HIS RE­VIEW: New Sam­sung Galaxy S9+ Is A New Bench­mark Smart­phone

SmartHouse - - HIS AND HERS - Writ­ten by David Richards

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

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