Samsung Galaxy S9

Galaxy S9 DisplayMate verdict: unsurprisingly A+

Galaxy S9 DisplayMate verdict: unsurprisingly A+

The Galaxy S9 looks almost identical to its Galaxy S8 predecessor, especially in its design and its front, that you might presume it reusing some things. That might seem especially true with the screen, which doesn’t seem to have changed that much except for the thinner bezels. But, as they say, looks can be deceiving and the experts at DisplayMate explain how those changes have improved the Galaxy S9’s display significantly that it is now its highest-rated OLED phone display. Which, of course, isn’t surprising to anyone who’s been following DisplayMate’s benchmarks.

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Sprint Galaxy S9 deal slashes $500 off price, includes $150 Visa gift card

Sprint Galaxy S9 deal slashes $500 off price, includes $150 Visa gift card

Sprint will start taking Galaxy S9 and S9+ preorders on March 2, but ahead of that it has detailed the deals it has planned. The company boasts plans to offer the latest Samsung flagship Galaxy phones at the lowest monthly device rate of any major carrier, at least when it comes to offers that don't require a down payment. Non-Sprint customers who switch can save up to $500 off the S9 or S9+.

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Galaxy S9 camera hands-on: 5 things to know

Galaxy S9 camera hands-on: 5 things to know

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ may look a lot like their Galaxy S8 predecessors at first glance, but Samsung will be the first to tell you that their cameras have had a big upgrade for 2018. With Dual Pixel technology adding twin apertures, a new Super Slow-mo mode, AR Emojis, and the arrival of twin cameras on the S9+, there's a lot here for mobile photographers to unpack. Read on for the five things you really need to know about the Galaxy S9 and S9+ cameras.

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Note 9 could debut Bixby 2.0 – and rival AIs should worry

Note 9 could debut Bixby 2.0 – and rival AIs should worry

The Galaxy Note 9 won't just bring us Samsung's latest stylus technology but likely debut Bixby 2.0 too, the latest version of the company's AI rival to Siri, Alexa, and the Google Assistant. Although hardly met with a glowing reception when it first launched on the Galaxy S8 last year, Bixby has shown no signs of disappearing. Indeed, the new Galaxy S9 launched only this week has a dedicated button to summon the assistant.

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Galaxy S9 vs Xperia XZ2 feature showdown

Galaxy S9 vs Xperia XZ2 feature showdown

MWC 2018 may have formally just begun but as far as big smartphone announcements go, the show is over. Samsung has already unveiled its early 2018 gamble and the only OEM bold enough to stand up against it is Sony. Now that the flurry of camera flashes and embargoes are over, it’s time to put these two face to face. If you’re in the market for a new high-end Android phone, no holds barred, which one should you take? The refined Galaxy S9 or the very new Xperia XZ2? Here’s a little checklist to help you make that decision.

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The best Galaxy S9 deal isn’t with a carrier

The best Galaxy S9 deal isn’t with a carrier

Today we're following those deal-seekers aiming for the new Samsung Galaxy S9 to see where and/or IF there is a deal to be had. Unlike previous years, Samsung announced they'd release the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at the same time as carriers - with payment plan options, to boot. This might well be the first year when Samsung gets a substantial amount of sales from their smartphones directly from consumers, rather than in the aftermath of carriers and in-store buys.

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Sony just embarrassed the Galaxy S9’s big camera improvement

Sony just embarrassed the Galaxy S9’s big camera improvement

Samsung may have spent no short amount of time during its Galaxy S9 talking up the smartphone's new camera, but it didn't take long for Sony to trample all over its parade. With camera specs one of the key factors driving phone-buyers decisions, Samsung's big boast about improving its super-slow-mo mode turns out to be not so groundbreaking a change.

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Galaxy S9: Why you don’t need it

Galaxy S9: Why you don’t need it

Today we're having a peek at the brand new Samsung Galaxy S9, beyond the hype. It's extremely easy to get wrapped up in the excitement generated by Samsung right now, just as it's easy to get pumped up at an Apple event, or right after a new version of your favorite vehicle is revealed. But the Galaxy S9 isn't all that different from the Samsung Galaxy S8, and unless you're looking to impress your friends with the latest hardware, you may want to hold back.

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Galaxy S9: Things to love and hate about Samsung’s 2018 flagship

Galaxy S9: Things to love and hate about Samsung’s 2018 flagship

Samsung has finally taken off the veils from the Galaxy S9 and its larger Galaxy S9+ sibling. Carriers and retailers have already laid out their strategy for enticing customers to upgrade or buy a new phone. By the end of this week, some pre-orders would have already been filled. You might still be on the fence whether to grab the Galaxy S9 or not. Or you might be looking for more balanced views on how great it is or otherwise. Either way, we can help clear the air a bit with some of the things you’re bound to love, or at least like, on the Galaxy S9 and, to be fair, some things we wished were done better.

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Samsung AR Emoji includes iconic Disney characters

Samsung AR Emoji includes iconic Disney characters

Samsung is making quite a lot of noise about its new AR Emoji and how it goes beyond simply faces and heads. Curiously, however, it’s not making a big deal out of a literally big deal about one rather huge feature. At its Unpacked 2018 press event where it demoed how its AR Emoji worked, it almost just mentioned in passing that, if you don’t want to have a virtual you, you can also use some of the pre-made models, which includes the globally renowned Mickey Mouse. Which, of course, meant Samsung made a partnership deal with Disney.

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Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: Has Samsung done enough?

Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: Has Samsung done enough?

The iOS versus Android battle is really a different question: are you iPhone, or are you Samsung Galaxy? Right now, with the covers finally lifted off the Galaxy S9 and S9+, that question is, more specifically, whether either of Samsung's newly-debuted smartphones are sufficiently appealing to drag your attention away from the iPhone X.

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Galaxy S9 AR Emojis are more than Animoji clones

Galaxy S9 AR Emojis are more than Animoji clones

Samsung is going to be accused of copying Apple with its AR Emojis on the new Galaxy S9, but there's more to the animated characters than an Animoji clone. One of the headline features on the brand new Android flagships, announced today at Mobile World Congress 2018, here's what you need to know about AR Emojis - and why you should care.

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