoomed photo of the sleeping dog taken with the telephoto lens is proof of his abilities. Video recording

Video recording was a pretty good experience. While I have always praised Apple iPhones for their silky smooth and cinematic video recording, Samsung comes there. With the Galaxy S9, Samsung not only incorporates 4K-60 fps video footage, but also super-slow-motion video at 960 fps.

While Full HD 60 fps take advantage of video stabilization, 4K does not feature video at 60 fps. But as long as you keep your hands still, the footage is the best you can get on an Android smartphone. However, if you want the OIS, you can switch to 4K at 30 fps. If you think about the file size, do not worry that Samsung also contains highly efficient videos, as we have seen in the latest iPhone models. The HEVC format requires less space. But be warned if you share it with other Android smartphones, as you may not be able to see them if they do not support the new format.

  The Galaxy S9 Plus has only three competitors. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

The Galaxy S9 Plus has only three competitors. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

Super slow-motion video sounded great on paper and in demos at launch, but in reality its use will be rather minimal. The reason is that it takes a lot of light to focus on the subject and deliver flicker-free video that you see in movies or documentaries.

Apart from that, there is a complexity in using the feature itself. Personally, I prefer automatic mode by simply dragging a box onto the viewfinder to the area where you expect the fast motion instead of manually going and trying to trigger it after you've recorded the video. You have to remember that the slow motion function only works for a few seconds and does not work anymore, so you need to know in advance what you want to record in slow motion.

Another problem is the resolution, which is a bit too low at 1280 x 720 pixels [194559004] AR Emoji

And finally there it's still Samsung's rather tricky AR Emoji. They are funny, but not as cool as Apple's animoji. The replicas of your mug can sometimes look weird, so it's wise to smile as you register your face to create the custom emoji. The biggest problem with AR Emoji is that 2D tracking does not closely track your facial expressions, which means the expressions are far and few. However, the AR stickers look good on masks and characters.

  No. Not here yet!

No. Not here yet!

Bixby Vision

While Bixby still has a long way to go as an assistant, she can compete with Apple's Siri, Samsung's Bixby Vision added to the mix this year. Bixby Vision works similar to Google Lens, but works directly in the viewfinder. So instead of clicking on an image and then scanning it, Bixby gets direct access to the camera (you will first get a disclaimer) so you can use it as a scanner to get more information about the objects in your environment.

  You can access Bixby Vision through voice commands, the Bixby button, the dedicated app icon, and the camera viewfinder.

You can access Bixby Vision with voice commands, the Bixby button, the special app icon, and the camera viewfinder, as well as the digital assistant Bixby Vision needs a lot of work.

With Computer Vision technology, you can text for translation, images (literally anything but consumer goods can be), places (an AR card with

  Bixby Vision gives you a broader idea of ​​what product in your viewfinder but will not tell you what that is.

Bixby Vision gives you a broader idea of ​​what product is in your viewfinder, but I will not tell you what it exactly is, and it will not be quite specific with his guesses.

It works as a concept after my tests, but it's not really practical yet: While object recognition worked well (they could tell I had a leather men's portfolio), the categorizations are rather broad and not specifically, meaning that you will still be at a loss at the end of your search.

The function of the places worked well and is useful in certain scenarios, gives you an AR card with pins to indicate how far the next one is.

  Few hits, but many mistakes.

Few hits, but many mistakes.

The text translation feature was again not up to date, with random suggestion in floating AR text.

In short, Bixby Vision worked great as a concept, but still needs a lot of work. The problem is that Samsung's assistant is a year old, but not mature enough to make the dedicated Bixby Button worthwhile, which is worrisome. Especially because you also have the smarter Google Assistant installed.

The All-in-One Samsung camera is a huge improvement over the S8's camera, but the two-aperture system confuses the light depending on the light conditions. On the bright side, the 2x optical zoom, the low-light footage and 4K 60fps video capture more than make up for the clutter of the dual-iris system, the Galaxy S9 offers a better camera than the Pixel 2 XL and Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Battery: 8/10

In fact, that must be the one area that the Galaxy S9 Plus disappointed. My daily driver is an iPhone 8 Plus that easily runs for a day, but with the Galaxy S9 Plus, I realized that I often had to recharge it by the end of the day.

However, this takes into account that S9 + TUT offers one of the larger displays in the flagship smartphone range and it offers a QHD + resolution to go with it. At full resolution, the 9 hours and 4 minutes of our regular PCMark 2.0 Battery Life test were a bit disappointing.

  The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus battery could handle more juice. Image: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus battery could handle more juice. Bild: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

Zum Glück hat Samsung viele Maßnahmen ergriffen, um sicherzustellen, dass Sie nicht so schnell aus der Patsche gehen. Es gibt eine Unmenge an Energieverwaltungsoptionen, mit Samsung lässt du das Galaxy S9 + mit Full HD + oder sogar HD + Auflösungen laufen und ein paar Hintergrundakku-Sparmagie, die dir noch ein paar Stunden mehr bringen sollte, die dich über den Tag bringen sollten. Hinzu kommt das schnelle Aufladen sowohl mit kabelgebundenen als auch mit kabellosen Ladegeräten und Sie müssen sich keine Sorgen machen, wenn es darum geht, Ihren S9 + zu entsorgen.

Urteil und Preis in Indien

Während das Design der Beim Samsung Galaxy S9 sieht man vielleicht, dass die Besitzer von S8 wegschauen, es ist eine polierte Version des Vorgängers mit vielen Verbesserungen unter der Motorhaube.

Das Galaxy S9 Plus ist immer noch eines der auffälligsten Designs unter seinen Mitbewerbern. Google Pixel 2 wird möglicherweise mit maschinell lernenden Smartphones geliefert, aber in der Look-Abteilung ist es nicht gut. Das iPhone 8 Plus ist das gleiche alte iPhone 6 Design (mit etwas mehr Glas), aber es hat einen Platz in dem Sinne, dass es eines von drei neuen Geräten ist, die iOS betreiben.

 Verbeuge dich vor dem neuen König! Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Bild: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

Verbeuge dich vor dem neuen König! Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Bild: Tech2 / Rehan Hooda

Damit wird das Galaxy S9 + nur im Android-Raum mit dem Pixel 2 XL konkurrieren.

Bei Samsung Rs 64.900 sieht das Samsung Galaxy S9 + wie ein Teil aus, funktioniert und im Gegensatz zu den letzten Iterationen , kommt tatsächlich mit etwas Extra über dem Standardmodell mit einem optischen 2fach-Zoom und 6 GB RAM.

Fügen Sie zu dieser klassenführenden Bildgebung und einem erstaunlich genauen SuperAMOLED-Display hinzu und es ist schwer, etwas anderes auf dem Android-Markt zu sehen (und möglicherweise in den kommenden Monaten)

Um das Angebot noch attraktiver zu machen, hat Samsung auch eine ganze Reihe von Cashback-Angeboten angekündigt.

Wenn Sie ein S8 / S8 + oder Note sind 8 Benutzer, können Sie das S9 + überspringen, da es kein signifikantes Upgrade von Ihren vorhandenen Geräten bietet. Aber ja, wenn Sie auf älteren Samsung– oder Android- oder älteren Apple-Geräten sind (und wechseln möchten), dann sind die Galaxy S9 und S9 + Smartphones, die unbedingt in Betracht gezogen werden müssen.

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