The all new samsung S9 is up in the markets now. At first you may feel the S8 vibe but as soon as you take in hands you’ll understand the difference. It has fresh internals and a more logically-placed fingerprint sensor, but is there more than meets the eye here? There are already competition in the market like LG G7, Huawei P20 Pro and Sony’s Xperia XZ2.
Samsung S8 if compared to S9 has a big and more bezel-less screen. The big bezel was much needed because even the cheaper one has got better bezel-less display.
The S9 sees the bezel thickness above and below the display reduce further. In addition, the fingerprint scanner has been moved to a more suitable location beneath the camera, rather than being tucked tightly beside it. However, it still feels a tad on the small side, and there’s noticeable lag as it jumps you to the homescreen.
The metal and glass body retains its curved display, IP68 water-resistance rating and microSD card slot. The aluminium rim has been strengthened and the Gorilla Glass 5 coating the screen has been thickened. As someone who smashed a Galaxy S8 after knocking it off a bed onto a carpeted floor, this is a welcome upgrade.
Samsung S9- Performance
The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810. Uses a chip of 4 GB of RAM- 2 GB of RAM. In terms of benchmarks there was comparison between Galaxy S8, Pixel 2, iPhone X. The results are here:
Single-Core Multi-Core AnTuTu 7
Galaxy S9 3690 8757 251,205
Pixel 2 1917 6312 184,336
iPhone X 4257 10364 235,607
Galaxy S8 2013 6659 174,439
Benchmarks are handy for providing a general overview of performance, but I’m more concerned about real-world usage. I didn’t notice a huge difference between the Galaxy S9 and S8, with apps opening quickly and games playing without lag or dropped frames. Even Google Play titles I’d consider as being power-intensive – Asphalt 8, Hitman Sniper – run perfectly. There’s so much power available here that it would be good to see app devs make more use of it.
Samsung S9- Software
In the same way that little has changed in the way the Galaxy S9 works over its predecessor, the same is true when of Samsung’s software too. It’s still slickly designed, offering attractive icons and fluid movement between your app drawer and notifications panel, but it’s very different to the way Google envisions Android.
The biggest area of innovation in the Samsung Galaxy S9 is the camera. It’s the only feature of the Galaxy S9 that genuinely feels new and unique.
But if seen in competition with Google Pixel 2 XL and Huawei P20 Pro, S9 stands a bit less.