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All About The Samsung Galaxy S9

author Luis Silva (Updated on: July 2021)

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What You Should Know About The Galaxy S9





Considering their rivals:

- Its display is 9% smaller than the average (5.8" vs. 6.40").

- 85% of its rivals have an AMOLED display.

- 33% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

- 70% of its competitors have an ALWAYS-ON display.

- 59% of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 15% of its rivals have a Gorilla Glass 6 or newer protection.

- It has a higher number of Dots-Per-Inch (about 37% above) than the average (567 DPI vs. 415 DPI).

- Its picture quality score is 39% above the average (97 vs. 69.82).

- 30% of its adversaries have a telephoto lens.

- Fast charging is 33% slower than the average (15w vs. 23w).

- 44% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- Wireless charging speed is 62% slower than the average (5w vs. 13w).

- 15% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- If you prefer smaller smartphones, then this one is 7% below the average (147mm vs. 158mm/5.79in vs. 6.24in).

- If you value a lightweight smartphone, then this one is 10% lighter than the average (163g. vs. 182g./5.75oz. vs. 6.41oz).

- 56% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 19% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- Internal storage is below the average. (64GB. vs. 95GB.).

- 78% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 81% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- 4% of its competitors have Bluetooth 5.2.

- 96% of its rivals have NFC.

- 70% of its adversaries have an headphone jack.



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 Specifications 
  • Pros 
    AMOLED
    Always-On-Display
    Fast Charging
    Wireless Charging
    MicroSD Slot
    3.5mm Jack




  • Cons 










  • Price 

    Amazon: $0

    eBay: $499

    BestBuy: $599

    Walmart: $749

  • Performance 
    Year: 2018
    Updates: 4 years
    Exynos 9810
    Mali-G72 MP18
    Android 8
    Geekbench 5: 1887




  • Display 
    5.8" 1440x2960
    567 DPI
    Gorilla Glass 5
    AMOLED
    With Always-On
    658 Nits


  • Cameras 
    One Camera

    With OIS
    With HDR
    1 LED flash
    2160p (4k)


    Dxo/Tek Score: 97

  • Main Camera 
    12 MP
    f/1.5
    26mm
    Sensor size: 1/2.55
    Pixel size: 1.4

     
    Selfie 
    8 Mp f/1.7 25 mm
  • Other Cameras 
    No Extra Cameras









  • Body 
    147x68x8 mm
    5.79x2.68x0.32 in
    163g. / 5.75oz.
    Full Glass
    85% STBR
    Looks: 9.6/10
    Fingerp.: Back
    IP68

  • Colors 
    Midnight Black
    Coral Blue
    Titanium Gray
    Lilac Purple
    Burgundy Red
    Sunrise Gold
    Ice Blue



  • Battery 
    3000mAh
    Charging: 15w
    Wireless: 5w

    1T+1W+1V*: 80%
    1T+3W+1V*: 60%
    1T+1W+3V*: 68%



  • Storage 
    RAM: 4GB
    Storage: 64GB
    Expandable

     
    Connectivity 
    4G/5G: 4G
    3.5mm jack: Yes
    Bluetooth: 5.0
    NFC: Yes

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (with the Adreno 630 GPU) and the Exynos 9810 (with the Mali-G72) are market dependent.

The Galaxy S9 has a dual aperture camera. You can choose between f/1.5 or f/2.4.



 Top 5 
  •    Price 
    Nord N10
    #1$249
    Pocophone F1
    #2$250
    Mi 9 SE
    #3$250
    iPhone 7
    #4$250
    Galaxy S9
    #17$305
  • Global Score 
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #17.38
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #27.32
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #36.86
    Gal. S20 FE 5GEX
    #46.86
    Galaxy S9
    #76.34
  • Performance 
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #17.5
    Gal. S20 FE 5G
    #27.5
    Mi 11 Lite
    #36.8
    7T
    #46.5
    Galaxy S9
    #135.1
  • Display 
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #19.8
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #29.1
    Gal. S20 FE 5GSD
    #39.1
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #49.1
    Galaxy S9
    #108.4
  • Display Size 
    Galaxy A70
    #16.7
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #26.7
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #36.7
    R.Note 10 Pro Max
    #46.6
    Galaxy S9
    #295.8
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Galaxy S9
    #1567
    Galaxy S9 Plus
    #2530
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #3525
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #4523
    Pixel 4a
    #5444
  • Cameras 
    Mi 11 Lite
    #18.9
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #27.9
    Gal. S20 FE 5GEX
    #37.7
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #47.7
    Galaxy S9
    #235.7
  • Camera MP 
    R.Note 10 Pro Max
    #1108
    R.Note 10 Pro
    #2108
    Nord N10
    #364
    Galaxy A32
    #464
    Galaxy S9
    12
  • Zoom (mm) 
    Gal. S20 FE 5GEX
    #176
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #276
    Mi 9T
    #353
    Mi 9t
    #453


