In my last camera comparison between the Galaxy S9+ vs. Pixel 2 XL, a lot of people complained that I was using F1.5 Pro mode during daylight scenes and it probably wasn’t fair since many of the shots from S9+ came out a bit overexposed as the HDR is not enabled in Pro mode. While F1.5 Pro mode is certainly not useful at all times especially when there is too much light, my initial test was to test out amount of bokeh with F1.5, not so much with HDR.
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Pixel 2 series (Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL have identical cameras) are the king of smartphone photography and in this camera comparison, we are going to see if Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 Plus can do better. While I was very excited for the new F1.5 aperture on the Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, after doing some tests it does not live up to expectations.
After waiting patiently on an eBay order that never made it on time, I finally got hands on a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus through another eBay seller. And no, this year I am not getting any U.S. Snapdragon models as they have locked bootloaders.(See Which Model is Best for Galaxy S9/S9+ for Root? if you want to root your S9 or S9+) But I was able to finally get hands on a Coral Blue color which was rather surprising since previous Galaxy phones were literally impossible to get a blue version.
Galaxy S9/S9 Plus coolest feature? We show you how to use videos as lockscreen!
In this tutorial/quick HOWTO, I show you how to use animated GIF in your AOD(Always-On-Display) with Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus. P.S. Also works on any older Galaxy phones running S9 ROM.
Check out Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus cases from Spigen. These are the latest cases for the Samsung flagship and depending on your needs, one of them could suit you. I find the clear cases much more stickier and less prone to dropping while the smooth-surfaced cases have very soft feel, very therapeutic. And if you tend to drop your phone often, check out Spigen’s thicker cases which will prevent you from cracking your brand new S9 or S9 Plus.
If you have ordered your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus, you may want to consider getting cases BEFORE you get your phone and save a bunch of money by buying them online (as you will end up paying twice more at a retail store). Plus, the best S9/S9+ cases are usually found online. For this video overview, Ringke sent me all of their latest cases for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Amazingly, the cases fit perfectly on my Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus as they have exact same outer dimensions as the S9/S9 Plus. Of course, the only real changes this year is the new fingerprint sensor position and you may be able to re-use your older S8/S8+ cases by cutting a hole.
If the Galaxy S9 and S9+ worth getting over the last year’s Galaxy S8 and S8+? Well, if you are undecided, here’s some new features of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus that you may not need.Galaxy S8+ vs S9+ F1.7 dual setup vs. F1.5/F2.4 dual setup (Only S9+ have dual cameras) 240fps vs 960fps slow motion Snapdragon 835 vs. 845 (Exynos 8890 vs. 9810) 4GB vs. 4GB of RAM for S9 but 6GB for S9+ Mono vs. Dual AKG stereo speakers Weird fingerprint sensor location vs. center fingerprint sensor Nougat vs. Oreo