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Samsung Galaxy S9+

from  $840+
91
Engadget
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Samsung’s improvements to its latest flagship work as promised, but don’t feel like features that you’d miss by not upgrading. Still, thanks to blazing performance, solid cameras and long battery life, the Galaxy S9+ continues to uphold the S series’ reputation for excellence.

Pros
  • Dual Aperture effective in low light
  • Excellent cameras overall
  • Speedy performance
  • Long-lasting battery
Cons
  • Not a major improvement over last generation
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Scores

Engadget

91
 

User Reviews

50
Barry
Savage phone, great photos and superb picture quality
70
Koltin
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
6.2in
Internal memory
64GB
Camera
Yes
Model
Galaxy S9+

General

Antenna
Internal
Style
Bar
Type
Smartphone (Android)

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes

Camera

Camera
Yes

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte
Subscriber identity
Nano-SIM card

Hardware

CPU
2.8
CPU cores
Octa-core
Processor make
Qualcomm
RAM
6

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
NFC or RFID payment
Yes

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Storage

Internal memory
64
Memory card
MicroSD

Location

Location support
Yes

Media

Media playback
Yes

Messaging

MMS
Yes
SMS
Yes

Display

Pixel density
529 PPI
Screen resolution
Other (2960x1440)
Screen size
6.2
Screen type
OLED (Backlit) (Active)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes