HIS REVIEW: New Samsung Galaxy S9+ Is A New Benchmark Smartphone
When Apple took the top end smartphone over the $1K barrier they became a serious investment consideration now we are seeing a pitched battle between the Apple X and the Google Pixel 2 and the all new Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+.
Between these two choices there is only one option worth considering, the all new Samsung S9 for the simply reason it is a device which has been built from the ground with premium components and by a Company that is proving with each new model that that they are able to push through technology barriers when it comes to software and hardware innovation.
They are also the Company that actually made a lot of the components in the Apple iPhone X and this alone
speaks volumes as to the quality of these components.
While the device does not look much difference from the prior model the changes are significant and are more evolutionary than revolutionary.
It also shows that Samsung has learnt from the mistakes they made with the S8 with the rotation of the fingerprint sensor on the rear of the phone below the camera rather than to its side.
The terrible placement on the S8+ meant that my finger would land on the camera rather than the fingerprint sensor when trying to unlock the phone and the next time I attempted to take a picture a got a prompt to wipe the lens.
There are other ways to unlock the S9 and S9+, Samsung fused the front camera’s facial recognition capability with iris scanning — a combination that works in the dark and is as fast as Apple’s Face ID facial recognition on the iPhone X.
I like this and the fact and can also open the device with a pattern especially when I am driving and have the S9 in a mount on my car window.
Out of the box the S9 is a design masterpiece, it’s slick, smooth and incredibly comfortable in the hand and if I was not a hard core pen user with a Samsung Note I would make this my everyday device for the simple reason it delivers everything I want from my Google apps to my Microsoft Office 360 apps right through to the Samsung