Samsung Galaxy S9 Price and Specifications

In 2019, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is sold at a price range of Rp. 10 million and the used price is Idr. 5.9 million. Check out the full Samsung S9 review.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a great phone, though not really that different from the Galaxy S8. It brings a design and screen that is very similar to the 2017 version. Yes, the design is identical to the Galaxy S8.

The official release of the Samsung Galaxy S9 in 2018 ago at a price at launch of Idr. 11,499,000. The main strengths of premium class devices rely on: 5.8-inch QHD Super Amoled screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (US) / Samsung Exynos 9810, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB ROM, PDAF dual aperture camera, and 3000 mAh battery.

Nearly a year on, the Galaxy S9 is still an excellent phone that delivers some of the best hardware, performance and photography of any handset that can be bought today in March 2020.

The successor itself, the Samsung S10, was recently launched by Samsung on February 20, 2019 in San Francisco. Samsung has worked hard by embedding a lot of the latest technology into the Galaxy S9.

One that consumers appreciate a lot is the photography sector. With a dual aperture camera will make photos taken in low light conditions still look bright. Of course, that's not all the advantages of the Galaxy S9, here's a full review of the specifications for you.

Samsung Galaxy S9 2019 Specifications and Prices

Metal + Glass Alloy Design

Overall, the body design that the Galaxy S9 brings is very similar to the previous year's flagship. Only by turning the Galaxy S8 and S9 can you see the main differences between the two.

Yes, on the Galaxy S9 the fingerprint sensor has been moved below the main camera sensor and is no longer on the right side of the body in an attempt to make it more accessible.

The dimensions of the Galaxy S9 make it easy to access most areas of the screen and the fingerprint scanner. Last year the placement of the fingerprint sensor almost destroyed the Galaxy S8, but now it's very easy for users to land their finger on the sensor to unlock the screen.

Packing a 5.8-inch display and ultra-thin bezels above and below the display, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is easy to operate with one hand. Samsung still offers a headphone jack, which will be welcomed by users who don't want to buy Bluetooth headphones, or don't want to use a dongle adapter. The jack hole is nicely placed at the bottom of the phone on the left so that the phone can easily fit into a pocket with a pair of earbuds connected.

Unfortunately, the Bixby button remains on the left side of the body right in the middle. The buttons feel like volume buttons when you slide your finger down and look for it in your pocket. The design is still as attractive as it used to be, sparkling glass with soft buttons and light weight. The metal and glass body retains the curved look, IP68 waterproof rating, and microSD card slot.

The aluminum frame is also reinforced with Gorilla Glass 5 glass which makes it solid and of high quality. The only thing that can really be criticized is the glass coating which is easily soiled by the user's fingerprints.

The back of the phone will look dull in no time although that is the nature of the surface made of glass. The Galaxy S9 comes in five color variants, although most regions won't get all of them.

Color options are Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray and Sunrise Gold. The latter is a new color option for some markets.

Best Screen in its Class

The screen of the Samsung Galaxy S9 in the form of a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED panel is admittedly the best on the market. The panel made by Samsung is the best in color reproduction, brightness, accuracy, and overall visual acuity.

The Super Amoled display panel on the Galaxy S9 was also named by DisplayMate as the most reflective screen on the market, meaning users will still clearly see the content on the screen when in bright sunlight, or in a room with strong light behind them. .

The screen also offers phenomenal quality. Color reproduction, brightness, screen clarity, everything is perfect in the eyes of the user, and in fact Samsung has succeeded in making the Super AMOLED technology used for screens that produce images that are more real than before.

Users can also choose different color modes including white balance by going to settings to get the perfect color balance. In its default 'Adaptive' mode, the colors are saturated and rich, with a predominant blue hue.

Switching to the DCI-P3 color gamut which includes the 'AMOLED Cinema' mode, the display is pleasing to the eye. It is even possible to adjust the colors, reducing the amount of blue, green and red. However, even though the technology is good, auto-brightness still has problems because it is too bright which will suck up battery power.

