Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Smartphone Review & Comments

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    1. David Phelan

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      It says a lot about the state of things today when a phone review completely omits call handling and quality from the main body of text, just plonking a score at the bottom. Not good enough imo.
       
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      It's a fair point, but in the same regard, it would need fair comparison over a number of network providers too, as this is commonly a big factor in the success and quality of calls too.
       
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      I think it's fair to say that these days actually using your smartphone to make and receive phone calls is probably the least important aspect. Although I constantly see people on their phones when out and about, I rarely see anyone actually making a phone call. Qactuar's point about coverage and network providers is also very true.
       
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      If it's as attractive, solid and reliable as my S8 then it's a quality handset. Lets be honest here, where else can they go with design now? Battery tech needs a focus now.
       
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      Camera tech has come a long way, Although both of the models seems great, it's not a major upgrade from the S8's. Although quite enticing, it doesn't fully justify upgrading from the S8 range. I still love my S7 edge, with the 3600mAh battery. Samsung need to beef up their battery to 4000mAH like Huawei, Asus etc. They need to be careful as Huawei are coming out with some great handsets like the very underrated Mate 10 pro.
       
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      Doesn't seem like a big upgrade from the S8 to me. But then the S8 was/is a great phone in its own right, so I guess that was to be expected.
       
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      competition is good for us customers.

      it's great to see Samsung trying to get close to Apple.. will push Apple to make the next iPhone even better! Yay.
       
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      I have an S7, and I am not really feeling the need to upgrade. Which, for me, is saying something.
       
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      I understand that but some of the new phones just aren't loud or clear enough for loudspeaker calls especially in certain environments. It should have been mentioned The review makes it sound like a slight upgrade more than anything and the length and quality only reinforced that imo.
       
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      I have an S3 and still don't feel the need for an upgrade :smashin:
       
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      Why do none of the phone reviews on an Audio Visual Forum mention the quality of the headphone output? I appreciate this is becoming more and more moot with Bluetooth headphones, but it has always been a big consideration for someone who appreciates good sound quality. For years, I bought HTC phones with this at the forefront of my decision.
       
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      I see no reason to upgrade from my S8+ then again I think its pretty pointless bang for buck upgrading your phone more than every 3 years or so and S6 or S7 are still very good phones and probably do all you really need....
       
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      Shiny things empty bank accounts quicker then disgruntled ex-wives :rotfl:
       
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      The biggest problems with smartphones is limited battery life and how fragile they're if dropped resulting cracked screen, common sight on tube/train/buses where people are using their phone.

      None of these are addressed year on year but Samsung and Apple are happy add crap and useless features like; Emojis, slow mow and other nonsense. I have S4 bought two years ago and just replaced the original battery as it was getting slow. No need to get the latest as they all the do the same thing, just a fraction faster.
       
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      Yeah the whole fragile thing is staggeringly bad. My S3 has taken a right pasting over the years yet the screen remains crack free.
       
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      it's like Christmas waiting
       

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      Is it just me that has absolutely no issues at all with the fingerprint scanner position on the S8? I keep on seeing reviewers complaining about it but it feels as natural as anything to unlock my phone using it. I never miss it, I never hit the camera lens it just works.

      I wonder sometimes if these reviewers (present company excepted) have actually tested and practiced unlocking the phone with it for more than a few days (or even a few minutes). It's perhaps not "natural" at first as you can't see it but when I hold my phone in my hand now my finger naturally falls right on the sensor. Perhaps I'm just weird though.

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      Try being left handed, not only is it in an unnatural place for me as it is on the wrong side of the camera lens, but if and when I do use it I have to use my waste of a space right hand :)
       
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      There's been a very promising breakthrough in supercapacitors recently which could be a game-changer for automotive and hand held devices.
       
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      i could swear i heard that every year for the last 10 years, but nothing ever came out. i mean i understand these thing take time but every year we get few "new amazing revolutionary battery that could change everything", then completely disappear.
       
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      This one is the real deal and has been proven to be between 1,000-10,000 times more powerful than the existing battery alternative and is also easy to produce. It actually uses a similar material used in contact lenses which was researched by Superdielectrics Ltd and the University of Surrey.

      Google "SuperCapacitor Materials", they have a full PDF write up. It has just gone into early production this month.
       
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      Didn't consider the 10% of left hand freaks ;)

      Joking aside, just tried it now with my right hand instead of my left and it definitely feels stranger but that's because I'm right handed of course. Still worked every time for me though but then again I have large spade like hands. Could see it being a bit difficult if you had small hands.

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      Sat at home waiting for my S9+ to arrive. Upgrading from an S7 but only for the bigger screen and camera really. My S7 has been pretty much faultless much like my S3 before that so hope this will be the same.
       
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      Now time to sleep
       
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      Yeah mine is due to arrive between 2.30 and 3.30. Surprised by Samsung's efficiency.
       
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      Glad you got a time slot. Not heard anything off DPD regarding my one hour window.
       
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      Download the dpd app put address in then it will tell you if you have a delivery
       
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      All this just for a screen protector 20180309_143335.jpg
       
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      nah, somethings buggered up alone the lines no tracking info. DPD are usually pretty good for me.
       

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