The Samsung S9 is here and it’s packed with new features that any Android user will love. In this blog post we will cover what’s new about the Galaxy S9, it’s most important features, and how it compares to the iPhone X. Ultimately, not much has changed from the Galaxy S9 design. The look of the smartphone still draws strong commonalities with the previous S8, which is a let down, however, there are still other features included that are worth recognising. Some mat say the S9 is simply just an S8 in a slightly different case, regardless, let’s discuss the latest features and how they compare with the iPhone X.
DesignAs mentioned, the Galaxy S9 design follows closely with the Samsung S8 and S8 plus, with the only real stand out difference being the finger placement directly below the camera. The S9 weighs in at 163 grams at 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm which makes it larger than the iPhone X. However, the iPhone X is designed using a stainless-steel border and also uses aesthetically pleasing material on top of the paint which gives it a sleek look.
In terms of colour the Galaxy S9 does showcase a new lilac purple overlay and includes the Midnight Black option or the Coral Blue. Regarding resolution, the S9 has a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960p and is fitted with a QHD display. The iPhone X resolution falls short of the S9 with a resolution at 1125 x 2436p. With that being said, which phone is stronger? A huge advantage for the S9 is that it’s much more durable compared to the S8 and has 20% thicker glass. Watch how they perform when dropped at various heights below:
Dual Aperture CameraArguably the biggest change from the previous S8 is the dual aperture camera fitted on the back of the S9. This camera adjusts to the environment that you are in, for example, if you are using your camera in the dark it will open, and the aperture will adjust to a wider frame with a setting of 1.5. This allows the user to take high-quality photos in the dark which is something Android users have been craving over the years.
Are you still battling with storage issues on your S8? The S9 is designed with a DRAM chip that is built into the camera and allows users to store large files and with an impressive slow-motion feature that includes 1080p at 240 fps, where as the iPhone X can only do 960 fps.