  • Body 
    Galaxy S9
    #18.5
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #28.1
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #37.6
    Galaxy S9 Plus
    #47.5
    iPhone 7
    #56.8
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #192
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #289
    Galaxy A51
    #388
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #488
    Galaxy S9
    #1285
  • Looks 
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #110
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #210
    Galaxy S9
    #39.6
    Galaxy S9 Plus
    #49.4
    6T
    #59
  • Weight (g) 
    iPhone 7
    #1138
    iPhone 6s
    #2143
    Pixel 4a
    #3143
    Mi 9 SE
    #4155
    Galaxy S9
    #7163
  • Size (mm) 
    iPhone 7
    #1138
    iPhone 6s
    #2138
    Pixel 4a
    #3144
    Mi 9 SE
    #4147
    Galaxy S9
    #5147
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Gal. S20 FE 5GSD
    #17.4
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #27.4
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #37.1
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #47
    Galaxy S9
    #256.1
  • Battery* 
    Galaxy A42
    #188
    Galaxy A32
    #286
    Galaxy M30s
    #386
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #485
    Galaxy S9
    #2780
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    Galaxy A42
    #178
    Galaxy A32
    #275
    Galaxy M30s
    #374
    Mi 10T Lite
    #474
    Galaxy S9
    #2960
  • Battery:Video* 
    Galaxy A42
    #180
    Galaxy A32
    #276
    Galaxy M30s
    #376
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #474
    Galaxy S9
    #2368
  • Fast Charging. 
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #145
    R.Note 10 Pro Max
    #233
    Mi 10T Lite
    #333
    R.Note 10 Pro
    #433
    Galaxy S9
    15
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #115
    Gal. S20 FE 5GEX
    #215
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #315
    Galaxy S20 FE
    #415
    Galaxy S9
    5
  • Storage 
    Nord N10
    #17.5
    Galaxy A70
    #27.5
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #37.5
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #47.5
    Galaxy S9
    #186.3
  • Int. Storage 
    Nord N10
    #1128
    Galaxy A70
    #2128
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    #3128
    Pixel 4a
    #4128
    Galaxy S9
    #2364
  • RAM (GB) 
    Galaxy S20+ EX
    #112
    7T
    #28
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #38
    Nord N10
    #46
    Galaxy S9
    4
  • Connectivity 
    Nord N10
    #110
    Galaxy A42
    #29.5
    R.Note 10 Pro
    #39
    Galaxy A70
    #48.5
    Galaxy S9
    #108.5


 Rivals 
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
    Galaxy S20 FE
    $359   6.86

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
    Mi 11 Lite
    $349   6.78

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
    Galaxy S9 Plus
    $305   6.36

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
    R.Note 10 Pro
    $338   6.15

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
    R.Note 10 Pro Max
    $292   6.08

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
    Galaxy S10 Lite
    $299   6.04

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
    Mi 9 Lite
    $317   5.91

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 7T
    7T
    $329   5.9

    Compare


  • Realme

    Realme XT
    XT
    $290   5.79

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
    Mi 10T Lite
    $325   5.78

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A32
    Galaxy A32
    $264   5.76

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 6T
    6T
    $300   5.67

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 4a
    Pixel 4a
    $299   5.64

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A70
    Galaxy A70
    $255   5.57

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P30 Lite
    P30 Lite
    $350   5.45

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XR
    iPhone XR
    $344   5.37

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus Nord N10
    Nord N10
    $249   5.32

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A51
    Galaxy A51
    $337   5.23

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A42
    Galaxy A42
    $329   5.18

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A50
    Galaxy A50
    $265   5.17

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 9t
    Mi 9t
    $270   5.14

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 9T
    Mi 9T
    $270   5.14

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Pocophone F1
    Pocophone F1
    $250   5.04

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
    Mi 9 SE
    $250   5.02

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy M30s
    Galaxy M30s
    $300   4.94

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 7
    iPhone 7
    $250   3.8

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 6s
    iPhone 6s
    $259   3.5

    Compare


The top 5 list is based only on these rivals.

You can click on any rival to know more about it too.

These are the lowest prices found on any of these stores: Amazon.com, eBay.com, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Prices on eBay are in $US for reference but are Europe-based.

Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay, that are from new devices, unless they are out of stock, then they can be from bids, and then from pre-owned devices).

We're only including devices that still receive security updates.

Disclaimer: We earn a small fee from qualifying purchases. It doesn't affect any item's price or eventual reviews .

*What's left of a full charge after 1 hour of talking, 1 (or 3) hour of web browsing, and 1 (or 3) hour of video playback.



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