Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Review, Specs and Price

Samsung recently released a high-end smartphone called Samsung Galaxy S9 plus though I have written a good review on Samsung Galaxy S9 and the difference between the two smartphones is the "plus"

I decided to have a separate review on Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus because there is a clear difference between them especially when it comes to size, memory, camera, battery etc.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus


Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Review

Let us discuss more about this smartphone features and functionalities to enable you to know what to expect if you finally decide to go for it.


Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus comes with big 6.2" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (2960x1440) display and 158.0 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm in dimensions and will be perfect for those who like big screen smartphones.

Galaxy S9 Plus is about 4 inches bigger than the normal Galaxy S9 that comes with 5.8-inch display size, the choice is all yours whether to go for the normal S9 or S9 Plus (+).

Operating System

If you have been enjoying the power of Android OS then get ready to test something new and advanced as the new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus comes with the latest Android 8.0 Oreo operating system giving you the power to explore more features that Android offers.


This smartphone comes with 6GB Random Access Memory (RAM) and 64GB Read-Only Memory (ROM) giving you all the power you need to work and have fun with your smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is now one of the best smartphones with 6GB Ram which enables you to do more with this phone while you have 64GB to store your apps, games and media files, you can as well extend the storage capacity of this smartphone using microSD, up to 400GB


Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus DUAL CAMERA

Galaxy S9+ is equipped with dual: 12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55", 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6", 1 µm, AF), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash (Rear Cameras) and Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama (Front selfie camera)

With no doubt, this smartphone has what it takes to give you high-quality images and videos irrespective of the time or where you are.


Samsung Galaxy S9+

Galaxy S9 Plus is powered by 3500 mAh battery capacity which is not bad compared to other Samsung smartphones and it has fast charging features plus wireless charging option which means you don't need to fumble with charging cables when you need to recharge, all you need is to place your phone on the wireless charger to power up with ease and ready to use.

* Wireless charger, power cord, and adapter sold separately.
* Wireless charger requires a power connection.

Price and Availability

The sale of Samsung Galaxy S9 has started and you can pre-order now while shipping starts on March 16, 2018.

Jumia Nigeria  from ₦320,000

Amazon    from $8,500

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Full Specifications

LAUNCH Announced 2018, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, March
BODY Dimensions 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm (6.22 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)
Weight 189 g (6.67 oz)
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.2 inches, 98.3 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~529 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- HDR10 compliant
- 3D Touch (home button only)
- Always-on display
PLATFORM OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Exynos 9810 Octa - EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 - USA & China
CPU Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) - USA & China
GPU Mali-G72 MP18 - EMEA
Adreno 630 - USA & China
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary Dual: 12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55", 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6", 1 µm, AF), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec.
Secondary 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6", 1.22 µm), autofocus, [email protected], dual video call, Auto HDR
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only) - To be confirmed
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
- Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
- ANT+ support
- Bixby natural language commands and dictation
- MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery (13.48 Wh)

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. I have been a galaxy phone fan since they started coming out but not this time.
    Before you buy s9 check out Huawei p20 due out march 27

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