Samsung Galaxy S9 in Lilac Purple

So, have Samsung’s efforts succeeded with the Galaxy S9 or have they been in vain ? Here’s 5 reasons why they have succeeded.

1. Camera 

The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a brand new feature called “Variable Aperture” wherein the camera’s aperture can change from f/1.5 to f/2.4. This will lead to drastically better images based on the light conditions. There’s also a new slo-mo setting where it takes a video in 720p at 960 frames per second.The camera app’s software has been redesigned for switching easily between different modes. The Galaxy S9 Plus comes with dual 12 MP cameras in which one of them gives 2x optical zoom. The Galaxy S8’s camera was known as being the best in the business and the S9 is sure to take that title this time as well.

2. Display  

The S9 duo come with 18.5:9 screens, curved sides and Super AMOLED 2960 X 1440 displays. Whereas the S9 Plus comes with a 6.2 inch display, the S9 makes do with a 5.8 inch display. For more than half a decade, Samsung’s Super AMOLED HD displays have been at the top of the competition, beating even the iPhone. In this iteration, the displays are supposedly even brighter than the S8 and will be easier to look at in broad daylight.


The S9 duo look extremely sleek, thanks to the glass back and curved edges. They are definitely the best looking android phones out now. Samsung has included the 3.5 mm headphone jack, which has now become very rare in high-end smartphones. There’s also IP68 water-resistance and wireless charging. The Bixby button has also made a return on the S9.


At $719.99 for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and $830 for the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, they are not cheap in any way, shape or form. But, in comparison to its main competitors and the features offered, the price is justified. Consider the fact that the iPhone X costs $999 and has broadly the same features at a much higher cost.