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Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9 Plus: Hardware Powerhouse

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices feature sleek dual curved LED screen with bezel-less designs. The Galaxy S9 packs the latest hardware and takes better pictures by improving low-light camera performance which is pretty important considering many of us solely use a smartphone for pictures these days.

Thank goodness that IP68 water-resistance is pretty much standard now including the Galaxy S9/9+. It doesn’t mean you should go swimming with it but if you drop it in the bath or toilet (eeeek!) you will spend more time washing it than stressing about it.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus: Hardware Powerhouse
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus IP68 water-resistant

Another everyday convenience that you really shouldn’t be without is Fast Charging. The Galaxy S9/9+ fortunately both use a USB Type C reversible cable and support both Fast Charging on wired and wireless with WPC and PMA.

The Guts

The rundown on hardware goes like this…. The Galaxy S9/S9+ sports a 5.8/6.2 inch AMOLED screen that looks great as usual at 2960×1440 HD resolution. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (some models use the Exynos 9810) and comes with a standard 64GB of onboard storage, expandable up to 400GB using a microSD card.

The major differences between the S9 and S9+ are that they come with a 5.8″ 570ppi /6.2″ 529ppi, 4GB/6GB of RAM, 3,000 & 3,500 mAh batteries respectively.

The Cameras

A front firing 8MP camera with f/1.7 aperture and a pair of rear firing 12MP dual pixel cameras on the S9. The primary Wide angle camera is a dual aperture F1.5 / F2.4 lens with a 77 degree Field of View, the additional camera is a Telephoto lens with an F2.4 aperture and 45 degree Field of View. The rears provide 2x optical/10x digital zoom with dual capture while the front firing camera features selective focus and 8x digital zoom. All cameras offer Optical Image Stabilization.

Video recording offers 4k at 30/60fps, QHD res at 30 fps, 1080p HD 30/60fps, 720 HD at 30 fps, Super Slow-motion 720hd at 960 fps and Slow motion 1080p at 240 fps. You are also able to snap HD photos while recording video which is a necessary feature for everyday use.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus: Hardware Powerhouse
Samsung Galaxy S9 front, back, side view


Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz) and integrates Enhanced 4×4 MIMO/CA support for optimized compatibility with many modern day routers.


The Galaxy S9/9+ come with Dual Stereo speakers with support for DSD64/128 high definition audio files and Dolby Digital/dolby Digital+ and Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology for beautiful audio. Comes bundled with Pure sound tuned by AKG hybrid 2-way earbuds.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus: Hardware Powerhouse
What’s included with the Galaxy S9/S9+


The S9/S9+ are available for purchase as of March 16th but pricing may differ depending on where you buy it. There’s a little bit of grey area when it comes to pricing at the carriers: direct from Samsung an unlocked version is $719, from Verizon is $799.99, AT&T $789.99, Sprint $792.00, T-Mobile $720.00, US Cellular $759.00. If you already own a Galaxy S8 or S8+ you can get up to $350 trade-in credit towards your S9/S9+.

If you opt for financing, be sure to read the fine print as you may be agreeing to additional costs of Premium Care $11.99 monthly for the duration of your interest free financing…

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus: Hardware Powerhouse
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

Wrap up

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ offer a wealth of hardware resources to enhance the everyday use of your smartphone and make your life more convenient. Low light Dual Camera performance, plenty of RAM, Octacore CPU wrapped up in a sexy dual curved screen bezel-less design makes the S9/S9+ a great choice for the latest and greatest in Android smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S9 $719.99
Samsung Galaxy S9+ $839.99