Samsung Galaxy S9+ was a big success 2 years ago and still works pretty decently. Its was definitely value for money smartphone 2 years ago. But the question is, is Galaxy S9+ a value for money phone even after 2 years?
Lets us see the features and specifications of the phone and compare it will the new smartphones to know the answer.
Samsung Galaxy S9+Specifications, Features
Galaxy runs on the Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10, One UI 2.1. The phone is powered by Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA processor. Similarly, the phone runs on the Exynos 9810 chipset.
Galaxy S9+ Performance:
|Chipset||Exynos 9810 (10 nm) – EMEA|
|Processor||Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA|
|OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10, One UI 2.1|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEA|
|Ram||6 GB RAM|
The phone has a dimension 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm and weighs 189 g. Similarly, it has a 6.2 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. You get to see a chin and a forehead instead of a notch or a punch hole which is a must of today’s smartphones.
Galaxy S9+ Camera
For photos and videos, the mobile phone has the two-camera in a line setup which consists of 12 MP Dual Pixel wide lens and a 12MP telephoto lens. The back also includes a LED flash.
On the front, we have a dual camera which includes 8 MP wide lens camera and 2 MP dedicated iris scanner camera. The camera performs well in the daylight as well as in the night time. The night mode also works wonders.
|Rear Camera:|| Triple-camera;|
–12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
– LED flash
|Front Camera:||8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF|
2 MP (dedicated iris scanner camera)
Galaxy S10 Battery
Similarly, the battery of the phone is a 3500 mAh that comes with 15 W quick charger. The battery will last a day.
|Quick Charging||Yes Fast, 15 W|
The phone has up to 64/128 GB storage with expandable memory.
Moreover, network connectivity options on the phone include hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BDS, NFC, USB type C. There is also 3.5mm headphone jack.
The phone is available in 4 colours: Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, and Sunrise Gold.
- Display- 6.2inches
- Front Camera:
- 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF
- 2 MP (dedicated iris scanner camera)
- Back Camera: dual-camera;
- 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
- 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
- LED flash
- RAM- 8/6 GB
- Storage- 64/128 GB
- Battery capacity- 3500 mAH
- Operating system: Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10, One UI 2.1
- Resolution-1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~529 ppi density)
Price and Availability details in Nepal
The price of Samsung Galaxy S9+ in Nepal is Rs 87,900 (64 GB) and
Rs 92,900 (128 GB).
Now let us compare the Samsung Galaxy S9+ with other smartphones or newer flagship phones of Samsung. You can find the 1st difference by looking at the phone. Today’s smartphones have a bezel-less screen which includes a very small notch or a punch hole for the selfie camera. Some smartphones have popup camera feature to give the phone more screen space.
However, in the S9+ you will get to see a chin and a forehead. Some might like the punch hole design but let’s face it the hole will be a disturbance for a full-screen experience. The 2nd is the camera quality. Yes, the camera still works good on S9+ but we get fewer camera features that recent phones are providing.
The phone still works wonders and the chipsets and processors also operate amazingly. However, if we see the price of this flagship, you can get a newer phone of the same series at the price of S9+. So, is it a value for money? In my opinion yes it is. However, there are many newer phones at the same rate with advanced features.
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