Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Samsung Galaxy S9+ / S9 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2410 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S9+ / S9 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the price. Many are negative about the reception.

camera, performance, usability, screen, size

reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S9+ / S9 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Samsung Mobile Phones

Review analysis

(Based on 2410 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1822 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 1822 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (592)

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

 

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review, price and release date: Tweaks in all the right places for Samsung's plus-size flagship smartphone.

Feels great for a big phone ; The OLED display is great and highly customisable ; Numerous camera features on offer

Iterative upgrade ; AR Emoji are just bad ; Some lag with Samsung’s software

There are many reasons that the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is among the best Android phones on the market, but performance isn’t one of them. This isn’t because it lacks for speed, because it is super-quick. More because there are just so many fast Android...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Robert Jones (t3.com)

Samsung S9 review: a refined Android flagship with show-stealing camera

 

Samsung has created the most premium and polished phone of 2018

12MP rear camera with dual-aperture technology ; Still fabulous Super AMOLED 18.5:9 QHD+ screen ; AR Emoji, while not perfect, are lots of fun

Similar specs to the Galaxy S8

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

 

Small tweaks and upgrades make an already excellent phone even better

The best screen on a smartphone ; Versatile dual-lens camera ; Fantastic performance ; Eye-catching design

Little has changed from last year

More evolution than revolution, but that’s still enough to make the S9+ the best big Android phone you can buy today

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Robert Jones (t3.com)

Samsung S9 Plus review: the most powerful and elegant big phone in the world

 

The Galaxy S9 Plus sets a new benchmark for super-sized Android phones, despite not much changing from last year's model

Standout dual-lens camera system ; Luxe 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display ; Better-placed fingerprint sensor

Similar to Galaxy S8 Plus ; More expensive than S9

Mar, 2018

Pocket-lint Editor's Choice 2018

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review: If it ain't broke, don't fix it

 

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ offers out-of-the-box functionality that exceeds most other devices. It's one of the leaders of a new generation of hardware,

New speakers are amazing ; Great camera performance in low light ; Great design and display ; Out-of-the-box functionality surpasses rivals ; 3.5mm headphone socket

You might never find all the features ; Display can crush shadows in movies ; Camera could be better with HDR ; Price

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is possibly the most fully-featured smartphone on the market. It offers out-of-the-box functionality that exceeds most other devices. It's one of the leaders of a new generation of hardware, pushing one of the nicest quality...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

 

Samsung's plus-sized S9 sees double with a dual lens, dual aperture camera

Stellar screen ; Top-notch camera ; Incredibly powerful

Almost unchanged design ; Uncomfortable to hold for some

A big, blockbuster phone that awesome at pretty much everything. It’ll probably be too big for most people though.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Prasid Banerjee (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review

 

Below expectations

Good camera ; Dependable, fast performance ; Excellent display

Camera often takes washed out photos ; Pixel 2 takes noticeably better photos ; Nothing except the camera is new

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is a great phone, but it's not really a big update over the Galaxy S8 series. The dual-aperture feature makes less of a difference than you would think, and the Pixel 2 remains a better camera phone.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review: Hands-on

 

Samsung is back once again with a new range of Galaxy flagship smartphones. It might be a chunk more expensive, but the Galaxy S9+ is the more interesting and impressive of the two. Find out why in our hands-on review from MWC 2018.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review: The dual-camera phone is now cheaper

 

Dual cameras come to Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus, and they're reason enough to divert your gaze away from the regular Galaxy S9

Dual rear cameras for low-light photography ; Unrivalled performance

Battery life isn't as good as last year's ; Very expensive

Still, that’s not to detract from the sheer brilliance of the S9 Plus. This is, undoubtedly, the best Android smartphone we’ve ever seen, it’s just that £869 is a heck of a lot to pay for any phone. No matter how good it is.

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review: A great phone with minor flaws

 

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is a beast of a smartphone – a great all-rounder and the pick of Samsung's 2018 flagships

All of which brings this review of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus to a rather spongy, limp end. Don’t get me wrong, I do like the S9 Plus. It’s a great phone with two great cameras that shoot fabulous photos and video. It’s quick, too – the fastest...

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3500
Browsing time (3G):13
Browsing time (4G):15
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):15
Continuous audio playback time:54
Continuous audio playback time (display off):94
Continuous video playback time:18
Talk time (3G):25
Wireless Charging:Y

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:10
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED / Xenon
Front camera aperture number:1.7
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:60 / 960
Night mode:Y
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.5 / 1.9
Rear Camera Resolution:4032 x 3024
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2.4
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 5
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.35
Head SAR (EU):0.294

Design

Brand colour:Coral Blue / Lilac Purple / Midnight Black
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Grey / Lilac / Purple
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof / Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:18.5:9
Display diagonal:15.8
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 2960 / 2960 x 1440
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:529
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Curved edge screen
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text prediction system:Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, APE, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, APE, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP
Playback modes:Zoom
Speakers:Mono / STEREO
Supported video modes:2160p
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Ejection pin:Y
Headset included:Y
Interface adapters included:Micro USB-B male - USB Type-C female / Micro USB-B male - USB Type-C female,USB Type-C male - USB Type-A female
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus included:Y
USB connector leaflet:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.1 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.7 / 2.8
Processor lithography:10

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:8 / 8.0 Oreo

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Maximum memory card size:400
RAM capacity:6
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.5
Height :158.1
Weight:189
Width:73.8