Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: Everything you need to know

If you thought that the Galaxy S9 was all that, you will drool over its bigger sibling, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Just think of the Galaxy S9+ as the Galaxy S9 on steroids.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ has a bigger screen, bigger RAM, and bigger battery. Let’s give you the specifics: the screen is 6.2 inches, FullView and 18:9 aspect ratio. Instead of 4 GB RAM, what is here is 6 GB. And the battery capacity has been bumped up from the S9’s 3000 mAh to 3500 mh. That bigger screen will need the bigger battery for sure.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus specs and price
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus specs and price

With an aluminium frame and Gorilla Glass front and back covers, the Galaxy S9+ is also IP68 water and dust resistant. This phablet has an Iris scanner and fingerprint scanner as part of its features.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Specs and Price

Lovers of technical details will enjoy the full Samsung Galaxy S9+ specs and features listed below.

Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G: LTE frequency bands LTE 1(2100) / 2(1900) / 3(1800) / 4(1700/2100) / 5(850) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 12(700) / 13(700) / 17(700) / 18(800) / 19(800) / 20(800) / 25(1900) / 26(850) / 28(700) / 38(2600) / 39(1900) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM – Single and dual SIM variants
  • OS: Android 8 Oreo + Grace UI

Design, Appearance and Physical Build

  • Dimensions: 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 185 g
  • Display: 6.2 inches, 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18:9 ratio, Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Face ID, Accelerometre, Proximity
  • Build: Aluminium Frame + IP68 Water and Dust Resistant
  • Colours: Black. Gold. Coral Blue.

Internal Hardware Specs

  • Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-core 2.8GHz
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (US/China); Exynos 9810 (Global)
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 630 (US/China); Mali-G72 MP18 (Global)
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB
  • External Storage: MicroSD card up to 256 GB (dedicated in single SIM variant)

Photography and Video Recording

  • Rear Camera: 12 MP, f/1.5 + 12 MP, f/2.4 dual camera, auto-focus, LED flash; Video recording: Dual-video recording, 2160p @ 60 fps
  • Front-facing Camera: 8 megapixels, f/1.7 aperture, autofocus.

samsung galaxy s9 plus camera

Multimedia Playback

  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
  • FM Radio:

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth: v5.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v3.1, Type-C, USB-OTG

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Payment: Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
  • Charging: Adaptive Fast Charging (QuickCharge 2.0). Qi Fast Wirrless Charging.
  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-removable Lithium-Ion 3500 mAh
  • Announced: February 25, 2018
  • Availability: March 16, 2018
  • Price of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: $839.99

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus outsold iPhone X

Other Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Resources

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Review Rating

Having reviewed the S9+, we have given it a review rating of 4.8/5.0.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

At the time of its arrival, there was no question about the position of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. The specs told us it was the undisputed king of Android smartphones in 2018. You get a beautiful, sleek (and slippery) body, so be sure to buy a protective case for use with it to avoid stories that touch.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus puts in your hand best in class camera, the most powerful processor, 6 GB of RAM, a decent battery, fast charging, and pretty much every cutting edge feature of the day.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus black front and back

News and Updates

August 2018: Samsung Mobile described the sales of the Galaxy S9 Plus (and the S9) as “slow”. It was the worst-selling Galaxy S flagship phone since the Galaxy S3 in 2012.

March 2018: DxOMark reviewed the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and rated it as one of the best camera phones released in 2018 and was given a rating of 99. DxOMark’s verdict reads:

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is a smartphone without any real weaknesses in the camera department. In both still and video modes, it performs well across the board, delivering consistently good photo and video image quality in all light and shooting situations, thus earning itself our highest DxOMark Mobile score to date. Add one of the best smartphone zooms and a capable bokeh simulation mode to the mix, and the Galaxy S9 Plus is difficult to ignore for any photo-minded smartphone user. With the Galaxy S9 Plus, Samsung is setting the pace for 2018. We’ll see if the competition can follow suit.

March 2019: Android 9 Pie software update was released for the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Among other things, it came with the new One UI custom skin, as well as system-wide Night Mode.  The update also brought an improvement to the camera’s Live Focus mode, as well as general performance improvements to the device.

Night Mode on Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Night Mode on Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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2 comments

  1. Wow!!!! 6 inches. This is so dope! But the price go high like skyscraper for sure. And the battery isn’t still high enough! 3500mah is too small.
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