Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What’s New and What Stays The Same?

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What’s New and What Stays The Same?

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

What’s New and What Stays The Same?

What You Need To Know!


So Samsung has unveiled its new Galaxy S9 and S9+ and we have had a chance to see it, feel it, turn it on, and even compare it to the iPhone X – after all the articles read, videos watched, and the scrolls up and the scrolls down we have some conclusions to share with you. Here’s what you need to know – What’s new and What has stayed the same.


The biggest change here is the introduction of the “dual aperture,” which allows S9’s camera to take much better low light photos than any Samsung ever before. The aperture allows for both manual and automatic settings. Making it easy for an amateur photographer to take photographs that look like they were taken by a seasoned professional.

These new Galaxy S9s cameras also have a feature that no other smart phone camera has. Samsung is labeling the feature as “super slow-mo” and includes options for a user to set a video to music and turn it into a looping GIF.

Apple’s iPhone X Animoji feature use to be the coolest thing for smart phones since wifi – Or until the Galaxy S9s Augmented Reality (AR) Emojis. Samsung tops Apple with this feature in the sense that they Samsung’s AR Emoji features uses your own actual face and they can be shared on any platform such as Social Media or in text messages. Once again Samsung has taken an Apple idea and improved it.

Visual Assistant Bixby

We were introduced to Bixby Vision when it came out with Note 8 phone. This is Samsung’s answer to Siri. A digital assistant who makes routine tasks that you may do with your phone a bit more convenient as you can just ask Bixby to do it for you as opposed to inputting all the key strokes the task might otherwise take. In the S9 and the S9+ Bixby is much improved as Bixby Vision lets a user point the camera at a landmark or object, or pull up an image, to learn more. For example, by pointing the camera to the street, a user could find out what restaurants are nearby, or if a user wanted to learn more about a brand, they could point the camera toward the logo, according to Samsung. In other words You can put the camera in front of something you may want to eat and [Bixby Vision] would make an estimation of calories inside. Samsung also welcomes real-time translation with Bixby Vision. By pointing the camera at words in another language, Bixby translates it to the set default language. The neat thing about this translation feature is that you don’t have to open up a separate app, for instance, If you speak English, it knows, and you don’t have to know what the source language is. Translation varies in speed depending on word count and internet connection, and is also limited to selected languages.

That’s What’s Different

What Stays The Same

Everything Else – Seriously not much else has changed between the S8 and the S9. S9 and S9+ comes with a faster processor but many new designs were implemented with the Samsung Galaxy S8 such as the Infinity Screen, Facial Recognition, and water resistant for up to 5 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes, both versions of the phone are similar in design, functionality, and style and color lilac purple, midnight black and coral blue.

Our Take

If you have an Android phone that is not the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Note 8 then the Galaxy S9 or S9+ is worth the investment As the price from Samsung S9 is only $719.99 from Samsung and $839.99 for the S9+ However, if you already own the S8 or the Note 8 KEEP IT!!! There’s honestly not that much difference between the best smart phone on the market and the second best smartphone on the market. And as always if you should happen to drop one of these phones and they incur water damage, or become in need of screen repair. Please don’t hesitate to stop by as we specialize in these types of cell phone repair and usually have them back to you in 15 minutes or less. Call now for a free quote in Fort Myers or Cape Coral 239-910-0100.


Dr Rob

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