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Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9
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Brand: Samsung
Category: Mobiles
  • CPU Exynos 9810 (10nm)
  • RAM 4 GB
  • Storage 64/128 GB
  • Display 5.8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Camera 12 MP
  • OS Android v8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android v9.0 (Pie)

Editor Rating

This rating is based on the features of the phone. We have considered all elements pf the phone - both hardware and software.

9.3
  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Value 10 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10

Samsung Galaxy S9 Price In Kenya

Samsung S9 price in Kenya is KSh45,990.00. This phone has seven color options – Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold and Ice Blue.  It has 6GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage space. This phone features a 6.2 inches display and has a Single-lens 12MP camera at the back. The selfie camera is 8 megapixels.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 - Specifications

General

Announced This indicates the month and year that the manufacture announced a given smartphone. Some phones phone are announced and released within a short period of time while sometimes it takes several months for certain phones to be officially launched after the announcement. February, 2018
Status Is this phone available in Kenya? Available means you can get it at various smartphone shops in the country. Coming soon means you will have to wait a little bit. Products marked as discontinued are those that are no longer available in local shops. We check several online and offline shops before marking products as discontinued to ensure that it’s really not available. Available

Design

Dimensions 147.7mm by 68.7mm by 8.5mm
Weight 163g
Colors Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold and Ice Blue

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 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), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
SIM How many SIM cards can be used in a given phone at the same time? Well, most phones today support the use of two SIM cards. Others will only allow you to use one SIM card. This allows you to enjoy offers from Safaricom, Telkom, and others. You should also check whether a given device has a dedicated SIM card slot or if its hybrid. Hybrid means that the second SIM and the Micro SD share the same slot. With such a handset. You will have to choose between a second SIM and memory expansion via a micro SD. Nano SIM
Dual SIM Single SIM or Dual SIM

Display

Display Type There are many different types of display panels used in today’s phones. The displays you will find in modern smartphones include Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), In-Plane Switching Liquid Crystal Display (IPS-LCD), Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) and Active-Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED). IPS LCD displays are common in high-end and mid-range phones because they offer good color reproductions and have superior viewing angles. AMOLED displays consume less power compared to LCD displays and have very good contrast ratio. They are highly visible in areas with low light. Super AMOLED
Size 5.8 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 aspect ratio
Display Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 570 ppi
Touch Screen Yes, Multitouch
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Media

FM Radio If you would like to listen to your favorite FM stations without an internet connection, choose a phone with FM radio support. Most high-end phones don’t have this feature. Yes
Alert Types Vibration, ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm Jack Yes

Camera

Rear Single; 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm-wide, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
Rear Camera Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps
Selfie Single: 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm-wide, AF
Selfie Camera Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR, 1440@30fps

Software

OS Are you looking for a phone powered by Google’s Android OS or Apple’s iOS? Android v8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android v9.0 (Pie)

Hardware

Chipset A chipset is basically an integrated circuit that brings together all the components of a computer on one chip. It also commonly referred to as the System on Chip (SoC). The chipset on a phone consists of the processor (CPU), memory controller, GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), modem and a few other controllers. They are all built-in this one chip, referred to as the chipset. Common chipsets installed in phones today include Qualcomm Snapdragon, MediaTek, Exynos (by Samsung) and Kirin (by Huawei). Exynos 9810 (10nm)
CPU CPU is a circuit that executes computer programs. Your phone’s CPU is in charge of executing your apps. One of the main characteristics of the CPU is its clock rate. It is usually measured in Gigahertz (GHz). This is an important feature to look at when comparing phones with the same processor generation and family. The type of CPU on your phone has a big effect on your smartphone’s performance and user experience. Octa-core (4x2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Graphics Processing Unit, abbreviated GPU, is a circuit that accelerates your phone’s graphic output. They are very efficient in image manipulation. GPU’s are essential parts of chipsets. Today’s GPUs are very advanced as manufacturers are constantly pushing to make the best ever gaming phones. Mali-G72 MP18
RAM This is where apps along with their data reside while running. It is used by both the operating system and installed apps. RAM is very fast. It is temporary storage that loses all its data when the phone is switched off. 4 GB
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
Card Slot microSD, up to 1 TB (hybrid slot)
Sensors Today’s handsets have multiple sensors. Budget phones may lack some sensors. Some may not have a fingerprints scanner, gyroscope, compass, etc. make sure the phone you want to buy has all the sensors you need. Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

Connectivity

Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC

Data

GPRS
EDGE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (6CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps

Battery

Placement Phone batteries are either removable or non-removable. Non-removable means that you can’t remove the battery without the help of a specialist without causing some sort of damage. Most of today’s phones have removable batteries. There are few smartphones with removable batteries. The key advantage of phones with removable batteries is the fact that you can replace a battery with a new one when it depreciates without the help of a specialist. Non-removable
Battery Type Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity 3000 mAh
Fast Charging Fast Charging Does it comes with a fast charging adapter? 15W fast charging adapter
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. Qi/PMA wireless charging

Samsung Galaxy S9 - Summary

Samsung Galaxy S9 is a powerful smartphone that comes with a lot of attractive features. This phone is available several colors Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, and Sunrise Gold. It has a 5.8 inch Super AMOLED display and a powerful 2.7 GHz Octa-Core processor. It is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64/128/256 GB storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB via a memory card. This stylish handset has dual 12 MP camera at the back, and an 8MP front camera. It is powered by a non-removable battery packing 3000mAh. It has USB-Type C port and supports wireless Fast Charging.

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