What's interesting about this Galaxy S9 is that it is able to learn the brightness preferences that the user uses, save data when the user increases or dims the screen in certain situations, and mimics those settings to display under the same conditions.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 has also been certified for use with Premium Mobile HDR content to play content from NetFlix or Amazon Prime. This technology will display movies and TV shows with better contrast and allow them to use a wider color gamut.

Watch programs that feature a lot of dark scenes, such as Altered Carbon to see the difference. But unfortunately this phone does not support Dolby Vision, the latest advanced HDR format. This would certainly be a shame given that the Dolby Atmos audio platform is already available on this phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is not much different from the Samsung S8 in terms of interface. The device runs Android 8 Oreo with the Experience UI interface and also signed up for the Google Treble Project, which means users will see faster upgrades to the latest Android versions in the future.

Indeed, the update to Android 9 Pie is promised to be received in early 2019. The Samsung Experience UI features easy-to-use settings, notification bar, and icon management on the home screen.

The Galaxy S9 mimics the iPhone's 3D Touch feature on the home screen, allowing users to long-press an app and select an item that appears either a playlist on Spotify, the most frequently contacted contacts on WhatsApp or the option for a selfie.

Samsung S9 Camera

The camera is one of the features of the Galaxy S9 that makes it stand out among competing brands. It was the first device to bring the mechanical dual aperture lens from a DSLR to a much smaller phone, a feature designed to give in more light, reduce noise, and generally make photos much better.

Samsung says that the camera lets in 28 percent more light. It's just that repeatedly, photos taken in low-light conditions look too bright (like daylight) or yellow in color. A slower shutter speed (1/10, 1/11) lets in more light, but also causes the subject to become blurry.

Performance supported by Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a very fast phone, both for light activities and tasks that require heavy computing. For a phone at such a high price it shouldn't come as a surprise.

At the heart of the phone is the Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 (depending on the region, for example America will get the Snapdragon version while Indonesia will be Exynos).

But whichever version you get, both will have the same reliability. Apart from the typical speed improvements for the GPU and CPU, the new SoC can also handle new features such as improved facial recognition and 960fps slow-motion video recording.

The accompanying RAM is 4GB or 2GB less than the Samsung S9 Plus variant. Even so, from the test results, there is no real difference in terms of performance. Apps open quickly and games play without lags or dropped frames.

Even the game titles on Google Play that are considered heavy, Asphalt 8, Hitman Sniper can run perfectly. Even when used for calls, the quality is fantastic and comfortable, better than the iPhone X with a strong signal on both 4G and Wi-Fi.

There's also support for 1Gbps LTE download speeds and Bluetooth 5, and storage starts at 64GB, then 128GB, and 256GB options, and can still be increased through the use of a microSD card. While the software is still nicely designed that offers attractive icons and smooth movement between the app drawer and notification panel.

Duplicate apps might be the problem as there are two browsers, gallery, email client and app store. Users can disable and hide some of these apps, but very few can be completely removed from the device.

The same can be said about Samsung's virtual assistant, Bixby; it can be turned off, but the button to launch it cannot be used for other functions. There are lots of security options too. There is a function to have a duplicate chat app if the user is using this phone for work, and Secure Folder which is great for securing personal files.

The Samsung Health app remains, too, and there's still a handy heart rate sensor on the back. Instead of full-fledged facial recognition like Apple did, the Galaxy S9 still uses an iris sensor and facial scanning in addition to a fingerprint scanner. Everything works well and users can choose which one is most convenient for them.

Impressive Audio Quality

Another key feature worth boasting about on the Galaxy S9 is the improved speaker feature. If users are tired of hearing sound coming from the bottom of the phone they will appreciate if the earpiece has now moved to the top.

The Galaxy S9's speakers have also been tuned to support Dolby Atmos sound, giving the impression of space from the audio coming out of the phone. Considering how thin this phone is, the overall volume and sound quality is impressive.

Even if there are shortcomings, maybe only the volume can be a little too loud when used to watch videos. The quality is not the best on the market when compared to the iPhone X.

But the Galaxy S9 can already provide a decent experience when listening to music or podcasts without earphones.

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